Sunday, 15 October 2017

Autovisie - Ferrari 70 Year Special

Most car magazines had a special around the 70th year celebration of Ferrari. This was no different for the Dutch car magazine Autovisie.

In this blog post from a few weeks back: http://erwin400.blogspot.nl/2017/09/autovisie-werner-budding-vlog-123.html I mentioned Autovisie were looking for Ferrari owners who could tell more about the maintenance and if it was possible to do so on low budget. Apparently one of my readers noticed it and got in touch with them.

As such he ended up in this article. In fact I got in contact with him already last year and met him on Autovisie Cars & Coffee XL, see blog:
http://erwin400.blogspot.nl/2016/12/in-spotlight-cars-and-coffee-xl-by.html


Click to enlarge the picture/article.:


Friday, 13 October 2017

Thursday, 12 October 2017

80s Hero : Late afternoon

An older blog posting I only ran into today. With a very nice specimen. Clearly it's sold already and I suspect it's locked away in a collection.

http://80shero.blogspot.nl/2016/05/late-afternoon.html


Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Ferrari 400i Automatic - Junichiro Hiramatsu

In our FB page the following picture was posted with the following comment:

In 1984, 400 i Automatic #45967 and the Japanese collection Junichiro Hiramatsu...


I had not heard about this name before. So a quick research resulted in the following pictures:



 As for the collector, I came across this article which is a nice little read:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/peterlyon/2016/10/13/japans-first-ferrari-owner-talks-about-that-time-he-stood-up-enzo-ferrari

Friday, 6 October 2017

For Sale : Ferrari 400i Pouch + Documentation - Toolkit Briefcase - Jack Toolkit / 12V Tyre pump

The following items were brought to my attention by a trusted Dutch seller. A great opportunity to get your 400 complete. If one or more of these items have your interest he can be contacted via email: maranelloparts@outlook.com 

Pouch + Manual + service warranty book from 1982 : Price € 1.000,- 
Ferrari 400i Automatic VIN 42429





Service / warranty book (pages loose) from 1978 : Price € 300,-
Ferrari 400 Automatic VIN 23455




(out of interest I checked a little more regarding the first owner. Apparently this car was registered on the German company "Bekleidungswerke Erwin Hucke". According to this German article - http://www.nw.de/lokal/kreis_minden_luebbecke/luebbecke/luebbecke/20814145_Fruehere-Textil-Unternehmer-Hans-Hucke-ist-tot.html - the company owner Erwin Hucke died in 1965. The company was then handed over to his sons Hans and Uwe. So I suspect the Ferrari 400 was owned by one of them. Hans passed away last year at the age of 73. As for the company: Hucke AG operates as a clothing company in Germany. The company’s stores sell apparel for men, women, and children, as well as offer a range of sports clothing. It markets and sells its products in Germany and internationally. Hucke AG is based in Luebbecke, Germany. When checking further about Uwe I noticed more leads to exclusive automobiles, so I suspect it was his car).

The car is tracked down and currently offered for sale:

http://www.jeanlainvintage.com/vehicule/9559-ferrari-400-automatic/




Ferrari 365 / 400 Toolkit Briefcase (complete) : Price € 1.450,-





Ferrari 412 Jack Tool Kit Bag (originally belonged to a Testarossa, hence the tow-eye included).
Price € 800,-










The next item belongs to me - it's not a 400 item though. Hopefully someone has an interest in it. If it does sell I will spend the money on the missing magazines in my archive, so everyone can enjoy it as well, win-win. So help me selling it, I'm open for serious offers.

Genuine Ferrari 12V tyre pump / compressor. Price € 225,-