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Lot 7

2019   |   Amelia Island 2019

1982 Ferrari 512 BBi

Coachwork by Scaglietti

Estimate

$275,000 - $350,000

Chassis

ZFFJA09B000040731

Car Highlights

The Ultimate Evolution of the Ferrari Berlinetta Boxer
French-Delivery Example Originally Sold Through Charles Pozzi SA
Traditional Ferrari Color Scheme with Rare Stoffa Interior Inserts
Beautifully Presented Throughout with Just over 5,000 Miles
Offered with Ferrari Classiche Red Book and Tool Kit

Technical Specs

4,942 CC DOHC Flat 12-Cylinder Engine
Bosch K-Jetronic Fuel Injection
340 BHP at 6,000 RPM
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Ventilated Disc Brakes
Front and Rear Independent Suspension with Coil Springs and Anti-Roll Bar
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The 365 GT4 BB – or Berlinetta Boxer – was Ferrari’s first mid-engine, flat-12 road car and replaced the hallowed 365 GTB/4 Daytona at the top of the company’s lineup. Never officially sold in the US, the BB series was Ferrari’s last entirely hand-built production car. Subject to updates throughout production, the BB series in 1981 saw the introduction of the last and ultimate derivation, the 512 BBi, with the “i” denoting Bosch K-Jetronic Fuel Injection. This system, in conjunction with other improvements, resulted in a car regarded as more user-friendly and reliable than its predecessors.

Finished in traditional Rosso Ferrari with black rocker panels, this 512 BBi was originally retailed through official French Ferrari dealer Charles Pozzi SA in April 1982. Notably, this example features an interior trimmed in black leather with gray stoffa (cloth) seat and door-panel inserts, as well as a period Pioneer radio and equalizer.

Like many European-delivery Boxers, this car was subsequently exported to the US and meticulously preserved in the care of Ferrari collectors. Today, the 512 BBi is beautifully presented in all respects and is accurately detailed down to the correct metric Michelin TRX tires. Showing just over 5,000 miles on the odometer, and accompanied by its original tool kit, Ferrari Classiche Red Book, and invoices for a January 2019 belt service, this attractive Berlinetta Boxer would make a compelling addition to any collection of Italian supercars.