This Ferrari limousine will surely make pure Ferrari fans feel sore eyes.
Ferrari cars are famous for their beautiful design, class, and great speed on both the track and the public road. So what if people turned a Ferrari into a limousine, a car that focused on rear passengers and outrageous luxury? The answer is the 1981 Ferrari 400i below.
The Ferrari 400 is a line of GT cars produced between 1972 and 1989. That lineup includes the 365 GT4, 400, 400i, and 412. This limousine is based on the 400i, which Ferrari modified the engine. carburetor with fuel injection in 1979. Powered by a 4.8-liter V12, the 400i remained in production until 1985, when it was replaced by the 412 model.
This Ferrari was converted to a limousine around the 1980s and spent recent years in a private Ferrari collection. Still bearing the same code number as it was just released, the 400i has been extended the wheelbase and has an additional pair of doors in the middle.
The front and rear are unchanged from the original car, but the roof has been covered with black tarpaulin, a design feature often seen on limousines of the 1970s and 1980s. Another notable change in the exterior is a set of custom wheels with a 5-spoke design common on Ferraris of the time.
Of course, this Ferrari 400i is no longer a GT with a 2+2 seating configuration. With a wheelbase twice as long, it has space for 6 adults. But while the driver and front passenger have their usual seating positions, rear passengers will enjoy spacious seats and other luxurious amenities. Everything is upholstered in two-tone leather, while each seat has the Prancing Horse logo stitched on the headrests.
In terms of power, this Ferrari limousine retains the same 4.8-liter V12 engine block under the bonnet. Since this is a 1981 400i, the engine makes 306 hp when it leaves the factory, but the owner claims it delivers 340 hp.
A one-of-a-kind Ferrari 400i recently went up for auction on the internet and passed to a new owner for $20,000, a bargain compared to an original 400i that would be worth up to $35,000 in good condition.