Things kicked off in 1972 with the arrival of the 340bhp 365GT 2+2, packing a 4.4-litre V12. There was a manual gearbox only, but when the 400GT debuted in 1976 it brought with it an auto option along with a bigger (4.8-litre V12) engine. There were still
six carburettors but there were a few styling changes in addition to the larger engine. These including larger tail lights. (now four instead of six) A front spoiler and bolt-on alloy wheels in place of the previous knock-on items. The auto would
be chosen by 70% buyers of the model.
In 1979 the Weber carbs were replaced by Bosch fuel injection to produce the 400i, Ferrari’s first fuel-injected road car. Fuel economy and driveability were improved but power dropped to 315bhp. The
V12 was boosted to 340bhp once more in 1985 though, with the fitment of a 4943cc V12 in the 412i. With body-coloured bumpers and clear indicators (previously orange) the Ferrari 412 was the first Italian car to feature anti-lock brakes.
is still relatively affordable to buy but running costs can be high and it will probably demand regular attention. If you are a collector considering a 400/412 then values are on the rise with its exclucive & rare glamour.