1980 FERRARI 512 BB

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200000 - 230000 EUR
1980 FERRARI 512 BB
3 owners; in same ownership for 35 years Ex-Pozzi and Auvergne Moteurs Bills for 23,000 € in 2015 French registration papers Chassis no. 34469 Taking over from the Ferrari 365 GTB/4 BB, which had been launched to much fanfare at the 1971 Turin Motor Show, the Ferrari BB 512 represented a major evolution, whilst retaining the DNA of its predecessor with a flat-12 ‘boxer’ engine mounted behind the driver, hence its name of the ‘Berlinetta Boxer’. Developed from competition, its powerful 4943 cc engine produced 360bhp and offered improved torque and a more flexible power delivery. From a purely aesthetic point of view, the BB 512 was a bombshell when it was introduced. Designed by the famous coachbuilder Pininfarina, its styling differed slightly from that of the 365 GTB/ 4 BB. More elegantly styled, thanks to a system directing the airflow towards the engine, its design was worthy of a prototype and has not aged a day! Ultimately, only 929 examples of the 512 BB left the Maranello factory before it was replaced by the version with fuel injection. The model we are presenting was delivered new on 5 January 1981 by the dealership Ferrari Monaco Motors Cavallari, as the car’s original warranty booklet confirms. Its first owner, a captain of industry from Monaco, sold the Ferrari just two years after buying it. And so, in January 1983 the Ferrari BB was bought by the Parisian art dealer Thierry Salvador. He too kept it for two years, before its current owner in turn acquired it in February 1985 from the Charles Pozzi dealership in Levallois-Perret. The BB has therefore been with its third owner for 35 years, an enthusiastic collector from Brittany, who is now forced to part with it in order to finance the purchase of the sailing boat of his dreams. Chassis no. 34469 shown here was originally maintained by Pozzi and has since been looked after by the Ferrari specialist Philippe Gardette of Auvergne Moteurs, who needs no introductio
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