For Sale: 1978 Ferrari 512 in Miami, Florida

Vehicle Description

The ‘70s were Italian.

In 1971, alongside a revised Daytona variant, Ferrari released their answer to Lamborghini’s newly designed Countach and arguable ‘60s champion, the Muira. The 365/4 Berlinetta Boxer, “Berlinetta” meaning, little-saloon and “Boxer”, nodding to the punching like motion of the pistons within the 4.5L flat twelve-cylinder motor, ingenuously mounted in front of the rear axle, made for one of the most powerful mid-engine sports cars of its time.

Fast forward a few years—full of heated debates of greatness—it was in at the tail end of 1976 that the little-saloon, twelve-cylinder battle between Enzo and Ferruccio would continue. Enter, the 365/4’s successor, the 512BB. With a larger displacement of 5.0L, the 512BB featured dry-sump lubrication and wider set of rear tires. And, it was with this facelift, that next twelve years worth of Ferrari's design language was solidified. Remnants of the 365/4 and 512 would remain boldly evident in models such as the 288 GTO and 308/328 variants alike.

Photographed here, our 1978 Ferrari 512 BB was sold new, by way of Italian delivery, to a Jacksonville, FL resident. After picking up his Countach rival, the potential one-of-one spec’d car was used for a few weeks through some Italian twisty roads and then sent directly to famed, Koenig-Specials, where it was fitted with a fiberglass body-kit and sprayed in Rosso Corsa, while the interior was left untouched.

About four years ago, the car was purchased directly from the original owner and a no expense spared restoration began. Accompanied by its original books & tools, this spectacular, near one-owner example, has gone only 41k kilometers (25,400 miles) and was restored to its factory/original specification of Argento (silver-metallic) over a Rosso (red) leather interior.

For more information, please contact Walt Grace Vintage at +1.786.483.8180 or [email protected]

Vehicle Details

  • 1978 Ferrari 512
  • Listing ID: CC-1565720
  • Price: $350,000
  • Location:Miami, Florida
  • Year:1978
  • Make:Ferrari
  • Model:512
  • Exterior Color:Argento
  • Interior Color:Rosso
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:25847
  • Stock Number:WGV1124
  • Trim Level:Berlinetta Boxer (BB)
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Restoration History:Fully Restored
  • Exterior Condition:Mint
  • Seat Material:Leather
  • Engine History:Rebuilt
  • Engine Condition:Running
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive

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Walt Grace Vintage
2450 NW 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33127
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