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Ferrari 400/400i Straman convertible, great working and driving con (0) 1979

Allmän beskrivning : We have a most splendid and very rare Ferrari 400i Straman Convertible. The 400i part of a series of Ferraris starting with the 365 2+2 GT4 ending with the Ferrari 412i. The various models were built over a period between 1972 to 1989, making it the longest-running Ferrari line up to now. During all. At that time the demand remained quite steady. The market strongly was also wanting a convertible version. Ferrari did not feel the need to develop a convertible. Fortunately, a coachbuilder called Straman in Costa Mesa, California, the USA had other ideas. The standard 400i was de-roofed, strengthened and given an electrically operated hood. The Ferrari 400i was also the first Ferrari to. come with an automatic gearbox option. The TH 400 automatic came from General Motors and is the same as the one fitted in this car. This Ferrari 400i was taken to Straman shortly after purchase in order to be converted into a topless model. Richard Straman did many kinds of conversion but this one brought him the most fame. This example is in very authentic condition. The car has a Rosso Corsa exterior finish with black leather interior trim and hood. The paintwork has undergone a cosmetic respray and besides a few minor blemishes is in good condition. The original panelwork is correctly aligned. The hood fits neatly and is in good shape. A tonneau cover is also part of the inventory for days when you want to drive around with the top down. There is black leather upholstery and carpeting throughout. All controls and instruments appear to be original and all are in good working order. The electric hood mechanism works perfectly. A quick inspection reveals original Crommodora wheels shod in the correct Michelin TRX tyres that according to the dot code are only a few years old. The 4.8-litre V12 engine has a Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injector and produces 315 Ps. The 3-speed automatic perfectly suits the Ferrari 400i ’s relaxed driving characteristics. The combination of the high cheeked TRX tyres and the supple Koni suspension give the 400i a lovely comfortable ride. It is really no effort to enjoy long distances in this open-top tourer. The 4.8 V12 sings at the top of its voice and does not let you forget for even one moment that you are on the road with something very special! The Straman conversion is of such a high level that many an uninformed person would quite easily believe it left the holy gates of Maranello like this. There is no greater compliment a coachbuilder can receive. We are not sure how many of the 883 automatic transmission Ferrari 400i was converted by Straman, but it is quite possibly only a handful. An extremely rare Ferrari 400i Straman Convertible in great condition and with a striking finish. This is the ultimate Ferrari to allow four people to enjoy the sound of that fantastic V12 engine with the roof down! Gallery Aaldering is Europe’s leading Classic Cars specialist since 1975! Always 400 Classic and Sportscars in stock, please visit for the current stock list (all offered cars are available in our showroom) and further information. We are located near the German border, 95 km from Düsseldorf and 90 km from Amsterdam. So easy traveling by plane, train, taxi and car. Transport and worldwide shipping can be arranged. No duties/import costs within Europe. We buy, sell and provide consignment sales (selling on behalf of the owner). We can arrange/provide registration/papers for our German (H-Kennzeichen, TÜV, Fahrzeugbrief, Wertgutachten usw.) and Benelux customers. Gallery Aaldering, Arnhemsestraat 47, 6971 AP Brummen, The Netherlands. Tel: 0031-575-564055. Quality, experience and transparency is what sets us apart. We look forward to welcoming you in our showroom

1979 Ferrari 400/400i Straman convertible, great working and driving con (0) is listed till salu on ClassicDigest in Brummen by The Gallery for €93500.


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Karosstyp : Personbil Märke : Ferrari Modell : 400/400i Modellversion : Straman convertible, great working and driving con (0) Motorvolym : 0.0 Årsmodell : 1979 Karosstyp : Convertible Läge : Brummen Fordon Registrering : Odefinierad

93500 €

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om Ferrari
Den första Ferrari väg bil var de 125 S introducerades 1947 och drivs av en 1,5 L V12 motor, eller hur?
Tja det är inte riktigt så enkelt, Ferrari faktiskt producerar e Tipo 815, 1940 Tipo 815 ritades av ex-Alfa Romeo ingenjörer Alberto Massimino och Vittorio Bellentani och Enrico Nardi enligt Enzo sällskap men juridiska frågor med det tidigare intresse Alfa Romeo hindrade Ferrari från att lansera Ferrari marque vid den punkten.

Enzo fick fram en rad fina väg bilar på 50-talet och 60-talet, men de var bara för att finansiera sin passion racing, väder GT / Sportbil eller Grand Prix. 50-talet såg födelsen av Ferraris mest minnesvärda bilar, 250 GTB (tour de France) 250 Testa Rossa, 250 GT SWB bara för att nämna några.

Under ytspänningen växte dock. I November 1961 erfaren försäljningschef Girolamo Gardini gjorde ett ultimatum till Enzo: om spänningar fortsatte skulle han lämna företaget. Som ett resultat var Gardini avsattes, liksom Scuderia Ferrari manager Romolo Tavoni, överingenjör Carlo Chiti, experimentell sportbil utveckling chief Giotto Bizzarrini, och ett antal andra, som stod vid dem.
Utan Chiti och Bizzarrini utvecklingen av vad som skulle bli den mest kvintessensen Ferrari och idag världens dyraste bil, 250 GTO, var vid en svängpunkt. 250 GTO projekt räddades av en ung ingenjör Mauro Forghieri och lång tid racing bodyman Sergio Scaglietti som klev in och tog över programmet med kända resultat.

Förutom 250 GTO, Ferrari launced sådana mästerverk som 250 LM, 250P, 275 GTB, 365 GTB / 4 "Daytona" under 60-talet
I slutet av 60-talet Ferraris prototyper framgång fick ett abrupt stopp av en ny konkurrent, GT40. Ford vände sig till Lola för att producera en Ferrari slog långdistans racer efter Enzo hade klippt affären av med Henry Ford II gör det senare absolut koka av vrede. Samarbetet mellan Ford och Lola skapade den mäktiga Ford GT40 som gav Ferrari några tunga hits i Le Mans 24 framöver.
I slutet av 60-talet FIAT köpte 50% av bolaget, med start en utveckling som har lett till en ny massproducerade era av Ferraris.

Oavsett om du säljer eller letar efter en klassisk Ferrari är platsen att kolla ut.