1996 FERRARI 456 GTA
WHY I LOVE IT Daytona looks and power for a tiny fraction of the price
With the possible exception of the F355, the 456 GT is, in my opinion, the most beautiful Ferrari since the 365GTB/4 ‘Daytona’. And Silverstone’s 27,000-mile example is in what I consider to be the perfect spec, lacking both the later 456M’s slightly fussy-looking front foglights and the impractical (and slightly pretentious) beige leather that Nineties millionaires always seemed to favour. Better still, it’s finished in the only colour that brings out the very best in its gorgeous Pininfarina lines – Tour de France Blue. Period road testers never warmed to the automatic transmission option introduced in 1996, but this is no high-revving road-burner – it’s for whisking you to the Café de Paris in Monaco in time for cocktails with Natalie Portman.