1978 Ferrari 512 BB

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Rosso Chiaro | Coupé | 5 Speed Manual | 4.9 litre Flat 12 | 48,710 miles |

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The stunningly handsome and incredibly rapid Ferrari 512 Berlinetta Boxer aka 512 BB was introduced at the Paris Auto Show in October of 1976. '512' = 5 litres and flat 12 cylinder power unit, the same that featured in Ferrari's F1 cars.

Successor to the 365 GT4 BB the 512 BB offered upgrades to Pininfarina's original design that included a new front chin spoiler, NACA intakes on the flanks, a new twin plate clutch to handle the new masses of torque and four, very neat signature round taillights in place the previous six.

Road & Track magazine branded the 512 BB "the best all-around sports and GT car we've tested" in their March, 1978 issue.

In late 1981, Ferrari introduced Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection replacing the original carburettor set-up to meet increasingly tightening US emission regulations and although horsepower remained officially unaltered, drivers felt the car had suffered a drop in performance, so today early cars are the most desirable for their take no prisoners, passenger pummelling, brawny acceleration.

A rare car that pulls no punches, offered here is a numbers matching, carburettored 1978 Ferrari 512 BB in original right hand drive format presented in its stunning original colours of Rosso Chiaro over Black skirts and two-tone and Black leather trim.

With multiple certificates and copies of the original documents from Maranello Concessionaires, this HR Owen delivered car has the pedigree of a true thoroughbred.

The classic was bought in the 90s by a well known Australian Ferrari specialists while residing and working in the UK for DK Engineering. During this time, he recommissioned the car and enjoyed it before immigrating to Australia in the year 2000 and bringing with him this masterpiece.

Being sold in 2004 into a collection for several years, the car has continued to be maintained to a very high standard and used on great days.

The current owner has recently spent a large amount on all areas of the car to ensure it presents and performs to the high expectations of Enzo.

Ready to use, the next owner will enjoy every minute of continuing on the legacy of the prancing horse in this Italian phenomenon.
 
 

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