Wednesday 30 December 2020

Ferrari 400i 1983 warranty card

This German warranty booklet showed up on the Dutch marketplace. So adding it here for the records and my interest for the first owner. Apparently the car was registered on the company name, called Erich Kieserling Gmbh in Bremen. Nowadays known as EKB and specialized in container logistics. At the time of purchase the son Karsten Kieserling was in charge and I suspect it was his company car. It was delivered by Auto Becker and unfortunately the VIN is shielded off.

Update 1-1-2021 : 

The service book from your blog (30 Dec) is 46855.

46855 is now a convertible (I don’t know who did the conversion, but Lorenz & Rankl would be my guess). By 1993 it had moved to the Netherlands and it was seen at an event in 2000 but I have no current trace. I don’t think it is registered in the Netherlands any more. Registration GF-PL-41.

Tuesday 29 December 2020

Magazine : Classic Cars Februari 2021 : 90 years of Pininfarina - Interview Leonardo Fioravanti

A rare inteview with Sig. Fioravanti and it touches very briefly the 365GT4 2+2.
For his complete ouvre I can recommend his book as highlighted in this blog:

To read the article it's best to save photo's locally and then view them enlarged:

Thursday 17 December 2020

Magazine : Autobild Klassik No 1 2021 - Ferrari 400 test Lamborghini Espada / Maserati Indy / Iso Lele

The latest edition (Jan 2021)  of the German magazine Autobild Klassik has a very interesting article about 4 GT's from the seventies. I can already reveal the winner ;-)  What a great way to start 2021!

Tuesday 15 December 2020

Auction : Aguttes results Ferari 400i Manual vs Ferrari 400i Automatic

Thought this was an interesting result to share. Both are comparable 400i's  in a very decent shape and according to the description they have been well maintained. The manual fetches a higher price than the automatic. The auction price results are without the 15% auction fee (as far as I can tell). I consider this a fair and good market price indication in Europe mainland. Let's see what the coming year will bring.

Friday 11 December 2020

Tuesday 8 December 2020

Sunday 6 December 2020

Flashback : SAY 400

Maranello Concessionaires Tower Garage September 1982. More previously owned cars for sale... The ex John Tate 365GTB/4 16583 (TA8) flanked by the 400i demonstrator SAY 400 and the final 308 GTBi demo car. The following month we received the first of the 308GTB QV’s.

Thursday 3 December 2020

Ferrari by Schedoni

This book got released yesterday. It's only available in the Italian language and it does contain some info about the 400 as a friend of mine contributed some photo's of his car. I was informed the 412 is also starring. Curious to see the end result. By the way, this book contains of 400 pages ;-)

Tuesday 1 December 2020

Silverstone auction : 1978 Ferrari 400 RHD Manual

Another advert with a great photo shoot. Only adding it for the records to capture the first owner. Apparently it was already sold earlier this year via a Silverstone auction.

The 400 GT offered here, chassis number 26265 was built in November 1978 and ordered by Brighton Car Concessionaires to be finished in Silver Grey with black striped red leather. It was specified with air conditioning, electric windows, twin mirrors, and a radio. They sold the car in June 1979 to its first proud owner, a Mr Claridge who was a prominent Ferrari and Frazer Nash collector and who already owned a 275 GTB, 250 GTE, 275 GTB4 and Dino 246 GT. On delivery of the 400,  he instructed Lancaster Ferrari to rustproof the car and the original Ziebart guarantee and bungs are still present.Invoices in the file show that Maranello Concessionaires serviced the car until Mr Claridge’s death in 1995 and a V5 Certificate, dated February 1996, indicates that the Ferrari was then transferred to the estate who instructed a broker to arrange its sale.

Rare Rides: The 1984 Ferrari 400 GTi – Luxurious Ruching for Four

An older article from earlier this year which my radar only caught today. Just an average read:

Sunday 22 November 2020

Ni-Cola auction : Ferrari collection Jean-Louis Bezemer

Curious to know who won this auction as I got outbid - looks like a very interesting collection. Hopefully some information can be exchanged by the new owner.

Tuesday 10 November 2020


So many beautiful photo's you can find these days about the 400. How different was that a few a years ago. 

Photo credits: 

Saturday 7 November 2020

Friday 6 November 2020

Monday 2 November 2020

Ferrari owners manual and warrant booklet : VIN 17215

 I was informed about this auction:

Curious to know if the car with VIN 17215 still exist? According to the VIN book it was originally in Champagne / Black

Apparently the first owner was Mr. Ado Blaton registered at 171 Chaussee de la Hulpe in Brussel.

Monday 26 October 2020

Ferrari 412 maintenance reportage

One of the readers shared the 412 maintenance photo reportage with me. Always nice to see details of such activity and what has been done. And perhaps inspirational material for some or just useful reference material. I have uploaded them in a specific folder which is accessible via this link:

Saturday 24 October 2020

Bath Life - Ferrari 412

 This car has been spotted quite a few times. I have seen various photo's on Instagram and Facebook from different sources. Also listed in this article:

And now it's also published on the cover of this magazine:

Friday 23 October 2020

Ferrari 400i Arabic badge

This one got posted in the FB group a while ago. Thought this was pretty unique.

And now I have got my hands on the original badge. How cool is that?