We are pleased to offer 1984 Ferrari 400i s/n 50807. This 400i was special ordered by Greg Garrison, one of the most successful TV producers from the 1950s and 1960s Golden-Era of television, who’s reclusive Ferrari collection included the créme-de-la-créme one-off coachbuilt Ferraris of the same eras. The Garrison collection included not one, not two but six unique 250 Ferraris, five 410 Superamericas, a pair of 400 Superamericas and many, many more. As a long-term personal friend of both Enzo Ferrari and Sergio Pininfarina, 400i s/n 50807 was ordered with a request to Pininfarina “to think of special things to add to this car.” Thanks to Garrison’s close ties to both Maranello and Pininfarina, 400i s/n 50807 was finished from new in ROSSO MET FER 305/C, a Watermelon red-metallic paint with a soft and subtle beige leather (buttercream) interior and features many unique modifications and characteristics that set it apart from other 400is.
It has a number of upgrades based on the forthcoming 412, such as color coded bumpers, electric power seats and unique chrome trim plus a Nardi steering wheel from new. The hood scoop is two-and-a-half times larger than on other 400is which allowed Garrison to drive without worries to his home in Palm Springs or on long fast drives to his ranch in Montana. The interior is fitted with front and rear A/C and has a double-insulated leather headliner and extra sound deadening and heat-resistant panels, specifically designed for desert driving conditions. A 5-speed manual transmission allowed effortless cruising across the highways of Montana. The result was a very user-friendly Ferrari thanks to a large and comfortable cockpit, a great greenhouse offering excellent visibility, dual A/C that really works, a well-built Pininfarina body with lots of luggage space and room to take small kids and lots of luggage along. 400i s/n 50807 offers an unusual opportunity to own a one-off Ferrari built for a Factory-favored client that will get you on the lawn at almost any Ferrari event at a price nicely below $100k! We know this unique Ferrari well, having sold it to the current owner in July, 2011.
Introduced at the 1976 Paris Auto Show, the Ferrari 400 Series was the then latest 2+2s to continue Ferrari’s tradition of offering true four-passenger luxury high-speed touring cars fitted with every possible amenity. The 400i was powered by a 4823cc V-12 engine with dual overhead cams putting out 315 horsepower, and 400i s/n 50807 is fitted with the much more desirable five-speed manual gearbox offering substantially better performance than the more common automatic transmission. The three-box body penned by Pininfarina’s master stylist Leonardo Fioravanti is as elegant as they come, with crisply folded corners and a wedge silhouette that was in vogue at the time and has aged surprisingly well, thanks to the fine proportions of the basic design. The characteristic swage line dividing the body into upper and lower halves was carried over from the Fioravanti’s body-side styling lines carried over from the earlier Fioravanti designed 365 GTB/4 Daytona.
Cosmetically, 400i s/n 50807 is in very nice condition. The original paint is very high quality and shows no noticeable imperfections, the panel fit is excellent and the glass and trim are also very nice. All five wire wheels, all five factory mag wheels, the stainless and plastic trim plus all lenses and gaskets are in excellent condition. The additional marker lights required for US specification have been tastefully added just above the seam between the body work and bumpers and don’t detract from the lines of the vehicle. The interior is also excellent. All leather, including that on the seats, dashboard, door panels etc. is very good and the Nardi steering wheel is excellent. A more modern Alpine stereo with a CD player is fitted. The trunk and spare tire well are in great shape. The engine compartment is clean and original. 400i s/n 50807 runs and drives well, has a light clutch, excellent brakes, great syncros, no lack of torque, sounds great and is a pleasure to drive.
1984 Ferrari 400i s/n 50807 was also fitted from new with the front driving and/or Fog lights from the 412 mounted beside the grille, and rear fog lights incorporated into the color coordinated rear bumper. Mounted on four very-attractive and near new Borrani 15″ x 7 ¾″ wire wheels with excellent Michelin 215/70 VR 15 XWX tires and a matching Borrani wire wheel spare. Also comes with the full set of five Factory original 180 TR 415 mag wheels with very good Michelin 240/55 VR 415 tires. Also comes with the full set of books including a 400i owner’s operating handbook and a 412 owner’s operating handbook; the warranty and service schedule book; the world-wide dealer list book; the original Alpine and Blaupunkt radio booklets; a factory maintenance and lubrication chart; a factory wiring diagram booklet; a factory workshop manual and a Factory Sales brochure plus the cloth carrying pouch for the books. Also comes with the original tool kit (missing two small screwdrivers and the pliers) and the original unused first aid kit, all in their case which fits inside the spare wheel. Also comes with two sets of keys. Delivered new in Europe on Italian tourist export plates 99421 EE and first serviced at Ferrari in Orleans, France before being imported into the US in June, 1984 by Greg Garrison. We sold 400i s/n 50807 to the current owner and so we know this Ferrari well. This two-owner 400i has only 63,846 miles from new and is a rare opportunity to own a unique “one-off” Ferrari with dual A/C and five speed performance at a truly affordable price.
1984 Ferrari 400i s/n 50807. 5-speed manual transmission, Watermelon paint with a beige leather interior, and many rare modifications and characteristics that set it apart from other 400is. It has a number of upgrades based on the forthcoming 412. There are color coded bumpers, electric seats and unique chrome trim. The hood scoop is two-and-a-half times larger than on other 400is. The interior has a double-insulated leather headliner, extra sound deadening and heat-resistant panels, specifically designed for desert driving conditions.
400i VIN: ZFFEB07B000050807. Specially ordered by Greg Garrison with Watermelon paint, beige leather interior and “special things.” 5-speed manual gearbox. Pininfarina added certain features of the forthcoming 412.
1984, 27 Feb., sold new to Greg Garrison.
1991, 15 Aug., passed emissions inspection at a California inspection station, Palmdale CA. 39,807 miles.
1991, 03 Sept., as per fax from Greg Garrison to Gerald Roush, yes, he still owns 400i s/n 50807.
2007, 18 Aug., Lot #25, Gooding & Company Auction, Monterey, CA, USA. Sold to second owner.
2007, 27 Sept., Vehicle purchase reported, title issued or updated, new owner reported by the Minnesota Motor Vehicle Dept. Wayzata, MN Title #G2700W005. Exempt from odometer reporting.
2008, 18 Jan., Title issued or updated by the Minnesota Motor Vehicle Dept. Mound, MN. Title #H0190X147. Exempt from odometer reporting.
2011, July, on consignment with Michael Sheehan’s Ferraris-online.com.
2012, 04 Dec., sold by Ferraris-online to current owner. Vehicle purchase reported by the Ohio Motor Vehicle Dept. 59,498 miles.
2012, 17 Dec., Title issued or updated by the Ohio Motor Vehicle Dept. Painesville, OH Title #2800619347. Registration issued or renewed, new owner reported.
2012, 19 Dec., new title issued to owner who had homes in both Ohio and Florida.
2012, 21 Dec., Title issued or updated, registration issued or renewed, titled or registered as personal vehicle, vehicle color noted as Red by the Florida Motor Vehicle Dept. Delray Beach, FL. Title #0110565970.
2013, 31 Jan., serviced by North Coast Exotics, Inc. Install new radio, replace bonnet pad, restore air hoses, clean engine bay, remove pin stripe, repair chips in bumper, install new exhaust, replace header gasket RR header, change all fluids, replace main hoses, install speakers, install wheels. Total invoice: $5,577.14.
2013, 31 Jan., serviced by GRK Rolls Royce Interiors, Ltd. Refinish interior leather in correct butterscotch dye, clean interior, cover under hood wiring, repair carpet edge binding. Total invoice: $2,420.00.
2013, 06 Feb., purchased ’84 Ferrari 400i brown mats with red horse from WestWind European. Total invoice: $294.39.
2013, 11 July, Title issued or updated, registration issued or renewed, titled or registered as personal vehicle, vehicle color noted as Red by the Florida Motor Vehicle Dept. Delray Beach, FL. Title #0110565970.
2013, 13 Aug., serviced by Precision Wire Wheels. 4 new Borrani wire wheels with adapter and 4 spinner knock offs. Total invoice: $1,616.36.
2015, 29 June, Title issued or updated, registration issued or renewed, titled or registered as personal vehicle, registration updated when owner moved the vehicle to a new location, vehicle color noted as Red by the Florida Motor Vehicle Dept. Painesville, OH. Title #0110565970.
2016, 14 June, Vehicle detailed, full 2 step correction was performed with a heavier compound followed by polish, followed with a matching sealer. Dressed weather stripping, front license plate and bottom rocker panels with a polymer exterior trim sealer, quick polish on wire wheels and chrome trim, cleaned out old wax from crevices, blew out all accessible areas with compressed air, wipe down interior, vacuum, blow out engine compartment and dress accessible areas, clean glass in and out, polish exhaust pipes. Total invoice: $1,200.00.
2017, June, on consignment with Michael Sheehan’s Ferraris-online.com.