The 1978 Ferrari 512 BB Koenig. Love it or Loathe it?

Here we walk around the beautiful and very unique 1978 Ferrari 512 BB Koenig (Chassis No. F102BB24269) at the 2018 Salon Privé.

The car was originally purchased by a German industrialist through the Ferrari concessionaire in Bolzano, Italy, in May of 1978 and registered in Germany.  The car, being one of the late series carburetor models, was one of Willy Koenig’s first conversions and was modified in 1982 to fuel injection and twin 60 Rajah turbos, Mahle pistons and a racing exhaust as part of extensive modifications to provide enhanced performance.

The car changed owners twice, before it was sold to a Spanish gentleman who kept it at a Ferrari concessionaire in Valis, Switzerland.  The car couldn’t be road registered due to stringent Swiss emission controls, so the owner took it on short drives on temporary ‘garage plates’.  When the current owner bought it in 2013, it had a number of issues, including fuel surge and hot start which were successfully addressed by marque specialists Hoyle-Fox, so that it now a joy to drive.

Read more on

Leave a Reply

Please write your reply below. We will not publish your email address.

Would you like to join the My Car Heaven team & attend the UK's best Car Shows?

Get in touch and we can make that happen for you.

Find out more

The Classic Motor Show 2018 in Facts and Figures

The 1937 Delage D8-120. A Real Beauty.

London Concours 2019 tickets now on sale

Get in touch with us

Looking to advertise on My Car Heaven?
Would you like to join our team, or have an enquiry for us?

Find out how

Receive My Car Heaven updates

Subscribe to the My Car Heaven Newsletter to be kept up to date with all the latest posts, competitions and happenings.

Terms & Conditions