Thursday, 19 January 2017

More slicing : Ferrari 365GT4 2+2

Well, it turns out this is a popular thing to do. Apparently this item was for sale previously on with the following description:

The front wall of the First Ferrari 365gt4 Autographed by Pininfarina in person in 1972, Donated then to Agnelli, bought from home d auctions. Perfect state of preservation. Price close to 4000

As you can read it's quite an unique item

Currently it's being offered at:

With a different price tag though:  Prezzo CHF 12'800.-

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Sliced Ferrari 365GT4 2+2 as wall decoration

Well, quicker as I anticipated, I got ahold of another picture of someone who sliced his Ferrari 365GT4 2+2 and put it up on the wall as decoration. Let's hope this is not becoming a trend.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

The silhouette of a classic Ferrari as an object of art : Ferrari 365GT4 2+2

Check this out:

In their shop you can see both sides offered for sale, the right side got painted red and is sold.
The left side got painted yellow and is for sale. Would love to have this. The price is on request.
The saying goes, if you have to ask you can't afford it ;-)

Well, I just asked and it turns out the yellow is sold after all. But I was informed the following is still available:

1x 330 GT 2+2 „Chinese Eye“ – rechts                    36.500,- Euro
1x 365 GT4 2+2 – links                                                14.500,- Euro

The color is available on request.

I'm now very curious to know who bought the yellow one and I'm hoping he or she is reading this blog as well. If so it would be great if a picture of it can be shared.

Monday, 16 January 2017

Interclassics MECC Maastricht 2017 - 6 X Ferrari 400 !

This year I visited the Interclassics again. See also my blog from last year:

And this year there were even six 400's offered for sale. And all of them were firmly priced.
Here they are:

This one, Ferrari 400i Automatic, was restored and in a very rare but beautiful color scheme.
For € 99.950,- it is yours:

 This one is for sale for € 80.000

This 400i Automatic was for sale for € 56.500

This one was offered by Jacobs in Germany for € 159.000. I was informed they bought it from the Gallery in Brummen and was then completely restored. It has VIN 17217. See their website:

This is a known one offered by Car cave in Belgium for € 102.000. I like this one very much due to the color and being a rare manual carburettor version.

Ferrari 412 Bernhard : This one was offered for sale on this exhibition last year as well and got sold. I don't know the actual price it was offered for. Apparently it ended up at the Gallery but I thought it was offered by a different company. It was at least not for display at the Gallery stand. In any case it was offered for € 150.000 and got sold - of course unknown for which price.

Upate 18-1-2017: I was wrong about the green 365GT4 2+2. Although it was imported from Sweden it was newly delivered in Monaco by Pozzi. I received some additional pictures which are from 1977/78. In the last photo it is shown on the forecourt of Monaco Motors, where it was orginally sold. It was exported to the UK and first registered there on 27 October 1978 with the plates YJD826T, apparently by the first owner. It was sold at Christies auction on 3 April by the second owner who had acquired it in 1982 and it moved to Sweden on 2 June 1989. It had at least three owners in Sweden, the last owner having acquired it in 2004.

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Torino S.A.F.E key cutting - Keyprof Luke

It's already more then a year ago when I wrote this blog:

Well, it's becoming time to get this spare key sorted.  I simply could have went to the ordinairy key maker in the shopping mall or such. But I recalled from last years visit at Interclassics in Maastricht a very specialized carkey maker was present. Overhere he's quite known due to his trademark; a professor hat. His name is Keyprof Luke. See his website: His trademark picture is something I also recalled from adverts in various car magazines throughout the years. Thought it was nice to meet this guy in real.

And this year at Interclassics is also celebrating 70 years of Ferrari, so a very good excuse to go and combine it. I'm accompanied by Frank who is a major help in getting all my magazine scans nicely shaped in PDFs - so if you enjoy these you now know who to thank. Clearly Frank is a car nutter as well and with his knowledge he won a pair of entrance tickets for Interclassics on a small car picture contest by the Dutch Octane magazine.

Just coming back to the Keyprof, on his website I only noticed just now that he has also the blank Neiman keys on stock. They are listed at original carkeys Ferrari. You will see they are also listed at the BMW section - read this blog to understand why :

In any case, today I went there to visit him. I brought my own spare key with me but it turned out it was not the right one after all. Apparently the beard had different slots. But he had the right one on stock. Phew! I could trade in my old blank key with him. So now I have a proper spare key set complete for the 400. Another tick in the box!