Beautiful Ferrari 400i in Blu Scuro with Beige interior trim. Stunning condition.
1983 Ferrari 400i in its factory original and beautiful colour combination of Dark Blue paint with Beige interior trim. Original European car delivered new by Ferrari Francorchamps Belgium.
Excellent condition, one of the best examples available of this true Grand Tourer Ferrari. Detailed history, fully documented and comes with original tools and jack. Recently €50.000,- was spent on mechanical restoration at a respected Dutch Ferrari specialist. The current mileage is only 63.400 km.
This Ferrari 400i automatic was produced in 1983 and delivered to Ferrari Francorchamps in Belgium on the 22nd of September 1983. Its original colour combination is dark blue paint (Blu Scuro) with Beige interior trim (Pelle 3218) and Light Brown carpets (Castoro 172). A gorgeous colour combination in striking contrast with the dark blue dashboard trim, steering wheel and tunnel console.
In 1993 the Ferrari came to the Netherlands where it was registered with its new Dutch owner. In 1999 the Ferrari was sold to Belgium and in 2018 the car was acquired by its current Dutch lady owner who enjoyed the car on several road trips to Italy, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
During this last ownership the car was completely mechanically restored by a respected Dutch Ferrari specialist. This €50.000,- refurbishment is fully documented with invoices and hundreds of pictures. The car is now in a mechanical perfect condition, has gorgeous paintwork and a great original interior trim.
This Ferrari 400i features air-conditioning and central door locking. It has electrically operated power windows, mirrors, bonnet and boot opening. Servo assisted power steering, full leather upholstery, radio with electric antenna and fog lights. Optional extra rear passenger air conditioning is also fitted to this car. The complete and original tool roll, jack and wheel tools are still with the car. Also, in its original and rare leather Ferrari pouch, comes the owner’s manual, sale and service organization booklet and a 1983 Ferrari production brochure. Furthermore a large original workshop manual, injection and wiring diagram booklets accompany the car.
About the Ferrari 400i in general; This is the last series of true V12 powered sports car from the Ferrari factory in Maranello. With its Pininfarina designed predecessors, the 365 GT4 2+2 and the 400GT, the fuel injected 400i was the next model in line. This series of front engined V12 2+2 Grand Tourers was produced from 1972 to 1989. At the 1976 Paris Motor show, Ferrari unveiled the replacement for the 365 GT4 2+2; the 400. This Ferrari was offered in two models: the 400 Automatic, using a GM THM400 3 speed automatic transmission and the 400 GT, using a 5-speed transmission. The 365’s V12 engine had been stroked to a displacement of 4.8 liter. The carburettors on the 400 were replaced with Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection in 1979. With 315 HP and a top speed of 240 km/h (149 mph) at 6500 rpm the 400i was a true Grand Tourer.
Under the bonnet houses a tipo F101 Colombo V12 that underwent many changes through the years. It consists of alloy heads on an alloy block, four overhead cams, 24 valves and a wet sump lubrication. The transmission is conventionally coupled directly to the engine with a driveshaft to the rear limited slip differential. The steering is servo-assisted and brakes are discs on all four wheels. Suspension consists of double wishbones, coil springs coaxial with the shock absorbers and anti-roll bars all around. The rear axle features a hydraulic self-levelling system. Cast light-alloy wheels with Michelin 240/55 VR 415 TRX tyres were fitted.