My 400 as found, this combine came from Gloucestershire a one owner one driver machine very well looked after during its life, in the toolbox it contained everything you would probably need out in the field in emergencies ie spare chain links, spare pin for gear linkage,blades, rivets,knife point, wire, and twine,also a set of brushes for air pre cleaner screen, and radiator, also a few tools, just this alone tells you that the previous owner respected his machine.
This 400 was delivered to farm new, February 1966 although it was registered later, on a 1968 plate, the serial number tells us it was built 9 machines behind Howards 400 so they could of sat on the production line that same day!! who knows. but we do know they were sold by Birds of Gloucester who we have found out only sold 2 400s that year !! so they well could have sat in there yard prior to delivery! quite amazing then we ended up with these pair!.