Aesthetically similar to the outgoing 400i, upon its introduction in 1985 the Ferrari 412 offered slightly increased performance and some updates over its predecessor. Chief among these was a slightly larger V-12 engine, now boasting 340 bhp at 6,000 rpm and a 0–100 km/h time of 6.7 seconds. This would also be the first Ferrari fitted with ABS and buyers could choose between a five-speed manual transmission or a three-speed automatic.
Imported to Switzerland from Japan by its current owner in 2016, this 412 is finished in a tasteful subtle colour combination of dark blue over a red leather interior and is fitted with the automatic transmission. The car presents very well throughout and appears to have been restored at some point in its recent past and exhibits few signs of wear throughout. Additionally, it is accompanied by an original owner’s manual, as well as a correct tool kit and jack. For the enthusiast looking to step into their first Ferrari and for a car that is just as exciting to drive as it is practical, this 412 would be an excellent choice. To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/pa19.