Friday, 28 July 2017

Magazine Article : Auto Capital : Ferrari 365GT4 2+2 / Lamborghini Espada / Maserat Indy

Another scan I obtained, unfortunately a very poor scan without front cover. Till now this is only the 2nd Italian magazine article. For now I'm unable to identify which edtion it has been. It's now available in the download folder.

Again, I would appreciate any further contribution from my readers to obtain the missing magazine articles. If possible provide high quality scans. See this blog for all relevant articles:

BAT : Watermelon Red: 1984 Ferrari 400i 5-Speed w/ Factory Upgrades - Dean Martin

This is a known car, so just the BAT article for the records and the comments:

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Ferrari 412 White on White - Bahrain - Saudi Arabia

Could it be this 412:

Is the same as this one:

A lonely Ferrari 400 in Bahrain 😢
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On further investigation some additional pictures were found and the conclusion is that it's a different car, mostly based on the bumper skirtst which are black and potential a different mirror:

Monday, 3 July 2017

The Silver Stone Classic Sale 2017 - Ferrari 400i Automatic

This advert came to my attention. Reason for mentioning here is because I'm interested in the outcome. Prices for the 400 in the UK are still fairly low compared with Europe Mainland. I like the color setting as well. And also the first owner is mentioned; Mr Page. I don't think it's Jimmy Page as he had a 1978 400 Automatic. By now I received some additional input about the owner, to be more precise, it's: "L Page”, Rothley, Leicestershire. He had also owned 24885 from new (now in the Netherlands), presumably swapping it for 32017. Originally light blue – as you can see here:

Registration: XIJ 400
Chassis Number: 32017
Engine Number: 32017
Number of cylinders: 12
CC: 4823
Year of Manufacture: 1980
Estimate (£): 22,000 - 25,000
(+buyer’s premium of 15% including VAT @ 20%)

This UK right-hand drive Ferrari 400i was supplied new through Coopers of Leicester to a Mr Page on 20th August 1980. Finished in Grey Metallic with a blue leather interior, the car is an automatic, making it one of only 152 UK-supplied cars in this configuration. Over the years and up to 62,876 miles the car has been maintained by Coopers, Graypaul, Modena, and Maranello Concessionaires.
The paintwork is in good condition for a car of this age, and the body shows no signs of rust. The interior is much the same, with the leather seats remaining rip-free and the headlining presenting well. The wood on the centre console looks sharp and the original Philips 'Turnolock' radio is still present. The Bosch K-Jetronic injection has been refurbished by a Bosch specialist and at the same time service items completed. To enhance the engine appearance, the cam covers were removed and repainted.
Supplied with UK V5c, its original bookpack containing the handbook and the original service book, this 400i is now showing 75,300 miles on the odometer and presents a good opportunity to purchase a fairly rare home-market Ferrari at a realistic guide price.