Ferrari 512 BB RHD
Stunningly presented Ferrari 512 Berlinetta Boxer. Finished in Grigio with Nero, this is one of the very last RHD Carburetor cars ever to leave Maranello.
The Ferrari 512 Berlinetta Boxer was introduced in October 1976 at the Paris Auto Show; the successor to the 365 GT4 BB. Although the styling remained on the whole similar, a front chin spoiler, NACA intakes and quad lights and pipes set the 512 apart from the 365.
The BB series were the first flat-12 engines that Ferrari had put into a production car; a layout that was set to continue in the Testarossa models in the late 80s and 90s. The 4 Cam engine of the 512 produces over 350bhp, a figure that would drop in 1981 as fuel injection was introduced to meet US exhaust emission regulations.
The 512 BB was an all-round sports and GT car, combining this blistering performance with a plush leather interior, electric windows and air conditioning. Not only does the Berlinetta Boxer remain one of the most striking designs to carry the Prancing Horse, it also sits as a very usable classic Ferrari.
Less than 1,000 carburetor 512 BBs were produced before fuel injection was introduced; making this variant sought after not just by the Ferrari purist, but also by the investors in the market.
The example we are offering is a car that we have known for a long time and is one of the finest examples we have seen. Presented in absolutely meticulous condition all round, this car is one of the very last RHD carburetor cars Ferrari made.
In addition to the stunning Grigio with Nero colour combination, the car also comes with an extensive history file, outlining both ownership and service documentation.
The 512 BB is not only an iconic car in terms of performance, engineering and styling, it also represents a fantastic investment opportunity. With the price trends of 70s V12s such as the Daytona, the Berlinetta Boxer sits extremely well in the market, especially when you consider the numbers produced.