One of the best buys in a used Ferrari
August 8, 2012
I owned a 456GT identical to the one listed in this ad. It was my fourth Ferrari, and easily the most reliable. I drove my 456 for seven years, and during that time, there were only a few problems related to the car's age: the rear shocks (custom made for this model by Bilstein) developed leaks, as did the ZF steering rack. Other than that, the car was surprisingly reliable. My 456 had 5K miles when I bought it, and 35K when I sold it. I particularly liked it for weekend trips. The luggage capacity is quite realistic, especially if you don't need the rear seats for additional passengers. The seats are very comfortable. In many ways, this car felt more substantial than the 355 or 360. It didn't corner as well as the mid-engine Ferraris, but the ride and the build quality was in another league. The 456GT is one of the ten best grand touring cars of all time. With an original sticker price of $215K, the 456 is quite a good value today.