1983 Ferrari 512 BBi
RM | Sotheby's - AMELIA ISLAND 2018 - Offered on: Saturday, March 10, 2018
- Original paint and interior; 10,300 miles
- Air conditioning and European-specification bumpers
- Federalized for the U.S. by Amerispec
- Ferrari Club of America Gold Award
For the Ferrari faithful, the addition of the fuel injection was a welcome change, and the 512 BBi is generally considered to be the most civilized of Ferrari's Berlinetta Boxers. The change from carburetors to fuel injection brought about an increase of 20 foot-pounds of torque, helping the engine to feel much more tractable overall. Performance remained extraordinary, and the 512 BBi could reach 60 mph from a dead start in just 5.4 seconds, leading to an estimable top speed of 174 mph. By the time production came to an end and the 512 BBi was replaced with the Testarossa, Ferrari had built just 1,007 examples.
This 1983 512 BBi is presented in the original and desirable color combination for Berlinetta Boxers, red over black, and comes with a matching black leather interior. It remains in largely original condition (including paint), showing wear consistent with a sparingly used car. Additional equipment includes air conditioning, AM/FM radio, European-specification bumpers, factory alloy wheels, and power windows.
With its stunning presence, very capable chassis and drivetrain, and positively intoxicating exhaust note, the 512 BBi offers an exceptional ownership experience.