1983 Ferrari 512


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    14 233 mi / 22 906 km
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UK-spec right-hand drive 512 BBi, built in late 1982 and imported by Maranello ConcessionairesSupplied new in Jersey by official Ferrari agent Melbourne Garage Ltd, February 19831 of only43 right-hand drive carsproducedand indicating just 14,233 miles (atoc)Finished inRosso and Nero,black leather interior with Rosso carpetsHistory file includesfactory records, service/maintenance recordsand owner's handbooksRemarkably well preserved andmaintainedby the same Ferrari mechanic onJersey for 31 yearsYou can now book a one to one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location between 16th and 30th July. Please contact us on 01926 691 141 to secure your appointment or [email protected] to discuss the car in more detail. The health and safety of both our customers and team remains the utmost priority, we are therefore operating to strict COVID-19 guidelines and full instructions for arrival and inspection protocols will be given when making your appointment.The streamlined, low and shapely lines of the 365 GT/4 Berlinetta Boxer, and its successor, the carburetted and subsequently injected 512, were to dictate the styling approach at Maranello for years to come. Launched to compete with the Lamborghini Muira and upgraded to compete with its successor, the Countach, the 'BB' was the first production Ferrari to be fitted with the boxer-type 12-cylinder engine derived from the Formula 1 unit of the period. The architecture was not that of the classic front-engined and rather upright, V12 Ferraris of old and it could be argued that the BB was the first 'proper' mid-engined Ferrari, as the entry-level 246 'Dino' never wore the Ferrari badge and had six fewer cylinders.The third version of the BB was launched at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 1981. The styling was left largely unaltered, but the car now featured an advanced, and far more reliable, Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection system offering turn-key performance, and was named the 512 BBi, the 'i' of course donating injection. Maranello's investment in mid-engine engineering ensured the BB's stylistic DNA was to be around until production of the Ferrari 328 ended in 1989, some 18 years since the launch of the original Boxer, the 365 BB.Offered here is a beautiful 512BBi manufactured in December 1982, imported by Maranello Concessionaires in January and supplied new by Melbourne Garages Ltd in February 1983 to its first and only owner on the island. Factory finished with Rosso Corsa paint over black and black leather seats with cloth inserts with Rosso carpets, a timeless combination well suited to this model. Over 31 years in Jersey this example had been mostly serviced by one single Ferrari technician with letters on file confirming the low mileage. Today the speedometer indicates a mere 14,233 miles at the time of cataloguing and can be warranted by the aforementioned documents within the file. The car appears remarkably well preserved with both exterior paint and interior trim presenting very well, we believe that with some detailing to the engine compartment this example could be a concours contender.Accompanied by a detailed history file including copies of records from the Ferrari archive confirming original colours, detailed accounts of maintenance over the years, correspondence from the family of the original owner, hand-books and an MOT valid to July 2021. This vehicle is currently unregistered and we are informed has NOVA paperwork with UK taxes paid awaiting registration.1983 Ferrari 512 BBi https://youtu.be/s_UFmQ3OPpIfalse