Lot 252 - 1980 Ferrari 400i
|Odometer reading||70,503 miles|
|Result||Sold - £23,772|
These magnificent 12-cylinder Ferraris have enjoyed cult status for some years now and the angular Pininfarina design was the motivating factor behind this front-engined masterpiece. The design was derived from the almost identical looking 365 GT4 2+2 which, itself, was based on the legendary 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 gearbox was a three-speed Borg Warner unit from General Motors, reliable and certainly able to take the prodigious amount of power available. The injection version followed with Bosch K-Jetronics. The interior was lavishly appointed with rich leather, fine wood and high-end carpet and, together with the long-legged gearing and engine, made for excellent long distance touring. Today, its sleek lines and relatively limited production numbers have made good examples very collectable commodities.
This engineer owned example is described as being very original and has been used by our car enthusiast vendor for some long tours. We are informed that this handsome Ferrari is both original and has been well maintained. The switches and electrics work and the history file shows a recent service bill from R and D Automotive for £4,800. The car is presented with a new sets of tyres. Offered to auction with a V5C registration document and an MoT test certificate valid until May 2022. The recent values of the Ferrari 400i has been on the increase and this stunning example offered without reserve is surely worth investigating.
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