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: