1996 1996 Ferrari F512 M

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1996
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Lot number 
    221
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other

Description

Dutch title Engine n°G37579 - Ultimate evolution of the Ferrari Testarossa - 500 examples built - The only F512M officially sold new in Holland - 54 973 km from new, immaculate condition - Complete file of invoices and history If you grew up during the 1980s, you probably had a poster of a Ferrari Testarossa on your bedroom wall. Or at least remember the ones that appeared in Miami Vice and the video games Test Drive and Outrun. The Testarossa is a symbol of the 1980s, but it also outlived that decade. In 1991 Ferrari presented the 512TR that was much more than a simple facelift. The very last evolution came in 1994, with the launch of the F512M, " F " for Ferrari, " 5 " for the 5-litre engine size, " 12 " for the number of cylinders and " M " for Modified. In this final version, the flat-twelve cylinder engine produced 446 bhp due to the titanium connecting rods and a significantly lighter crankshaft. It could accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.7 seconds and had a top speed of 316 km/h. In addition to the mechanical improvements, the body and interior of the F512M were updated, with new bumpers, bonnet and spoilers, with the lights incorporated into the front styling, while the rear had round lights characteristic of the marque. Inside, air-conditioning and carbon seats were standard. The F512M was the ultimate evolution of the Testarossa and the rarest by far. There were 9,457 examples of the Testarossa and 512TR, with no more than 500 examples of the F512M built. This example, which left the factory during the model's last year of production, was delivered on 24 May 1996 to its first owner. It was the only one to be sold new in Holland by the official Ferrari dealer, and it has always retained its Dutch registration. Three years later, when it had 29,000 km on the clock, the car was sold to the current owner who gave it to the Dutch distributor Forza Service for a full service. He enjoyed the car for three years and then sold it in April 2001 to Mr Van Leperen. The latter covered 12,000 km in a dozen years, keeping all the documents relating to its history, then sold it back to the person he had bought it from ! At this point, the odometer read 54,219 km and, once again, the car was subjected to a thorough inspection. Kroymans, the Ferrari dealership in Holland, carried out a full service and replaced the timing belts in July 2013. Since then, almost a year has passed and the car has had another full service at Forza Service. It has been prepared for Ferrari Classiche certification, which will be possible in 2016, when this stunning F512M will be over twenty years old.