For most enthusiasts in the market for a Ferrari, the 400i and 412 are probably way down at the bottom of the want list. Even with a V12 and four seat practicality, they never made a splash here in the US, mainly because they weren't sold here new. Many of these coupes were fitted with a GM 3 speed automatic, but this example for sale in Ontario has the desirable 5-speed gearbox and looks very up to date in gray over red leather.
1984 Ferrari 400i with the rare and highly desirable 5 speed manual transmission, in the classic color combination of Grigio Ferro Metallic, with red leather interior in very good condition. There are no rips or tears in the leather, and in general the leather looks very clean and nice. The original red carpets in good condition, black dash, mostly original factory paint, very clean California car, 74,200 miles from new, fully documented history file, very strong engine, starts and runs very well, the manual transmission shifts very well, fresh TRX tires, clean Ontario title, 0-60 in 6.1 seconds, top speed 155MPH, This car is marked as both 400GT and 400i on its factory build late. It is titled under its Ferrari chassis number 50679. Its VIN number is ZFFEB07000050679. The Ebay system does not recognize the actual VIN of a 400GT, so it won't allow me to list it as a 1984. This car was imported to California from France and we have the DOT certification documents. These 400i Ferraris have been undervalued partly because most of them were automatics. The manual transmission completely transforms the car. Running it through the gears is a joy. It pulls strong and hard in every gear. It is a fabulous high speed highway cruiser, it handles very well with crisp turn-in and high cornering ability. 90 percent of the performace of a Daytona for 10 percent of the price. Half of the price of the next cheapest V12 Ferrari. Prices are rising, now is the time to invest. I invite you to please inspect this car before bidding to satisfy yourself as to its condition. This car is available to be viewed by serious bidders in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. If you would like to take delivery in Buffalo New York please call me for more information.
It's hard to say whether 400i and 412 models are rising; they have seemed rather flat in recent years. The manual transmission certainly makes this V12 tourer more desirable for serious enthusiasts. With mileage approaching 75,000, prospective buyers should be prepared to spend about $25,000 to $35,000 for such an example with a documented history.