1421 Francisco Blvd E San Rafael, CA 94901 Sales: 415-259-5553 Service: 415-259-5488

1979 Ferrari 512 BB

One of a kind BB with a 512 TR-M motor, well documented build! Gorgeous and extremely rare!





512 BB



4.9L H12 DOHC 24V

5 Speed






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San Francisco Motorsports

Toll Free: 800-969-1608

1421 Francisco Blvd E

San Rafael, CA 94901


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Vehicle Description


Never used, in crate Ferrari OEM 512M motor (1 of 5 reported to be produced not used in a production vehicle) 
This motor right from the crate produced 440hp and 370 lbs/ft torque.  This is an extremely reliable upgrade of over 100hp from the original boxer motor.  
This example also weighs 2,800 lbs, which is 700 lbs lighter than the original Boxer, and 1,000 lbs lighter than the 512 TR from which the motor was originally designed for.  This is the best of both worlds; a legendary and powerful motor from the last of the Testarossa, put into Pininfarina's best looking and lighter body design of the era.  

Custom Ohlin suspension, corner balanced and tuned for responsive, yet compliant ride.

Custom wheels from the late Boyd Coddington

Custom SS headers with titanium exhaust, cutting weight and offering a unique one/off sound.

Extra cooling including custom Davis SS radiator with oversized fans

Special heavy-duty half shafts

Custom front lip spoiler

Stripped and repainted gloss black with satin black beltline and below trim with new horns and fog lamps

Clear lens OEM front light covers (comes with original amber lenses as well)


Featured in Forza issue #37 before its complete re-build in 2016. 

Please read the thread of the entire build found on FerrariChat

This work was all done by the famed Paul Newman in Ontario, so this is one special car that has been "Newmanized" for those of you who researched Ferrari V12 masters.  

Comes with two sets of seats, (originals are not installed) and a torque wrench for the wheels. 

Call Matthew to discuss price.
Accepting offers.  

Visit San Francisco Motorsports online at SFMotorSports.com to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 415-259-5553 today to schedule your test drive.

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