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1985 400i Chassis 53797 Auto Convertible On Ebay

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  1. samsaprunoff

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    #1 samsaprunoff, Jan 31, 2012
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    Good day All,

    Just documenting these cars, as they come up...

    Cheers,

    Sam

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/RARE-1985-400i-V12-STRAMAN-CONV-15K-MILES-ORIGINAL-EXAMPLE-COLLECTORS-DREAM-/330680266655?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item4cfe146f9f

    85 Ferrari 400i Auto Convertible (Straman)
    Color: Black Exterior with Black Interior
    Mileage: 15700 miles
    Location: New York, USA
    VIN:zffeb06b000053797
    Chassis: 53797
    Buy It Now: $49500 USD or Submit Offer (None so far)

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  2. Ak Jim

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    I like the wheels!
     
  3. full_garage

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    That looks like the car that Wayne Carini had- He was asking $59K
     
  4. GreggG

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    Jay, I think you are correct. If not, it's quite similar to the car shown on Wayne's show. Unfortunately, I can't get comfortable with those wheels. Too much bling on an elegantly-designed/styled car. That's just me, though. To each his own.
     
  5. Ashman

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    Fewer than 200 miles since 2009. Seeing maintenance records will be key to understanding how much recommissioning will be required.
     
  6. SouthJersey400i

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    First 400i I have seen with a air pump for the cat' besides mine. (mine "fell off" in the last months...) This one is located in similar location to mine with the PS reservoir moved forward to make room.
    Ken
     
  7. blkprlz

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    #7 blkprlz, Feb 2, 2012
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    I'll have to +1 on that one! Were they even an option back then?? I think the concave wheels took on an aggressive look that the ABS wheels are missing.

    Ken, I've seen this before a few times over the course of 5 yrs. or so, that & the cats would be the first thing I'd tear off. These fed. shops took the legalization to the limit.
    I meant to post about this on the car below recently but time got away from me...B.

    http://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/showthread.php?t=353575

    I'm thinking that this car had a respray, notice the 400i script on the rear fascia that doesn't contain 'automatic' on it? That & other script may be replaced appliques. Those FI lines look like they were treated right.
    Anybody know what that box is on top of the left air filter housing in front of the metering device?
    Most 400's I see have both the speedo & tach pegs @ the 10mph/500rpm marks, & so was mine until I took it to 140 mph. When I parked it, they were...
    I think the meter springs need exercising from time to time. ;o)
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  8. samsaprunoff

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  9. SouthJersey400i

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    according to ebay at 39.5.
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  10. blkprlz

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    That didn't take long after being re-listed / BIN!
    It's rare to not see the speedo / tach @ 10 mph / 500 rpm, it's rarer yet to see that only the speedo is bottomed out.
     
  11. 4468

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    I purchased this car and it is wonderful!!
     
  12. full_garage

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    Care to elaborate?
     
  13. 180 Out

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    Hello 4468. Congratulations on the new toy. I hope you will share additional posts of your experiences. What region do you live in?
     
  14. 4468

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    I purchased it off of eBay. I live in St.Louis Mo. It was the same car that was on Chasing Classic Cars. This is my 2nd 400i, and this one was very well sorted. I had all of the fluids changed and the belts, checked the timing tensioner and added 2 lbs of Freon and it is ready to go. Thanks
     
  15. samsaprunoff

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    Thank god those hideous wheels from 2012 were tossed in the bin. :)
     
  17. HOF Ferrari

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    Are you still on here?, any details you can give about the 400i?
     
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  19. HOF Ferrari

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    Hmmmm, pretty sure he's the guy selling on BaT as the description there indicates he's owned the car for 8 years....Guess we'll see!
     
  20. samsaprunoff

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    Good day,

    One of the fellow's previous posts stated he was in the St. Louis Missouri area which matches the Bat Auction location... and so you could be quite right that it is the same owner.

    Cheers,

    Sam
     

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