Sunday, 31 December 2017

Ferrari 400 body shell for sale

In case you are looking for solid body panels this is your chance. Or perhaps you are considering some art on your wall:

http://erwin400.blogspot.nl/2017/01/the-silhouette-of-classic-ferrari-as.html

It's for sale here in Germany:

https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-anzeige/ferrari-400i-karosse/782852168-223-18996


Update 24-8-2018: 
This body shell was previously for sale at wagen12.de it now moved to a different company; de Faller + co. A new advert is placed with additional photo's. Just adding them for the records and educational purposes:


















Saturday, 30 December 2017

Ferrari 400i Nose job

I came across this offering on FB. It reminded me of the following blogs:

http://erwin400.blogspot.nl/2017/01/more-slicing-ferrari-365gt4-22.html

http://erwin400.blogspot.nl/2017/01/sliced-ferrari-365gt4-22.html

http://erwin400.blogspot.nl/2017/01/the-silhouette-of-classic-ferrari-as.html

I wonder what happened with the remaining of that car and if it was involved in an accident.
In any case, this item is offered by the following company: https://www.scuderiacarparts.com/







I was hinted by someone this nose might belong to this 400i located in Norway:

https://www.finn.no/car/used/ad.html?finnkode=112688158

Ferrari 400i 4.8 L V12 1982, 52 000 km, kr 446 594,-


Friday, 29 December 2017

Thursday, 28 December 2017

Ferrari 400i Prototipo ?

Thought this is an interesting one to share as well:

https://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/threads/unusual-365-gt4-2-2.563436/

It was put up for sale on Ebay but didn't sell though (despite a high number of bidders):

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Rare-Ferrari-365-GT4-2-2-Experiences-Model-Development-Vehicle/202135140181


Copying the Ebay advert text for the records:

"
RARE FERRARI 365 GT4 2+2 CHASSIS NUMBER *18415* EXPERIENCES/DEVELOPMENT VEHICLE (BARN FIND)

Very rarely does an opportunity to own a piece of Ferrari history come along. Up for auction is this one off Ferrari 365 GT4 2+2 with significant documented Ferrari history.

This vehicle rolled off the production line at the Maranello factory on the 12th of March 1975 in its Argento 2.443.048 with Beige interior. And is engine number 00001.

The earliest engine number that has been found/known of is 00004.

The vehicle was retained by Ferrari/Pininfarina  for 5 years and used as a Experiences/Development vehicle for the new 400 models. This vehicle is well known in Europe with Ferrari enthusiast and motoring journalists. It was featured in many Ferrari publications and motor showes.

After this vehicle went through it’s development duties  with Ferrari and Pininfarina over 5 years it was first registered as a 400 GT in 1980.

The vehicle was found in Tasmania were it had been in storage (Barn Find) for 15+ years. And still remains untouched it still has it original michelin tyres including the spare, and it’s Italian registration label from 1996.

The vehicle has been verified by Marcel Massini and the Marannello Concessionaries Archive.

For further details please call Adam on 0459 222 332."


The displayed magazine I do happen to have in my archive:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B8teqGKDb3gkb0U4Zng3NzlKTXc

The 2nd page of that magazine does show however an interior of a different 400i since it's black and not tan.

And apparently there is an earlier edition of this magazine that published an article about the same car as well. Here you can see the pages and it's interior. You can see also the different pictures used, black and tan interior. Note the double ashtray in the midconsole.



Furthermore this car has this fancy Panasonic over head radio console. An item which I consider very cool. It has been nicely tailored in leather matching the rest of the interior. You can see too there is not the traditional stitched headligning in the ceiling. 


A pity that the pictures provided are a bit poor:










Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Ferrari 400 Classiche

Just a nice comparisson example in regards with yesterdays blog. This is a European 1983 400i Automatic in Swiss. Offered for about 106.000 Swiss Francs, which translates close to 100.000 Euro or equals similar to 106.000 US Dollar.

Clearly this is a very nice specimen as well and as pointed out by the advert it had undergone large maintenance supported with some nice pictures. The car is worth it. Such a fine automobile for classy gentleman.

www.autoscout24.ch/5371334


Commentaires


Aussenfarbe: Nero (schwarz Glanz), Innenfarbe: Crema
2015 wurden diverse mechanische Restaurationen im Wert von über CHF 20'000.- durchgeführt
2017-2018 werden weitere Restaurationen am Fahrzeug durchgeführt. Neue TRX-Reifen etc. CH-Fahrzeug










Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Bonhams Auction : 1977 FERRARI 400 GT - no reserve

A rare 400 manual carburettor up for grabs at an auction in the USA :

http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/24452/lot/42/?category=list&length=10&page=5

The estimate price looks reasonable and fair to me for the European market given it's condition, rarity and striking elegance. The 400 seems somehow still less favourable in the UK and US market.

I'm listing it here as I'm interested in the outcome of the auction.

SOLD: Bargain, what a steal!!

Lot 42
One of just 147 400 GTs built from 1976-79
1977 Ferrari 400 GT
Design by Pininfarina
Sold for US$ 61,600 (€ 50,330) inc. premium

The Scottsdale Auction
18 Jan 2018, 11:00 MST


Thursday, 21 December 2017

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Frank Monte - The Australian Private Eye - Ferrari 400

Frank Who? No, not the infamous Mafiosi: http://mafia.wikia.com/wiki/Frank_Monte

I have to admit I had not heard about this guy either but I got triggered by a thread on Ferrarichat and figured it’s worthwhile to create a little blog about it for the records.

Actually the pictures with him in combination with the 400 are pretty cool. So here you go:



Downtown Los Angeles,August 1994.Frank Monte The Australian Private Eye With His Fiance Justin,Frank Hopes To Take Over Private Investigations In America



As for Frank, well, quite a bit of articles are written about him, here are just a few so you can Judge for yourself: