Lot 209 - 1984 Ferrari 400i
|Result||Sold - £36,960|
- Desirable manual example
- Offered from a private collection
These magnificent 12-cylinder Ferraris have enjoyed gaining 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 it at the Paris Motor Show of 1976. The interior was lavishly appointed with rich leather, fine wood and high-end carpet and, together with a sporting five-speed gearing and V12 engine, made for excellent long-distance touring.
Presented in light blue metallic, this rare manual example, which is believed to be one of 12 in UK, gives the exciting V12 manual experience. We are informed this example pulls hard and is in the vendors own words ‘a total joy’. A68 LLP comes to auction from a small collection owned by an enthusiast who has had more than one Ferrari 400 in his time. Cosmetically restored and recommissioned in 2019, the car has since seen a good level of maintenance and within the history file you can find invoices from Ferrari specialist JR Etheridge, Colin Clarke Engineering and extensive work with Dick Lovett Ferrari. Offered with an original Ferrari book and service pack, original toolkit and an unused leather Ferrari first aid kit coupled with service stamps showing it to have been serviced at Maranello Concessionaires. MoT test certificates dating back to 1990 can be found alongside a UK V5 registration document and a retro Bluetooth sound system to enhance the whole experience. Today, its sleek lines and relatively limited production numbers have made good examples of very collectable commodities, this is no exception. Any V12 Ferrari connected to a five-speed manual can be considered an investment, don't look back and say if only I'd bought one of them in 2022.
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