Tuesday 16 July 2024

Auction Bonhams : 1978 Ferrari 400 Automatic

Somehow this one showed up on my radar earlier this week, while it was sold on an auction last year:


Adding it here only for the records and the special mention of the 1st owner skills during WW II :

"It has an even rarer ownership history, once being the property of a Lord of the Realm who was highly decorated for his bravery and flying skills during WW II. At under 57k on the odometer it will also be considered very low mileage for its age and in the era of the ULEZ the car qualifies for historic status."

1978 Ferrari 400

76 BidsWinner - Gavron
8:29 PM, 22 MAY 2023Vehicle sold


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Monday 15 July 2024

Yves Saint Laurent - Zoรซ Kravitz - Ferrari 412

In this video the Ferrari 412 is used as a prop. You can skip the first minute if you want to see it immediately.

Saint Laurent Editions presents

​Zoรซ by Purienne​
Created and Imagined by Anthony Vaccarello​
With Zoรซ Kravitz and Jeremy Allen White
Book available at Saint Laurent Babylone and Saint Laurent Rive Droite Los Angeles and soon on YSL.COM
Exhibition at Saint Laurent Rive Droite Los Angeles until August 20
Book signing with Zoรซ Kravitz at Saint Laurent Rive Droite Los Angeles July 29


And on Instagram:

In the Facebook someone commented on a photo I posted with the following remark:

David Delcroix Consulting 
Nice picture with an amazing French 412 sold by DAVID DELCROIX CONSULTING few months ago: https://www.facebook.com/100051033172597/posts/930155598695537/?app=fbl

Sunday 14 July 2024

UK Magazine Classic & Sports Car : Ferrari legends

 This collector's edition does have a great article about the 400 series. It has however already been published in an earlier edition as per blog:


In any case, for completion, I have uploaded this one as well in the Google drive:

Friday 12 July 2024

Cfecmon - school students - restoration Ferrari 365GT4 2+2

Last year I posted this Italian article about a school and their students going to restore a Ferrari 365GT4 2+2 :


And today someone in my FB contacts posted this update in his timeline:


Find the photo and translation below. That looks very promising:

๐—˜๐—บ๐—ผ๐˜‡๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฎ ๐—น๐—น'๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ผ ๐— ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜€! ๐Ÿš—

The Ferrari 488 GT3 RS was the fastest car in the world: last year, surrounded by 30 Ferrari 12-cylinder models and the entire Mondovรฌ and Motori team, they celebrated their contribution to the restoration of the magnificent Ferrari GT4 365 2+2.

Guided by master restorers Stefano Mirto, Marino Musso and painter Fabrizio Mondino, our children worked with passion to bring this automobile jewel back to life. ๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ ๐—™๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ถ ๐—ป๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฒ̀ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ฎ: the restoration will take place in the next school year. But just last year, the teachers Erik Giordanetto and Claudio Galliano were able to deliver to the restorers some pieces modelled and printed in 3D at our headquarters in Mondovรฌ. ๐—จ๐—ป ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜‚๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐—ผ ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜‡๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐˜‡๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฒ: this is the vocation of our school, which has always shaped young people into the future, without ever diluting their roots and passion for the craftsmanship.

Friday 5 July 2024

Old Garage Forecourts

I might have posted these before but just in case I didn't. Photo's by Robert Westall via Facebook group:


Modena Engineering East Horsley 1989

Maranello Sales 18/9/1990,

Wednesday 3 July 2024

Magazine Car Club Special - Classic Rises : Ferrari 400

Here you go:

Click on the picture to enalarge:

I looked it up and it's this one:


So it has a different license plate and color as shown in the article photo.

Friday 21 June 2024

Jamaica Classic Car Club - Fathers day 21 June 2024 - Ferrari 400i - Chevy twin turbo

Today I caught this article from last week but the 400i photo was somehow not shown but was mentioned nevertheless:


JCCC website: https://www.jamaicaclassiccarclub.com/

Didn't expect a 400i to show up in Jamaica, I suspect it's imported from the USA but I might be wrong. I have seen twin turbo versions before:



But this one is new to me

On their FB channel I found a video of this event. At 2:45 you will see some footage of this car:


Thursday 20 June 2024

Sammy Hagar (the red rocker) I can't drive 55 - Ferrari 400i Automatic

 About 10 years ago I posted this blog:


And earlier this week on my Facebook timeline these posting shows up where he's cruising around in his 400i  I was suprised to see it's actually still used and driven:


Wednesday 19 June 2024

Youtube - Garage Gasi - Scopriamo assieme la Ferrari 412 e la storia del suo 12 cilindri: parte 1 & 2

 It's of course presented in Italian of course but its very easy to turn subtitles on and translate into English via the settings. Enjoy part 1 and 2

Wednesday 22 May 2024

Peroni Nastro Azzurro - Giacobazzi - MO 391677

Recently I obtained this Peroni advert lightbox. Thought it was a nice item for my garage. As such I shared this photo on Facebook. Someone remarked it looked liked the garage Giacobazzi.

So that triggered me to do a quick search and I hit this article:


Funny enough this article does display my Ferrari 400 as well - same photo as used in the header of this blog. I suspect they used my blog for this article.

In any case this reminded me about the fact Enzo Ferrari did had a Ferrari 400 as well as outlined by this blog:


I totally forgot it's the one displayed in the Giacobazzi museum:


I'm surprised I never further looked into this. The chauffeur of Enzo clearly mentioned it was a 400 Automatic. On the back the 400 Automatic emblem is clearly visible:

But it is equipped with a manual gearbox. I now wonder what is the VIN of this car and what is mentioned on the tag at the steering wheel. Has it been changed to a manual?

Furthermore I noticed it does have the 400i wheels with the TRX tyres. 

Monday 6 May 2024

Concorso Ferrari Pasadena 2024

We have a winner! The Ferrari 400i received the Platnium award!

Congratulations Mike Kerns. 

Sunday 28 April 2024

USA Magazine Autoweek October 5 1981 - Driving the Ferrari 400 Automatic

I spotted this magazine on Ebay and I don't have it in my public archive:


The price and the shipping costs is a bit to much. So I'm hoping one of the readers does have a (digital) copy available so I can share it with everyone.

Thursday 25 April 2024

Enzo Magazine numero 24 : Ferrari Felber Croisette & Ferrari 365/400/412 series

A double whammy in the latest French Enzo Magazine. 

1) an article about the Ferrari Felber Croisette
2) an article about the 365/400/412 series

Now available in the download folder.

Via Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/C6GZ3W-LKas/?img_index=1

Sunday 21 April 2024

Instagram posting : The boss's car.



The boss's car. Paradoxical as it may seem, both Enzo Ferrari and Ferruccio Lamborghini, among the builders of the most famous sports (and racing) cars in the world, loved comfort with a touch of luxury. No mystery that Lamborghini liked Espada and Jarama, and his absolute favourite (and personal everyday car) was an Islero rather than the ones for which his maison would become more renowned. Ferrari wasn't even looking for power for personal use, often further dampened by his chauffeur Dino Tagliazucchi: Peugeot 404, Fiat 131 and 132. Absolute fulfillment reached in the 70s, delicate moment in which the sports car, caught between two fires (social protest and oil crisis) split up and specialized in order not to risk its very existence. As in the USA the fuel shortage makes the horsepower battle disappear from market and advertising, moving on to highlight a much more spongy and baroque luxury to divert attention from weakened engines with ridiculous and compromised efficiency, Ferrari moves the engine of its total-performance machines to the rear. While on the other hand creates a big luxury car with less compromises. Instead, until the previous decade, its entire range was conceived and built in the same way, classic fuselage-like front-engined GTs, larger or smaller and more luxurious or essential, following a single common line: there was only to decide whether they were also ideal for racing or not. So if this role is now covered by the hyper-focused 365GT4 BB, while best-seller Daytona leaves the scene and precisely due to market needs the GTC4 hadn't completely convinced, the GT4 2+2 becomes the most indicated full-fledged luxury car, authoritative, snob, geometric and essential outside, sumptuous inside. Pininfarina loves continuity...(in first comment) #ferrari #ferrari365 #ferrari365gt4 #ferrari365gt42plus2 #365gt4 #berlinettaboxer #ferrari400 #ferrari365gt2plus2 #v12 #ferraridaytona #enzoferrari #ferrariclub #ferrariclassic #classicferrari #scuderiaferrari #ferrarifans #ferrarilovers #ferrarilove #1970s #anni70 #italiancars #sportscar #ferraristyle #ferrarilife #drivetastefully #pininfarina #ferrari365gt #ferrarifans #ferrari2plus2 #ferrariheritage

Therefore all the lines, the details, everything has the meticulous precision and sheer simplicity of its finest creations. And mind you, here he had a lot of time to start from afar and gradually refine this modeling, from the Lancia Flaminia Coupรฉ to the 365GT 2+2, to the Fiat 130 Coupรฉ, passing through the one-off Bentley T1 Coupรฉ Speciale. Like the latter it has the rear whose seriousness is only slightly dampened by the circular taillights, plus the concession to sportiness of the trendy pointed front and the retractable headlights is obvious, but still managed with discretion. Mission accomplished, if Enzo himself drove one it means that it's the perfect car for the bosses, even if for emissions regulation reasons it was never sold in the USA and therefore only equipped with a normal (and rather tricky, especially when cold) manual gearbox . He drove it anyway, but it's understandable that in the 400 evolution, the automatic transmission would later have made sense and was quite well-suited.