Ferrari Los Angeles is pleased to announce the availability of a true Ferrari collector classic, a properly restored 1982 Ferrari 400i. Building off of the 365 GT/4 2+2, Ferrari introduced the 400 GT in 1976 at the Paris Auto Show. The car was an evolutionary advancement from its predecessor, with a bigger, 4.8-liter V-12 engine that produced 20 more horsepower, now up to 340. The car retained the 365 GT/4’s Pininfarina-styled angular notchback coupe body, now with four taillights instead of six. In 1979 the 400 became the 400i when the 4.8-liter motor received Bosch fuel injection in order to satisfy increasingly tight emissions requirements throughout the world. This iteration was produced until 1985, with 1,300 units leaving the factory. The story behind this particular 1982 400i is quite an interesting one, with its first owner registered as Ferrari S.p.A. Modena, it was likely used by F1 drivers of that year, possibly even Mr. Ferrari himself. In 1983 the car was then sold and imported to the US by Exotic Motor Cars in Los Angeles California with only 1200 miles on the car, in which the vehicle was converted to meet California Emissions at the time. A year later in 1984 it was back up for sale by its then-current owner who resided in California with 2600 miles on the clock. It then sold to an individual, also in California, who kept it until 1990 bringing the odometer to 12,800 miles. Since then, it has had two additional owners, one of which had it shown at the Concorso Italiano in 2005, with the current owner having purchased it in 2017. It has remained a California car all it’s life since coming to the states, so there is no rust present on the vehicle. Gran Turismo Los Angeles did the entire mechanical restoration, with another well known shop, Mario and Son in Hesperia California completed the paint and bodywork. Robert Jenni at Exotic Performance in Hawthorne did all the final tuning and adjustments. In 2021 the car was shown at San Marino Car Classic, receiving the Gold Award in its class. It comes with a complete set of original unused tools, a very rare dealership brochure plus extremely rare care show brochure, the original owners manuals with pouch, as well as many rare repair manuals and parts books. Please reach out to the team at Ferrari Westlake for further information or to schedule a viewing.
This particular 400i model has the burl-wood center console which was very rare. It also is equipped with separate front and back air conditioning. A vintage looking retro-radio was sourced that looks vintage but is really a modern Bluetooth system with fresh front and back coax speakers.
in 2017 a total restoration on the car began, what would eventually amount to approximately $185,000 in repair work over the next three years. We have all invoices to show the extensive amount of work that was completed. The owner notes the car was in wonderful condition to start with, but wanted to restore this piece of history to its original glory.