1983 Ferrari 400i

Sold: £36,300

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Manufacturer:  Ferrari
First Registered:  1983
Model:  400i
Registration No:  UOB 646Y
Mileometer:  35,062
Chassis No:  44819
MOT:  August 2018
Colour:  Blue Ribot

The Ferrari 365 GT4 2+2, Ferrari 400 and Ferrari 412 (Tipo F101) are front-engined V12 2+2 grand tourers made by Italian manufacturer Ferrari between 1972 and 1989. The three cars are closely related, using the same body, chassis and engine evolved over time.

At the 1976 Paris Motor Show Ferrari unveiled the replacement for the 365 GT4 2+2. The new 400 was offered in two models: 400 Automatic, using a GM THM400 3-speed automatic transmission,[6] and 400 GT, using a five-speed transmission. The carburetors on the 400 were replaced with Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection in 1979 to create the 400i. Initially differences between the 400 and 400 i were limited to the fuel injected engine and an "i" badge on the tail.

Towards the end of 1982, the 400i was updated. New camshaft profiles and exhaust headers raised engine power, and the interior was significantly revised, gaining different upholstery, door panels, centre console and new electronic switchgear. On the exterior a narrower grille left the rectangular foglights exposed; the venting on the engine bonnet was changed from silver to body-colour. New, more elegant wing mirrors were fitted, bearing a small Ferrari shield. Around the back the tail panel was body-coloured instead of matte black, and foglamps were fitted in the bumper. A total of 1,305 examples were produced, 883 Automatics and 422 GTs.

The vendor describes this rare Ferrari 400i as being in very good condition all round, having covered only 35,000 miles according to the history supplied with the car. It was supplied new by Maranello Concessionaires, Egham in April 1983. The car is presented in blue ribot with sabbia leather interior and Castoro carpets. It features a steel electric sunroof, Air-Conditioning, electric boot and bonnet release, period Radio/Cassette, front fog lights, and Mitchelin TRX tyres.

This car comes with a very comprehensive history folder, which in some years shows the car only covering about 200 miles. This car has just been loved, and the history also appears to show some celebrity owners. The 400i is the only way to own a V12 Ferrari at an affordable price.

Note: This description is provided by the vendor and unless otherwise stated is 'Not Verified' by Barons or any person employed by Barons. Prospective purchasers are advised to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of any statements made, whether they be statements of fact or opinion.

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