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1985 Ferrari 400i 5-speed

The promise of a cheap Ferrari is an alluring one, especially when that Ferrari derives from some pretty special sources in the Maranello world. Take a Daytona-derived V12 and a mate it to a rear drive development of the 365 chassis, couple with a 5-speed manual and get Pininfarina to style it and it sounds like a perfect recipe. The results, though, were somewhat disappointing compared to some of the previous and subsequent offerings by the same formula; the styling was conservative and didn't capture the beauty of the 365 GTC/4 in my mind. But not judged against some of the more attractive Ferraris produced, it's still a handsome V12 coupe in its own right that - above all - is one of the few ways to get into the classic Ferrari V12 in front engine/rear drive configuration for well under $100,000 today. While most of these cars were optioned with an automatic, there are manual versions floating around and today's example is so equipped:

Year: 1985
Model: 400i
Engine: 4.8 liter V12
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 51,112 mi
Price: No Reserve Auction

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1985 Ferrari 400i 5 Speed (Rare) Like New!

The engine, based on the Daytona's 4,390 cc (4.39 L; 268 cu in), is a 4,823 cc (4.8 L; 294.3 cu in) V12 producing 340 HP; front mounted and driving the rear wheels. This car features the 5 Speed fully synchromesh Manual Transmission. The traditional GT car layout allowed Ferrari to fit four seats into the stylish coupé. 0-60 mph takes 7.1 seconds

This car has been Fully Serviced by noted Ferrari Specialist. It has been impeccably maintained since new. Every fluid was drained and replaced: Radiator, engine oil, transmission fluid, differential fluid. Everything works on this car as when new. It has a new stainless steel free flow exhaust. Brand new Michelin TRX tires at a cost of over $2,000. Complete inspection and any issues that were not working with the car were addressed. For example the rear self leveling system is working with a new shock placed in the rear and hydraulics fully functional. New power antenna in the rear was put in and connected to CD player. All work done at a cost of over $3,000.

Scuro Blue paint Tan Leather interior.

One of 442 produced.

52,112 miles.

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You will not find a nicer driving and looking Ferrari 400i.

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I really like the look of this car - the color combination is just right, the miles aren't outrageous, service and tires are up to date, and the condition looks to be great. While this wouldn't be my first choice if I had an unlimited budget, I'd seriously consider this car in comparison to some other highly priced coupes - for example, you can get one of these cars for about the same money or less than a well-sorted BMW 3.0CS. While that may sound crazy, viewed in that light the Ferrari is a much more special car that I think will continue to appreciate as more people recognize that standing on its own, this too is a very special part of Ferrari's history.


1966 Ferrari 330GT 2+2

When people think of Ferrari, images of red, mid-engined sports cars and Formula 1 victories instantly come to mind. It's a shame, then, that the large, grand touring machines that Ferrari has made over the years tend to get glossed over a bit. The Ferrari 330 was the car that carried the luxury coupe torch for the marque throughout most of the 1960s. The 330 GT 2+2 was the most unique of all the 330s, as it had significantly changed sheetmetal, a longer wheelbase and five speed manual transmission. This 1966 330 GT for sale in Connecticut was originally sold in Europe and had an engine rebuild 15 years after it left the factory.

1966 Ferrari 330GT 2+2

1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2. Serial number 7889. Desirable later single headlight version. Very rare and attractive paint color with black leather and red carpets. Odometer shows 98,000 kilometers (61,000 miles) which is believed to be correct. Has original numbers-matching motor which runs out very nicely. Car was originally sold in the Netherlands or Belgium. It has a sun roof tastefully installed which I believe was done at the selling dealer Garage Francorchamps or possibly at the factory. There is a tag riveted in the engine compartment stating the motor was rebuilt by Piet Roelofs in 1981. The underside of the car is clean, nice and rust free. The whole car shows and drives well and is in "very nice driver" condition throughout except for the following MINOR flaws- small chip in windshield, a few small holes in the rear of the exhaust system., and the paint has some minor lifting (bubbles but not rust ) in a few small areas. The car is located in the northwestern corner of Connecticut about 75 miles north of New York City.

At the high end, a 330GT brings around $80,000 to $100,000. While it isn't a concours example, this car presents well and would make a great car for someone looking to enjoy their investment. The color is sublime and cuts a very gentlemanly dash. If I was to buy this car, I'd certainly want more in the way of documentation, such as more definitive evidence on which country this car came from and what maintenance over the years had been performed. That said, this car may bring somewhere between $60,000 to $70,000.