that similar cars currently command makes recreating that scenario at home a rather difficult prospect. Once you start looking further toward the horizon in Ferrari's rear view mirror however, things become decidedly less expensive.
Which brings us to today's Spotted. And in the ranks of "you can have this... for the price of a..." motoring, it has to score rather highly indeed. For at £40,000 the list of alternatives is as long as it is broad, and none of them sound as appealing as that naturally aspirated V12 would.
Having said that, the 456 is no FF, having always been one of Maranello's more surprisingly divisive creations. The definition of a sleek, simple GT to some; a bland, gappy-wheel-arched lump to others. Whether or not this seems as much of a bargain to you will obviously depend on into which camp you fall. Objectively though, it's hard to argue against. Especially in this spec of beautiful Tour de France Blue with black brake calipers and Nero interior, it's difficult to think of a more sophisticatedly understated combination.
BMW 640d, or you could buy this, and give people like me anecdotes they'll be recalling for months to come every time you take your family to the shops.
FERRARI 456 GTA
Engine: 5,474cc, V12
Transmission: 6-speed manual, rear-wheel drive
Power (hp): 442@6,250rpm
Torque (lb ft): 406@4,500rpm
First registered: 1996
Recorded mileage: 27,112miles
Price new: N/A
Yours for: ££59,995
See the original advert here