For some people, cars are more like art than a simple driving machine, and they should be treated as such. This extremely rare Ferrari BBI wasn’t put on display, but instead had been stashed in a barn for years. Look away now as this ultra-rare Ferrari hasn’t aged well following its years of neglect.
1983 Ferrari BBI
The Ferrari BB, or Ferrari Boxer, is an exotic car in production from 1973 to 1983. Even though it was being made by the Italian manufacturer for so long, there were three different variations, and some were more uncommon than others. The Ferrari BBI was one of those rare types thanks to the ‘I’ in its name, which symbolizes a fuel injection.
The final run of these cars was the 512 Ferrari BBI, made in 1983. There were only 2,300 of the 1983 512 Ferrari BB made, and only 200 of those were right-hand drive. To narrow the field even further, only 42 of those were the faster ‘BBI’ models, which brings us to this barn find.
Left to Rot
Sadly for this 1 in 42 rare Ferrari, it was neglected for 15 years in a barn somewhere. The outer body of the Ferrari is growing moss and shows some serious signs of rust taking over. Despite having a rough exterior, the interior was in surprisingly good condition. Besides a few mossy patches, the engine also looks good and may run again with a little TLC. The extremely rare car was once owned by a Saudi Prince and in mint condition just 15 years ago, but now it has been left to rot.
There may well be some hope yet for this Ferrari as someone who loves it may come along and rescue it. With just over 6,000 miles on the clock, this car could still be great if the right person chose to restore it to its former glory.