Tuesday 31 October 2017

1972 London Motorshow - Ferrari 365GT4 2+2

The same FB member posted this yesterday. And it came with an interesting supporting letter with remarks regarding the BB and the new 2+2.

Click to enlarge:

Monday 30 October 2017

Auto Becker 1977 - Garage maintenance - Ferrari 400

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.

Sunday 29 October 2017

Ferrari Werbung und Prospekte aus fünf Jahrzehnten

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:


Ferrari. Werbung und Prospekte aus fünf Jahrzehnten.



(ISBN-13: 9783613871915)
Gewicht:783 g

Stuttgart : Schrader

Auflage:1. Aufl.

Wednesday 25 October 2017

For sale: RHD Ferrari 400 GTI Coupe

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: 


And more competition, another 2 x RHD manual for sale at:



Monday 23 October 2017

Saturday 21 October 2017

1984 Monaco Grand Prix Course / Pace / Safety Car - Ferrari 400i - Monaco Motors

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/

Update 8-92019: Today a very nice contribution in the FB group by Marcel Wallenburg. The first picture reveals the 400i pace car in the background. Additionally some other pictures which were taken in Monaco 1984

Friday 20 October 2017

Radio eins : Die Sonntagsfahrer - Oldtimer - Ein Ende des Hypes?

Not a very interesting article but this one showed up on my radar. Apparently the auction sale of Keith Richards 400i triggered off a little small talk on a german broadcast station regarding the price valuation about classic cars.  I like the used picture though. In any case, hereby the article just for the records:


Sunday 15 October 2017

Autovisie - Ferrari 70 Year Special

Most car magazines had a special around the 70th year celebration of Ferrari. This was no different for the Dutch car magazine Autovisie.

In this blog post from a few weeks back: http://erwin400.blogspot.nl/2017/09/autovisie-werner-budding-vlog-123.html I mentioned Autovisie were looking for Ferrari owners who could tell more about the maintenance and if it was possible to do so on low budget. Apparently one of my readers noticed it and got in touch with them.

As such he ended up in this article. In fact I got in contact with him already last year and met him on Autovisie Cars & Coffee XL, see blog:

Click to enlarge the picture/article.:

Friday 13 October 2017

Thursday 12 October 2017

80s Hero : Late afternoon

An older blog posting I only ran into today. With a very nice specimen. Clearly it's sold already and I suspect it's locked away in a collection.


Tuesday 10 October 2017

Ferrari 400i Automatic - Junichiro Hiramatsu

In our FB page the following picture was posted with the following comment:

In 1984, 400 i Automatic #45967 and the Japanese collection Junichiro Hiramatsu...

I had not heard about this name before. So a quick research resulted in the following pictures:

 As for the collector, I came across this article which is a nice little read:


Friday 6 October 2017

For Sale : Ferrari 400i Pouch + Documentation - Toolkit Briefcase - Jack Toolkit / 12V Tyre pump

The following items were brought to my attention by a trusted Dutch seller. A great opportunity to get your 400 complete. If one or more of these items have your interest he can be contacted via email: maranelloparts@outlook.com 

Pouch + Manual + service warranty book from 1982 : Price € SOLD!
Ferrari 400i Automatic VIN 42429

Service / warranty book (pages loose) from 1978 : Price € SOLD!
Ferrari 400 Automatic VIN 23455

(out of interest I checked a little more regarding the first owner. Apparently this car was registered on the German company "Bekleidungswerke Erwin Hucke". According to this German article - http://www.nw.de/lokal/kreis_minden_luebbecke/luebbecke/luebbecke/20814145_Fruehere-Textil-Unternehmer-Hans-Hucke-ist-tot.html - the company owner Erwin Hucke died in 1965. The company was then handed over to his sons Hans and Uwe. So I suspect the Ferrari 400 was owned by one of them. Hans passed away last year at the age of 73. As for the company: Hucke AG operates as a clothing company in Germany. The company’s stores sell apparel for men, women, and children, as well as offer a range of sports clothing. It markets and sells its products in Germany and internationally. Hucke AG is based in Luebbecke, Germany. When checking further about Uwe I noticed more leads to exclusive automobiles, so I suspect it was his car).

The car is tracked down and currently offered for sale:


Ferrari 365 / 400 Toolkit Briefcase (complete) : Price € SOLD!

Ferrari 412 Jack Tool Kit Bag (originally belonged to a Testarossa, hence the tow-eye included).
Price € 800,-

The next item belongs to me - it's not a 400 item though. Hopefully someone has an interest in it. If it does sell I will spend the money on the missing magazines in my archive, so everyone can enjoy it as well, win-win. So help me selling it, I'm open for serious offers.

Genuine Ferrari 12V tyre pump / compressor. Price € SOLD

Tuesday 3 October 2017

Finland : Ferrari 400 for sale

I noticed this 400 for sale in Finland. I'm only publishing it due to it's location. There are not many 400's around in the Nordics and I doubt if they have been sold new overthere. It's a nice 1977 carb version with a nice color combo.


Update 5-10-2107: Seems like I was right as there weren’t any 400s imported new to the Nordics. In fact no new Ferraris were sold in Sweden between 1977-1984 due to emissions (Just like in the USA). As for Finland and Norway they don't even have an official dealership available today. 

There were quite a few 365s though – at least 4 through official Swedish channels and probably more via Germany etc.  There was a 412 in Sweden by 1991 but it’s not confirmed if it was sold new here or not – probably not. 

The VIN is 22577 and first registered by the Germany company: Fa. Walter, Verlags-u Werbe GmbH