1979 Ferrari 512 BB LM Silhouette

RM Sotheby's

1979 Ferrari 512 BB LM Silhouette












About this car


18 - 20 AUGUST 2022 William Walker ©2022 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's Chassis No. 29511

Engine No. 007

Gearbox No. 011

Original Spare Engine No. 034

Documents Bill of Sale Only The 13th of 29 examples built


Certified to retain its matching-numbers engine, transaxle, and coachwork with a Ferrari Classiche Red Book


Accompanied by freshly rebuilt, correct-type spare racing engine, as originally delivered


Documented chain of just four caretakers, including 11-year period of current ownership


Achieved the model’s best-ever finish at Daytona during the 1985 24 Hour event


Successfully raced in period at IMSA GTP events at Daytona, Sebring, Lime Rock, and Watkins Glen


Comprehensively restored in 2013 by Dennison International’s Racing Division


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Following the 1976 development of the original 365 GT4 BB into the 5-liter Berlinetta Boxer, speculation surged about the model’s competition potential. Enzo Ferrari approved four examples to be prepared for the 1978 24 Hours of Le Mans, henceforth known as the 512 BB/LM. These cars were powered by a more highly developed version of the 5-liter flat-12, featured reduced curb weight, and were crowned with a chin spoiler and a large rear wing to improve downforce.


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