16th Mar, 2022 13:00

Imperial War Museum, Duxford

  Lot 34

1986 Ferrari 412
One of just 55 UK supplied, right-hand drive examples

Estimated at £35,000 - £42,000

Lot details

Registration No: C537 RRR
Chassis No: ZFFYD24000062419
MOT: March 2023

PLEASE NOTE: This lot is now offered with an MOT until March 2023.

  • One of just 55 UK supplied, right-hand drive, automatic examples manufactured
  • Just c.73,500 miles from new
  • Supplied new to English entrepreneur Peter de Savary before being said to have been lost in a game of golf
  • Recently benefited from £7,500 worth of expenditure
  • Offered with a history file which contains the original stamped service book

The Ferrari 412 was the final glorious flowering of the '400' series of luxurious four-seaters that had commenced with the introduction of the 365 GT/4 2+2 in 1972. Representing evolution rather than revolution, the 412 debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in 1985. The newcomer retained its predecessor's quad-cam V12 engine but enjoyed a capacity increase to 4,944cc and came with anti-lock brakes, a revised interior, and bumpers colour co-ordinated with the bodywork. An improved front air dam and raised boot deck reduced the 412's already exemplary co-efficient of drag by around ten percent. By the time production ceased in 1989, Ferrari's finest 2+2 had been in production for a remarkable 17 years, with a total of 576 412’s produced.

Manufactured in 1986, this 412 was supplied new via H. R. Owen Ltd of South Kensington to renowned English entrepreneur and property magnate Peter de Savary on the 1st of July 1986. One of just 55 UK-supplied 412’s fitted with the three-speed automatic transmission, the Ferrari is presented in Nero with Red leather interior upholstery. Understood to have been gambled with and lost by de Savary during a golf game, ‘C537 RRR’ has covered just c.73,500 miles from new and has been in current registered ownership since 2019, having resided previously in a private collection.

The 412 has been the recent beneficiary approximately £7,500 worth of expenditure that included removal of any corrosion and repainting; wiring overhaul; retrimmed dashboard and parcel shelf; overhauled engine manifold and new stainless steel exhaust system; improved engine presentation and a new battery. ‘G656 VCR’ is offered with a history file which includes the original stamped service book displaying eleven entries (including from H. R. Owen, Graypaul, R&D Ferrari Specialists and Keys Motorsport Ferrari Specialsits) and owners manuals, as well as a collection of invoices, previous MOT certificates with the earliest from 2005 and a current V5C document.

For more information, please contact:
Paul Cheetham
07538 667452


Auction: Imperial War Museum, Duxford, 16th Mar, 2022

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