1976→1981 Ferrari 512 BB
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In 1976, Ferrari englarged their flat-12 engine to 4942cc and created the 512 Berlinetta Boxer (BB). The rest of the car was improved and in detail the 512 had many new changes.
The new engine was capable of 360 bhp with a compression ratio of 9.2:1. To deal with the new power, a dual-plate clutch was installed. A dry sump lubrication system was also included to help the car scavenge oil.
Compared to the 365 GT4 BB, the body was wider at the rear for larger tires a revised suspension. Other new features included a NACA side air vents for the rear brakes, a lower front nose with new spoiler and four rear taillights versus 6 on the 365.
Over a five year production run nearly 1000 512 BBs were produced until the model was upgraded to include Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection and became known as the 512i BB.
Chassis & Sales
1979 Ferrari 512 BB 28709 - sold for €126,500
The very good condition of the metallic Dino blue paint and tobacco and black leather interior of the 512 BB we have the pleasure of offering here clearly shows the careful 46,000 kilometres the car has covered from new. Sold in 1979 to a buyer in Milan, the Berlinetta Boxer was purchased by the current and second owner in 1983 at which time it had travelled 12,000 kilometres.
In the 24 years the previous owner had possessed the car it had ... more
Gallery: 2008 Leggenda e Passione
1980 Ferrari 512 BB 33799 - sold for $94,770
Mike Amalfitano was one of those and, while this 1980 512 BB was a nice and satisfying car when he acquired it he expected more. Equipped with air conditioning – as many of this luxury berlinetta were – Mike sent it to specialists for a thorough reconditioning both mechanically and cosmetically. Presented in Ferrari red with tan leather upholstery (and without the black lower body panels which early-80s style favored), some subtle but importan... more
Gallery: Bonhams 2010 Exceptional Motorcars and Automobilia
1978 Ferrari 512BB Berlinetta Boxer - sold for €72,450
This 512 Berlinetta Boxer has covered just over 40,000 miles from new and is to right hand drive specification. In the present ownership for roughly 20 years it has been maintained throughout by a team of specialists charged with keeping the car in usable order. In recent years that has included some tidying of the Rosso Corsa paintwork, and some 6-7 years ago the car received a new clutch. Its interior of cream leather with black 'Daytona' in... more
Gallery: 2011 Automobiles d'exception au Grand Palais by Bonhams
1981 Ferrari 512 Berlinetta Boxer - did not sell for $115,000
Introduced in 1976, the Ferrari 512 BB built on the success of its predecessor, the 1973 365 Berlinetta Boxer, with numerous refinements that included a wider rear track, a wider, longer body, a lower front air dam, NACA ducting for the rear brakes and a slightly lengthened tail section. The 512’s Boxer engine, so named because of its horizontally opposed layout, displaced a full 5 liters and produced 340 horsepower at 6,200 RPM using four Web... more
Gallery: 2011 Monterey Daytime Auction by Mecum
1980 Ferrari 512 Berlinetta Boxer 32437 - sold for €96,320
This European-specification carburetted 512 BB was supplied in June 1980 to Ferrari dealer Crepaldi in Milan, Italy. Offered today in very presentable condition, this highly desirable carburetted 512 BB has 20,560 km showing on the odometer and is presently finished in Rosso Corsa with tan leather seats and black inserts. It is well-maintained and according to the owner, drives terrifically and is ready for any long distance tour. A European-s... more
Gallery: Monaco 2012 by RM Auctions
1979 Ferrari 512 Berlinetta Boxer F102BB*27167 - sold for $187,000
Less than 17,000 Original Kilometers. Optimally Maintained. Imported and Prepared for US Regulations by Dick Fritz’s Amerispec. Offered with Books and Tools. Cornerstone of Maranello’s Flat-Twelve Road Cars.
Gallery: The Scottsdale Auctions by Gooding & Company
1981 Ferrari 512 BB 35409 - sold for $473,000
Only 715 kilometers from new. An exceptionally original Berlinetta Boxer. Single-family ownership since new. Original delivery paperwork, manuals, and unused tools.
Gallery: 2014 Monterey by RM Auctions
1979 Ferrari 512 BB 30335 - sold for $335,500
Highly original example of Ferrari’s legendary Berlinetta Boxer. Showing just over 23,000 kilometers from new. Recent engine-out servicing completed.
Gallery: Arizona 2015 by RM Auctions