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Lot 274 - 1980 Ferrari 400i

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€43,875

Auction Classic Days at Schloss Dyck August 2017
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Lot Number 274
Reg. Number EU Registered
Chassis Number F101CL31003
Year 1980
Make Ferrari
Model 400i

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Description

The Ferrari 365 GT4 2+2, 400 and 412 (Tipo F101) are front-engined V12 2+2 grand tourers made by Ferrari between 1972 and 1989. The three cars are closely related, using the same body, chassis and engine evolved over time. After Ferrari’s custom, their numeric names refer to the engines’ single cylinder displacement expressed in cubic centimetres, and therefore changed with each update to reflect the increasing displacement. The 365 GT4 2+2 was introduced in 1972 to replace the 365 GTC/4. It then evolved into the 400, the first Ferrari equipped with automatic transmission.

In 1979 the 400 was replaced by the fuel injected 400i. Finally, the improved 412 was introduced in 1985 and phased out in 1989, bringing to an end Ferrari’s longest ever production series. Differences between the 400 and 400i were limited to the fuel injected engine and an “i” badge on the tail. A total of 1305 examples were produced, 883 automatics and 422 GTs.

One of only 883 made  this wonderful EU specification automatic 400i we are informed is absolutely free of corrosion and has over the past few years received a body-off respray and interior re-trim. Additional works that have been completed over recent years including refreshing the exhaust system, spark plugs, oil and filters.

Finished in the iconic colour combination of Rosso Corsa with beige leather interior and described to be in good to excellent condition throughout, this is a great example of a fast appreciating classic. A fun yet practical 2+2 Ferrari and one with desirable EU specification.


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