Ferrari 512 BB

The “BB” designation of the Ferrari 512 BB was short for “Berlinetta Boxer”, referencing the car’s body style and engine layout. Long, sleek and low, Pininfarina penned the lines and Scaglietti executed the bodywork over a lightweight tube frame. The Boxer’s horizontally opposed 4.9-liter overhead camshaft engine with its four triple-throat Weber carburetors produced a healthy 360 brake horsepower. With a zero to 100 km/h time in the mid-five second range, and a top speed of nearly 280 km/h, the Boxer was a worthy successor to the 365 GTB/4 and an admirable competitor to Lamborghini’s new Countach. Produced from 1976 to 1981, over 900 examples were produced before the 512 BB was replaced by the BBi.

This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in August 2009 at the Portola Hotel & Spa and Monterey Conference Center, Monterey, California.

360 bhp, 4,942 cc, horizontally opposed overhead cam alloy block and head twelve-cylinder engine with four-barrel Weber 40IF3C downdraught carburetors, five-speed manual transmission, four-wheel independent suspension, and four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 98.4" (2,500 mm).

Source: RM Auctions

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