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First owned by Piero Lardi Ferrari
1983 Ferrari 400i GT 2+2 Coupé
Chassis no. ZFFEB07B000046017

One of only 571 manual transmission examples out of 1,810 (carburettor and injection) models produced, chassis number '46017' was delivered new to Ing. Piero Lardi, as confirmed by factory correspondence on file. It is believed this is the only Ferrari 400 with an optional third rear seat (or higher centre console) replacing the standard central armrest. A photograph of Piero Lardi behind the wheel is on file, taken in 1983 at Imola by Marcel Massini. We have been advised that Piero Lardi travelled some 35,000 kilometres with his 400i between 1983 and 1986.

In 1986 Piero Lardi sold the Ferrari to Jacques Swaters of the famous Garage Francorchamps in Brussels, Belgium. Philippe Lancksweert remembers driving the car back from Italy to Belgium for Garage Francorchamps but more importantly he remembers Jacques Swaters driving the Ex-Piero Lardi 400i to Hungary for the first Grand Prix at the Hungaroring near Budapest. In October 1986, Jacques Swaters sold the car to a Belgian lady residing in Monaco, at which time the odometer reading was 43,177 kilometres. The car was used frequently and only two years later had covered some additional 60,000 kilometres.

In January 1989 the Ferrari was sold again, on this occasion through Ferrari Garage Monza in Ghent to the current lady owner with a genuine 106,000 kilometres recorded. Currently showing 118,000 kilometres on the odometer (12,000 kilometres in more than 30 years), the car is now being used much less frequently, which is why it is looking for another custodian.
The Ferrari has always been serviced with Garage Monza since 1989, as confirmed by them (some older invoices are on file). It has a lovely original interior and is presented in good, unmolested original condition, benefiting from professional detailing carried out recently. The car comes with the following:

Correspondence between Garage Monza and the Ferrari factory regarding the car's history.
Correspondence with Garage Francorchamps dated January 1989 confirming production figures; Piero Lardi Ferrari's ownership; and the approximate odometer reading of 35,000 kilometres in 1986
Certificate of Conformity dated 1986 when the car arrived in Belgium with Garage Francorchamps.
Sales invoice from Garage Francorchamps to the second registered owner, Mme Doris Helewaut, dated October 1986 (Belgium to Monaco).
Sales invoice to the current owner dated January 1989 (Monaco to Belgium).
Service invoices: 01/1993 and 07/1997 (replacement timing belts); Dinitrol treatment in February 1990.
Spare keys and tool kit.
Current Belgian registration documents (please note a clerical error recording the chassis number prefix as 'ZFFGB' instead of the correct 'ZFFEB').

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