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400i Reg: YPA 520Y

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by gumball3000, Jan 9, 2004.

  1. gumball3000

    gumball3000 Formula Junior

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    Has anyone seen this car.

    It is a 400i in midnight blue and is MANUAL!!!!!!!

    It belonged to my dad when I was a kid and I have been looking for it ever since he sold it. I found his older green 400, but I always prefered the dark blue, more modern (well....) one....

    Any information would be great....Even if it is just to let me know she is in a good home!

    Ed
     
  2. gumball3000

    gumball3000 Formula Junior

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    Seem to remember it had cream interior, although my mind may be playing tricks on me....

    Anyone?


    Please!!!!
     
  3. andrewg

    andrewg F1 Rookie
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    There was a similar spec (cant remeber the reg) 400i at one of the north west Ferrari meets last year.
    Have you tried asking the FOC or looking it up in an older (with names and address's) club register
     
  4. 348paul

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  5. gumball3000

    gumball3000 Formula Junior

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    Am posting again just in case there is any more info out there!

    Chassis no. is: 44623

    Midnight Blue (Scurro?) car with Blue carpets. I seem to remember cream or tan seats. The original invoice states 3218 Interior! And that it was £36,169.39p The 39p is just great!

    Ed
     
  6. jtremlett

    jtremlett F1 Rookie

    Feb 18, 2004
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    Hi Ed,

    I'm sorry to say the Ferrari Owners Club UK have no record of this car (implying it has never been owned by a member). Interior code VM3218 is Natural, which I believe is a dark tan.

    Jonathan
     
  7. gumball3000

    gumball3000 Formula Junior

    Dec 17, 2003
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    Thanks Jonathan!

    I have decided that I really want to get my hands on this car again! The 400 isn't everyones cup of tea, (or glass of Grappa!) but this is the car that I grew up with. Any sightings or other info greatly appreciated!

    Ed
     
  8. gumball3000

    gumball3000 Formula Junior

    Dec 17, 2003
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    Sorry for rebooting this thread, but I am still looking for this car! Have recently found out that the current owner has had it since 1989 and it is currently off the road.

    Any further leads anyone????

    Cheers

    Ed
     
  9. Davey S1

    Davey S1 Formula Junior

    Jan 20, 2004
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    Afraid not Edd but my dad had a blue 400i before the 456 and I thought it was a fantastic car.

    We did 3,500 miles in just over a week with the owners club around Europe and it was everything a true GT should be, fast comfortable and reliable (apart from the fact one of the fuel pumps gave up the ghost in Germany and we had to do 800 miles home on 6 cylinders - but still cruised at over 110 mph!)

    They are a hell of a lot of car for the money provided you get a good one.

    Petrol bills were scary though.

    Good luck with the hunt.
     
  10. andrewg

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    Ed

    If you havent already got it, there are a few sneaky ways to get the name and address from the DVLA.......... a friendly solicitor maybe able to help out
     
  11. CraigW

    CraigW Formula Junior

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    Its weird & I could be wrong but there is a light blue 308GT4 parked near my house which I'm sure has that number on it. Will check tonight.
     
  12. GrahamS

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  13. barabus

    barabus F1 Rookie

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    Your right Gray, not much help :D:D
     
  14. GrahamS

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    Always pays to get your disclaimers in first :)
     
  15. barabus

    barabus F1 Rookie

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    LOL Looks like its Craigs next door neighbour, what a coincidink:D
     
  16. Jonny5

    Jonny5 Formula Junior

    Nov 15, 2004
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    on my info system it states it was first registered 01/01/1983 and has had 4 previous owners. Suggest you request previous owners information from DVLC and then see if they know who bought it. That's quite easy to do, a lot easier than finding out current owner.
     

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