Another cool picture for the records. If you search on 'back to the future' you will find the other postings with factory pictures. You know what, I will label them so I can easily make a section about it (hoping I get or find more of these pictures).
Today I have joined the spring trip organised by the Dutch FChat. Unfortunately it rained almost throughout the day. Nevertheless a very nice road trip in an area I don't come very often. During this trip the 400 hit her first 100.000 km score. I also briefly met up with Toon in his brown 365 GT4 2+2. What a nice color combo. There was one 412 on the meeting but wasn't able to meet up with that person. Also Peter joined in with his 308 GTS. Optimistic as always he arrived without targa roof. The additional pictures were taken by him.
This has now been put in PDF format so it's easier to read. And by now also added into the Download folder (F400_Car_August_1984.pdf). I also used this opportunity to do a bit of householding and created seperated folders for Magazine Articles, Brochures and Manuals. Happy reading.
On their website you will also see a mention
about an article of the Magazine “Sports Car Graphic” and a supporting
picture of that article:
“Firstly, a brilliant article which appeared in the American
car magazine “Sports Car Graphic”, told of a picturesque outing from Monaco to
the test track at Fiorano, enjoyed by Scheckter, Villeneuve and the journalist,
in Schekter’s chocolate brown 400 GT Automatic, during the spring of 1979"
Unfortunately the picture of the article is
hard to read. But it turns out this article is exactly the same as the mentioned
blog article, only the title is different: "Private pit stop" :
Today I received the following German article in my inbox. It's a comparisson test between three known luxury 4 seaters. It's now available as PDF in the download folder (F412_ClassicCars-DE_05-14.pdf). Thanks for submitting Frank, much appreciated.
For those who also like the QPIII (like me) an extra dessert:
I found this one on Pinterest. Given it's history I thought it's worthwhile sharing on this blog. This car is claimed to be owned and driven by Enzo. Nice color. It's a manual version by the way. I found some nice additional pictures about Gilles with Enzo and another one with the wine brand by Giacobazzi (Donelli).
For a moment I thought this 400 could be the same version as mentioned in yesterdays blog, but this one is having a black interior:
Questa è la Ferrari 400 con la quale Gilles prese la "famosa" multa ad Imola il 22 aprile del 1982. La vettura, appartenuta e guidata da Enzo Ferrari era stata venduta ad Antonio Giacobazzi il quale la prestava volentieri a Villeneuve quando, soprattutto nel 1981 e 1982, si recava a Maranello con il suo elicottero. Attualmente la vettura è in perfette condizioni d'uso e fa parte della "Collezione Donelli" che ringraziamo per la foto.
This is theFerrari400with whichGillestook the"famous" fineat Imolaon April 22,1982.The car,ownedand driven byEnzo Ferrarihad been soldto AntonioGiacobazziwhowillinglylenttheVilleneuvewhen, especially in 1981and1982wentto Maranellowithhis helicopter. Currentlythe car is infull working orderandis part of the"Collection Donelli" Thankyoufor the photo.
And some further supporting pictures can be found here:
Okay, this one’s a bit personal, but browsing the Classiche department this stunning Ferrari 400 caught our eye. It’s a bit divisive – sharp, angular 70s looks combined with four seats means the 400 isn’t to everyone’s tastes, but we think it looks every inch the classic Italian sports car.
With prices as low as £15,000, surely they’re the best value Ferrari in the classifieds? It’s even got a V12 lurking under the bonnet.