"The best all round sports and GT car we have ever tested", Road and Track Magazine. The new boxer was released at the 1971 Turin Auto Show, where Ferrari introduced a stunning new mid-engine road car to compete head-on with the Lamborghini Miura and the Maserati Bora.
Named the 365 GT4 BB, short for "Berlinetta Boxer", indicating its body style and 'flat-12' engine layout, it was finally released for production in 1973, with the improved 512 BB appearing in 1976 with an enlarged five-litre engine.
The ultimate 512 BBi debuted in Paris in 1981, with the "i" reflecting the new Bosch K-Jetronic fuel-injection system. Performance of all Berlinetta Boxers, particularly the final 512 BBi, remains exceptional, with a top speed of 174 mph and a quarter-mile acceleration of just 13.85 seconds at 103.5 mph.
Originally delivered to Germany on the 07/03/1984 | Delivered in Bianco Polo over red trim with white inserts as it is today | Final year of production | Car was exported to the USA | Sold through Gables Sports car to Nathanial Rothschild of Rothschild's and Son banking fame and exported back to Europe | Maintained by his personal collection mechanic in Klosters and registered in Switzerland | Sold to the present owner in 2012 | Speedo was changed at 20,738 miles (original speedo is supplied with the car) | Since then the owner has completed circa 2,000 km with the car and maintained it well | Lots on invoices on file from Graber Sport in Switzerland as well as QV London, specialist in Late model Ferrari's | History file contains both copies of old American Titles as well as Swiss Title | Currently registered in the United Kingdom | Supplied with Tools and original spare wheel
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On the road this car is a real head turner, it's unusual colours make for a stunning unique look. The satin black air boxes are a real feature and contrast with the white paint to really bring out the lines of the car.
The interior of the car is original and is in beautiful condition, showing some small signs of patina. The car was supplied new with air conditioning which still works very effectively today.
All instruments are in good working order and in very good overall condition. The gear change is great and the steering is as it should be.
The 550 Maranello marked Ferrari's return to a front-engine, rear-wheel drive layout for its 2-seater 12-cylinder model, 23 years after the 365 GTB/4 Daytona. When realised the car commended great reviews with the likes of Nikki Lauda saying “You can forget the 512. No comparison. This is the first modern Ferrari, and the first I would really want to own.”