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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.