European Motor Studio is very proud to offer this incredibly rare and very special 1988 Ferrari 412 Coupe finished in stunning Blue Serra Metallic over original Crème leather interior. This 412 was purchased new by legendary Singer/Actress Whitney Houston. This gorgeous 412 has traveled a mere 18,195 miles from new and has been beautifully maintained since its importation into the US.
Still retaining its plaque in the door jamb from when it was imported into NJ, this 412 left the production line in January of 1988 and was believed to have been imported into the US sometime in 1991/1992. Coming off the Ferrari production line in January of 1988, this 412 is one of the later serial numbers of the 576 412’s ever produced and second to last year of a long line of 2+2 front engine V12 Ferrari’s. The beautiful Blue Serra Metallic paint shows a deep luster with minimal paint flaws (few stone chips on the front lower nose and a few stone chips on the lower side rockers and some small paint defects in the driver side bumper edge).
The original Crème leather interior is in beautiful condition (driver seat bolster appears to have been touched up) all of the carpets appear to be original and in beautiful condition, all of the leather on the dash is in excellent condition and free from any damage or shrinkage. The original headliner is in beautiful condition and free from any shrinkage or sagging. The 12 cylinder starts right up and idles beautifully and is free from any smoke on start up or acceleration. The gearbox goes into gear with ease and free from any heavy clunking or jerking. The car pulls incredibly strong and smooth through the whole RPM band and the suspension and steering are all nice and tight and free from any known issues. The car is riding on older but correct Michelin TRX’s. Two new accumulators have just been replaced and is now free from any sagging or stiffness in the rear suspension and a brand new AC compressor and expansion valve.
The car runs and drives beautifully without any known issues. All of the gauges appear to be operating as designed and both the exterior and interior lights appear to be working. The power mirrors, locks, windows, head lights, seats (except the driver up down feature and power antenna) trunk, hood and gas door release are all working. There are no signs of any type of accident history or repair work and no signs of any rust or rust repair. The undercarriage is nice and tidy and free from any damage.
This 412 is accompanied with its original spare tire on its original Michelin TRX, original owner handbook original Ferrari keys, clean and clear Carfax and a clean TX title. This is an excellent opportunity to acquire an incredibly rare and very unusual V12 Ferrari rarely seen on the market. Finished in a stunning color combination and accompanied with celebrity provenance this gorgeous 412 is a great addition to any collection.