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Now available in the download folder: listed as UK_2006_Book_Ferrari a complete guide etc.
A small overview of the 365/400/412 not very exciting so just for the records.
I got notified about this book. A nice book with a good overview and a large section about the 400 series. It's a huge book in size and weight. And fairly affordable as well. When I checked I found a Dutch version available on a marketplace in a town where I live next. So I bought it spontaneously and had collected it the same day. The article does mention an interesting fact I was not aware about, and I citate:
"Because of differences in final drive ratios, the manual was alleged to be slightly slower than the automatic (149 mph/240 kph as against 152 mph/245 kph) at 6500 rpm, but a 1978 road test of an automatic (Sport-Auto, January) showed that the engine had to be run to 6800 rpm to reach the advertised 152 mph. The manual had, at least in the hands of a skilled driver, somewhat quicker acceleration."
How's that, the automatic outperforming the manual. The performance figures between the automatic vs manual are marginal in any case. In fact from 0 to 400 m (!!!) the manual is 0.1 sec faster. But from 0 to 1000 m the automatic is 0.2 sec faster. See also this blog:
A very rare RHD, factory black, carburettor 400 in need of light restoration.
Check this out: https://www.ital-spares.com/partgroup/aktion/
Just for the records. And the enhanced console. The grille is a 400i phase 2 though (and the mirrors too). Rear lights are inversed (have seen that before on USA cars, why?) Looks like this Ebay auction got removed. Am sure it will pop up somewhere again.
|VIN (Vehicle Identification Number):||F101CL23981||Mileage:||21091|
|Body Type:||Coupe||Vehicle Title:||Clean|
This vehicle will be auctioned off on the Garage Dream Auctions site
This rare example has been part of a predominant Orange County collection for over 16 years. This matching numbers car has covered only 21K miles and is the first Ferrari model to have an automatic transmission. The most desirable of the 400 series, this early carbureted car was one of only 504 produced. The interior received a new leather interior within the last 500 miles which includes stitched Cavallino headrests and a custom center console (original refurbished burlwood console included). The car was fitted with custom HRE rims and matching low profile tires.
This classic Ferrari has had a recent service tune-up including replacements of all fluids, new plugs, timing, new battery, oil change, radiator flush, and tire/brake inspection. The car has a clean Colorado title and no history of accidents. The exterior is in very good condition. This Pininfarina designed Ferrari 400i has six double barrel side draft weber carburetors, the naturally aspirated 400 engine, and a 4.8 liter 12 cylinder producing 340 BHP. The automatic gearbox shifts cleanly. A unique collector’s item that can be used as a daily driver.
I stumbled upon this instagram post: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMQHQrcJKtu/
One of the photo's had this specific 400i Speciale badge
And I thought I recognized the car. Although I'm pretty sure I had an article on my blog about it I could not find it in the first instance. Then I localized it on the internet:
And that link contained the link to the actual article, and with that magazine title I found it on my blog after all:
So we have a double posting today ...
This one got posted on Facebook. Only adding it because of the location. Apparently this one is located under a cover in a garden somewhere in Morocco.
This one has already listed before on this blog. But now includes an active link to the selling garage with addtional photo's: