1981 1981 Ferrari 512 BB - BBi

BBi

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1981
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Red
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Automoto D‘Epoca
Padova Fiera
Padova, Italy

Italy

Saturday 25th October 2008

Admission by catalogue only - admits two.

Ferrari is sensitive to criticism and to intimations of lack of prestige. The Maserati and Lamborghini factories in and near Modena had already put into production sophisticated mid-engined cars while Ferrari was still selling the Daytona as its premier sports car. Unquestionably the Maserati Bora and the Lamborghini Miura were stealing sales from Ferrari and so, to achieve superiority in this state of the art sector, Ferrari developed a new car from scratch. The engine was a 4.4 litre flat 12 cylinder unit derived from Ferrari''''s then Formula One engine, whilst coachwork was a sleek and aggressive berlinetta design by Pininfarina. Driving the new car, the Boxer, was a special treat. Compared with the Daytona it was light, responsive and a little more forgiving. However, like the Daytona, it h