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1979 Ferrari 512 BB Coupe / 30335 Vehicle Information

1979 Ferrari 512 BB photograph

1979 Ferrari 512 BB photograph

1979 Ferrari 512 BB1979 Ferrari 512 BB
Sold for $335,500 at 2015 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona.
When Ferrari introduced their mid-engined 365 GT4 BB, it was partly in-response to Lamborghini's Miura and subsequent Countach, and the Maserati Bora. Clearly, the supercar world was being supplied with many suitable alternatives, and Ferrari proved it could keep pace i the new era by introducing the fastest road car the company had ever built. Between 1973 and 1976, less than 400 examples were built. In its wake came a more livable 512 BB, reviving the historical 512 racing car's nomenclature and diverting away from the Ferrari's previous naming convention. The 512 BB had an enlarged, 4.9-liter 12-cylinder engine with a higher compression ratio and four triple-barrel Weber carburetors. This powerplant gave the car a mid-five-second 0-100 km/h sprint time and a top speed of 280 km/h.

In comparison to the car it replaced, the 512 BB had wider rear tires and an extended rear track. It retained Pininfarina-penned styling and was given a new lower chin spoiler up front, as well as a NACA duct on the side to cool its exhaust system. In the back were twin tail lamps, replacing its predecessor's trip unit setup.

Though still produced in limited numbers, production exceeded its 365 GT4 BB sibling, nearly reaching 1,000 units sold. Since Ferrari believed that the vehicle should not be detuned to comply with increasingly stringent emission standards, the car was not sold in the United States. However, numerous 512 BBs were certified by independent importers for the American market.

This particular examples shows just 23,000 kilometers on its odometer. The car was purchased new by the owner of Amerispec Corporation, Richard Fritz, of Danbury, Connecticut, and it was certified for the American market by his company, which was the leading importer of Ferraris that specialized in DOT/EPA conversions. The car remained in Fritz's care throughout the 1980s before being sold to its second owner. In 1999, the car was acquired by a collector in Texas, who kept the car for an additional 12 years, with just over 22,000 kilometers accumulated on the odometer. The current owner acquired it several years ago, and it has recently been given a substantial engine-out service. Other service performed on the car includes adding new fuel pumps to the flat 12-cylinder engine.

The car has a Tubi exhaust system, which is the car's only modification from stock. It rides on correct Michelin tires and the exterior is finished in Rosso Corsa paint. Inside, there is black leather trim, an original radio, along with tire tools, a manual, and an extra uncut key.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jan 2015



2015 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $275,000-USD $325,000 
Sale Price :
USD $335,500

1979 Ferrari 512 BB Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1979 sales)
1979 Ferrari 512 BB
Chassis#: 27117
Sold for USD$263,200
  2021 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours Auction
 
1979 Ferrari 512 BB
Chassis#: 28151
Sold for USD$224,000
  2021 RM Sothebys : Monterey
 
1979 Ferrari 512 BB Custom
Chassis#: 28981
Sold for USD$224,000
  2020 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale Arizona
 
1979 Ferrari 512 BB
Chassis#: 29943
Sold for USD$320,927
  2018 RM Sothebys : London
 
1979 Ferrari 512BB (Carburettor)
Chassis#: F102BB28443
Sold for USD$264,500
  2017 Silverstone - Salon Prive
 
1979 Ferrari 512 BB
Sold for USD$286,000
  2015 Auctions America - Fort Lauderdale
 
1979 Ferrari 512 BB
Chassis#: 30335
Sold for USD$335,500
  2015 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona
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1979 Ferrari 512 Berlinetta Boxer
Chassis#: F102BB*27167
Sold for USD$187,000
  2014 Gooding & Company - The Scottsdale Auction
1979 Ferrari 512 BB image  
1979 Ferrari 512 BB/LM Competition Berlinetta
Chassis#: F102BB26681
Sold for USD$880,000
  2010 RM Auctions - Sports & Classics of Monterey
 
1979 Ferrari 512 BB
Chassis#: 25571
Sold for USD$125,415
  2009 Coys Auction - True Greats
 
1979 Ferrari 512 BB
Sold for USD$99,000
  2009 The Scottsdale Auction : Gooding & Company
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1979 Ferrari 512BB
Chassis#: F102BB26945
Sold for USD$155,000
  2008 Sports & Classics of Monterey by RM Auctions
 
1979 Ferrari 512BB
Chassis#: 28709
Sold for USD$196,075
  2008 RM Auctions - Ferrari – Leggenda e Passione
 
1979 Ferrari 512 Hot Rod
Sold for USD$60,500
  2006 Worldwide Auctions - Houston Classic 2006
 
1979 Ferrari 512BB Berlinetta Boxer
Chassis#: 27377
Sold for USD$63,557
  2005 Bonhams - Sports, Competition & Collectors' Motor Cars, F1 Memorabilia, Automobilia & Models
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1979 Ferrari 512 BB's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1979 FERRARI 512 BB COUPÉ271332020 Bonhams : The Bonmont Sale $250,000$350,000
1979 Ferrari 512 BB282972016 Artcurial : LeMans Classic $240,000$280,000
1979 Ferrari 512 BB Coupé284432016 Bonhams : The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale $250,000$300,000
1979 FERRARI 512 BB KOENIG SPECIALF102BB291832016 BarrettJackson : Northeast   
1979 FERRARI 512 BB276992016 BarrettJackson : Northeast   
1979 Ferrari 512 BB Koenig Special 2016 Mecum : Kissimmee$200,000$325,000$400,000
1979 Ferrari 512 Berlinetta Boxer273212015 Bonhams : The Zoute Sale $385,000$440,000
1979 Ferrari 512 BB278632015 Silverstone Auction Salon Prive Sale   
1979 Ferrari 512 BB272892013 Coys Auctions Spring Classics $95,000$110,000
1979 Ferrari 512 BB285432009 Sports & Classics of Monterey$100,000$120,000$160,000

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