Buying or selling a Ferrari 512? As the UK's specialist, Foskers deal with the most collectable, well-preserved, and rare models: including the 512BB (Berlinetta Boxer) and BBi.
Originally launched in 1976 as more of an update to the 365 GT4 Berlinetta Boxer rather than an all-new model; the Ferrari 512 BB’s name didn’t follow previous Ferrari convention. Instead, it borrowed the format used for the Dino and GT4 at the time, referring to ‘5 litre, 12 cylinder’, rather than the individual cylinder capacity. The higher-torqued 5.0-litre Ferrari flat-12 made this Boxer more responsive and flexible than the 365 BB. A revised gearbox, with reduced pressure in the shift mechanism itself, made gear changes in the 512 BB slicker than in its predecessor, too. It was also the first ever mid-engined model to feature the Ferrari name and 'prancing horse' badge. A little over 2,300 were produced during its run from 1973 to 1984.