1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807

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Lot 18
1984 Ferrari 400i GT
Coachwork by Pininfarina

Sold for US$ 53,760 inc. premium
1984 Ferrari 400i GT
Coachwork by Pininfarina
VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807

4,823cc DOHC V-12 Engine
Electronic Fuel Injection
310bhp at 6,400rpm
5-Speed Manual Transmission
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*Originally owned by Greg Garrison
*Exclusive bespoke options from Ferrari
*Rare manual-transmission model
*Fantastic color scheme


THE FERRARI 400I

Launched at the 1976 Paris Salon, the 400GT had acquired a 4.8-litre version of Ferrari's four-cam V12 engine but otherwise differed from its 365GT/4 2+2 predecessor only in detail. The 400GT re-affirmed Ferrari's determination to compete with the world's finest luxury sports saloons and was intended to attract the type of mature yet discerning customer who previously might have opted for a Bentley or Mercedes-Benz. This latter requirement made the option of automatic transmission a necessity. The unit chosen - General Motors' three-speed Hydramatic - was widely regarded as the world's best, having been used by Cadillac and subsequently by Rolls-Royce and Jaguar among others. Ferrari's splendidly equipped 2+2 featured self-levelling independent rear suspension, power-assisted steering, electric windows and optional air conditioning. Sadly, even after it received fuel injection, the 400GT - now the 400i GT - remained effectively a Europe-only model because of the expense involved in crash-testing two cars for US safety assessment. By the time production of the final 412 version ceased in 1989, Ferrari's finest 2+2 had been in production for a remarkable 17 years, though its exclusivity meant that there were seldom more than 200 sold in any one year.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED
Special ordered by famed Ferrari collector Greg Garrison, this 1984 could arguably be the most unique example produced. When you are close personal friends with Enzo Ferrari himself, it was quite easy for Mr. Garrison to receive special wishes in terms of bespoke options on his cars. Some of these special wishes include the color combination of a light red metallic (Rosso Met Fer 305/C) with a beautiful beige leather interior. Some of the unique characteristics that can only be found on this particular 400i include color matched front and rear bumpers with chrome trim, which would later become standard on the 412 models. Additionally, other special requests include a Nardi steering wheel, power seats and cruise control. Since Mr. Garrison would frequently drive to his home in the usually warm Palm Springs area, he asked the Ferrari factory for some special upgrades to this 400i's cooling system. The factory had fitted the car with an extra insulated headliner with additional sound deadening material and heat resistant components. Additionally, the interior was fitted with front and rear dual air conditioning system. Probably the most notable exterior features the factory fitted this car with would be the hood vent. Being two and a half times larger than the usual 400i hood vent, this helped extract the unwanted under hood heat, while helping the air conditioning system operate more efficiently in the warm climates.
This rare manual-transmission model has covered approximately 64,570 miles. The car does come with some recent service invoices, with the most recent service taken place in October of 2020. This 400i comes with a history report from Ferrari historian Michael Sheehan. Included with the sale of the vehicle is an extra exhaust system as well as a set of Campagnolo wheels with tires to compliment the Borrani wire wheels currently installed on the vehicle. Additionally, the factory radio is included along with the factory tool kit/first aid kit, books, dealer list manual, a workshop repair manual and more. Being that Mr. Garrison was a famed producer, he had close ties with many celebrity friends. One of these friends, and his business partner, was entertainer Dean Martin, who is believed to have used this car many times. With such a great ownership history and wonderful bespoke features, this is truly one of the most unique and well-built 400i's made. Surely a wonderful opportunity to own such an excellent example.


Footnotes

  • Due to California emissions laws, please note that this vehicle may only be sold to an out-of-state resident for use outside of California or to a licensed automotive dealer.

Saleroom notices

  • Due to California emissions laws, please note that this vehicle may only be sold to an out-of-state resident for use outside of California or to a licensed automotive dealer.
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1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
1984 Ferrari  400i GT<br /> VIN. ZFFEB07B000050807
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