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SOLD 1982 Ferrari Berlinetta Boxer 512I

Excellent, four owners, clear title






Five Speed Manual


4,942cc flat-twelve cylinder, fuel-injected, petrol




Rosso corsa


Nero leather and carpeting


Vehicle Overview


Presented at the 1971 Turin Motor Show, Ferrari S.p.A’s first rear-engined twelve-cylinder supercar – the 365BB “Berlinetta Boxer”, was designed by Leonardo Fioravanti of Pininfarina and intended to compete directly against Lamborghini’s existing Muira, and new Countach. Updated and subsequently presented at the 1973 Paris Motor Show, 387 were completed over the next three years, before the second iteration – the 512BB (complete with enlargened, “flat” twelve-cylinder engine) replaced it in mid-1976. With the addition of an integral “chin” spoiler, improved external ventilation and dry-sump lubrication, 929 BB’s left Maranello between 1976 and 1981, before the BB512I replaced it. Now equipped with Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection, delivering cleaner emissions and improved balance of performance, 1,007 examples were delivered globally, before production ceased in 1984. With a reputed top speed of 160 mph, complemented by distinctive design and enhanced ergonomics, the BB512I remains highly collectible thirty-two years after production ceased.

Vehicle history:

- Delivered new by Ferrari main agent, Crepaldi of Milan, Italy. Sold to first recorded owners, AutoCentauro S.p.A. of Turin; chassis #ZFFJA09B000038959 would appear to have been stored, prior to export
With the Berlinetta Boxer unavailable to the American-market, and to fulfil US demand, several European-specification examples were imported from Europe in this manner.

- In compliance with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the car was converted and presented for DOT inspection in Providence, Rhode Island

- Now owned by Raymond Roy Esq of CT, #000038959 was serviced and maintained by Ferrari North America in New Jersey for the ensuing seventeen years, by which time the accumulated mileage on 21/8/02 was 9,128.

- Sold from his estate to Francis Wihbey Esq of CT, documented mileage was 10,285.
Maintained by Fran Wihbey who confirms he believes the car had ostensibly one previous owner prior to himself. Service and maintained by local specialists, with genuine parts purchased from Ferrari Algar, Philadelphia. (37 invoices for parts and maintenance on file)


- Exported by agent Schumacher Cargo Logistics from New York USA to Thamesport UK

- Imported into the UK, via HM Revenue & Customs C&E386

- First registered in UK with the number plate X366RNV

- Now owned by David Chanin Esq, Gloucestershire

Service history:

15/6/85  518 miles by Ferrari North America, NJ
25/9/88  1,765   by above
03/7/91  3,622
17/8/93  5,871
03/10/95 6,961 incl cam-belts by above
08/09/96 7,946
16/04/99 8,905 incl cam-belts   Ferrari North America, NJ
21/08/02 9,128
Extensive recommisioning and restoration undertaken by Fran Wibhey 11/07 to 10/12
30/04/14 13,190 incl renewal cam-belts and clutch by Bob Houghton Limited UK
20/08/14 13,255 new tyres, suspension overhaul, water pipes by Autofficina UK


MOT’s on file:

07/05/14 13,224
11/12/12 13,096


Also included:

Factory issue, embossed service wallet
Warranty card, owners service and operating manuals
Tipo specific Borla sports exhaust
Original sales brochure for Berlinetta Boxer 512I
Original BB512I starter - for ease, a high torque starter is currently fitted
Original BB512I crested tool roll (incl tools)
Factory issue space-saver wheel
Factory issue "warning triangle"
1982 Ferrari Organizzazione di Vendita e Assistenza directory
Pioneer stereo operating instructions
Lubrication chart
Ferrari S.p.A original build-sheet requested


With a known ownership and service history from new, via just four owners - this low-mileage, European-specification, left-hand-drive, Ferrari BBI512 is presented in immaculate condition. Freshly serviced, with more than £14K of recent marque-specialist expenditure including new tyres, this is an excellent, highly original BB512I ready for immediate enjoyment. SOLD

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