Tuesday 30 May 2023

Ferrari Pinin Four Door Saloon

3 new articles about the Ferrari Pinin has been added to the download folder:

UK_1980_Autoweek Magazine
UK_2018_Enzo Magazine
UK_2020_AutoItalia Magazine

Sunday 14 May 2023

Sports Car Market magazine article by Donald Osborne : Comfort zone abandoned

 An older article from 2019 which I missed out. Thanks for sharing Ernest. Now available in the download folder:

Monday 8 May 2023

1984 Ferrari 400i by Pavesi - Palmen collection

What a pitty to see the car in this condition, especially with the missing interior. Adding it here for the records. 

See my previous blog about this collection and this 400i:



— View the entire auction on www.classiccar-auctions.com —

The Ferrari 400i is a Gran Turismo car produced by the Italian car brand Ferrari between 1976 and 1989. It was one of the first Ferrari models to feature an automatic transmission, and was also one of the first Ferraris to feature a V12 engine with fuel injection. The Ferrari 400i automatic transmission is a special version of the Ferrari 400i where the car is equipped with an automatic transmission instead of a manual transmission. It was one of the first Ferrari models to be equipped with an automatic transmission, which made driving in this sports car more comfortable. The 400i had a 4.8-liter V12 engine with a capacity of approximately 315 hp and a torque of 400 Nm. The car had a top speed of about 240 km/h and could accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in about 7 seconds. The design of the car was based on the Pininfarina styling and the interior was luxurious. The Ferrari 400i was a popular choice among collectors and classic car enthusiasts because of its rarity and exclusivity. During its 13 years of production, a total of 883 units were produced with manual transmission. This special version of the Ferrari 400i is produced by the coachbuilder Pavesi. Unfortunately the interior is not present.

The cars on offer are part of a static collection that has been accumulated over the last 40 years. They are mainly in an unrestored, original but dusty condition. We have not tried to start any of the cars. We have been informed that the engines have been turned, on a regular basis, but the exact condition of the cars and the engines is unknown to us.


Sunday 7 May 2023

Ferrari 400i manual special build

Apparently this one is residing in Brasil and the 1st owner was Howard Keck :


And 2 other blogs:



I'm not sure what specifically was taylor made for him. Looks standard to me. Maybe it was the name tag only :-)

Ferrari 400i GT Taylor Made Ispirazioni 1983. In São Paulo SP.

340hp front 4.8 V12 engine with 5-speed manual transmission.

What sets this apart from any other 400i is its impressive condition and unique history. With only 14,700 original km and exclusive configurations ordered "Taylor Made Ispirazioni" at the factory by its first, and almost only, owner, oil tycoon Howard Keck, make this Ferrari a unique collector's item.


Saturday 6 May 2023

Friday 5 May 2023

Autovisie : Controverse stond succes niet in de weg

The Dutch version by Autovisie (published in March - so yes, I'm a bit behind). The original version got published by Magazine  Classic and Sportscar: see this blog


In any case, this Dutch edition is now also available in the download folder.

Thursday 4 May 2023

Project : Converting a gated Manual 812 engine into a 412

Well, what can I say, a very interesting project by https://omdsandiego.com/

Hereby the first few episodes:

Brand New Build, and I Already Broke It!!!! / Ferrari 412 Ep. 1 - YouTube


Pulling The Old Engine and Revealing the New Engine!! / Ferrari 412 Ep. 2 - YouTube

Remarkably they are using this Ferrari 412 from the Netherlands which was imported from California and apparently now sold back to the USA again. 

Bummer they are using a low mileage car for this project. Oh well. 

Today, 8-5-2023 I bumped into this article:  https://engineswapdepot.com/?p=100116

And I noticed episode 4 is published now: