Saturday, 8 July 2017

Ferrari 412 White on White - Bahrain - Saudi Arabia

Could it be this 412:

Is the same as this one:

A lonely Ferrari 400 in Bahrain 😢
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On further investigation some additional pictures were found and the conclusion is that it's a different car, mostly based on the bumper skirtst which are black and potential a different mirror:

Monday, 3 July 2017

The Silver Stone Classic Sale 2017 - Ferrari 400i Automatic

This advert came to my attention. Reason for mentioning here is because I'm interested in the outcome. Prices for the 400 in the UK are still fairly low compared with Europe Mainland. I like the color setting as well. And also the first owner is mentioned; Mr Page. I don't think it's Jimmy Page as he had a 1978 400 Automatic. By now I received some additional input about the owner, to be more precise, it's: "L Page”, Rothley, Leicestershire. He had also owned 24885 from new (now in the Netherlands), presumably swapping it for 32017. Originally light blue – as you can see here:

Registration: XIJ 400
Chassis Number: 32017
Engine Number: 32017
Number of cylinders: 12
CC: 4823
Year of Manufacture: 1980
Estimate (£): 22,000 - 25,000
(+buyer’s premium of 15% including VAT @ 20%)

This UK right-hand drive Ferrari 400i was supplied new through Coopers of Leicester to a Mr Page on 20th August 1980. Finished in Grey Metallic with a blue leather interior, the car is an automatic, making it one of only 152 UK-supplied cars in this configuration. Over the years and up to 62,876 miles the car has been maintained by Coopers, Graypaul, Modena, and Maranello Concessionaires.
The paintwork is in good condition for a car of this age, and the body shows no signs of rust. The interior is much the same, with the leather seats remaining rip-free and the headlining presenting well. The wood on the centre console looks sharp and the original Philips 'Turnolock' radio is still present. The Bosch K-Jetronic injection has been refurbished by a Bosch specialist and at the same time service items completed. To enhance the engine appearance, the cam covers were removed and repainted.
Supplied with UK V5c, its original bookpack containing the handbook and the original service book, this 400i is now showing 75,300 miles on the odometer and presents a good opportunity to purchase a fairly rare home-market Ferrari at a realistic guide price.

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Twin-Turbo 1980 Ferrari 400i Straman Convertible

This one came to my attention just now. Only in America ... According to the comments on BAT it has been sold for the reserve price (unknown to me). As Always, enjoy the BAT comments.

Apparently it got listed before:

And there is another version with a twin turbo as well (again in the USA of course):

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Ferrari 400 Stainz - Karl Ritter - National Technical Museum

Yesterday's comment on the other 400 from the Stainz museum resulted in the following update. Quite interesting and with a single owner. I now wonder who this person was and how much mileage the car has.

This example is a one owner car and is presented today in very original condition throughout even retaining its original Silver paint and original black leather interior.
Estimate: No Reserve
Registration Number: Austrian Registered
Chassis Number: F101 CL21701

It looks like it went from the Stainz museum to the Karl Ritzer museum. Apparently it got auctioned and then moved to Czech and it's now part of the Ferrari 70 years show at the national technical museum in Prague (transport) - It's not shown on their website but listed on the following article:

Friday, 30 June 2017

Automobilmuseum Stainz Austria : Ferrari 400

When I informed a close contact about this car:

he remarked this was a museum item for many years. It was located at museum Stainz which by the look of it no longer exists. Their website and FB is still up and running though but with the sign closed. Turns out they had two 400s :

Curious to know where this one ended up: