Lot 265 - 1989 Ferrari 412GT
|Odometer reading||51,000 km|
|Estimate||£30,000 - £36,000|
|Result||Sold - £42,560|
The Ferrari 365 GT4 2+2, 400 and 412 are front-engined, V12, 2+2 grand tourers made between 1972 and 1989. The three cars are closely related, using the same body, chassis and engine evolved over time. After Ferrari's custom, their numeric names refer to the engines' single cylinder displacement expressed in cubic centimetres and therefore changed with each update to reflect the increasing displacement. The gearbox was either a five-speed, all-synchromesh manual with a single-plate clutch or three-speed automatic unit. Five-spoke alloy wheels were mounted on Rudge knock-off hubs. Fittingly for a large grand tourer, standard equipment included leather upholstery, electric windows and air conditioning. The body was altered with a raised rear deck granting more luggage space. Pininfarina made many subtle tweaks to modernise the exterior. The bumpers were body-coloured; at the front there was a deeper spoiler and, at the rear, a black valance incorporated the foglamps and exhaust pipes. Today, its sleek, Pininfarina-designed lines and relatively limited production numbers have cemented its position as one of the most iconic Ferrari of the 1980's.
This great-looking example of Pininfarina's, front-engined Ferrari includes a file of bills dating back to the late 1990's. Upon inspection, a replacement engine was fitted in 2012 by specialist garage, Gordon Kellett Services. They also went on to replace the air conditioning compressor, re-condition the discs and callipers and indeed written confirmation is supplied that the car underwent a mechanical restoration in the decade they looked after its well-being. The overall condition is described as in very good order throughout. The interior presents well and a full one year MoT test certificate, service and original owner's pack will be supplied with the car. A fine 12-cylinder Ferrari ready to go.