Weniger spektakulär, aber in seiner dezenteleganten und eigentlich auch fast unauffäligen Form braucht sich der Ferrar 400 injectione vor niemandem zu verstecken. Er ist der seriöse Partner im Massanzug, mit dem man Geschäfte macht. Weite Reisen vergehen wie im Fluge, wobei die Noblesse der kompletten, überaus gekonnt gestylten, reichhaltigen und perfekten Ausstatung besticht. Ein Auto der Spitzenklasse für Leute mit Stil und Niveau. Sein starkes Zwölf-Zylinderherz lässt sich dabei über eine zuverlässige, ruckfreie Automatic oder über ein Fünfganggetriebe via Schaltstock dirigieren. Ein Traum von einem Auto ...
Last week I noticed a complete set of Ferrari 400 wheels for sale in the Netherlands. It appeared to be the right ones for the 400 Carb version - which are slightly different then the ones used on a 400i. So perfect for my car to have for spare. They were located at a garage nearby who were specialized in Porsches. The seller mentioned he had bought a while back a large batch of rims which did include this Ferrari set. They tried to fit them on a 308 but that didn't work out. I managed to agree on a fair price and as such I picked them up yesterday. I went with the 400 as the weather was very good, so a nice opportunity to make a little trip with the 400. I also thought they would fit in the boot but I forgot the tyres were included. So one pair ended up on the back seat. Although the rims look okay-ish they should be reconditioned. Last year I also bought a complete set of Michelin XWXs so this can be nicely combined but I'm not in a hurry. First some other items needs to be taken care off.
Nice combo picture of the 400 and the kC - which is my daily driver.
Kroymans became official Ferrari importer in the Netherlands in late 1972. Prior to Kroymans it was arranged by Drs. P.F. Schouwenburg in coop with garage "Record" in Amsterdam on behalf of Benelux importer Garage Francorchamps (J. Swaters) in Brussel. I managed to find a leaflet of them below this listed Kroymans brochure. This Kroymans brochure is now available in the download folder.
Interesting to read the Dino 246 has listed 195 HP. The same unmodified 2.4 engine used in the Fiat Dino produces 180 HP. I suspect also the top speed is slightly exaggerated. Also interesting to see this specific car range which makes a nice comparisson. Only the 400 is build at Pininfarina and all the others by Scaglieti. The cars came with Voxson Stereo's. And have a look at the prices (in Dutch Guilders - excluding VAT!):
The catalogue does mention a remarkable story about a Ferrari watch being found in the car. The only close related watch I could find is this one. But clearly that's a different one ...
Sammy Davis Jr - Cartier Pasha A gift from fellow “Rat Packer” Frank Sinatra the watch was engraved with the message “Sammy, I Luv Ya, F.A.S.” It was sold at auction for $12,600 in 2009. Source. He can also be seen wearing an Heuer Monaco on a trip to Vietnam to entertain the troops before Steve McQueen made the Monaco famous in the film Le Mans.
Another great find by one of the members in the FB group. If this is indeed 1977 then the 400 on the lift is maximum one year old (or even younger). By the looks of it large maintenance is already carried out - judging on the fact the bonnet is removed.
Thought this was a nice edition for my archive. It's a German book with a collection of 50 years of Ferrari brochures. And of course it does include the 400 brochures. Very affordable and cheaper then purchasing each brochure, though the real brochure is cooler. For those interested:
I noticed this rare 400i manual RHD for sale. Just posting it here for the records and the details about the ownership. Keeps surprising me how little some of these cars has been driven. The first owner had it for 3 years and totalled only 6.000 miles:
The car was first registered on 14th May 1985 by Maranello Sales Ltd. to Mr Robert Michaels of London, who is well known for owning a number of Ferraris, including a Daytona Spider that is now owned by the Sultan of Brunei. After purchase, the electric sunroof was installed by Golde Sunroofs of Basingstoke, prior to delivery on 2nd June 1985.
On 19th April 1988 ‘50157’ had covered 6,000 miles and was sold to long-standing Ferrari owner Mr Ed Fehler of Essex and registered with number plate ‘111 EJF’. During his period of ownership, a new speedometer was fitted by respected Ferrari restorer Terry Hoyle in 1993, at which point the original had recorded some 15,000 miles. Terry Hoyle later purchased the car for his own use, but never registered it in his own name; it was later part-exchanged at Garage on the Green in London for a Ferrari 330GT 2+2.
In January 2002 this Ferrari 400 GTi was reregistered as ‘1 DYV’ by Mr Roy Spiers of Dorset, who had a new clutch fitted by an experienced mechanic formerly of HR Owen, Emblem Sportscars, Nigel Mansell Sports Cars and Westover. ‘50157’ was then briefly sold to David Miller of Forza 288 who transferred the registration number before selling it to Peter Digby of Colhester on 28th April 2003. A year later, the car had covered 26,000 miles and was sold to Mr John Markey of Beacon Hill Garage, who reregistered it to display the current number plate: ‘TIA 910’.
The last registered owner was a Mr David Wilson of London, who purchased the car in November 2005 with a recorded mileage of 28,000 miles. During his ownership, a new fuse box and ignition system was fitted by Meridian Modena.
Update 27-10-2017: the Original auction details from 2009:
What a great spot! I have never seen this one before nor can I find more about it. During my daily routine I noticed this 365GT4 2+2 picture :
and ended up on this website: www.stradabiz.com As such I reached out to the owner who shared this unique picture with me. He has created a new book about the Ferrari 365 GTB/4 (Daytona) which does include many other pictures. Check out his website for more detail about this book http://stradabiz.com/daytona/