1979 Ferrari 400 GT80.000-90.000 CHF - Estimate

Coupé 2 2

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Reference Number 628153

as of 10/12/2020

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Oldtimer Galerie - Classic Cars and Motorcycles  Contact  Location
Gürbestrasse 1  Phone  +41 (0)31/819 61 61  City  Toffen
3125 Toffen  Fax  +41 (0)31/819 37 47  State  Bern
Switzerland  Mobile    Country  Switzerland Switzerland
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Car 1979 Ferrari 400 GT
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Known History

With only 147 examples built with the 5-speed manual gearbox, this 400GT is indeed a rare find in any Ferrari collection. This car was first registered in the name of the Poetschke Company in Frankfurt on the 15th June 1979. Following current fashion, the car received the latest Panasonic RM-710 Cockpit stereo system - the most advanced and expensive system available in period. On the 7th of March 1980 the car was laid up and only repatriated in 1986 after having been bought by a Swiss architect. After recommissioning by the Ferrari specialists Peter Rosenmeier in Markgröningen, the Ferrari was imported into Switzerland on the 3rd February 1987 and received its first Swiss MOT with only 22’907 km total mileage covered by then. As can be seen from the Swiss mandatory emissions control document, in the following 18 years, a mere 6’000 km had been added. In January 2006, the 400GT was bought by the vendor. After using it sparingly (only another 2’000km in the following nine years) the engine received a cylinder head overhaul, new gaskets and the radiator as well as the clutch were overhauled or replaced. Receipts in excess of 30’000 CHF are available. A true 2 plus 2 with the classic V12 front engine layout and the timeless elegance of its Pininfarina designed body, this 31’500 km example is in excellent condition and has successfully passed its most recent MOT (incl. veteran code) in August 2015.