1986 Ferrari 412

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1986
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Lot number 
    131
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Red

Description

Estimate:
$75,000 - $95,000

  • Highly original example, shows nicely
  • Odometer displays less than 42,600 miles
  • Believed to have once been owned by noted Australian professional golfer Greg Norman
  • One of 270 produced from 1985 to 1989 with five-speed manual gearbox

Although it would perhaps take the eye of an enthusiast to differentiate between the 1985 Ferrari 412 and its predecessor, the 400i, the differences between the two were not insignificant. For the 412, the graceful Leonardi Fioravanti design was further refined by Pininfarina to incorporate a higher boot-line that increased luggage space, a deeper front air dam to improve aerodynamics, redesigned sill panels, body-colored inserts, and a new wheel design, behind which lay a Bosch ABS system as standard—a first for Ferrari.

Meanwhile, at the business end of the car, the displacement of the V-12 engine was increased to 4,942 cc, resulting in a power increase of 8% to 340 bhp. Accelerating from 0–62 mph was brushed off in just 6.7 seconds, swift even by modern standards, and the speedometer would happily nudge 150 mph flat out. The leather-clad cabin was also tweaked to improve the ergonomics of the switchgear and ensure that cross-continental journeys could be dispatched with a minimum of fuss. The 412 was produced from 1985 to 1989 during which time a total of 576 were built.

This stunning Ferrari 412 was completed on 21 March 1986, finished in Rosso Corsa over Beige. It was delivered to the U.S. through Shelton Ferrari of Fort Lauderdale, Florida in April of 1986. It was at one point believed to have been owned by Australian professional golfer, Greg Norman, and later a well-known Wisconsin based collector Richard Munz. The Ferrari still boasts its original Rosso Corsa paint. The interior seats are trimmed in beige leather as are the door cards, while a nicely contrasting brown leather adorns the dash and center console. Red carpet finish off the interior design. The Ferrari’s odometer displays less then 42,600 miles and included with the car is an owner’s manual with pouch, tool kit, spare parts catalog, and select service receipts.

Please note that due to California emissions, this vehicle must be sold to a dealer or out-of-state resident.

To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/0520.