Ferrari 456 GTA Owned By Ex-F1 Chief Bernie Ecclestone Goes Under The Hammer

1995 Ferrari 456
The ex-Bernie Ecclestone Ferrari 456 GTA being sold by Charterhouse on Sunday 15th July £48,000-52,000

Formula 1 lovers will be pleased to learn that an iconic Ferrari 456 GTA, originally owned by the flamboyant Bernie Ecclestone, will be going under the Charterhouse hammer in their auction of vintage, classic & supercars on Sunday 15th July.

This Ferrari 456 GTA was bought by business magnate Bernie Ecclestone in 1996 from Maranello Sales Ltd. Having paid £176,000 for the pleasure of owning this car he reportedly used the car as his daily driver.

The 456 was the last front engined V12 Ferrari. Fitted with a 5,500cc motor this true GT or Grand Tourer was designed to cover huge miles across continents in luxury and comfort.

Sign up to our newsletter for updates!

Need A Reproduction Tax Disc For Your Classic?click here

Today, this Ferrari, which has had low ownership, is beautifully presented and has covered just over 22,000 miles with full service history is estimate at £48,000-52,000* when it is being sold by Charterhouse at their auction at Sherborne Castle on Sunday 15th July.

However, if a Ferrari done not tick the box for you, Charterhouse have over £1 million of other classic, vintage and supercars. Other marques in this auction include Roll-Royce, Aston Martin, Jaguar, Porsche, Alvis, Singer, Sunbeam, Dellow, Triumph, MG, Jensen, Rover, Range Rover, Land Rover, Ford, Morris, Willys Jeep, Alfa Romeo and many others with estimates from £2,000 to over £100,000 there is something for everyone – and there is even a 1956 Austin J40 child’s pedal car for the aspiring young driver!

The auction being held in a marquee in the beautiful grounds of Sherborne Castle is being held in conjunction with the Sherborne Castle Classic & Supercars show with the auction starting at 12 noon on Sunday 15th July.

1956 Austin J40 steering wheel

Associate director, auctioneer and valuer Mathew Whitney said:
“It’s a great combination of big names in motoring – Ecclestone and Ferrari.

“That being said, this Ferrari is more subdued than many and rather than being finished in the traditional Ferrari red colour of Rosso Corsa, it is painted in Forest green with a Crema leather interior.”

1956 Austin J40
The Austin J40 child’s pedal car in the same auction for aspiring young drivers £3,500-4,000

Charterhouse are now accepting entries for their next specialist auction of classic & vintage motorcycles Netley Marsh on 31st August, their auction of classic & vintage cars on 12th September and they are also taking pictures, books, maps and antiques for their 27th July antiques auction.

For further information regarding these auctions please contact Matthew Whitney or Richard Bromell at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 or via email


The Austin J40 child’s pedal car in the same auction for aspiring young drivers £3,500-4,000