Evaluation: Showing 10,333 original miles and recently got an $11,000 service. Mostly good paint with some small chips and scratches on the nose along with a long crack near the right headlight. Significant chipping around the edges of the doors. Good, lightly worn interior but there is some odd wear to the leather above the gauge cluster. A lightly used, mostly well-kept example of one of Ferrari’s less celebrated lines of four-seaters.
Bottom line: The 400/412 carries the unenviable distinction of being the first Ferrari sold with an automatic, in this case GM’s tried and true Turbo Hydramatic 3-speed. Blasphemy for purists, but in the end about two-thirds of 400/412 buyers chose the auto over the 5-speed. The looks also didn’t win these cars many accolades, especially compared to the supple curves of ’60s Ferraris, but they do look a lot better in person even if the quips about overgrown Accords never stop. 400/412s have long been the affordable entry into 12-cylinder Ferrari ownership and they still are the affordable way, at least relatively speaking. They have gotten pricier over the past year, but everything with a prancing horse badge has. So this result, while a bit of a shock if you haven’t been following these cars lately, was impressive but not crazy in the setting of Monterey ’22.