1978 Ferrari 400

Automatic

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1978
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

1978 – Ferrari 400 Automatic

Belgian registration title

- Fully restored
- Elegant color combination
- Known history

Unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in 1976 and powered by a 4.8-liter four-cam V12, the 400 GT reaffirmed Ferrari's desire to compete with the best luxury sports cars in the world. Its spacious, comfortable interior, luxuriously finished and stretched in leather up to the headliner, makes it a formidable GT ready to face long distances, while its 12-cylinder engine associated with a manual gearbox gives it sportiness and driving pleasure never before seen on a GT in its class. By the time production of the final version, the 412, ended in 1989, the more refined Ferrari 2 + 2 had been in production for 17 years, its exclusivity resulting in rarely more than 200 units sold each year.

The Ferrari 400 Automatic presented in these pages was delivered new to Germany in April 1978. It was then presented in its present configuration, with that unusual maroon metallizzato colour which suits it perfectly. Its first owner only kept it for a little over a year, unlike its second owner who kept it for 10 years. Its third owner, a Belgian resident, bought the car in 1989 when it had 83,400 kilometres on the odometer. He will keep it for 25 years when the current collector acquires it. It is now 2015 and according to the information on file, the car has retained its original engine and automatic transmission. Since the acquisition of this Ferrari 400 Automatic, the current owner will have carried out a complete restoration of the car. An initial invoice of 15,000 euros for the engine refurbishment in 2015, followed by almost 30,000 euros for the interior, the wiring harness and all other elements that needed to be changed or refurbished. Everything is justified on the invoices. It obtains its FFVE certificate, which will allow it to be registered in France, as well as its certificate of authenticity in 2017. A final invoice amounting to more than 15,000 euros will cover the complete overhaul of the gearbox, the refurbishment of the 4 suspension modules, the rebuilding of the exhaust silencers, the air conditioning refill and general engine maintenance. All this will be carried out at Red Cars International