1983 Ferrari 400i  Chassis no. ZFFEB06C000046333

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Lot 43
1983 Ferrari 400i
Coachwork by Pininfarina Registration no. A17 WNR Chassis no. ZFFEB06C000046333

£ 28,000 - 32,000
US$ 37,000 - 43,000
Amended
1983 Ferrari 400i
Coachwork by Pininfarina

Registration no. A17 WNR
Chassis no. ZFFEB06C000046333
Odometer reading: 54,287
MoT expiry date 16/11/2021

*Rare right-hand drive model
*Automatic transmission
*Over £50,000 of expenditure in the last 15 years



Launched in 1976, the 400 GT had acquired a 4.8-litre version of Ferrari's four-cam V12 engine but otherwise differed little from its 365 GT/4 2+2 predecessor. The 400 GT reaffirmed 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 400 GT (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 rare right-hand drive 400i has well documented history, with large amounts of recent expenditure and known history for all its life.

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Footnotes

  • Please note the vehicle does not drive, there is an issue with a gearbox linkage, the engine starts and runs well.

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    Vendor Score Total: 61/100

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    Key for sellers' assessments:
    1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
    2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
    3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
    4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
    5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

    EXTERIOR TOTAL: 15/25
    Body Work: 3
    Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 3
    Glass: 3
    Paint: 3
    Wheels/Tyres: 3

    INTERIOR TOTAL: 12/20
    Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 3
    Headlining: 3
    Seats: 3
    Trim: 3

    ENGINE TOTAL: 12/20
    Mechanical components: 3
    Running: 3
    Starting: 3
    Under Bonnet: 3

    RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 12/20
    Axles: 3
    Brakes: 3
    Gearbox/Clutch: 3
    Suspension: 3

    ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 6/10
    Ancillary components: 3
    Main components: 3

    Car History File: 4/5

Saleroom notices

  • interested parties should note the car does not currently drive due to a gearbox issue, that will be rectified at the vendors expense before delivery.
1983 Ferrari 400i  Chassis no. ZFFEB06C000046333
1983 Ferrari 400i  Chassis no. ZFFEB06C000046333
1983 Ferrari 400i  Chassis no. ZFFEB06C000046333
1983 Ferrari 400i  Chassis no. ZFFEB06C000046333
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