Ferrari has always produced manuals for their dealers, and owners, to assist them with vehicle repairs, servicing and spare parts ordering. Up to about 1970 these were almost always in the form of single bound books which required completely new editions to be printed when changes were made to the specifications of the model concerned. After this time these publications (unless dealing with specific features) were more likely to be in the form of ring binders with all the information on loose pages which could, subsequently, be updated, replaced or added to as technical development of the car progressed.
The 412 was built from 1985 to 1989 , so the manual will be appropriate for that period - and possibly adaptable, in some respects, for the earlier 400i & 400 models? Some jobs could be of an all-inclusive nature, such as replacing an indicator light bulb, but most would involve several elements. For instance, replacement of brake pads would involve a time element for the removal and replacement of the relevant wheels on the car, which could also be an element of other operations. The blue cover, measuring 24cm x 31cm x 3cm , is stiff card, which has been heat-sealed in blue printed plastic. The vehicle headline sheet is followed by 6 pages of introduction and 1 of index before the nine sections strangely numbered 0-6 plus 8 and 9!
Headed - Service / Engine / Clutch / Transmission / Brakes / Steering / Suspensions / Electrics / Body with light card dividers preceding each one. The total amount of diagram/information within these sections is 74 pages and, throughout the manual, the text is Italian and English only. The factory catalogue number on the reverse of the vehicle headline sheet reads CAT. 406/86 , but there is no print date or quantity specified. This VERY RARE , over 35 years old and mostly lightly used , manual is in quite good condition with only some minor scuffing to the covers, edges and corners, plus the following specific damage.
1 the outer spine of the cover has had the Italian text crossed through with black permanent marker, 2 the upper edge of the front headline page has some very slight dappled/speckled marks, mostly associated with storage in humid/damp conditions, 3 the divider identifying numbers 4-9 have been ink-filled with a black ballpoint pen, 4 the reverse side of page 12.9.3 (section 9) has a small ink mark from a ballpoint pen and 5 the last 2 pages have some interesting crease marks extending from around the punched holes of the binder - not so unusual if the book is closed with pages lying on the outer cover. All of these can be seen in the accompanying pictures. This item weighs less than 910 grams before packaging. The item "Ferrari 412 VERY RARE Service Time Schedule Original 1986 Technical Manual" is in sale since Wednesday, January 27, 2021. This item is in the category "Vehicle Parts & Accessories\Car Manuals & Literature\Service & Repair Manuals".The seller is "ramilas" and is located in Warszawa, MAZOWIECKIE. This item can be shipped worldwide.