YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO: £17K FERRARI 456
Manual 456 opens up all manner of 'bargain Ferrari' temptation for our man Harris
Is that why I'm so magnetically drawn to the bloody thing?
But this is altogether more interesting. When Ferraris drop to these sort of prices they awaken in us the inner masochist. How much win is there in a £17K 456?
First, it's the infinitely preferable manual. It's in Verde Zeltweg, which is plain cool and it is currently running a set of Primewell PZ-900s. Don't remember them being an OE fitment, but I'll check.
Make it roadworthy, get away with the lightest service possible, attempt to get some non-adjustable dampers for it, use the passenger door for entry and then just smoke the bugger for all it's worth. Leave the scrapes and dents. They're war-wounds. The window drops will fail, the pop-up lights will work sporadically and it'll do 13mpg.
But it is arguably the finest -looking four-seat Ferrari of all time. And the engine is a masterpiece: strong and exciting.
Why you should: It deserves a proper send-off
Why you shouldn't: You don't really need us to say it...
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