Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Auction - Artcurial 1979 Ferrari 400i manual vs 400 carburetor manual

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.



Sunday, 19 May 2019

Rainman Ferrari 400i for sale in Japan

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.


Saturday, 18 May 2019

Italy here we come 2019 - Una Esperienza Particolare - 2 x Ferrari 400

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.

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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.

Friday, 17 May 2019

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

The Field Of Abandoned Ferraris (And How They Got There)

This story showed up today:


This one was offered for sale at Beverly Hills Club, see posting:


So now you know the story behind it. Apparently it's sold already. Wonder when and where it shows up next.

Friday, 3 May 2019

Replica Ferrari 375 mm PF speciale based on the Ferrari 365 GT4 2+2

Copy of Ferrari 375 mm PF SPECIALE S / N 0456 AM; built by Bob Smith Coachworks of Gainsville, Texas; and based on the Ferrari 365 GT 2 + 2 s / n 13119. Are there any more photos of this replica?

Saturday, 27 April 2019

Autowereld.com : Waarom aan de Ferrari 400i en 456 GTA een koninklijk tintje zit

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.


Friday, 26 April 2019

For sale on Ebay : 1982 Ferrari 400i V12 engine

For those interested:


1982 Ferrari 400i V12 engine for sale

100 % stock and complete, still in the car 38800 miles and starts and runs fine
Automatic transmission included

Asking $15,000 or best offer as is where is

Cost of removal from car included , crating and shipping at buyers expense

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Water valve for heater - 110066

A very nice compatibility find on Fchat. Thanks for sharing Arvid:


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Yonge Steeles Motors in Toronto, Canada - 1980 - Ferrari 400i

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.

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

For sale: used 5x Michelin TRX 240/55 VR

They are located in Leerdam (the Netherlands). Contact details are in the advert link but feel free to reach out to me to facilitate:


Michelin TRX
240/55 VR
5 pieces:

1x datumcode 0610 with 10mm profile
1x datumcode 0610 with 10mm profile
1x datumcode 071 with5mm profile
1x datumcode 482 with 5mm profile
1x datumcode 405 with 6mm profile

One buy for € 600,-

Monday, 8 April 2019

Rivista Auto 70 - Ferrari 365 GT/4 2+2

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.

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Auto Salon / Motor show Ferrari 400

One of the kind readers submitted these photo's. Does any of you happen to know which year and which auto show it was presented?

Update: quicker as anticipated; this is likely the Turin auto salon in 1976