Evaluation: The last entry in the service book is August 9, 2001 at 9,684 km although there is claimed to be a later belt service at 48K km with the current odometer represented as 50,202 km. No invoice for that service is shown. Typically for this auction, it is sparsely documented in photos or in writing, the driver’s seat appears to be lightly worn. There are no underbody shots and only three shots of an orderly but used engine compartment. Call it a decent driver with a questionable service history.
Bottom Line: All-in-all the seller should be supremely happy getting this much for a 456 GT with frail documentation and sparse photography to record its condition. Even taking the scanty details into account, though, this price is low enough to hedge all but draconian hidden faults. In a telling contrast, this 456 GT’s price is one of the median transactions in this sale. The same money also bought the (expensive) Morris Mini Cooper S (Lot 111) a dramatically different car that highlights the continuing depreciation of Ferraris like the 456 GT.