1981 Ferrari 512 BBSOLD

The Sports Car Auction, Nuremberg Germany, Saturday 9th December 2006

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Estimate: €43,000-48,000

Sold: €61,000

Ferrari are sensitive to criticism and to intimations of lack of prestige. The Maserati and Lamborghini factories in and near Modena had already put into production sophisticated mid-engined cars while Ferrari was still selling the Daytona as their premier sports car. Unquestionably the Maserati Bora and the Lamborghini Miura were stealing sales from Ferrari, so, to achieve superiority in the state of the art, Ferrari developed a new car from scratch. The engine was a 4.4 litre flat 12 derived from Ferrari's Formula One engine, whilst coachwork was a sleek and aggressive Berlinetta design by Pininfarina.
Driving the new car, the Boxer, was a special treat. Compared with the Daytona, it was light and responsive and a bit more forgiving. However, like the Daytona, it had an abundance of power and demanded the utmost in concentration from its driver were its outer limits to be explored. The usual Ferrari development and improvement programme took place and culminated in a new, more powerful Boxer in 1976. The revised model, called the 512BB, used an enlarged version of the original Boxer engine bored out to 4.9 litres, thus enabling Ferrari to increase horsepower slightly whilst achieving a substantially higher torque rating.

Manufactured in 1981, chassis #37721 has only covered 42,500 kms from new and as a result is in very good original condition. The car is strikingly finished in metallic dark blue with a black leather interior. The car has been maintained and cherished by the vendor since 1987 and comes with its original tool roll and documentation including bills and invoices. The flat 12 is on the button and ready to be enjoyed. The car is supplied with German registration documents and is an exceptional unmolested example of a true Italian thoroughbred.

Reference Number 5332

as of 12/8/2006

Overview
Car 1981 Ferrari 512 BB
VIN 37721 
Exterior / Interior Color      Dark Blue /      Black 
Registration German Registered 
Mileage 42.500 km 
Options Exterior: Alloy rims, Metallic paint
Interior: Leather interior