Chassis Number: F102B20509
Engine Number: F102B00000044
- Restored and certififed by Ferrari Classiche
- Matching Numbers and colours
- Original tool-kit and books
The Ferrari 512 BB was launched as the successor to the 365 GT/4 BB at the Paris Motor show in 1977. It had a larger engine than its predecessor 4.943 cc developing 360 hp compared to the 380hp of the 365 BB. The 512 BB compensated with higher torque and a smoother delivery of power. The bodywork also differed slightly from the 365 BB, it benefits from the engine cooling it displays a more elegant look. The Ferrari factory produced 929 units in Maranello until it was replaced by the 512 BBi.
Almost 40 years after the 512 BB was unveiled at the Paris Motor show, we are offering this flawless 1977 example in Paris, where it all began.
Recently repainted by Ferrari to its original Silver colour, it is one of the first 70 cars delivered with the white front indicator lights, which makes this Belinetta Boxer even more special. Originally delivered in Europe in 1977 it was exported to Japan in 2000 from where it was re-imported to Germany early in 2015.
The current owner took the car to the factory in 2015 to obtain its Classiche certification and finally decided with the Ferrari Classiche department, to put back the car exactly as it was when delivered in 1977, regardless of any cost. The odometer shows only 33,000 kms from new. The car comes with its invoices for repairs and the restoration which have just been finished by Ferrari, and in fact, the car will be delivered straight from Maranello to our auction at Retromobile 2016.
Technically, the suspension and brakes have been overhauled as well as the cooling system, the timing belts and the bushings and seals have been replaced. The upholstery has just been redone by the famous Italian upholsterer Luppi. Being painted in its factory original and unusual Ferrari 512 BB colour "Argento", this example surely one of the best in the world, It is complete with the rare and desirable original tool-kit, and its books.