Lot 150 - 1984 Ferrari 400i
|Odometer reading||68,340 miles|
|Estimate||£26,000 - £33,000|
These magnificent twelve-cylinder Ferraris have enjoyed cult status for some years now and the angular Pininfarina design was the motivating factor behind this front engined masterpiece. Production began in 1976 when Ferrari revealed its first car fitted with an automatic transmission, the 400, at the Paris Motorshow of 1976. The gearbox was a three-speed Borg Warner unit from the General Motors parts bin, reliable and certainly able to take the prodigious amount of power available. The injection version followed with Bosch K-Jetronics under the bonnet. The interior was lavishly appointed with rich leather and high-end carpets and, together with the long-legged gearing and engine, made for excellent long distance touring. Today, its sleek Pininfarina designed lines and relatively limited production numbers have made good examples very collectable commodities.
Supplied originally by H. R. Owen at Melton Court, South Kensington to a Mr. Ronald Wilson on 25th May 1985, this Ferrari 400i is finished in Grigio Silverstone and cream interior. Over the last couple of years this car has been used very little and, as such, will require some recommissioning although she runs and drives well. Supplied with the car is a V5C registration document and the original handbooks in a leather bound wallet together with a file containing a number of invoices. The colour combination of this Ferrari is particularly pleasant and when driving the car you get the feeling of comfort, power and prestige all rolled into one. The 400 series of Ferrari is the only way to own a V12 Ferrari at an affordable price.
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