Monday 31 August 2020

Ferrari 400 body by Pininfarina ready at the factory in Maranello

I came across this unique photo today which was posted on FB:

You can see clearly two new delivered Pininfarina 400 bodies which are ready for final assembly by Ferrari with the technical components.

See also this blog:

Tuesday 25 August 2020

Auction Bonhams : Ferrari 365GT4 2+2


Just for the records:

As can be read, a nice and good supporting description. It also does mention the first owner who happens to be a female:

The first owner was a Mrs Bruna Dondoni of Pavia in Northern Italy, who kept the car until 1982

Sunday 23 August 2020

For sale : Ferrari 412 - Moses Malone

Adding this one for the records as it's owned by a sport celeb:

1987 Ferrari 412

About this vehicle

1987 412i


A collectible Ferrari 412i, 1 of 575 412i's produced, with a major sports celebrity connection.

Custom ordered by Moses Malone. Only 32,839 miles.

All original including the Alpine sound system and built in radar custom installed for Moses Malone.

Rare 412i model with the 4.9L V-12 engine, the most powerful version of this car.

Garage kept since new with very minor scratches and imperfections here and there.

"Chairman of the Boards / Big Mo" Moses Malone played 2 seasons in the ABA and 20 seasons in the NBA, including a championshipwith the Philadelphia 76ers. Playing from 1974 through 1995, a center, he was named the NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) three times, was a 12-time NBA All-Star and an eight-time All-NBA Team selection. Malone led the Philadelphia 76ers to an NBA championship in 1983, winning both the league and Finals MVP. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility in 2001.

What an opportunity this is to buy Moses Malone's actual car! Mr. Malone custom ordered this Ferrarif412i new in 1987, making it truly personal.

Moses Malone's 1987 Ferrarif412i was ordered with a beautiful black exterior and red leather interior (both original). It comes with a clean Carfax.

Garaged since new, vin#ZFFYD24B000067305 all original including original wool Ferrari floor mats and original books and records.

Original Ferrari wheels in great condition with good tires.

Fully complete car however not currently running due to lack of use; could use a service and tune up to get back on the road.

Don't miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to own a rare combination of sports memorabilia and investment level Ferrari automobile!

Update 30-11-2021: Apparently put up for sale again:

Wednesday 12 August 2020

French Magazine : Automobiles Classiques 1987 : Ferrari 412

 And another French contribution. Now added to the archive and available in the download folder

Tuesday 11 August 2020

French Ferrari Magazine 1988 - Ferrari 412

One of the readers submitted a small pdf article about the Ferrari 412 taken from this magazine. It's now added to the archive and available in the download folder.

Saturday 8 August 2020

My Ferrari 400 MOT 2020 - Pass!

Earlier this week my 400 passed the MOT. It failed on the fist attempt though. The left blinking indicator failed. I was not made aware of this failure. Else I could have informed him about the culprit. It was replaced already a few years back and since it was working mostly all the time. See blog:

Since then it was almost cured but very occassionly it's still playing up though (but it always normalized by itself). I suspect there is still some corrossion on the inner side of the connector shoe (that's my theory). And of course this rare failure just happened at the MOT. So when trying to fix this it was attempted to replace the relay. The new relay burned out instantly, apparently some heavy current is used for these silly blinking lights. So when the original relay was pushed back all worked fine again. Sigh! 

Other then this all was fine, including the emission test, all within specs. Not bad for a carburetor V12.

Next on my request all exhaust rubber holders have been replaced. Most of them lost their power and were dried out. This already resulted on the right side the exhaust pipe hitting some chassis when cornerning and thus making an annoying "cloink" sound. 

Now everything is done the exhaust is firmly attached again and hanging slightly higher/closer to the body. Meaning the ground mufflers are no longer hitting/touching the ground when leaving the garage.

One remark though, the bushing for the automatic gearbox is getting poor and requires replacement in the near future

Full credits to Garage  If you are based in the Netherlands I can highly recommend them. I have trusted them also my 8.32 and 130 for MOT and maintenance.