Thursday 19 October 2023

Ferrari 400i manual 1982 press photo - Pininfarina

 This photo was sold via Ebay. By the looks of it a press photo for Pininfarina

On the back this specific address was provided:

Industrie Pininfarina SpA - Casella portale 295 - 10100 Torino :

Further checking revealed this website:
With the following excerpt:

"Mr. Leonardo Fioravanti, S.p.A. Carrozzeria Pininfarina, Casella Postale N. 295, 10100 Torino, Italy; Mr. Leonardo Fioravanti

S.p.A. Carrozzeria Pininfarina
Casella Postale N. 295
10100 Torino

Dear Mr. Fioravanti: Thank you for your letter of May 25, 1972, inquiring about th applicability of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 205, and FMVSS No. 302, to the rear windows of convertible cars.; In FMVSS No. 302, the convertible top is not intended to refer to th rear window, but has reference only to the overhead material. Flammability of the transparent glazing material is regulated by FMVSS No. 205.; Sincerely, Robert L. Carter, Associate Administrator, Motor Vehicl Programs"

Friday 13 October 2023

Felber Ferrari 365 GT4 2+2 - Croisette - history book

Here is a 200 page large format History Book created privately for the owner of this unique Felber Ferrari 365 GT4 2+2 called "Croisette" chassis 18255 at the request of a Sheikh Arab.

Delivered with the exterior color Blu Ribot reference 2.443.63, originally 18255 was exhibited on the SAVAF stand during the Geneva Motor Show from March 13 to 23, 1975.
The Swiss Willy Felber, then a Ferrari agent from Morges, had the idea for this crazy project, asked his Italian friend Giovanni Michelotti, master coachbuilder (a regular at designing Ferraris), to create the concept on paper of a Ferrari V12 station wagon. based on 365 GT4 2+2.
The unique 18255 was built in 1976 in England at Panther Westwinds Ltd.
18255 was found on June 23, 1979 at the auction organized by Gallerie Keller in Zürich, result not sold.... the rest in the History Book!

Sunday 8 October 2023

New battery - Windscreen washer bag

Yesterday I cleaned out the garage but the 400 had difficulty to start up. It was time for a new battery after 8 years or so. I never put them on a charger/conditioner and I know I should. 

So time to get a new one. It's a simple job so adding it here only for the maintenance records. Pumping up the tyres and to the gas station to get a little new fresh gas for the upcoming winter. 

When I removed the battery I spotted this paper snippet:

One of the owners of my car was Frits Kroymans. I just looked up the part nr 101563 and it turns out to be a windscreen washer bag. Which makes sense as thats located next to the battery. So likely that must have been renewed somewhere in the past. It's indeed in a very good shape and condition, so that explains :-)

Thursday 5 October 2023

Factory photo - Ferrari 400i - middle east - large air vent

These two photo's got sold last night on Ebay for respectively 52 GBP and 37 GBP.

At the Ferrari factory in Maranello in the early 1980s on the assembly line dedicated to the 12-cylinder engine: Rare photo of a white Ferrari 400i intended for the Middle East market, with specification extended bonnet vent, rear air conditioning... 23 only were produced between 1982 and 1984.

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