Wed, 29th Jul 2015 13:15

The Pavilion Gardens

  Lot 27

1981 Ferrari 400i

Sold for £25,312

(including buyers premium)

Lot details
Registration No: PPJ220W
Chassis No: 36731
Mot Expiry: Nov 2015

- 1 of just 152 UK-supplied RHD Automatic cars

- 47,000 recorded miles, Blue leather upholstery, 4.8-litre V12

- Offered with history file and MOT'd till November 2015

Further info :

Introduced at the 1976 Paris Salon, the Ferrari 400 shared the same crisp Pininfarina styling and Type F101AL tubular steel chassis frame as its 365GT4 2+2 predecessor. Powered by an enlarged 4823cc 'quad-cam' V12 engine, the occasional four-seater featured all-round independent suspension (self-levelling to the rear), power-assisted recirculating ball steering and four-wheel disc brakes. Notable as the first Maranello product for which automatic transmission could be specified; the 400 also boasted such luxuries as Connolly hide upholstery, electric windows and optional air conditioning. Arriving during mid 1979, the 400i enjoyed greater refinement, lower emissions and better fuel economy thanks to its adoption of Bosch K-Jetronic fuel-injection. Credited with some 310bhp and 289lbft of torque, the newcomer was reputedly capable of 0-60mph in 7.5 seconds and 149mph. A true front-engined, rear-wheel drive V12 Ferrari from the old school, the 400i remained in production until 1985 by which time some 886 automatic variants had been sold.

The sale car on offer is just 1 of 152 UK-supplied RHD Automatic cars finished in Blue and matched with Blue leather upholstery. Displaying 47,000 miles `PPJ 220W' is offered with history file containing a collection of old MOT's / invoices and was subject to a belt change, engine tune up and other works in 2007 by Neal Lucas sports cars Ltd with the invoice totaling £2,445.00. With the recent increase in Ferrari values this 400 looks a great investment and is offered with a current MOT into November 2015.

All successful bids must be paid in full by midday the day after the auction at the latest.

You can collect your new pride and joy from our venue until 1pm the day following the sale or our partners are on hand to help arrange safe transportation:


Auction: The Pavilion Gardens, Wed, 29th Jul 2015

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