1980 Ferrari 512BB - Ferrari Classiche - Matching
Year of manufacture8/1980
Mileage32 067 km / 19 926 mi
Interior brand colourZwart
Number of doors2
Number of seats2
Performance359 BHP / 364 PS / 268 kW
Drive: Rear wheel drive
Number of cylinders: 12
Engine capacity: 4.942 cc
Ferrari 512 BB
- 929 produced from 1976 until 1981
- Original condition (motor, paint,…)
- Chassis number 30933
- Engine number 00587
- 32.067 km on the counter
- 5000cc, V12 motor with 355hp @6200rpm
- 5 speed manual gearbox
- 0-100km/h in 5.4sec, max speed of 272km/h @6200rpm
- Black exterior and black with red stiches interior
- 100% Matching numbers (engine, gearbox, etc)
- Matching colors
- Ferrari Classiche certified (2016)
- Only two owners since new
- Car will be sold with Belgian registration.
1980/08 - First registration of car with Adriano Bortolotti, Via dei Narcisi 15, Manerba del Garda, Italy
1996/06 -Invoice for maintenance at Motor SRL Modena, carburator control, new oil, control compressor,
2013 - Bought by Stephen Griswold from first owner, Bortolotti. According to Stephen Griswold the car was always maintained by local mechanic, Garage Europa, Manerba del Garda, Owner Miro Barbieri.
2014 - Sold to Landmark Car, Chiswick, UK (Jeffrey Pattinson)
2014/01 - Sold to current Belgian owner, second owner, with 31.624 KM
2014/02 - Cambelts done by SMDG Ferrari Specialists, invoice of 3.936 GBP for Tensioner bearing, oil filters, new belts, distributor bearing, sump gasket, sump plug&seal, replace cam belts and auxillary belts, strip and overhaul waterpump.
2016/12 - Ferrari Classiche Certification obtained (see Redbook)
Documents that accompany the car
- Invoices of maintenance (1996, 2014)
- Automobile Club Italia document
- Certificate di autenticita from the Ferrari factory
- The red book of the 512BB also from the Ferrari factory
Having reasserted itself at the top of the supercar hierarchy with the first Berlinetta Boxer - the 365 GTB/4 BB - Ferrari went one
better with its successor, the 512 BB. For the new Boxer, Ferrari abandoned its long-standing practice of denoting a model by the capacity
of an individual cylinder and adopted the Dino-type nomenclature where '512' indicates 5 litres/12 cylinders. The increase in engine size
from the original Boxer's 4.4 litres was made not so much with increased power in mind but to enable the 512 BB to meet increasingly
stringent emissions targets without loss of performance. Displacement was increased by enlarging both bore and stroke, while in
addition the compression ratio was raised and dry-sump lubrication adopted. The result of all these changes was a useful increase
in torque which, coupled with revised gear ratios, made the 512 more tractable.
Changes to Pininfarina's inspired coachwork were, not surprisingly, few: an air-dam spoiler beneath the nose, brake-cooling NACA
ducts ahead of the rear wheel arches, four rear lights instead of six and revised air intake boxes, while slightly fatter rear tyres meant
that the width of the 512's rear grew by just over 25mm. The running gear likewise came in for only minor revision, gaining stiffer
springs/anti-roll bars and altered damping rates, while the already excellent all-round ventilated disc brakes remained unchanged.
Inside, the 512 remained virtually the same as before but for the welcome adoption of multi-way adjustable seats in place of the fixed originals.
Road & Track magazine had achieved a speed of 175mph (280km/h) in the preceding 365 GT/4 BB, and although lack of road
space prevented the discovery of their test 512's capability, Ferrari's claimed maximum of 188mph (302km/h) was felt entirely realistic.
The fact that this was down 4mph on the Lamborghini Countach's 'fastest ever' maximum was considered unimportant. "That's because,
taken on balance, the Ferrari 512 Boxer wins a more important award, as the best all-round sports and GT car we've tested," enthused
the highly respected American motoring magazine. "If we had to pin the reasons down to one it would have to be that the Ferrari doesn't forget
the driver. The Boxer has it all, the speed, the handling, the lovely shape, the well done cockpit and, most important of all, a reputation
Possessing an engine directly related to Ferrari's contemporary Formula 1 unit, as well as being both lighter and faster than the legendary
Daytona, the 512 BB was one of the most capable and exciting supercars of its era and is still capable of providing all the thrills that an
enthusiastic owner-driver could wish for.
Chassis 30933 was originally finished in Nero with very rare black and red Daytona leather seats. The car retains this unusual but
highly attractive original colour scheme to this day.
The car was first registered in august 1980 in northern Italy and remained with its first owner until 2013 when it was exported to the
UK and sold to its current Belgian owner. It is believed that the current mileage of just under 32,000 km is original, and the car remains
in excellent original and unrestored condition.
The car was serviced in 2014 by a known specialist in London, including the replacement of timing belts, and the current owner
subjected the car to the rigorous Classiche certification process. This certification confirms that the car retains its original specification,
and matching numbers engine and gearbox.
With the value of V12 Ferraris from the 1960s and 1970s having increased dramatically, the potential of the Berlinetta Boxer series,
and particularly original examples such as this one, is being increasingly appreciated. This example represents one the examples
available on the market today.
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