1983 Ferrari 512

BBi

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    3/1983
  • Mileage 
    78 613 km / 48 848 mi
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Rosso Corsa
  • Interior colour 
    Beige
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Red
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Performance 
    250 kW / 340 PS / 336 BHP
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Introduced at the 1981 Frankfurt Salon, the new 512 BBi brought about only a handful of updates over its predecessor, mainly the replacement of carburettors for Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection. For many clients, the addition of the fuel injection was a welcome change, and the 512 BBi is often considered to be the most liveable of Ferrari’s Berlinetta Boxer models. Performance benefits include 20 additional foot-pounds of torque, and the car proved to be much more tractable overall.

Cosmetic differences were minimal and included the addition of exposed driving lights on the nose and rectangular parking lights at the rear adjacent to the exhausts. By 1984, Ferrari had introduced the all-new Testarossa as the Berlinetta Boxer’s replacement, and when production came to a halt, only 1,007 were built. The example offered here is one such car produced for the 1984 model year and therefore one of the last.

This particular 512 BBi was new supplied by Autodino from Zurich (Switzerland) on 28th March 1983 and registered for the first time on 15th April 1983. Currently finished in a traditional Ferrari colour scheme of Rosso Corsa over a Tan leather interior, the car presents quite well. Furthermore, the car is accompanied by its original books, original 512 BBi brochure.

As the final iteration and most refined model of the Berlinetta Boxer series, the 512 BBi is an excellent driver’s car, offering a wonderful combination of performance, reliability, and refinement. Many tifosi consider this model to be one of the best-driving Ferraris of the 1980s and a compelling alternative to the Lamborghini Countach. Featuring a recent engine-out service, this particular example is ready for the open road and is sure to please its next owner.