1974 Ferrari 365 GT4 BB
Offered by Silverstone Auctions | Sywell Aerodrome, U.K. | June 4, 2022
“Berlinetta Boxer” describes a series of Ferrari near-supercars produced from the early 1970s through the early 1980s. It was the first mid-engined Ferrari-branded road car, and it used a why-the-hell-not flat-12 engine. There were essentially three models over the run: the famed and loved 512 BB, its injected twin the 512 BBi, and this, the sort of odd duck 365 GT4.
The 365 GT4 was the first of the series and was replacement for the 365 GTB/4 Daytona. Manufactured from 1973 through 1976, it is the rarest of the BBs, with just 387 examples produced. Power is provided by a 4.4-liter flat-12 that made 375 horsepower. The engine would get bigger for the 512 – though less powerful.
This car is one of 88 right-hand-drive examples, and it has a replacement drivetrain. The pre-sale estimate is $215,000-$285,000. Click here for more info.
Update: Not sold.
The name Berlinetta Boxer was retrospectively applied as the factory now admits on its website, the original meaning of the BB in 365 GT4 BB being Brigitte Bardot. That was a good improvisation but a bit of a fudge because the flat-12 isn’t technically in boxer configuration.