Sunday, 23 October 2016

Photographs 1972 Pininfarina Ferrari 365 GT4 2+2

These pictures were offered for sale on Ebay. I was hopeful to obtain them as there were no other bidders, likely due to missing 2+2 in the title. The auction expired during my holiday leave so I had put on a higher maximum bid. To my surprise the auction was revoked just a few hours before ending. Sigh. When I asked the seller on what happened I got the following response:

Sorry to say I had sold these and I relished in error. Sorry. If any more come up I will let you know
I will keep your eBay id.

Note the different steering wheel used and the covers on the midconsole dials:

Saturday, 22 October 2016

Auction : Ferrari 412 - Sir Michael Fay - Auckland

Just adding this one for the records. But mostly because the first owner was mentioned:

This stunning, right-hand drive, 412 was supplied new to Sir Michael Fay of Auckland, New Zealand by Maranello Concessionaires in Egham on 5th May 1986. They carried out its first service and delivered the car to Sir Michael for a European continental tour. Following his tour, the car was delivered back to Maranello and shipped to New Zealand, where it remained in private ownership

I had no idea who he is, so a quick Google revealed the following:

From this I know his age and as such he purchased this car when he was 37. And just purchasing such a car for an European continental tour, how's that!? Obviously the perfect car choice if you can afford it.

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Bringing a Ferrari 412 Back to Life

On the known Ferrari 365/400/412 Facebook group the following article was posted:

I suspect this was during my summer leave as such I missed it. Thanks for sharing Brice.
This will now be added to the "projects"section on the sidebar. If you have a project as well I'm more then happy to add it to this blog.

Cine Cars : Rushes new project - Ferrari 365GT4 2+2

These updates got posted on FB. Apparently Cinecars is working on a small documentary which includes some special Ferrari's including a Ferrari 365GT4 2+2:

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Spotted white Ferrari 400 in NL

Just adding this one for the records. This car has been frequently spotted, so it looks like a Dutch owner is using it as a daily driver. Last week a friend of mine mentioned he saw it in Leiden. If the owner is reading this blog then please contact me.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Al Fayed + Dodi Fayed + Ferrari 400i

On Fchat I noticed someone mentioning his 400i was previously owned by Al Fayed. This triggered my interest and thus performed a quick search on Google and found this link:

Apparently Al Fayed cleared out his entire car collection in the past and indeed it turned out he had a 400i as well. Further checking learned me he was not the first owner of the 400i, he bought it 2nd hand.

When checking with my sources I was presented this picture of Dodi Fayed standing near #43905, which then belonged to Sheikh Harlan Al-Maktoum. Thought it was a cool picture to share. Clearly he suits the 400 profile and the longfiller is the finishing touch.