Lot 194 - 1984 Ferrari 400i

Lot 194 - 1984 Ferrari 400i

Lot 194 - 1984 Ferrari 400i

Lot Number 194
Registration A79 UYW
Chassis Number 50809
Engine Number 1150
Odometer reading 68,313 miles
Estimate £26,000 - £33,000

Pininfarina was the genius behind this front-engined masterpiece. The design was derived from the almost identical looking 365 GT4 2+2 (which itself was based on the famous Daytona). Production began in 1976, when Ferrari revealed its first car fitted with an automatic transmission, the 400, at the Paris Motor show of 1976. The GT version however took advantage of a five-speed all synchromesh transmission. Although the incorporation of an automatic transmission and U.S. emissions compliance, indicate it may have been designed for the American market, no version of the 400 series were ever officially imported to the USA. The interior was lavishly appointed with rich leather, high end carpets and ample legroom. The fuel injection version followed with Bosch K-Jetronic under the bonnet. Today, its sleek Pininfarina designed lines and relatively limited production numbers certainly give it classic status.

This Ferrari 400i was originally supplied by H R Owen and was first registered on 25th May 1984. The Grigio Silverstone paintwork is a colour that particularly suits this car and the cream soft leather interior has a pleasant patina. Over the last couple of years this car has been used very little and as such will require some recommissioning. Supplied with the car is a V5C registration document together with an MoT test certificate valid until 19th October 2019 and a leather bound file that contains the original handbooks and invoices. The market has recognised the desirability of the 400 series Ferrari’s with values increasing of late.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.

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