1980 Ferrari 512

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1980
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Chassis number 
    30717
  • Lot number 
    41
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Interior colour 
    Black
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Green
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

French title

- Stunning in this color Verde Germoglio
- Original engine, tool kit
- French by provenance
- From a Ferrari collector from the South-West

Having finally responded to the Lamborghini Miura with the introduction of the mid-engined Berlinetta Boxer, Ferrari continued to develop this model. The first 365 GT4 BB went on sale in 1973 and in 1976 it evolved into the 512 BB. The name corresponded to the new numbering system chosen by Ferrari : instead of indicating the engine size, as with the 365, it was made up of the initial number of the cylinder size followed by the number of cylinders. Here it was 5-litres and 12 cylinders, and retained the flat engine derived from competition, positioned above the gearbox. In this version, the engine was still supplied by four triple-bodied Weber carburettors, but the larger engine size increased the torque, improving the driveability of the car. Like its predecessor, it was capable of a top speed of 300 km/h, something reserved for a small number of elite cars at that time. Moreover, it had superior handling and stability at high speeds that couldn't be matched by the Lamborghini Miura. Some 929 examples of this model were built, more than the 365 GT4, but less than the 512 injection model. It was the very last carburretor-fed model to be produced by Ferrari.

This Ferrari 512 Berlinetta Boxer was sold new in France by Pozzi in February 1980. It has only had two owners over the past 20 years. In 2000, it belonged to an enthusiast from the South of France who kept the car for around 15 years. With less than 80,000 km on the odometer, it was purchased in 2016 from Ferrari Toulouse by the current owner, an enthusiast from the pink city, driving a Ferrari 365 GT2 + 2. The car just came out of a major overhaul at Ferrari Toulouse (invoices in folder) including the replacement of the clutch and timing belts. Since this work, it has barely covered 2,000 km with its odometer now showing just a little over 82,000 km.
Its owner, being passionate about design and particularly fond of the 1970s, decided to make an old dream come true and have this BB repainted in the rare Ferrari color of "Verde Germoglio" from the era. This color (Glidden Salchi code 20-G-465) was common on Dino 246s and no less than 69 cars left the factory in this shade. We know that only three Ferrari 365 GTB / 4 Daytona were released in this color too and less than five BBs. The car, which was red and in a beautiful original condition, was sent to a specialist, the parts were disassembled and prepared, and the paintwork is of good quality. This careful work is documented by photographs and invoices.
Fitted with four new XWX tires, equipped with its original engine, and its tool case, this BB has the advantage of being in a color that blends perfectly with the design penned by Leonardo Fioravanti.

Full set of pictures available on our online catalogue: https://www.artcurial.com/fr/lot-1980-ferrari-512-berlinetta-boxer-4058-41