To Be OFFERED AT AUCTIONEstimate:
£50,000 - £70,000
- Over €7,000 in recent service work
- Retains its original engine
- Less than 41,000 km from new
- Accompanied by its original warranty manual
Please note that this lot will need to be collected from
Introduced in 1985 as an updated to the Ferrari 400i, the 412
appeared largely similar to its predecessor at first glance, but
included several important cosmetic and mechanical updates.
Leonardi Fioravanti's design was further refined by Pininfarina to
incorporate a higher boot-line which brought about increased
luggage space, as well as a deeper front air dam, redesigned sill
panels, body-coloured inserts, and a new wheel design.
Mechanically, behind those wheels was a Bosch ABS system, a first
for Ferrari. Under the bonnet, the V-12 engine's displacement was
increased to 4,942 cc, which helped to increase power to 340 bhp,
an 8% increase. Acceleration from 0-62 mph was achieved in 6.7
seconds, which a top speed of 150 mph capable if pushed further.
Inside, the leather-clad cabin was also tweaked to improve the
ergonomics of the switchgear and ensure that cross-continental
journeys could be dispatched with a minimum of fuss.
According to the accompanying original warranty manual, this 412
was delivered to its first owner in Venice in May 1986. Painted in
the elegant colour of light blue and trimmed in cream leather, it
presents in fine condition. The aforementioned warranty manual
shows a rich service history throughout its life, with the most
recent official service in 2013 at 34,012 km, and was acquired by a
collector in 2017. In his ownership, the car largely remained in
static storage and was serviced in-house on a regular basis.
Acquired by the consignor last year, over €7,000 has been spent in
service work to bring this car to a higher standard, and it would
surely make for a wonderful driver.
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or discuss the possibility of an in-situ inspection, please contact
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