Ferrari Berlinetta Boxer

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2015-06-26 10:57:28

The Ferrari Berlinetta Boxer is one of a series of cars produced by Italian manufacturer Ferrari between 1973 and 1984.

 

Models

Ferrari produced three different version of the model during its lifetime.

365 GT4 BB

The 365 GT4 BB was the first 'Boxer' to be produced. It made its debut at the Turin Motor Show in 1971 and hit the market in 1973.

Only 397 cars of this type were ever built, making it the rarest model in the series. Only 88 cars were built with right-hand-drive, with 53 specifically created for the British market.

512 BB

The 512 BB was released to replace the previous model in 1976, and named after the earlier Ferrari 512 racer. It was given a larger engine, along with other additions such as a new dual plate clutch and dry sump lubrication.

Between 1976 and 1981 929 512 BB cars were produced.

512i BB

The 512i BB was introduced in 1981, and featured a CIS fuel-injected motor. 1007 cars were produced, until the model was discontinued in 1984.

Notable sales

In April 2011 a black 1978 512BB Berlinetta Boxer owned by British Formula 1 driver Jenson Button was placed up for sale at a Bonhams auction, with an estimated price of £90,000 - £110,000.

In May 2011 a 1981-82 Ferrari 512 BB/ LM Berlinetta Boxer was announced as one of the highlights of Bonhams “Le Grandes Marques a Monaco” auction.

The car had been driven by the Chinetti family's celebrated North American Racing Team, who included Alain Cudini, John Morton, John Paul and Philippe Gurdjian, and had twice competed in the Le Mans 24 hours competition coupe.

It was valued at €1,250,000 – 1,450,000.

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