1983 ferrari 400i

1983 Ferrari Other

Technical specifications of Ferrari Other 1983

Price: US $63,450.00
Condition: Used
Item location: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Make: Ferrari
Model: Other
Type: Convertible
Year: 1983
Mileage: 14,796
VIN: 00000000000000000
Color: Blue
Engine size: 4.8L V12
Number of cylinders: 12
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Interior color: Tan
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

The Ferrari 400 was a replacement for the previous 365 GT4 2+2, adding a larger 4.8L V12 with 6 side draft Weber Carbs. The 400i was introduced in 1979 with Bosch K- Jetronic fuel injection unit, improving emissions and smoother power delivery.

Towards the end of 1982, the 400i was updated. New camshaft profiles and exhaust headers raised engine power to 315 hp (235 kW). The interior was significantly revised, gaining different upholstery, door panels, centre console and new electronic switchgear. On the exterior a narrower grille left the rectangular foglights exposed; the venting on the engine bonnet was changed from silver to body-color. New, more elegant wing mirrors were fitted, bearing a small Ferrari shield. Around the back the tail panel was body-colored instead of matte black, and foglamps were fitted in the bumper. Lower profile Michelin TRX tires were adopted, on metric sized wheels. A total of 1305 examples were produced, 883 Automatics and 422 GTs.

And to take the 400 step further Richard Straman's firm, Classic Automobile Restoration began converting the 400's to Cabriolets in 1980. Straman's firm started out in restoring classic Rolls-Royces, Mercedes and the like, first made a name for itself in the Ferrari enthusiast's world by converting a 275 GTB to a spyder much in the fashion of that done originally for Luigi Chinetti by the Italian carrozzeria Scaglietti. After that came assignments to make Daytona coupes into drop-tops and now there are at least thirty California Ferrari owners driving around a Straman conversion.

But the biggest challenge so far was the 400A conversion. The top was cut off, and various braces were installed on the body to add rigidty. Straman prefered to fabricate his own top bows rather than to try and use a set from an existing convertible. One of the biggest challenges in the creation of the 400A convertible was creating a well for the top, and still leaving the rear seating area undisturbed. Finished, the car resembles a Rolls Corniche in its imperious air of luxury, although the aggressive wheels and exhausts give it more of an Aston-Martin Volante flavor. Pininfarina isn't likely to create a Ferrari open 4-seater, but if they did, odds are it would look very much like Straman's creation.

This car has been in the hands of a Ferrari collector for a few decades, being a car used on nice days and any local Ferrari club gatherings. This car has its original interior and paint, wearing the beautiful dark navy blue exterior with cream colored interior, it’s quite striking in any light. The car is a rare 5 speed manual transmission car, allowing you to really be connected to that 4.8 liter V12 engine when you pilot this GT car. The Car wears the standard patina of being an original car and it adds charm to the car.

Some great links on this rare car,

  • http://erwin400.blogspot.com/2015/04/history-of-ferrari-400a-straman.html
  • https://petrolicious.com/articles/why-the-ferrari-400i-is-collectable

Vin #ZFFEB06B000044053 is the car serial number.

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