1977  Ferrari 400i GT Coupé  Chassis no. 29161 Engine no. to be advised
Lot 310
1977 Ferrari 400i GT Coupé Chassis no. 29161 Engine no. to be advised
Sold for £13,225 (US$ 21,923) inc. premium
Lot Details
1977 Ferrari 400i GT Coupé
Coachwork by Pininfarina

Registration no. EPE 691V
Chassis no. 29161
Engine no. to be advised

Footnotes

  • Launched at the 1976 Paris Salon, the 400GT had acquired a 4.8-litre version of Ferrari’s four-cam V12 engine but otherwise differed from its 365GT/4 2+2 predecessor only in detail. The 400GT re-affirmed Ferrari’s determination to compete with the world’s finest luxury sports saloons and was intended to attract the type of mature yet discerning customer who previously might have opted for a Bentley or Mercedes-Benz. This latter requirement made the option of automatic transmission a necessity. The unit chosen - General Motors’ three-speed Hydramatic - was widely regarded as the world’s best, having been used by Cadillac and subsequently by Rolls-Royce and Jaguar among others. Ferrari’s splendidly equipped 2+2 featured self-levelling independent rear suspension, power-assisted steering, electric windows and optional air conditioning. Sadly, even after it received fuel injection, the 400GT - now the 400i GT - remained effectively a Europe-only model because of the expense involved in crash-testing two cars for US safety assessment. By the time production of the final 412 version ceased in 1989, Ferrari’s finest 2+2 had been in production for a remarkable 17 years, though its exclusivity meant that there were seldom more than 200 sold in any one year.
    This particular 400i GT has the popular automatic transmission option and was purchased by its late owner in 1998. The car has been maintained by Autocure on the Isle of Wight since acquisition, benefiting from new front wings (2005) and overhauled rear suspension (2006). It was last serviced in July 2008 and was driven from the Isle of Wight to Ripley, Surrey in March of this year. Finished in pale blue metallic with matching leather interior, this well cared-for ‘Gentleman’s Ferrari’ is offered with an extensive file of history and bills, current MoT/road fund licence and Swansea V5C registration document.

Saleroom notices

  • This car now comes with a fresh MoT
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