Lot 172 - 1981 Ferrari 400i

Lot 172 - 1981 Ferrari 400i

Lot 172 - 1981 Ferrari 400i

Lot Number 172
Registration MMK 880W
Chassis Number ZFFEB06C000036323
Engine Number 062B01
Odometer reading 35,819 miles
Result Sold - £31,864
  • £50,000 of invoices
  • Recently repainted

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 carpets and, together with a sporting five-speed gearing and V12 engine, made for excellent long-distance touring.

This impressive Ferrari 400i is accompanied by a file showing a no expense spared attitude to its upkeep. Servicing invoices from the previous owner total nearly £30,000 with respected specialists Foskers of Kent. The owner passed away in 2002 and the car remained unused and kept in and indoor storage until 2021. This attention to detail has continued with our vendor who has spent a further £20,000 on the upkeep of this stunning car. Works completed include a complete respray, servicing, replacing the brake master cylinder, overhauling the brake calipers and rewiring the ignition module. All four wheels have benefitted from refurbishing and period correct tyres have been fitted at a cost of nearly £2,000. The list continues with the fitting of the correct wheel nuts and centre caps. Offered to auction with a V5c registration document, a current MoT test certificate despite its exempt by age status, an original 400i brochure, owner’s manual and wiring diagram. Not only is this one of the finest examples of this model we have seen but it is offered without reserve and must surely be the perfect user-friendly Ferrari. Consigned by Dominic Lake.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each Lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. All registration numbers, engine and chassis details are sourced from registration documents provided to Historics by the client or representative or HPI checks and buyers are to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of these details. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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