|Ferrari 512 BB UK RHD - Just Restored|
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|mileage||74.030 km / 46.000 mi|
|In 1976 Ferrari introduced a revised version of the Berlinetta Boxer, one that was more driveable in all conditions and with an enlarged five-litre engine to provide greater torque. No doubt spurred on by the imminent arrival of Lamborghini's wild LP400 Countach S, Ferrari upstaged the financially troubled Sant' Agata manufacturer by releasing their 512 Boxer in 1976. But with the exception of a wider rear track, few set-up changes were made, the outgoing 365's 4.4-litre Flat-12 engine undergoing the most fundamental revisions.|
Despite no fundamental changes being made to the bodywork, a couple of detail alterations do help identify 512's from GT4's. Most obviously there was a new wraparound chin spoiler, NACA ducts carved out from in front of the rear wheelarches and twin rear lights rather than distinctive triple clusters. New wing mirrors and a mildly reworked rear valance housing four exhaust pipes instead of six also differentiated the new version. Few changes of any note were made to the cabin, just some minor switchgear and instrument relocation.
Launched during October 1976 at the Paris Salon, the 512 Berlinetta Boxer continued in production until late 1981, by which time some 929 examples had been completed, 106 of which were right-hand drive and only 101 were delivered to the UK.
This example, chassis 21559, was ordered via and delivered by HR Owen in May 1977 to its first owner presented in a rare and stunning combination of Nero with Tan leather and Bruciato carpets. 21559 has been enjoyed by 5 owners and was for a long while in the care of John Foulston who was famous for owning Brands Hatch Race circuit amongst others. 21559 has always been maintained thoroughly and consistently and as a result has an extensive history file to match. Over the winter of 2010/2011 chassis 21559 received a major overhaul in our workshops including an engine out cambelt replacement (at which time various gaskets were renewed, cam shafts were inspected and the clutch was inspected), a bare metal respray, a full suspension and brake overhaul and a full retrim. The car is now presented in breathtaking condition and finished in its original combination.
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