This is the rarest Ferrari you’ve never heard of and it’s still driving around

It's called the Ferrari 456 GT Venice and it's one of Brunei's creations

1y ago

Have you ever wondered what the car of choice is for the wealthy Londoner going to Harrods to do shopping? The usual thing you would see is a Bentley Bentayga, Range Rover, Rolls Royce Cullinan etc.

However, as soon as this pulls up, no one else cares about a Rolls Royce SUV anymore. This is the Ferrari 456 GT Venice and it is a one-off 456 GT commissioned for the Brunei family.

Originally ordered in the 1990s by Prince Jefri Bolkiah, it is quite possibly the rarest Ferrari you have never heard of. The Brunei family have built some rather interesting cars over the years, but building a five-door 5.5L V12 Ferrari is possibly the coolest.

The car is also a RHD example which means it is perfectly suited for both England and Brunei. The 456 GT Venice was designed by Pininfarina and reportedly cost $1.5 million each back in the 90s, which seems like a bargain today given the labour that would have been involved.

But, for Ferrari to make it worth their while, a total of seven wagons were made, six of which reportedly wound up in the prince Jefri's collection. The one car that is unaccounted for is likely to have been a development car that was used for testing.

But, what will shock you even more is that there is one still driving around London with around 15,000 miles on the clock. I am quite shocked yet impressed that someone is still pootling around in this extremely rare piece of Italian marvel.

Had you ever heard of this Ferrari before?

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Comments (66)

  • Very cool. I’m assuming if it got pranged the the insurance bill would be monstrous.

      1 year ago
    • I want one. Me me me!!

        1 year ago
    • I do too, can’t afford that one though and suspect Ferrari will charge significant more to do that to an 812 Superfast these days.

        1 year ago
  • Actually, it isn't the rarest 456 GT - the Spider was, only two made.

    Out of these specials, the Venice was made in 7 (seven) examples, out of 6 (six) were purchased by the Sultan and one went to the UK (maybe the particular one).

    Also, there were 4 sedans made, which also look extremely cool.

      1 year ago
  • Oh look, it’s a 1980s Renault 21.

      1 year ago
  • I’m guessing this is the rarest Ferrari I’ve ever seen...

      1 year ago
  • how many horsepower does this thing have. It kinda looks cool though. LOL. But looks very old. This is like " OLD IS COOL"

      1 year ago