LMC is very proud to offer for sale this 1983 Ferrari 512BBI.
Ferrari chose to introduce the 512 BBi, their newest Berlinetta Boxer model for the first time at the 1981 Frankfurt Auto Show. Although largely similar to the outgoing 512 BB, the major change in this new model was the replacement of the previous model’s carburetors with the Bosch K-Jetronic fuel-injection system, hence the “i” in its nomenclature. The fuel injection system produced cleaner emissions, offered a better balance of performance and daily-driver reliability with much less maintenance than the previous carburetor system. The BBi proved to be vastly more user-friendly with its easy starting and smooth-running characteristics, making daily driving both fast and relatively effortless. The 512 BBi remains one of the best road going Ferrari’s thanks to the impressive torque curve from the flat-12 engine and is generally considered to be the most civilized, drivable and reliable of Ferrari’s Berlinetta Boxers.
This particular 512 BBI was manufactured by Ferrari at its Maranello Plant the first half of 1983 as a left-hand drive (LHD) Euro specification vehicle. It was then imported to the United States by Ferrari Compliance Inc. in Santa Ana, California on July 8th, 1983. Factory finished in the timeless combination of Rosso Corsa paint and optional all leather Beige Interior. It was sold new on December 21, 1983 after completion of the “Federalization” to the first owner in Las Vegas, Nevada. The car was then sold by the original owner in 1986 with only 54 miles on the odometer. The meticulous second owner has had the car in climate control storage for over 32 years and has only put 400 miles on the odometer in that period. The car is in immaculate original, showroom condition and looks like the day it left the factory. It still wears its original Michelin TRX tires that it came with from the factory.
This milestone Ferrari 512BB has become a true blue-chip classic, one whose value and prestige will only grow in the years to come. Recently just had a complete major service done by Ferrari in June 2018. Between the car’s ownership history, color combination, originality and condition make this is certainly one of the best original 512BBs left in existence anywhere. Complete with fresh major service by Ferrari dealer, full documentation, ownership history and service history from new just adds to its rarity and extreme collectability.