Spectacular conditionJust released from over 25 years of collector ownershipDisplaying only 3,100 actual miles (4,989 kilometers)Full engine out belt service performed in July 2018!Rare and desirable 1983 Ferrari 512BBiOne of approximately only 487 built!Documented by noted Ferrari historian Marcel MassiniMultiple class wins at Ferrari Club of America (FCA) Concours events!Numbers matching 5.0 liter DOHC flat-12 engine!Stunning color combinationOptions Include:Factory Air ConditioningPower WindowsNardi Steering WheelCarello JOD Fog LightsPioneer AM/FM Cassette Stereo With Equalizer15” Knock-Off Alloy WheelsExcellent documentation includes original books, jack, previous invoices, history report by Marcel Massini, factory fitted luggage and more!Performs wonderfullyOne of the most original and lowest mileage examples in existence!A dream for the Ferrari collector or enthusiastThe 1983 Ferrari 512BBi featured here is finished in stunning Rosso Corsa Red over a beige leather interior. This spectacular example was sold new through Continental Motors in Hinsdale, Illinois, and was just released from over 25 years of single collector ownership. This 512BBi displays only 4,989 kilometers (the equivalent of 3,100 miles) on the odometer and presents virtually as new. It has garnished class wins at Ferrari Club of America concours events on more than one occasion and has even been documented by noted Ferrari historian Marcel Massini. A full engine out service was performed in July 2018, ensuring that this 512BBi performs as well as it presents. We are especially proud to offer this low mileage, Marcel Massini documented 512BBi to the most astute investor, collector or enthusiast who desires the best. Ready to make an investment that you can actually enjoy? Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Please contact one of our expert sales consultants at (314)291-7000 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence. HISTORY OF THE FERRARI 512BBIThe Ferrari 512BB, abbreviated for Berlinetta Boxer, was introduced in 1973 and was the first model to incorporate the mid mounted flat-12 cylinder engine. Designed by Leonardo Fioravanti, the 512 nomenclature was derived from the vehicle’s 5 liter 12 cylinder engine. 1981 marked the first time the 512BB was produced with a Bosch K-Jetronic fuel-injection system over the more traditional Weber carbureted models. The aptly renamed 512BBi Ferrari was seen by many as a more drivable and reliable model compared to its predecessors. Minor yet noticeable styling changes occurred as well. Driving lights were integrated into a shortened egg-crate grill, while the rear of the vehicle saw the addition of rectangular parking lights matched with a redesigned exhaust shroud. With its 340 horsepower flat 12-cylinder fuel-injected engine, the 512BBi has quickly become one of the most sought-after Ferraris of the 1980’s.Please visit www.schmitt.com to view our full inventory.
To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RM Sothebys Amelia Island event, 8 - 9 March 2019. Estimate:$275,000 - $325,000 Less than 19,000 km showingOriginally imported by noted collector William LyonPresented in the iconic shade of Rosso CorsaOne of only 1,007 produced from 1981 to 1984Introduced to the public at the 1981 Frankfurt Salon, the new 512 BBi offered the advanced and reliable Bosch K-Jetronic fuel-injection system for the first time in a 12-cylinder Ferrari, hence the i in its nomenclature. A handful of cosmetic upgrades accompanied the new model. Exposed driving lights were added at the front, and rectangular parking lights were fitted adjacent to the exhausts at the rear. For the Ferrari faithful, the addition of the fuel injection was a welcome change, and the 512 BBi is generally considered to be the most civilized of Ferrari s Berlinetta Boxers.The change from carburetors to fuel injection brought about an increase of 20 foot-pounds of torque, helping the engine to feel much more tractable overall. Performance remained extraordinary, and the 512 BBi could reach 60 mph from a dead start in just 5.4 seconds; furthermore, it was capable of a top speed of 173 mph. It was the flagship Ferrari while in production and easily lived up to the supercar requirements of the era. Production of the 512 BBi came to an end in 1984, with Ferrari having completed just 1,007 examples. It was replaced in the model lineup by the equally ground-breaking Testarossa.This exceptional 512 BBi, finished in the desirable shade of Rosso Corsa, was first imported into the U.S. by noted collector William Lyon in July 1983. It was then acquired by Michael Jean of Denver, Colorado, in 1985. Shortly thereafter, he sold the car to another gentleman in Colorado, noting that the BBi had only 2,700 miles at the time. In 1987, with less than 3,000 miles, the car was acquired by Karl Dedolph of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dedolph maintained the car for the next five years when he offered it for sale in 1992. Eight years later, the Ferrari was offered once more where it was bought by Richard Scott of Sidney, Ohio. At the time, it was noted that the odometer had been replaced. Several years later, the 512 BBi was acquired by collector Robert Iannucci, who maintained it until 2011, when he sold it to Frank Gallogly of Lakeville, Connecticut. It was purchased in 2012 by William Heinecke who enjoyed the car until early 2017, when it was purchased by the consignor.Today, the car presents exceptionally well and remains highly original throughout, showing less than 19,000 km (under 12,000 miles). In 2017, the 512 BBi was refreshed both cosmetically and mechanically, and it is accompanied by over $20,000 in receipts with a breakdown of the completed work. The BBi retains its original owner s manuals in their original pouch, as well as the original jack in its bag.Ferrari knew that craftsmanship, engineering, and design counted for more than anything else. At the time of 512 BBi production, the future was poised for robots to take over from the hands-on approach. Sergio Scaglietti, whose firm made the bodies, noted, It was something special. It was the last car where we made everything by hand. We could not agree more.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/am19.
The Ferrari Berlinetta Boxer or what most refer to as the BB was released in 1973 as the 365 GT4 BB. Replacing the front engined Daytona, it was the first in a series of Ferraris to use a mid-mounted flat-12 engine. The Boxer was designed by Leonardo Fioravanti and was the first mid-engined road-car to bear the Ferrari name and the Cavallino Rampante (prancing horse) logo. It was replaced by the Testarossa, which continued to use the Flat-12 engine. The 365 GT4 BB was updated as the BB 512 in 1976, resurrecting the name of the earlier Ferrari 512 racer. The name 512 referred to the cars 5 litre,12 cylinder engine..The engine was enlarged to 4943 cc with an increased compression ratio of 9.2:1 and 360 HP, while a dual plate clutch handled the added torque and eased the pedal effort. Dry sump lubrication prevented oil starvation in hard cornering. The chassis remained unaltered, but wider rear tires meant the rear track grew 63 mm. The Bosch K-Jetronic CIS fuel injected commonly knows as the 512 BBI was introduced in 1981. The fuel injected motor produced cleaner emissions and offered a better balance of performance and drivability. Although undocumented, the 512 BBI is said to be Ferraris first production 200 MPH car and in essence its first Super Car. External differentiators besides badging included a change to metric sized wheels and the Michelin TRX metric tire system, small white running lights in the nose grill, and red rear fog lamps outboard of the exhaust pipes in the rear valance. Only 1,007 512 BBIs were built and this fine example only shows 21,326 Kilimoters registered (13,222 Miles). It was carefully cared far as part of a very large and prominent Ferrari Collection in Southern California. Finsihed in its original and rare Bianco color over tan, this beauty will not dissappoint. It features its correct Michelen TRX tires and drives amazingly. 512 BBI values have continued to soar as this Super Car marked the evolution of Ferrari into the mid-engine platform. Great lease rates and Financing also available on any of our inventory! Buy Sell Trade Consignments Welcome! Please email email@example.com or call 1-818-773-8181