1982 FERRARI 512 BBi
Chassis No. ZFFJA09B000039527
California “Blue Plate” Berlinetta Boxer
Long-Term Single Ownership with Just 27,000 Recorded Miles
Thoughtfully Preserved & Presented in Factory Nero / Nero Livery
Recent Mechanical Service Exceeding $45k in Receipts
Previous 30-Year Ownership History, 1988-2018
Iconic Pininfarina designed 12-Cylinder Ferrari
With Original Manual, Spare, Jack & Emergency Tools
Clean CarFax & AutoCheck Reports
Introduced at the 1981 Frankfurt Show, the 512 BBi was the last derivation of the 1973 365 Berlinetta Boxers. Similar to its 512 BB predecessor, it retained the wider rear track and wider and longer body, now featuring Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection instead of carburetors. With 344 hp at 6,300 rpm and an overall weight of just 3,304 pounds, the 512 BBi performed in utmost Ferrari supercar style and was quite the market success. At the close of production in 1984, it marked the passing of an era in Ferrari history – for as coachbuilder Sergio Scaglietti sadly remarked, “It was the last car where we made everything by hand.”
The Last “Hand Made” Ferrari
Imported very early in life by Euritalia-Corp, this particularly stealthy BBi is said to have been purchased by its second owner on the date of Enzo Ferrari’s passing, August 14th, 1988, from Chequered Flag International in Santa Monica, California. At the time of purchase, the car had covered just over 26,000 miles. Shortly after acquiring the Ferrari, its caretaker placed the Ferrari into long term storage at his Beverly Hills, CA home. The Boxer would remain a time capsule for the next 27 years.
In early 2015, the decision was made to resurrect 39527, and the car was sent to F&M Motorsports of Los Angeles, California until 2017. Over this period, the 512 received an extensive mechanical overhaul, addressing such items as fluids, filters, hoses, belts, bearings, gaskets and seals. The entire fuel delivery system, axle seals and bearings, shifter connections, ignition and cooling components, the entire braking system â including hoses, bushings, pads and calipers. Additionally, the suspension was fully restored â addressing all springs, shocks, bushings and associated equipment. It was at this time that the original wheels were properly refinished and wrapped in correct new Michelin TRX-B tires. All of the work performed is detailed throughout the service invoices totally over $45,000.00.
The Boxer was once again made road ready and registered in the State of California. Upon arrival at our facility, we performed additional light electrical work, along with new clutch hydraulics to ensure excellent continued drivability. Today, the Ferrari displays excellent originality, just the right hint of patina that one wants to see on an original car, having covered just over 27,000 miles from new while spending the majority of its life stored indoors in Southern California. It’s body, glass and trim appear original, along with tire and pressures decal affixed to the windscreen, unleaded fuel sticker on the fuel door, identification plaques and paint code decal under the bonnets. The cabin itself is exceptionally preserved with original leather and carpeting throughout. The Ferrari branded Pioneer radio, speakers and equalizer remain in place, as do the electric Vitaloni mirrors and emergency window crank in gearbox. Complete with original Owner’s Manual in folio, Blue California plate with Chequered Flag International frame, spare tire (with cover), spare fuse/bulb case, jack and emergency tools in bag. Carfax and AutoCheck report a clean history.
Here is a wonderful opportunity for the discerning enthusiast to acquire a low mileage, thoughtfully preserved and freshly serviced Berlinetta Boxer from previous 30-year ownership. We now offer this exceptional example for worldwide purchase and delivery.
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