Today’s Bring a Trailer Auction selection is a 1982 Ferrari 400i

The 1988 movie “Rain Man,” famous for featuring a chrome-covered 1949 Buick Roadmaster prominently

This European-spec coupe was imported into the U.S. in 1982 and boasts an imposing all-black appearance

The movie’s opening scene showcases a red Lamborghini Countach being unloaded from a ship via an overhead crane

joined by three other bewinged adolescent fantasy Countachs, while Tom Cruise’s character, dressed in a “Miami Vice” fashion, looks on.

During the 1980s, many Italian exotics were not officially sold in the U.S., and gray market importing often involved some hustling.

Ferrari chose not to offer its V-12 grand tourer in the U.S. during that period due to the national 55-mph speed limit and stringent environmental regulations