Lot 149

2020   |   Scottsdale 2020

1983 Ferrari 512 BBi

Coachwork by Scaglietti

SOLD $240,800


$225,000 - $275,000| Without Reserve



Car Highlights

Just Two Owners from New
Sparingly Used Example Displaying Less than 5,800 Miles
Well Preserved and Finished in Classic Color Combination
Offered from over 10 Years of Ownership by Noted Ferrari Collector
Accompanied by Owner’s Manual, Tool Kit, and Jack

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
Register to Bid

This lovely example of Ferrari’s fuel-injected Berlinetta Boxer benefits from minimal use by just two owners from new. This 512 BBi was purchased new in 1983 from Ferrari of Houston by Hobart Teneff of Spokane, Washington. He drove it sparingly and parked it in 1987, having covered just under 3,600 miles. It remained in storage for 20 years until 2007, when the consignor purchased it.

In 2009, Symbolic Motor Car Company of San Diego was retained to perform the mechanical work it required after 20 years of static storage. This included dismantling the engine, inspecting it, and replacing any seals and bearings as necessary, as well as performing a 30,000-mile service. The consignor subsequently drove the car sparingly, bringing it up to its current mileage, which remains under 5,800. The consignor, a noted Ferrari collector who has owned some of the marque’s rarest and most important examples, states that the 512 BBi retains the vast majority of its original paint along with its original interior. In addition, in 2018, he had Ferrari specialist Steve Maxwell perform a major engine-out service, including timing belts and a new water pump. Records on file total over $65,000 for mechanical work performed since 2009.

With just two owners from new, a classic color combination, and its factory accessories, this is a beautiful and very low-mileage example of Ferrari’s iconic Berlinetta Boxer.