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Sold for: £50,625
The Ferrari 365 GT4 2+2 was introduced in 1976 as the successor to the rather larger 365 GT 2+2. With its much sleeker looks the Ferrari 365, also designed by Pininfarina, remained in production with very few styling changes until 1989 and proved to be a great success for the company. The 412 was introduced in 1985 and this was technically a much improved and modernised version of the classic design, whilst still retaining a timeless and most elegant shape. With a displacement of nearly 5 litres, the V12 engine now produced a healthy 340 hp and ABS was available for the first time in a Ferrari. The Ferrari 412i is the ultimate version of the 400-series four-seat Grand Touring cars and remains highly respected for its performance, luxury and ease of operation. A total of 576 examples of the 412 model were produced during the production run, in the chassis number range 56275 to 82153. It would be another three years before a 2+2 model reappeared in the Ferrari range catalogue, with the 456 GT, and nearly seven years before automatic transmission would once again become available on a Ferrari. This left-hand drive 412i is finished in the desirable combination of Azzurro Blue with a cream hide interior and has covered just 19,997 kilometres or 12,425 miles. This example features a smooth automatic transmission, ABS, air conditioning and Cromodora alloy wheels. The car was supplied new to Europe and was exported to Japan early in its life. Our vendor discovered the car, having been stored in a collection for 10 years. He repatriated the vehicle to Europe and set about recommissioning it to its former glory. The paintwork looks superb and has benefitted from a re-spray to a very high standard. The panel fit is excellent and the engine bay is in fine order. The cream leather interior is presented in stunning condition and has recently been Connolised. The V12 engine has also been refreshed with new cam belts, injection system overhaul and oil seals. Consequently, this Ferrari is ready for Spring and must be seen to be fully appreciated. We welcome all pre-sale inspections and encourage prospective buyers to contact the office for further details.