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1984 Ferrari 400i Auto Chassis 50529

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  1. samsaprunoff

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    Good day All,

    In the continued spirit to document our cars... Chassis 50529 is offered on Ebay:
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1984-Ferrari-Other/184077233660?hash=item2adbdbadfc%3Ag%3AsVkAAOSwnY1drctM&LH_ItemCondition=3000%7C1000%7C2500

    Cheers,

    Sam

    1984 Ferrari 400i Auto
    Color: Red Exterior with Tan Interior
    Mileage: 37000 Miles
    Location: Oviedo, Florida USA
    VIN: ZFFEB06B000050529
    Chassis: 50529
    Buy it Now: $49000 USD


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    Thank you, Sam...….great job as ever.

    So, I see incorrect painted front & rear bumpers and a flat black rear lamp panel which should be body color on a series 2 400i......hhmmmmmm.
    Also, the front air dam/spoiler on mine is body color on what you see in front and on the sides, only the "bump-out" to cover the bottom of the radiator is painted flat black to hide from view, just like the mufflers and resonators.
    Anything else ?

    Gary
     
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    #5 raemin, Dec 12, 2019
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    The flat black on the bumper looks nice to me and that's probably the best way to easily fix the numerous hits and dents that the spoiler accumates just from "normal" use. First time I see red carpets in the trunk, but looks nice also. Red carpet in the cabin also, i'd rather have a black livery as after so many years, there is no way the color still matches the body paint. The tan leather seems to be in good conditions, but would benefit from a cleanup (see passenger seat).

    Engine bay and chassis well sorted out. This looks like a properly serviced car.
     
  5. raemin

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    Last remark: I am not so familiar with gen2 cars, but these rear shocks are threaded. This is normally for ride height, but sounds curious given that these cars do have an excellent self levelling system. Maybe others can confirm whether this is a stock setup or not. Next question would be : is the self levelling unit still working as it should?
     
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    Good day Gary,

    You are most welcome!

    I try my best to post up what I find, as it provides great historical info on a particular car, but also allows one to see the potential changes or differences throughout the model's production run.

    Cheers,

    Sam
     
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    Good day Raemin,

    The setup is not factory and is typically done when the self-levelling system goes awry. There has been a few threads on here that described what others have done and places like Rutlands, etc offered "kits" for people wishing to do this. Here is one of the threads I saved:

    https://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/threads/replace-self-leveling-suspension-with-something-modern-need-steps.527434/

    I believe the motivating factor why one would goes this route is because for the longest time Koni and other shock restoration shops no longer serviced/repaired the self-leveling shocks. In fact, I have only heard of one owner (in Australia) that was successful at rebuilding his self-leveling system... if my memory serves.

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    Sam
     
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    A Gen 1 without levellers is desirable, I wouldn't say so for a Gen 2

    Gen1 = hard to repair, under performing, easy to put back if you change your mind
    Gen 2 = these levellers do work, can be serviced, are hard to put back once removed
     
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    Raemin…...the sellers description states that the levelers have been replaced.....and the radio, and that the hood and trunk electric releases are somewhat "iffy".

    Gary
     
  10. Ak Jim

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    #11 Ak Jim, Dec 15, 2019
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    Factory load leveler on left, Rutlands coil over on the right.


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    I have the 365 with the load leveling shocks. They worked great until they failed then the back of the car sat really low. I sent the shocks off to be rebuilt, for a crap load of money, and they worked for about a year then failed again. I currently have the Rutlands coil over conversion and it works great. If I could buy new original Koni I would do that but in my opinion the Rutlands coil over is the only current option.
     
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    Make that factory on the top and Rutlands on the bottom.
     
  12. Jasonberkeley

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    Who did the rebuild that only lasted a year?
     

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