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1979 Ferrari 400 GT

Straderial

1979 Ferrari 400 GT
Straderial
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24-0219004

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Original « Oro Chiaro » livery

 

Upholstery with a beautiful patina

 

1/142 examples produced in mechanical gearbox with Weber carburettors

 

Original tools and jack

 

Possibly 3 known units in this shade

 

Coveted model, a Ferrari family car powered by the mythical V12

 

The 70’s alive through this legend

Description

This 1979 Ferrari 400 GT in a particularly exceptional original livery. As one of the 142 models built with a mechanical gearbox and a carburettor version, this series is today particularly coveted and remains very rare. In recent years, this line of Ferrari GTs has become very popular again and the example presented here benefits from a surprising configuration. The original « Oro Chiaro » colour adds a touch of eccentricity to an already very distinctive model. The cream and brown leather interior is also period correct. The whole is beautifully patinated and is in good condition. Real wood trim decorates the upper console and the traditional three-spoke steering wheel dominates the driver’s view. The boot offered by the engine comes from the famous and powerful 4283cc V12 mounted in the front position. This engine is a double overhead camshaft on each engine bank with 2-valve per cylinder heads. It is fed by a set of 6 Weber DCOE38 twin carburettors and develops around 340 bhp. It is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox and a limited-slip rear axle. The 400 family designed by Pininfarina holds the record for the longest production run of any Ferrari body. This style symbolises an elegant era in which the limits were only those of the wallet. Through various versions, this line was produced for sixteen years, simply because customers still bought them. On test, the performance is still impressive and at odds with the size of this impressive model. Steering is fine and precise, revs are long and crisp. The manual version offers most of the same attributes as the old Ferrari GTs for a much lower price. The 400 offers a rewarding driving experience. This 400 GT is a real favourite of Straderial. It is in our opinion an exceptional piece of machinery, extremely fun to drive, exciting to look at, and with a design that is out of the ordinary with codes reminiscent of the Daytona in particular. The mechanical gearbox associated with the carburettor engines makes it a Ferrari to collect. Its colour gives it a sensational shine, and nothing is better than original upholstery. A service will be carried out for the sale and new Michelin tyres will be fitted.