www.QV500.com - Ferrari Berlinetta Boxer Part 7: 512 BB LM Series III

 

32129, 1981 Le Mans 24 Hours
Ferrari's final batch of 512 BB LM's featured far fewer developments than had been the case between Series I and II cars. Other than subtly reworked 500bhp engines, there were a few visual tweaks, Series III's all getting ventilated side skirts to improve airflow. Manufactured with even lighter components than previous versions (some weighed in at as little as 1058kg), the Series III was the fastest BB LM of all. Sixteen were made between early 1980 and late 1982, the chassis numbers of which are indexed below:
   
30559 1980, sold new to Luigi Chinetti as a NART entry for the Le Mans 24 Hours (#74) DNS. Sold to Preston Henn. 1982 Daytona 24 Hours (#6) DNF, Sebring 12 Hours (#6) DNF, Le Mans 24 Hours (#73) DNF, Fuji 1000km (#12) DNF.
31589 1980, sold new to Pozzi, Le Mans 24 Hours (#77) DNF. 1981 Le Mans 24 Hours (#47) 5th overall, 1st in IMSA GTX. Sold to Ed Davies. 1982 Daytona 24 Hours (#47) DNF. Sold to Tom Shelton. 1983 Sebring 12 Hours (#8) DNF. 1984 Daytona 24 Hours (#97) DNF, Sebring 12 Hours (#97) 23rd overall, 10th in GTP. 1985 Daytona 24 Hours (#51) DNF, Sebring 12 Hours (#51) DNF.
32129 1980, sold new to Pozzi, Le Mans 24 Hours (#76) 10th overall, 3rd in IMSA. Sold to Tom Davis.
32131 1980, sold new to Paul Pappalardo. Never raced.
33647 1980, sold new to Luigi Chinetti. Never raced.
34157 1981, sold new to Scuderia Guercino Del Buono, Mugello 6 Hours (#29) 9th overall, 1st in GTX. 1982 Monza 1000km (#98) 8th overall, 1st in GTX. Sold to Rosen.
34445 1981, sold new by Alberto Pedretti's Wide World of Cars to Ron Spangler. Daytona 24 Hours (#65) DNF. 1982 Daytona 24 Hours (#65) DNF, Sebring 12 Hours (#65) DNF.
35523 1981, sold new to Simon Phillips, Silverstone 6 Hours (#41) DNF, Le Mans 24 Hours (#48) DNF, subsequently crashed at Silverstone later in the year and then totally rebuilt by Ferrari. 1982 Silverstone 1000km (#80) 17th overall, 2nd in GTX.
35525 1981, sold new by Alberto Pedretti's Wide World of Cars to Bob Donner, Le Mans 24 Hours (#46) 9th overall, 3rd in IMSA GTX.
35527 1981, sold new to Luigi Chinetti for NART, Le Mans 24 Hours (#49) DNF. 1982 Le Mans 24 Hours (#72) 9th overall 4th in IMSA GTX. Sold to Bob Donner.
35529 1981, sold new to Fabrizio Violati for Scuderia Bellancauto as a rolling chassis and fitted with a unique sports prototype style body. Monza 6 Hours (#15) 15th overall, 1st in IMSA GTX, Le Mans 24 Hours (#45) DNF, Enna Pergusa 6 Hours (#?) 5th overall, 1st in GTX. 1982 Mugello 1000km (#5) 10th overall, 1st in GTX. 1984 Le Mans 24 Hours (#27) DNF.
38179 1982, sold new to Jacques Swaters, Le Mans 24 Hours (#70) 6th overall / 3rd in IMSA GTX. 1983 Daytona 24 Hours (#65) DNF.
38181 1982, sold new to Alberto Pedretti's Wide World of Cars and never raced.
38739 1982, very little known, sold new to Italy and never raced.
41263 1982, sold new to Pozzi, Le Mans 24 Hours (#71) DNF.
44023 1982, sold new to Jacques Swaters and never raced.