I just hit these adverts today and thought they were a nice comparisson, so just for the records. Both are from 1979 and having a manual gearbox, while the first one is a 400 injection and the second a 400 carburetor. I'm curious to see how much the first one will fetch on the auction, they estimate between 60 - 80k Euro. The second is having an asking price of 85k Euro. Both are great GT's which still can be obtained for less than 6 figures. Connaisseurs only.
According to the supporting information this car was used in the movie Rainman. I have not seen the evidence so I can't comment on that statement. However this car for sale, VIN 54287, was grey with beige interior
when it was the US and was owned by Jack Rapke, the famous film producer.
Yes, it's nearly time to make the yearly roadtrip to Italia again. This year will be different though. The cars are going on a transport with a trailer and we will be flying to the destination. How's that!?
Today was time to deliver the cars to the transporter company.
If you are interested to learn more about this year's roadtrip you can visit the website (Dutch only):
It felt a bit strange to leave the cars with the keys behind. But by now the cars have been loaded up and are on it's way to the destination. Unfortunately we don't have photo's of the truck loaded on to the trailer. But here a few photo's of some of the cars lined up prior to that.
And yes, you will see there is another 400 participating. It's a 400i Automatic phase 2 in very good condition. He bought one after he joined me as a passenger two years ago, apparently he was impressed by the ride.
This Dutch article got printed in a magazine a while ago. Now it's available online and today it's Kingsday in the Netherlands. The article is hinting towards the fact that Prince Bernhard had both of them.
One of the readers submitted this photo last year. It's such a cool period photo. Unfortunately I haven't got a reply from him since. So I'm hoping he's still reading the blog and will respond to my email.
A little while ago one of the readers made a small donation (Thank you Roland!). And now I finally have purchased two unknown magazines for the archive. They are both scanned and will be available in the download folder shortly. It's an Italian magazine which was unknown to me. I don't master the Italian language but both articles are rather small and not indepth. Still a very a nice addition. As Always I welcome any kind of contribution.