Lot 64

2019   |   Scottsdale Auctions 2019

1983 Ferrari 512 BBi

Coachwork by Scaglietti

SOLD $235,200


$250,000 - $325,000



Car Highlights

Twice Awarded at the FCA’s National Concours d’Elegance
Beneficiary of Recent Engine-Out Service
Documented with History by Marque Expert Marcel Massini
Accompanied by Owner’s Manual, Jack, and Factory Luggage
Minimally Used Example Displaying Less than 5,000 Km

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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This award-winning example of Ferrari’s fuel-injected Berlinetta Boxer benefits from minimal use by a short, documented chain of owners, culminating with a 26-year period of storage by the consignor. Specified as a European example with instruments in kilometers, chassis 43859 was finished in Rosso Chiaro (Light Red) and upholstered with beige leather, completing assembly in October 1982.

This BBi was sold new by Continental Motors in November 1982 to Benjamin Gould of Wilmette, Illinois. By 1984, it was owned by Angelo Lencioni of River Forest. The car remained in Illinois until 1988, when it was sold to Stan Zagorski of New York, already having been federalized to EPA and DOT regulations by the well-known AmeriSpec. Passing to Jack Ruscilli of Columbus, Ohio, in 1989, the BBi was shown at the FCA’s 1990 National Concours d’Elegance at Watkins Glen, winning a class award. The car also won its class at the same event three years later in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

In 1993, the Ferrari was sold to the consignor and domiciled within a private collection. Displaying less than 5,000 km at the time of cataloguing, this BBi was recently treated to an engine-out service, though the car will require further mechanical maintenance before road use. With a known history, classic color combination, and its factory accessories, this is a beautiful example of Ferrari’s iconic Berlinetta Boxer.