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Discussion in '365 GT4 2+2/400/412' started by fez1238, Dec 16, 2007.

  1. fez1238

    fez1238 Karting
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    Sep 5, 2007
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    Hi

    My 400i 1983 was first bought by Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones.. From memory I have a short list of 'famous ' owners of these cars. Can anyone add further! Maybe someone has a film clip of photo with the car and the star?

    The List

    • My car 400i car Bill Wyman – Rolling Stones guitarist
    • Enzo Ferrari used the 400i as his daily car to the factory
    • Richard Burton (actor) had one whilst married to Elizabeth Taylor
    • Whitney Houston (singer)
    • Mr Heineken (the brewery magnate)

    also

    • Tom Cruise drove a 400 model in the film Jerry Maguire (1996)

    Im told that a famous owner can add 15% to value !
     
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  3. brettski

    brettski Formula 3

    Feb 29, 2004
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    jimmy page had ' 78 400 and john bonham had an ' 80 i .
     
  4. Ashman

    Ashman Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Rod Stewart reportedly owned 43385, a convertible conversion, black/black.

    John
     
  5. pks41805

    pks41805 Formula 3

    Aug 4, 2007
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    Paul Sloan
    Once a 400 was imported to the US its history is rather transparent, but how can the cars info before that be traced?
     
  6. Ashman

    Ashman Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Warner Le Roy owned 412 s/n 66557. Audrey Meadows owned 400i 29867. The Richard Burton car was 38669.
     
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  8. wax

    wax Four Time F1 World Champ
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  9. aidanparte

    aidanparte Formula 3

    Jul 18, 2004
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    Sammy Davis had one.

    Dave Stacy's got one with special rear lights!

    Aidan
     
  10. preston400i

    preston400i Karting

    Dec 26, 2006
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    I saw that car last March - it's in the 'vault' at the Petersen Museum in L.A. Not sure if they're going to rotate it into display any time soon.

    There was a blue one in Rain Man. Was there one in Jerry Maguire too?
     
  11. Steve Magnusson

    Steve Magnusson Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Jan 11, 2001
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    Texas
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    Steve Magnusson
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  13. Arvin Grajau

    Arvin Grajau Five Time F1 World Champ

    Jun 7, 2006
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    Norm beechey ,twice Australian Touring car Champion had a early manual 365,amongst his car's was the 1st man to race a '64 Mustang and won the ATCC in it and then in '70 won the title in his "Trans Aus" 350 Monaro against a hord of Mustangs,Camaro's and 2.5 litre Porsche 911 's. google the man ot your tube him.
     
  14. bjwhite

    bjwhite F1 Rookie

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    Tom Cruise drove a 400i in Rain Man, not Jerry Maguire.
     
  15. blkprlz

    blkprlz Formula 3

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    Now that's funny Aidan!
     
  16. sparta49

    sparta49 F1 Veteran
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    Mar 3, 2001
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    The sammy Davis Jr. car was on ebay when I was looking for my 308 back in Nov - Dec of 2000 it was a 76 and I believe it had 8,XXX miles on it.
     
  17. blkprlz

    blkprlz Formula 3

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    I just can't imagine Wilt cramping into one of these. My dad introduced me to him @ 30th St. station/Philly when I was 7 yrs. old (I wasn't as high as his crotch at the time). I've been meaning to pull the undertray pans above the mid-section exhaust boxes to see if I can shift the driver's seat rails back further, @ 5'-10 1/2" I still kind of feel cramped.
     
  18. aidanparte

    aidanparte Formula 3

    Jul 18, 2004
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    I didn't know who Wilt was so I checked him out - according to Wikipedia "He... became notorious for his claim to have had sex with 20,000 women..." Being so irresistible to the ladies is obviously a common problem for 400 owners!

    Aidan
     
  19. Jeff Kennedy

    Jeff Kennedy F1 Veteran
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    Evil Kenievel had a red 365 with Montana plates. Apparently he had been able to keep it in Montana without having to federalize the car (which no one was doing at that time).

    Jeff
     
  20. Matthias Urban

    Matthias Urban F1 Veteran

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    Al Garthwaite had 24019
    Uderzo had 24869
    the Bonham car is 25711
    Audrey Meadows had 29867
    30271 belonged to Pete Townsend
    31729 was owned by Jody Scheckter
    Sheikh Al-Maktoum had 43905
    45353 and 45769 are connected with Rod Stewart, both Straman-Conversions
    46153 with Lanny Wadkins
    46653 looks to have been owned by King Hussein of Jordan
    Tex Schramm had 46859
    Whitney Houston had 412 75417
    the "Rain Man"-412 is 62895

    all info taken from my book: The Ferrari Serial Number Manual 1947 - 2007.

    fez1238, would you be so kind to disclose the VIN of your (ex-Wyman)-car to me?
     
  21. darth550

    darth550 Five Time F1 World Champ
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    It was cut.
     
  22. KraigG

    KraigG Formula 3

    May 25, 2006
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    Kraig
    Actually, I think it had been with over 20,000 drivers :)
     
  23. michael platzer

    michael platzer F1 Veteran

    Nov 12, 2003
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    the rat pack car is now in austria and sometimes in florida in the house of the austrian owner.
     
  24. Matthias Urban

    Matthias Urban F1 Veteran

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    Michael,

    S/N available?

    Best

    Matthias
     
  25. fez1238

    fez1238 Karting
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    #22 fez1238, Dec 17, 2007
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 7, 2017
    Hi

    The Vin is 45005 its silver with two tone blue leather.

    Always happy to post a few pics. Please note I have kept the old mobile phone to keep it as it was when first bought.

    As for finding ownership details of imported Ferraris to th US I would contact the Vehicle Licencing Authority in the respective countries or the FO Clubs.
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  26. Matthias Urban

    Matthias Urban F1 Veteran

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    Thanks!

    Matthias
     
  27. Matthias Urban

    Matthias Urban F1 Veteran

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    Heineken = 24185
     
  28. bjwhite

    bjwhite F1 Rookie

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    You're saying the Rain Man car was a 412? Nahhhhhhh......series II 400i if I remember correctly......
     

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