15k: Chevy V8 Powered: 1979 Ferrari 400

Welcome to the new and improved Daily Turismo, where we don’t feature cars with lazy-bones Chevy V8 swaps.  In 2015, you’ll need a 3-rotor Wankel and reverse rotating V12 to make the cut…wait…whats that Mr FuelTruck?  You’ve found a Ferrari 400 with a small block Chevy V8 for cheap?  Forget what was previously said.  Find this 1979 Ferrari 400 with Chevy power offered here on craigslist for $14,250 in Daytona Beach, FL.

The Ferrari 365 GT4 2+2, 400, 400i, and 412 were all part of a family of front-engine V12 powered 2+2 grand touring automobiles produced in Italy.  Only 2907 examples of the Leonardo Fioravanti (also responsible for Ferrari Dino, 365 GTB Daytona, 308 GTB & 288 GTO, F40 & 512BB) designed classic were ever built and they were technically not sold new in the USA. 

What you are looking at is a rare, grey-market, example of a classic Ferrari with the most hilariously overplayed engine swap known to man — a Chevy V8.  The seller offers little details to the current condition, but it does show some war scars and damage…but…for the price of a Kia Rondo you are getting one heck of a stunning classic.  It is just a shame the builder didn’t swap in a 7.3 liter International diesel or something more interesting.  (Balls Jefferson– don’t you dare recommend a Prius drivetrain!!)

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