Paris

7 February 2018

Offered from a Private Collection

1981 Ferrari 512 BB

  • Chassis no. 36775
  • Engine no. 00873

Without Reserve

Documents: German Fahrzeugbrief


  • Highly original throughout, including original body panels
  • Recently serviced, ready to drive and enjoy
  • Ferrari Classiche certified


Chassis number 36775 was delivered new to Germany, where its first owner, Udo Ditter of Baden-Baden, purchased the car in May of 1981. Since then, the car has remained in Germany, the country from where it is offered today, and has always been cared for by Ferrari Eberlein from new. In 2002, the car was restored by Ferrari Eberlein where it was fully stripped and repainted, while the engine and gearbox were removed and subsequently rebuilt, and the carburettors were rebuilt as well. It was decided, however, that the original interior would be left untouched, as it was in exemplary original condition. Furthermore, it has been regularly maintained by Ferrari Eberlein ever since, where it was purchased by its current owner.

In the collection of the current owner, this is one of the cars that was used the most and a true personal favourite, accompanying him on road trips all over Germany and Italy. Accordingly, today, the car presents exceptionally well throughout as a wonderful driver. Most recently, the car was fully serviced by Ferrari Eberlien at a cost of €5.400. Furthermore, it is important to note that the car comes with its books, including an original service book, and service invoices as well as documentation regarding is restoration. The car remains ready to be used and enjoyed by its next owner as an exceptionally reliable and versatile mid-engined Ferrari for a fraction of the price of its elder sister, the Daytona.





• Très bon état d'origine, panneaux de carrosserie d'origine
• Révision récente, prête à prendre la route
• Certification Ferrari Classiche

La clientèle Ferrari se tourne aujourd'hui en grande majorité vers la transmission style F1 très largement diffusée, avec pour conséquence que les Ferrari modernes dotées d'une boîte de vitesses manuelle à grille traditionnelle deviennent particulièrement rares. Dans le cas de la 599 GTB, seules 30 voitures ont été commandées avec une transmission manuelle, dont 10 ont été livrées neuves en Europe.

Le présent exemplaire, de teinte "Rosso Corsa" avec intérieur en cuir "Nero", correspond sans doute à la dernière des 10 Ferrari 599 GTB aux spécifications européennes dotées d'une transmission manuelle. Elle était destinée à la France et a été livrée neuve le 29 mai 2009 à son premier propriétaire par l'intermédiaire des établissements Charles Pozzi, le distributeur Ferrari en France basé à Levallois. La voiture était dotée d'étriers de freins de couleur rouge, d'écussons Scuderia, de jantes de 20 pouces, de radars de parking et de ceintures de sécurité rouges.

Après avoir connu un autre propriétaire en France, la voiture a été exportée en Allemagne. Elle y est restée depuis, entre les mains d'un seul propriétaire enregistré. Utilisée de façon régulière, elle n'a pas parcouru plus de 36 500 km et, tout au long de son existence, elle a toujours été correctement traitée et entretenue, la dernière révision ayant été menée à bien en février 2017 par Ferrari Eberlein. Cette voiture est d'ailleurs accompagnée de toutes les factures d'entretien qui la concernent depuis l'origine, de même que ses manuels et outils d'origine.

Considérées aujourd'hui comme de vraies voitures de collection moderne, ces Ferrari à transmission manuelle, comme les F430 et 599 GTB, sont devenues extrêmement désirables. Elles combinent en effet une technologie et des performances de haut niveau avec la tradition d'une boîte de vitesses manuelle. A cause de leur réelle rareté (30 exemplaires pour le monde entier dans le cas de la 599 GTB), ces voitures vont rester désirables pendant encore de nombreuses années. Ce présent exemplaire a été utilisé d'une façon qui correspond à ce qu'ont voulu ses créateurs, tout en étant toujours entretenue à intervalles réguliers. Inutile de dire qu'elle est tout à fait prête à prendre la route entre les mains de son nouveau propriétaire.

Addendum

Please note that contrary to the printed catalogue description, this lot is not accompanied by a tool kit.

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