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Please note that this vehicle is titled 1981.
Combining powerful performance and exotic styling, Ferrari’s carbureted 512 Berlinetta Boxer was built in a modest quantity of 929 examples from 1976 through 1981. This remarkable car, chassis 34351, is offered from 26 years of static storage, resulting in a garage-find example of great purity.
According to a report from Ferrari historian Marcel Massini, this Berlinetta Boxer was originally finished in Rosso Chiaro (Light Red) and upholstered with Nero (Black) leather, and the car notably retains this original color scheme today. Specified with instruments in kilometers, the 512 completed assembly in November 1980, and after being sold new a month later to a European enthusiast, the car was soon exported to the US.
By 1993, the Ferrari had been acquired in a restored state by marque collector Todd Morici of West Paterson, New Jersey. That year, Mr. Morici advertised the 512 BB in Ferrari Market Letter as having “250 miles since a complete nut-and-bolt restoration on a 17,000-mile car.”
Shortly thereafter, Mr. Morici sold the Ferrari to its current owner, though the car continued to remain in storage in Mr. Morici’s climate-controlled garage. The engine was recently rebuilt, and it has been noted that the internal number stamping appears incorrect. Further mechanical attention will likely be required before any road use. Sequestered for 26 years, this 512 BB would tastefully complement any sporting collection.