1983 Ferrari 512 BBiSOLD

1983 Ferrari 512 BBi Serial Number 44809

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We are pleased to offer 1983 Ferrari 512 BBi s/n 44809. This 512 BBi has been fastidiously maintained, is extremely well-documented from new, is fully serviced and ready to go. Full EPA and DOT releases on file, fitted with nicely integrated federalized bumpers and side markers, with the power killing catalysts and smog equipment removed. Finished in truly superb original Rossa Corsa paint with no black “Boxer bottom”. Has an extremely nice black leather interior with black insert stripes and an “as-new” dash without the shrinkage so common on most Boxers. Still fitted with the original and rare Pioneer radio and power booster.

This unusually nice 512 BBi has had only three well documented owners from new. Sold new by Giuseppe Risi, owner of Ferrari Houston to the original owner, Frank Duvall, Mica, (Near Spokane) WA. In 1986 sold to Derald Ulmer, Gresham, OR and later sold by Derald Ulmer’s estate to its current owner in Oregon in 2005. This pampered Boxer comes complete with all tools and their briefcase, the rare warranty book and warranty card listing the sale by Giuseppe Risi of Ferrari Houston to Frank Duvall, Mica WA; the owner’s manual, the parts book and carrying pouch and has the correct original thin line spare wheel and tire. Only one owner for the last decade and only 16,513 miles total miles from new.

The engine was twin-turbocharged in 1984 by B.A.E. Turbo Charger Systems, and while it has never given any problems, it has just been rebuilt and the turbos removed by Rod Drew’s F.A.I. in Costa Mesa, California. Fitted with new CP pistons and rings, new valve guides and new main and connecting rod bearings on its original standard specification crank. Thanks to a mere 16,513 original miles from new the engine was in extremely good condition and needed little besides the new pistons, rings, bearing and guides. New cam belts and tensioners plus new accessory drive belts and all new water hoses were installed, of course. The transaxle and differential were in excellent condition and after inspection needed nothing! The brakes and suspension are all in excellent condition and have been full serviced. The exhaust system is now all original. Total invoice from Rod Drew’s F.A.I. was $55,578.47. All new air inlet tubes and air boxes built by Beckman Metalworks. Total invoice was $5,925.00. Copies of all invoices on file plus the EPA and DOT releases and ownership records, e-mail us for copies.

The 365 BB, the 512 BB and the 512 BBi represented both Ferrari’s and Pininfarina’s response to the marketing challenge of Lamborghini’s stunning but impractical Miura and Countach. As Ferrari’s first mid-engined flagship, the Boxer featured an all-new horizontally-opposed twelve-cylinder engine longitudinally mounted above the transmission; in the center of mass. As the successor to Ferrari’s very successful 365 GTB/4 Daytona, stylistically the Boxer did not disappoint. Clothed in suitably rakish Pininfarina designed and Scaglietti built bodywork, the Boxer was, and is still today, a stunner. The 512 BBi represents the ultimate development of the Boxer line and was distinguished from the 512 BB and 365 models that preceded it by the introduction of fuel injection, making daily driving both smoother and easier while emissions testing became much less of a headache than with carburetors. Today, the Boxer remains a dramatic and exciting car. Thanks to the impressive torque from the flat 12-engine the 512 BBi is both fast and smooth, yet light and easy to drive.

The interior is all original and is in excellent condition, showing only very minimal wear and no shrinkage, as one would expect with a 16k mile well-cared-for Ferrari. The original Pioneer radio and equalizer are still in place and work well. The carpets are in very good condition, with only minor wear where the driver’s left foot rests. The engine compartment is very clean and nicely detailed, reflecting the recent engine-out rebuild. Much of the plating on the metal components has been renewed, and items such as the intake runners and air boxes are freshly powder coated and in “as-new” condition as well. The front compartment is also very tidy. The windscreen washer reservoir shows as new, and the original “thin line” spare wheel and tire and the spare tire well liner are in place. The underside of the front deck lid is in excellent condition and the tool roll and all tools with their pouch and carrying bag are also in place, as are the full jack kit and jack bag plus the emergency roadside reflector. It even has the original emergency trouble light.

512 BBi s/n 44809 is a low-mileage “Pride of Ownership” Ferrari and thanks to the fresh rebuild runs and drives as new. The engine starts immediately and runs smoothly, making a unique and pleasurable flat-12 sound which is actually quite quiet, thanks to the original exhaust. It pulls cleanly, has acres of torque and makes great power. The transmission shifts well, including second gear and the clutch is light and easy to use. The chassis is tight yet compliant, and the brakes are rebuilt and effective. Thanks to the original Pioneer radio, Pioneer booster and Pioneer door speakers plus the original warranty card, its full set of books, pouch and tools; all original paperwork since new and the correct spare and nicely detail compartments this Boxer should bring home the tin at your next Ferrari Owner’s Club meet. This 512 BBi is exceptionally nice and will not disappoint. We welcome a detailed inspection. The injected Boxers are exceptionally strong to drive in the bottom end, a pleasure around town and much faster than a Daytona. Priced right in today’s market at $339,500.

Reference Number 388949

as of 1/13/2016

Car 1983 Ferrari 512 BBi
VIN ZFFJA09B000044809 
Mileage 16,513 miles 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
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Known History

S/n 44809. 512 BBi. 1983 build date. Full VIN ZFFJA09B000044809. From new in all red with black, no black “Boxer” bottom.


1983, 09 Mar., imported by Ferrari Houston.


1983, 11 May, EPA test done at Import Certification Labs, 421 East Cerritos, Anaheim, CA, 92805.


1983, 01 June, sold new by Giuseppe Risi, Ferrari Houston, Authorized Ferrari dealer for Houston, Texas to Frank Duvall, Mica, WA 99203.


1983, 15 June, letter from Giuseppe Risi, Ferrari Houston, to Frank Duvall, Mica, WA apologizing for the delays in EPA and DOT conversion.


1983, EPA and DOT conversion done by Vern Lindhold at Ferrari Compliance in Santa Ana.


1983, July, DOT release issued. DOT release form on file.


1984, 05 Mar., Twin Turbo conversion completed by B.A.E. Turbo Charger Systems, confirmed by letter from Ted Carlson, Vice President. Letter on file.


1984, 06 Apr., EPA release issued. EPA release form on file.


1986, July, offered in the Ferrari Market Letter, issue # 1114 by Frank Duvall, Mica, WA. Red with Black, 8,000 mi. Twin turbo.


1986, November, sold to Derald Ulmer, Gresham, OR.


1987, 30 May, offered in the Ferrari Market Letter, issue #1211 by Ron Tonkin, Portland, OR. Solid red. One owner, 12,000 miles. Turbo Conversion.


1988, 28 July, serviced at ATD, 1015 S.E. Main Street, Portland OR 97214. Change and flush engine oil, replace oil filters, change gear box oil, replace plug manufacturer and install cover plate, flush cooling system, change and flush brake fluid, check operation of A/C. Total invoice: $442.25.


1988, 14 Oct., serviced at ATD, Portland OR 97214. Install master switch for battery, repair loose connections in amplifier, replace clutch fluid. Total invoice: $100.47.


1988, 02 Dec., serviced at ATD, Portland OR 97214. Repair LH door to fit properly. Total invoice: $316.50.


1995, 22 Aug., oil changed by DeAtley Motorsports, 7945 N.E. Alberta, Portland, OR, 97218-4002.


2001, 22 June, serviced at ATD, Portland OR 97214. Remove engine assembly, replace cam belt drives and tensioners, adjust valves and cam timing, replace cam seals and overhaul water pump, clean and refinish, repair broken studs, change all fluids, replace filters, service and recharge A/C, replace burnt out bulbs as necessary, replace clutch slave cylinder, dismantle half shaft, cleaned and installed new boots an clamps. Replace battery cut off switch. Total invoice: $4,494.40.


2001,03 July, serviced at ATD, Portland OR 97214. Replace LH differential and O ring. Install hangers on exhaust, replace drivers side engine compartment latch. Total invoice: $357.25.


2005, 23 Sept., serviced by Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo, 203 N.E. 122nd Ave. Portland OR 97230. Perform PPI, top off fluids. Total invoice: $266.88.


2005, 28 Oct., purchased from Derald Ulmer’s Estate by current owner.


2005, 03 Nov., serviced by Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo, Portland OR 97230. Replace rear shocks, replace exhaust hangers and insulate, tighten both exterior mirrors, repair front fan switch wiring, replace rear cam shell struts, repair windshield wipers, replace sump drain plug, replace hose sump to engine, repair fitting for oil pressure sensor, reseal 4 plugs on Turbos. Total invoice: $4,517.38.


2005, 01 Dec., serviced by Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo, Portland OR 97230. Replace battery. Total invoice: $75.00.


2010, 04 June, new tires purchased from Coker Tire. 215-70VR15 front and 225-70VR15 back tires. Total invoice: $2,140.


2011, July–August, engine out cam belt service by Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo, Portland, OR, 97220. Adjust valves, set cam timing, replace cam belts and tensioners, all new fluids, all new filters, replace axle seals, rebuild water pump, total invoice: $11,122.89.


2015, June, shipped to Rod Drew at F.A.I. for engine-out service and Turbo removal and for Mike and Colleen Sheehan’s Ferraris-online LLC to market. Remove and re-install engine, disassemble for rebuild, rebuild with new main and rod bearings, hone liners for new pistons, replace valve guides and do valve job on heads, disassemble intake for recoating, plate all hardware, replace all engine hoses, fabricate air tubes, fit original exhaust system, remove brackets from turbo conversion, make missing mounting tabs for exhaust, heat shields and FI unit, replace inner cv boots, replace shift shaft seal, install new clutch, rebuild rear brake calipers, replace all 8 brake soft lines and bleed brakes, remove boost gauge.


Parts included: 24 valve guides at $342.72; 24 valve guide seals at $61.20; 12 new pistons rings and pins at $ 3,432.00; 24 connecting rod bearings at $503.04; new main bearing set at $417.66;

engine gasket set at $1,466.58; new rod nuts at $465.60, a new clutch assembly at $3,220.52 and much more. Sublet machine work included replace guides, cut seats, hone guides, valve job at $865.00; and re-bush connecting rods and resize at $250.00 and more. Brake parts included eight new soft brake hoses at $866.40; new rear caliper kits at $115.90; new rear brake pads at $81.85 and the rotors turned at $25.00. Engine compartment trim included a good used original exhaust system at $3,000.00; air cleaners at $3,450.00; a rear heat shield at $765.00 and new rear hood shocks at $116.22 and more. Engine bay detail work included clean up labor at $3,800.00; powder coat intakes at $280.00; a Cadmium plating run at $262.00; intakes powder coated at $120.00 and air boxes powder coated at $40.00 plus more. Original detailed Invoice on file.


2015, November, offered by Mike and Colleen Sheehan’s www.Ferraris-online.com.