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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.

Have all Books, Jack, and Tools.

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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.

-Carter

1973 Fiat 130 Coupe

The 1973 Fiat 130 Coupe we featured a few weeks ago is back up for sale and the seller has lowered the price by over $5,000, increasing bidding interest in this rare, luxurious two door.

1973 Fiat 130 Coupe

Up for sale this rare find, this is a 1973 Fiat Pininfarina 130 Coupe, upon research we have found that the Fiat 130 Coupe was never sold new in the United States, and very few that reside stateside. It is a shame this car lives in relative obscurity, as it was an award winning design with a 3.2 liter V6 developed by Ferrari engineer Aurelio Lampredi. Most 130 coupes featured a Borg-Warner 3 speed automatic, but this one is a 5-speed manual was available, current owner owns both auto and this fabulous 5 speed. Four wheel disc brakes and four wheel independent suspension rounded out the package. This example for sale in our showroom located in Miami and is finished in blue with cream leather interior that is nothin short of like new condition, if you collect rare European cars this is a must and a quite a popular look for the 1970s.

It's apparent the seller is motivated to move this car with this recent price reduction, but will it be enough to garner interest amongst the Fiat and Italian car faithful? Those in the market for a 130 Coupe have few options on US shores and this 5-speed coupe is certainly a mint example. I still believe the asking price is about $5,000 to $7,000 too dear, but in a little less than a week, we'll see where the final bid settles.

-Paul

1973 Fiat 130 Coupe

The last Fiat 130 Coupethat we featured here at CICFS had been advertised on multiple occasions and found no buyers at $41,900. A princely sum to pay for an almost 40 year old Fiat that is not a Dino. Coincidentally, another 130 Coupe has surfaced for sale in Florida, this time with the rare 5-speed manual gearbox. The blue over tan color combination fits the sharp lines of this luxury coupe from the seventies quite well.

1973 Fiat 130 Coupe

Up for sale this rare find, this is a 1973 Fiat Pininfarina 130 Coupe. Upon research we have found that the Fiat 130 Coupe was never sold new in the United States, and very few that reside stateside. It is a shame this car lives in relative obscurity, as it was an award winning design with a 3.2 liter V6 developed by Ferrari engineer Aurelio Lampredi. Most 130 coupes featured a Borg-Warner 3 speed automatic, but this one is a 5-speed manual was available, current owner owns both auto and this fabulous 5-speed. Four-wheel disc brakes and four wheel independent suspension rounded out the package. This example for sale in our showroom located in Miami and is finished in blue with cream leather interior that is nothin short of like new condition, if you collect rare European cars this is a must and a quite a popular look for the 1970s.

While the asking price is lower than the previous 130 Coupe we featured, over $35,000 is still too high for this car. While the mileage is reasonable and condition is good, the market for big, classic Fiats is not currently this strong in Europe. Here in the US, the 130 doesn’t have a strong following as they were never sold here new. The 5-speed gearbox certainly makes this cruiser more desirable for some, but even still, we’re probably looking at a $20,000 to $25,000 car at most, considering what these cars are selling for in good condition in Europe. I’ve always been a fan of these 130 Coupes and if I was going to buy one, this one with the manual gearbox is as good as any.

-Paul

1972 Fiat 124 Sport Coupe For Sale

This fantastic little coupe has only covered 43,400 miles and looks the part. The yellow is a nice shade that highlights the beautiful Pininfarina body lines. I'm not crazy about the late model aftermarket steering wheel or the alloys, but the latter is probably acceptable for the period. Overall it looks like a fantastic opportunity to get a great low mileage example at a decent price in a down economy.

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quote from seller's listing:

California car shipped to Connecticut several years ago, purchased and driven by me, (I love it)! Minor repairs done in my term with her include replacing metal (small weak spot) in passenger side floor and reinforcing rear shock mounts, single weber installed and tuned on an 1800cc BC Fiat motor (California owner had transplant done from original 1600cc motor), suspension is good, five speed manual (close ratio short throw) is good and the clutch is good.

Having tuned the Weber carburator, added new plugs and coil, I beleive she could use a valve adjustment... I have not had the time to address that issue. With the exception of the clock, all gauges work, manual windows and all glass is in good shape and the seals are ok.

THE BODY & CHASSIS IS TRULY GREAT, EXTREMELY SOLID with but a few small spots of surface rust, an incredible example when you consider 99.9% of Fiat 124 Coupes (in the world) have gone the ashes to ashes, rust to dust route (in their first ten years or less) and don't even exist in any condition anywhere!

The interior is an integrated mix-match of what appears to be '72 era and '74 era pieces... Having owned (new back in the day) a '71 Coupe followed by a new '74 coupe I can't even tell what is from which group, I think the dash and seats (in good shape) are from a '74-'76, possibly the engine donor car in CA... none of it matters, it all fits and looks right as well as having had a new headliner installed in CA.

dc

1981 Lancia Beta Coupe

Here is an affordable little coupe that you don't see very often -- because most of them are long gone! It appears to be a one owner car that has lived in the Pacific Northwest it's entire life having been originally purchased in Seattle -- no rust issues here!

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1981 Lancia Beta Coupe For Sale

After Fiat acquired Lancia, they needed a more modern replacement for the Fulvia and the Beta is the result. Fitted with parts from the Fiat parts bin, this car was very modern for it's time with all independent suspension, 5 speed transmission, dual overhead cams, and wait for it -- front wheel drive! This would explain the spaciousness of the interior in such a small package. This car also has some very nice touches like functioning air conditioning, pop-out quarter windows, tilt steering wheel, and four wheel disc brakes.

Currently the auction is at $4000 and it appears to be no reserve! With only 3 days remaining, get your bid in now!

dc