Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Ferrari Life Posts: 11,881
John- Will let the owners answer most of those questions, but with a 2600 mm wheelbase (the 612 is 2950), not much room in the back.
There were 33 M GTs and 139 GTAs imported into the UK, and some of those have probably emigrated to other parts. For the 456, 141 GTs and 61 GTAs, mainly because the GTA was not introduced until late 1996.
Make sure and get a compression and bleed-down check on any 456/456M in case she got a bad set of valve guides.
The 456M got an updated interior, tossed the movable spoiler, and had a unique firing order, hunting for a little more smoothness, which was never used again. Like late 456s, including all the GTAs, 456M uses updated Motronic 5.2 vs 2.7. Some updates on the windows, too, but they can still be problematic. Permanent fix is available for 456/456M windows. The 456M also used vacuum assist for the brakes compared to hydraulic boost for the early 456s and received an updated ABS system with traction control. The owners can add some more.
Present: 575M 135171
Past: Dino 246 GT 02984, 365 GTB/4 14009, 308 GTS 25125
Every day I look around, and if nobody is shooting at me, it is a pretty good day.