DT: 1979 Ferrari 512 Berlinetta Boxer

We are pleased to offer this 1979 Ferrari 512 Berlinetta Boxer, or BB, Coupe. A successor to the 365 GTB/4 BB, this new BB adopted a Dino-type nomenclature where ‘512’ indicates 5 liters and 12 cylinders. This 1979 BB is presented in Rosso Corsa with unique boxer trim over a black leather interior, and is said to have been imported into the U.S. by Amerispec of Danbury, CT in August of 1979 and brought to Colorado shortly thereafter. Distinguished as being one of a reported 929 produced from 1976-1981, this 3-owner BB is now being offered by a private collector in Colorado with approximately 31K-miles showing on the odometer.

The iconic Rosso Corsa paint with Boxer trim is said to be in original condition throughout (detailed images are provided in the photo gallery). The Pininfarina styling showcases an air-dam spoiler beneath the nose, NACA ducts ahead of the rear wheel arches and four rear taillights instead of the predecessors six. This example retains its factory 15” knock-off wheels, European-spec bumpers and upgraded door mirrors.

Inside, this 512 features a black leather interior which is said to be in beautifully preserved condition with wear to the driver's seat, (detailed images are provided in the photo gallery). It should be stated that the front windshield wipers are not in working order and the cord in the glove box is disconnected.

This BB carries a mid-mounted type F102B flat 12-cylinder engine, with dry-sump lubrication and Weber carburetors. Directly related to Ferrari’s contemporary Formula 1 unit, the motor delivers 340 HP at 6200 RPM to the rear wheels by way of a 5-speed gated manual transaxle with limited-slip differential. The BB was evaluated by Road & Track at a top speed of over 188 MPH. This example is reported to have been mechanically restored in late-2014 by Motion Products of Neenah, Wisconsin, details provided in the image gallery. A revised exhaust system was installed at that time. Since the restoration, this BB has participated in the Texas Bluebonnets Vintage Road Rally and remains in strong running order.

The sale of this Ferrari will include original tools, two binders of records and a clean title. With the value of 1960s and 1970s V12 Ferraris increasing dramatically, users and investors alike have recognized the potential of the Berlinetta Boxer series.

 
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  • ChaleRwc 6 days, 18 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $220,000

  • smythcllction 6 days, 19 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $205,000

  • ChaleRwc 6 days, 20 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $160,000

  • Bergman 6 days, 22 hoursago

    If I de-cypher paint code sticker I think it says 599.5.190. If that’s the case the car was originally painted Rosso Chiaro (Light Red). Therefore if it’s Rosso Corsa as described multiple times in the description the car has been re-painted at some point in it’s life.

  • PCARMARKET 6 days, 23 hoursago

    Additional photos have been added to the listing gallery.

  • PCARMARKET 1 weekago

    Additional photos have been loaded into the photo gallery.

  • lightguy (registered bidder) 1 weekago

    When does this auction end ?
    And why do I have to search and search for it ?

  • Ferplass 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $150,000

  • Bergman 1 weekago

    @jt911turbo - There is a paint code on the sticker. That will reveal all.

  • jt911turbo (seller) 1 weekago

    @Bergman I will get a picture of the paint code sticker sent to PcarMarket and request it be added to the listing. I'm not able to read the sticker but maybe you or someone watching can help. Thank you.

  • Bergman 1 weekago

    Is there a photo of the paint code sticker you can upload?

  • Bergman 1 weekago

    Rosso Corsa is Racing red in English. This colour never used on this car for this model year.

  • Bergman 1 weekago

    Official Ferrari colour is “Racing red”?

  • jt911turbo (seller) 1 weekago

    @Bergman I have requested PcarMarket add to this listing a document from the original importer, Amerispec, stating the USA legal color is Racing Red. Hopefully PcarMarket will have this document added soon.

  • jt911turbo (seller) 1 weekago

    @co. Thank you for your comments and you are correct. The mirrors on the car were installed to make it safer to drive on public roads because they do offer much better visibility.

  • Bergman 1 weekago

    @co. - Lovely patina and beautifully preserved are two different things !

  • co. 1 weekago

    @Bergman I think the interior has a lovely patina to it. The mirrors must go that said, though I'm sure they offer better visibility and are thus, "upgraded".

  • PCARMARKET 1 weekago

    Additional photos have been added to the listing page.

  • Bergman 1 weekago

    Interesting there has been no input from the seller or PcarMarket on the representation of the colour of this car. Again, if it’s as stated “Rosso Corsa” then 100% not original paint.

  • GeorgeVosburgh 1 week, 2 daysago

    Many 512 BB models had the front grills converted to the new BBi grill with the fog lights on the out side. The original BB front grill had them in back of the grill making them kind of useless.

  • 1980308gtsi (registered bidder) 1 week, 2 daysago

    I believe the front grill is off a BBi.

  • Bergman 1 week, 2 daysago

    And also, if the owner was doing things correctly on maintaining this car, it would have the correct Michelin XWX tyres. They are readily available and produced currently by Michelin in Serbia.

  • Bergman 1 week, 2 daysago

    Reading the description it mentions more than once the car is “Rosso Corsa” paintwork and that it’s believed to be original. That is impossible as these cars in that year were never painted “Rosso Corsa”

    Also, the mention of Euro bumpers. These cars were never produced with anything other than Euro bumpers as they were never officially sold in the USA due to the regulations of that time.

    Upgraded mirrors! As another commenter pointed out, they look like truck mirrors.

    I think it’s a stretch to describe the interior as “beautifully preserved”. Just have a close look at the photos.

  • Jaykay3 1 week, 2 daysago

    BB = Bridget Bardot, in case you hadn’t heard.

    That was the inside Ferrari code name during it’s development.

    It’s a cool story!

  • jt911turbo (seller) 1 week, 2 daysago

    @TangerineT Copies of invoices from Motion Products have been sent to Pcar Market for publishing. Thank you again for your interest.

  • 1980308gtsi 1 week, 3 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $55,000

  • jt911turbo (seller) 1 week, 3 daysago

    @Flatline The car is located in Colorado and the current photos were taken last week. I have asked to have photos of the mechanical restoration being performed in 2014 - 2015 added to the listing as well.

  • Flatline 1 week, 3 daysago

    Where is the car located? The auction states Colorado but it has Montana plates. Are the pics old or new?

  • jt911turbo (seller) 1 week, 3 daysago

    @TangerineT I am planning to have copies of the work performed by Motion Products listed in the next day or two when I'm back in town.

  • jay993 1 week, 3 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $50,000

  • TangerineT (registered bidder) 1 week, 3 daysago

    Can you please cover what was done during the 2014 mechanical resto? Do you have the supporting docs? Thanks.

  • jt911turbo (seller) 1 week, 3 daysago

    @lightguy I will get the car out to have some additional photos taken with both shells up and the spare tire / battery compartment. Thank you very much for your interest in the 512 and comments.

  • lightguy (registered bidder) 1 week, 3 daysago

    A side photo with both clam shells open would be nice.
    Also pics of the front compartment / spare tire / battery area ?

  • lightguy (registered bidder) 1 week, 3 daysago

    I sincerely believe the Boxer variations are the most undervalued classic Ferrari.
    And of the variations the 512 carbed version is the best. Of course I may be biased ;)
    Last of the hand formed alloy bodies.
    Last carbureted model.
    With the clam shells open it has a truly unique look.

  • jt911turbo (seller) 1 week, 3 daysago

    @TangerineT Thank you for your comment and interest in the 512. The AC isn't used very often but it does work. Get in and drive is exactly right when it comes to this car and I'm hoping the next owner will enjoy the car by continuing to drive it for another 42 years.

  • TangerineT (registered bidder) 1 week, 3 daysago

    AC working? Love the patina. Get in and drive! One of my two favorite cars in the world, the other being the 930.

  • noahkl 1 week, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $13,000

  • GeorgeVosburgh 1 week, 5 daysago

    I just love the truck mirrors, but other than that which is a simple fix she looks really nice.

  • jt911turbo (seller) 1 week, 5 daysago

    @analogmike being a Porsche 930 Turbo driver as well I completely understand how limited tires can be. Regarding the restoration services performed I’ll try to have some copies uploaded within the next few days. Thank you for your interest and participation.

  • analogmike 1 week, 5 daysago

    Sorry for the comment but those tires came on my Lotus Europa special because there are no alternatives in the correct sizes. Anyway, I did not see the documentation for the mechanical restoration in 2014, can you post that please?

  • analogmike 1 week, 5 daysago

    Why oh why do people keep putting S%^& tires on such an amazing car... makes you wonder what else they cheaped out on.

  • jt911turbo (seller) 1 week, 6 daysago

    @jbauto this 512 does run and drive great! Thank you for your comment, I appreciate your participation in the auction.

  • jbauto 1 week, 6 daysago

    By the looks of that L. chair, it must run pretty good.!

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DT: 1979 Ferrari 512 Berlinetta Boxer
Buy Now: $285,000 Final Bid: $220,000