Ferrari 400 Generations:

1976 - 1979 Ferrari 400 Automatic

1976 - 1979 Ferrari 400 Automatic
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The ’70s were a slightly troubling time in automotive history. There were some indisputably great cars to come out of the decade, but there were a lot of other big bloated barges being made, and quite a few other questionable decisions. One of these controversial decisions was made by Ferrari, and it was to make a car with an automatic transmission. This accompanied the decision to build the 400 at all in the first place, something a lot of people still consider to have been a mistake on Ferrari’s part. So this is obviously a somewhat controversial car made all the more controversial.

The 400A, as it was called in automatic form, debuted in 1976, the same year as the 512 BB and the year after the 308. It was nowhere near as popular as the 308 would prove to be, but the 400A did quite well. And, even if the purists did moan about the automatic transmission, the 400A outsold the manual-equipped version of the car by more than 2 to 1, and the same still held true when the 400 became the 400i in 1979. It does make sense though, as the ability to afford a Ferrari is not the same as the ability to drive one.

Continue reading to learn more about the Ferrari 400 Automatic.

 

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