Lot 114: 1983 Ferrari 400i
Ferrari took some time to come into the four-seat market although Aston Martin, de Tomaso, Lamborghini and Maserati had established that there was a niche for such a car. When Ferrari did decide to make a real four-seat car, it seems to have shaken up Pininfarina. Presented with the problem of styling a large car with a sporting pedigree, however, they pulled out all the stops.The result is timeless elegance - there are no other words as suitable to describe it. Note the way that the large circular rear lights contrast with the otherwise severe rear panel. Note the way the Ferrari badge is placed on the car: it is discreet, but placed in such a way as to announce its presence to other road users. The beauty of its design is its infinite subtlety. The model went through many phases, starting life as the 365GT4 and ending as the 412i; it was as beautiful on the day it ended as on the day it first began.This particular 400i was manufactured in 1983 and is finished in silver with an attractive light blue leather interior. The original warranty card is signed by William Wyman, believed to be the former property of Bill Wyman, member of the Rolling Stones. The car is in good overall condition and is fitted with a nice period touch, a 1980's car phone mounted on the dash board. The car is supplied with a V5 certificate and a substantial file of bills. This understated, 4 seater V12 Ferrari is certainly a "jumping jack flash" of a car!
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