Lamborghini Espada or Ferrari 400/412

Motoring Con Brio

Given that one has now become a cult favorite and the other is still considered to be somewhat of an ugly duckling in classic car circles – can you guess which is which? – we expect this one to be a trouncing. Prove us wrong 🙂

The tale of the tape:

Ferrari 400/412

  • Offered 1976-1989
  • Production: 2384 (35% of them with manual transmission)
  • 4.8-4.9 L V12 good for 310-340 bhp
  • ~ 1800-1900kg (3900-4200 lbs)
  • Pininfarina design
  • Cost when new: ~ $45,000 (about $185,000 in 2013 dollars)
    • Doesn’t include federalization, which more or less doubled the cost of the car (they were never officially sold in the US, meaning all examples in the US are gray imports)
  • Current value: ~ $20,000-$45,000
  • Tip: don’t forget the 365GT4 2+2 (1972–1976). Looks nearly identical to the 400 and cost is in the same ballpark (~ $38,000).
  • Open question: anecdotally, we’ve heard these transmissions (the manual) are…

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