1983 Ferrari 400i

- Attractively finished in Nero over Nero
- Imported to California when new
- Powered by a 4.8-liter V-12 engine and five-speed manual transmission
- One of just 422 examples so equipped between 1979 and 1985
- Benefits from a comprehensive mechanical servicing in preparation for sale

At the 1976 Paris Auto Salon, Ferrari introduced the new 400 2+2, its replacement for the 365 GT4 2+2. Featuring distinctively angular styling by Pininfarina, the 400 continued to provide luxurious and spacious high-speed transportation for up to four passengers, powered by a front-mounted 4.8-liter V-12 engine with dual overhead camshafts. Precise handling was provided by power steering and a fully independent suspension with self-leveling actuators at the rear. Both a five-speed manual gearbox and a proven GM Turbo Hydra-Matic 400 automatic transmission were available, encouraging broad appeal for the new model. Fuel injection was added in 1979-thereby creating the 400i, and by 1982, Ferrari had also revised the interior upholstery, switchgear, and bodywork to its final form. These post-update examples also received re-profiled camshafts, new headers, and reworked fuel management which together boosted peak performance up to 315 horsepower.

This attractive 1983 example is finished in a handsome monochrome Nero livery, and was imported when new to California by Ferrari Compliance, Inc. of Santa Ana. Retained by several owners within Southern California, this stately 400i was most recently owned by film executive Sanford Panitch prior to acquisition by the consignor.

The car has benefitted from great attention while under the consignor's care. Invoices on file show that it was recently refinished in its factory-correct shade of Nero. In addition, the fuel injection system was completely addressed prior to a proper tuning. The engine valve cover were also repainted, and much of the hardware fittings were professionally re-plated to their factory-correct finish.

Complemented by a set of correct five-spoke magnesium wheels and Michelin TRX tires, this 400i is accompanied by tools, manuals, spare wheel, and service invoices. With its handsome Pininfarina bodywork and refined road handling, the 400 has recently attracted the attention of astute Ferrari collectors and enthusiasts alike and they are widely regarded as very capable grand touring machines.

Basic Info

Fort Lauderdale

Vehicle Details


While great effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this site, errors do occur so please verify information with a customer service rep. This is easily done by calling us at (954) 715-7500 or by visiting us at the dealership.

*Number of views in last 30 days

† Based on 1983 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

Saved Vehicles


You don't have any saved vehicles!

Look for this link on your favorites:


Once you've saved some vehicles, you can view them here at any time.

Contact Us

(954) 715-7500

Call Now

5750 N Federal Hwy • Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

Get Directions

Today's Hours:

Open Today! Sales: 9am-7pm

Open Today! Service: 8am-6pm

Open Today! Parts: 8am-6pm

Check Availability

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Schedule Test Drive

  • Please choose a time range above
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Ferrari of Fort Lauderdale 26.199591, -80.1117836.