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Country of origin:Italy
Produced from:1979 - 1982
Numbers built:25
Designed by:Pininfarina
Predecessor:Ferrari 512 BB Competizione
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:May 11, 2016
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Chassis 26681 Completed late in 1978, this is the very first 512 BB LM. As such, it was extensively tested first in the Pininfarina wind-tunnel and later on the track by none other than Jody Scheckter. The car was then made available to Ferrari's French distributor, Charles Pozzi. His Fer>>>

Chassis 26683 The second 512 BB LM built, this example was sold new to Luigi Chinetti's North American Racing Team (NART). It debuted at the 1979 Daytona 24 Hours where it failed to finish. It was then raced at Le Mans and again at Daytona in 1980, where chassis 26683 again failed to fini>>>

Chassis 26685 Sold new to French Ferrari distributor Charles Pozzi, this 512 BB LM debuted at the 1979 Daytona 24 Hours. It qualified 54th on the grid and was withdrawn from the race after an accident with a sister car. Repainted to 3M colours, it was then raced at Le Mans. An accident re>>>

Chassis 27577 The fourth 512 BB LM built, this example was acquired new by Jacques Swaters for his Ecurie Francorchamps. It was sold on to Jean Blaton or 'Beurlys', who fielded the car in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. He shared the car with Steve O'Rourke, Nick Faure and Bernard de Dryver to f>>>

Chassis 28601 Completed towards the end of 1979, the 512 BB LM was sold new to Italian racer Fabrizio Violati. It was fielded in the 1980 Monza 1000 km and 24 Hours of Le Mans by Scuderia Supercar Belancauto. Sadly, it failed to finish at either race, retiring at Monza with engine damage >>>

Chassis 34445 Ordered new by American entrant Ron Spangler, this 512 BB LM was ready in time for the 1981 Daytona 24 Hours. Spangler's Prancing Horse Farms Racing team was fielded for Tony Adamowicz and Rick Knoop. Unfortunately, an accident cut the effort short. Not raced again in 1981, >>>

Chassis 35523 British gentleman driver Simon Phillips ordered this 512 BB LM ahead of the 1981 season. He entered the car in the Silverstone 6 Hours and 24 Hours of Le Mans, where he raced with Mike Salmon and Steve Earle as co-drivers. Sadly, the car failed to finish on both occasions wi>>>

Chassis 35525 Built ahead of the 1981 season, this 512 BB LM was acquired new by Robert Donner for his Rennod Racing team. It was fitted with Porsche 935 type brakes and BBS supplied 17" front- and 19" rear-wheels to clear the very large discs. Meticulously prepared and carefully optimise>>>

Chassis 35529 Delivered as a rolling chassis by Ferrari's Assistenza Clienti, this third series BB LM was finished at the workshop of Fabrizio Violati's Scuderia Bellancauto. Under the supervision of veteran Ferrari engineer Guilio Borsari, the 512 was completed with a unique, more>>>

Chassis 41263 The penultimate 512 BB LM produced, chassis 41263 was sold French importer Charles Pozzi to enter in the 1982 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Liveried in Pioneer colours, it was entered for Jean-Claude Andruet and Claude Ballot-Lena. They started the race in 41st but fai>>>

Chassis 44023 The 25th and final BB LM built, this car was sold new to Belgian distributor and Garage Francorchamps team owner Jacques Swaters. He took delivery in 1983 by which time the car was no longer eligible to compete in major events in Europe. It did see track action at several Fe>>>

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