1976 Ferrari 512 BB

Sold For €425.500

Ferrari – Leggenda e Passione

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Documents: French Certificat d’Immatriculation

  • The first production 512 BB built
  • Displayed at the 1976 Paris and 1977 Geneva motor shows
  • Only 41,447 km from new
  • Restored to its original body colour
  • Retains its original engine and gearbox
  • Recent major service with cam belt replacement by Modena Cars of Geneva
  • Ferrari Classiche certified
With its powerful five-litre, twelve-cylinder engine with 360 bhp, Ferrari’s 512 Berlinetta Boxer was the marque’s first major evolution of Ferrari’s first mid-engine supercar, the 365 GT4 BB. When it first came out in 1976, it was described by then Ferrari F1 driver Carlos Reutemann, who tested it for Quattroruote Magazine, as a ‘car for the few’ due to its vigorous acceleration and exclusive price tag.

The first production 512 BB produced, chassis number 19677 was originally completed by the Factory in August 1976, painted in Azzurro Metallizzato (106-A-32 Salchi) with Beige leather (VM 3218) interior. Chassis number 19677 was the first production 512 BB built, ready to be driven and enjoyed by a lucky customer.

As this was the very first 512 BB off the production line, Ferrari was keen to present its latest and greatest to the world’s press and interested clients, and this car was first shown on the Pininfarina stand during the Paris Motor Show in October that year and was later displayed at Auto Becker, the Ferrari importer in Dusseldorf, to introduce the model to the German market. In December 1976 it was sold to SAVAF, the Ferrari importer in Switzerland, and prior to being presented at the 1977 Geneva Motor Show, it was repainted red.

At the end of March 1977, chassis 19677 was sold to Jean Denis Délétraz of Switzerland, and it is believed that he kept the car until 1987. Subsequently, this Ferrari changed hands again in 1994, where it was purchased by a Zurich enthusiast.

This Ferrari was bought and then exported to France in 2008 by the current owner and later registered in France in 2009. In 2010 the car was certified by Ferrari Classiche, confirming that it retains its original engine and gearbox. Subsequently, the owner decided to bring back this stunning 512 BB to its 1976 Paris Motor Show condition, repainting it in its original Azzurro Metallizzato body colour and also by commissioning a full engine rebuild by well-known Ferrari specialist Philippe Gardette of Auvergne Moteurs. The car is accompanied by a history file with invoices dating back to 1994, as well as a set of manuals and tool kit.

This historically important and highly desirable Ferrari 512 BB is currently French registered and is offered in excellent mechanical and aesthetic condition, ready to be enjoyed by the new owner.

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