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    Been looking at the 456's again and the prices has dropped so much for great a V12 like the 456. Still think the car looks awesome with 18" wheels on instead of the standard 17". Amazing value for money really, but how much further will they drop ?, hope not like the Maserati 3200 Gt's, one reason maybe not to buy, loose to much money...

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    I've also been looking at 456s. Personally I don't think depreciation is as much of an issue as cost of ownership (they seem to be very expensive to keep running) and slow to sell. I asked three dealers about them and one (Roger Collingwood at Kent High Performance) said they're fine (and he's crash-tested one), the other two (one being Guy Tedder of Castlefords, ex-Talacrest) said don't touch them they'll cost you a fortune to run.

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    Justin - spotted this in the Times at the weekend :

    456 GT, June 1994, Blue/Crema lthr, 34k miles. 35000 07931 385852 (Fareham)

    If the blue is anything like the ones I saw at the weekend (355 & a Dino) then I'd for it.

    Was the GT a 'special' version ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bromers
    Justin - spotted this in the Times at the weekend :

    456 GT, June 1994, Blue/Crema lthr, 34k miles. 35000 07931 385852 (Fareham)

    If the blue is anything like the ones I saw at the weekend (355 & a Dino) then I'd for it.

    Was the GT a 'special' version ?

    Rick
    GT should just mean it's a manual as opposed to GTA which is the auto.

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    I dont think they will drop much more if at all.

    They are awesome cars for the money but can be expensive to run even if you get a good one

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    Don't go near the Auto ... 325k if the gearbox goes bang!

    Oh, and the bonnets are about 9k

    I'd still have one though

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    Any view if the GTM's are any better than the GT's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by burriana
    Don't go near the Auto ... 325k if the gearbox goes bang!

    Oh, and the bonnets are about 9k

    I'd still have one though
    35K I think you mean Al and while thats true I have never heard of one going pop.

    I gave my old mans car a pounding at VMAX doing full bore starts all day and it felt solid as a rock.

    The gearbox is not a problem with them. Things like door seals and the electric windows are though

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    ANGELIS!!!!!! PLEASE make it so that we can edit our posts after longer than 20 bloody minutes!!!!!

    I did of course mean 25k .... and as to going bang, I know of one taking up some floor space in R&D Automotive right now whilst they work out if they can manufacture a bit to fix it so it doesn't cost 25k.

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    we had a problem with an auto box, main dealer wanted 25k to fix it if the box had gone, but wanted near enough 1k just to diagnose the problem (bearing in mind the car was for sale at the time for 38k) so the car came to us and we had a new part made up by an auto box specialist in the area and i think it came to around 2k in the end.

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