1995 Ferrari  F512 M <br />VIN. ZFFVA40B000101340

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Lot 38
1995 Ferrari F512 M
Design by Pininfarina

Sold for US$ 229,600 inc. premium
1995 Ferrari F512 M
Design by Pininfarina
VIN. ZFFVA40B000101340

4,943cc DOHC Flat 12-Cylinder Engine
Bosch K-Jetronic Fuel Injection
440bhp at 6,750rpm
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*One of the most sought after modern Ferraris
*Striking and appropriate Rossa Corsa over Nero livery
*The final evolution of the twelve-cylinder Berlinetta Boxer model range
*Fewer than 25,000 original miles


THE FERRARI F512 M

Ferrari's flagship model, the Testarossa supercar, revived a famous name from the Italian company's past when it arrived in 1984. A "next generation" Berlinetta Boxer, the Testarossa retained its predecessor's amidships-mounted, 5.0-liter, flat-12 engine; the latter now boasting a maximum power output raised to 380bhp at 6,300rpm courtesy of four-valve cylinder heads. Despite the power increase, smoothness and drivability were enhanced, the car possessing excellent top gear flexibility allied to a maximum speed of 180mph.

Rivaling Lamborghini's Countach for presence, the Pininfarina-designed Testarossa succeeded brilliantly, the gill slats feeding air to its side-mounted radiators being one of the modern era's most instantly recognizable—and copied—styling devices. A larger car than the 512BB—the increase in width being necessary to accommodate wider tires—the Testarossa managed the trick of combining high down force with a low coefficient of drag. Its graceful body being notable for the absence of extraneous spoilers and other such devices. Despite the increase in size over the 512BB, the Testarossa was lighter than its predecessor, the body—its steel doors and roof excepted—being, somewhat unusually for a production Ferrari, of aluminum. Luxury touches in the well-equipped cabin included air conditioning, electrically adjustable seats, tilting steering wheel, and plentiful leather.

Unlike some of its rivals, the Testarossa possessed light controls and was relatively easy to drive. Factors which, allied to its outstanding performance and stunning looks, contributed to an instant and sustained high level of demand. In 1992, the original Testarossa was succeeded by the updated 512TR version, which came with 428bhp on tap, while ABS brakes were added to the package before the 512TR was replaced by what would be the Testarossa's final incarnation – the F512 M – for 1995. For the first time, there were major cosmetic changes: the original pop-up headlights being replaced by fixed lamps beneath clear covers, the grille size reduced, round tail lamps adopted, and three-piece wheels fitted. Titanium connecting rods went into the engine, which produced marginally more power and torque than before. Only 501 examples of the F 512M had been completed when production ceased, of which a mere 75 was destined for the US market.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

As an end-of-the-run, fully evolved Berlinetta Boxer F512 M, this top-of-the-line Ferrari was finished in the iconic and vibrant color scheme of Rossa Corsa over a Nero leather interior, just as it appears today. On April 19th, 1995, the supercar was delivered to its first owner in Italy through Forza S.P.A.

Today with just a few ticks under 39,000 kilometers, equating to less than 25,000 miles, this extremely rare F512 M is in wonderful condition. The paint, interior, and engine bay are all in remarkable shape; a clear testament to the fastidious care that the prancing horse received throughout its life. The black leather interior displays a light patina, perfectly matching the low mileage of the car, and the Rossa Corsa clad exterior appears as it did when new. The original and F512 M-only, iconic rotating star three-piece alloy wheels are in beautiful condition as well.

This striking Ferrari would make an excellent addition to any Sports and GT car collection and certainly represents the future of the hobby with growing enthusiasm for this model among rising collectors. The rare F512 M, of which only 501 were produced, offers potent twelve-cylinder boxer power, mated with a slick manual 5-speed transaxle gearbox, situated in a sleek and classic Pininfarina-styled gran-touring package. This F512 M is a true collector's car, representing the pinnacle of mid-engined production 12-cylinder Ferraris and the end of a celebrated era.

Saleroom notices

  • Due to California emissions laws, please note that this vehicle may only be sold to an out-of-state resident for use outside of California or to a licensed automotive dealer. Please note this vehicle has import duty, Motor vehicle import duty calculated at 2.5% of the import value and associated import fees are payable by the buyer and the title will be in transit.
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1995 Ferrari  F512 M <br />VIN. ZFFVA40B000101340
1995 Ferrari  F512 M <br />VIN. ZFFVA40B000101340
1995 Ferrari  F512 M <br />VIN. ZFFVA40B000101340
1995 Ferrari  F512 M <br />VIN. ZFFVA40B000101340
1995 Ferrari  F512 M <br />VIN. ZFFVA40B000101340
1995 Ferrari  F512 M <br />VIN. ZFFVA40B000101340
1995 Ferrari  F512 M <br />VIN. ZFFVA40B000101340
1995 Ferrari  F512 M <br />VIN. ZFFVA40B000101340
1995 Ferrari  F512 M <br />VIN. ZFFVA40B000101340
1995 Ferrari  F512 M <br />VIN. ZFFVA40B000101340
1995 Ferrari  F512 M <br />VIN. ZFFVA40B000101340
1995 Ferrari  F512 M <br />VIN. ZFFVA40B000101340
1995 Ferrari  F512 M <br />VIN. ZFFVA40B000101340
1995 Ferrari  F512 M <br />VIN. ZFFVA40B000101340
1995 Ferrari  F512 M <br />VIN. ZFFVA40B000101340
1995 Ferrari  F512 M <br />VIN. ZFFVA40B000101340
1995 Ferrari  F512 M <br />VIN. ZFFVA40B000101340
1995 Ferrari  F512 M <br />VIN. ZFFVA40B000101340
1995 Ferrari  F512 M <br />VIN. ZFFVA40B000101340
1995 Ferrari  F512 M <br />VIN. ZFFVA40B000101340
1995 Ferrari  F512 M <br />VIN. ZFFVA40B000101340
1995 Ferrari  F512 M <br />VIN. ZFFVA40B000101340
1995 Ferrari  F512 M <br />VIN. ZFFVA40B000101340
1995 Ferrari  F512 M <br />VIN. ZFFVA40B000101340
1995 Ferrari  F512 M <br />VIN. ZFFVA40B000101340
1995 Ferrari  F512 M <br />VIN. ZFFVA40B000101340
1995 Ferrari  F512 M <br />VIN. ZFFVA40B000101340
1995 Ferrari  F512 M <br />VIN. ZFFVA40B000101340
1995 Ferrari  F512 M <br />VIN. ZFFVA40B000101340
1995 Ferrari  F512 M <br />VIN. ZFFVA40B000101340
1995 Ferrari  F512 M <br />VIN. ZFFVA40B000101340
1995 Ferrari  F512 M <br />VIN. ZFFVA40B000101340
1995 Ferrari  F512 M <br />VIN. ZFFVA40B000101340
1995 Ferrari  F512 M <br />VIN. ZFFVA40B000101340
1995 Ferrari  F512 M <br />VIN. ZFFVA40B000101340
1995 Ferrari  F512 M <br />VIN. ZFFVA40B000101340
1995 Ferrari  F512 M <br />VIN. ZFFVA40B000101340
1995 Ferrari  F512 M <br />VIN. ZFFVA40B000101340
1995 Ferrari  F512 M <br />VIN. ZFFVA40B000101340
1995 Ferrari  F512 M <br />VIN. ZFFVA40B000101340
1995 Ferrari  F512 M <br />VIN. ZFFVA40B000101340
1995 Ferrari  F512 M <br />VIN. ZFFVA40B000101340
1995 Ferrari  F512 M <br />VIN. ZFFVA40B000101340
1995 Ferrari  F512 M <br />VIN. ZFFVA40B000101340
1995 Ferrari  F512 M <br />VIN. ZFFVA40B000101340
1995 Ferrari  F512 M <br />VIN. ZFFVA40B000101340
1995 Ferrari  F512 M <br />VIN. ZFFVA40B000101340
1995 Ferrari  F512 M <br />VIN. ZFFVA40B000101340
1995 Ferrari  F512 M <br />VIN. ZFFVA40B000101340
1995 Ferrari  F512 M <br />VIN. ZFFVA40B000101340
1995 Ferrari  F512 M <br />VIN. ZFFVA40B000101340
1995 Ferrari  F512 M <br />VIN. ZFFVA40B000101340
1995 Ferrari  F512 M <br />VIN. ZFFVA40B000101340
1995 Ferrari  F512 M <br />VIN. ZFFVA40B000101340
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