The open one: 1983 Ferrari 512 BBi

To those unfamiliar with cars it seems that making a spider version is easy: just saw off the roof and add a soft top but we know that this is not the case at all.

The lack of the roof compromises the torsional rigidity of the chassis so, by eliminating the roof, it is necessary to adequately reinforce what remains of the frame, and this is a job that requires a lot of competence and experience: the seller says that whoever completed this work, Newport Convertible Engineering (CA) is an expert in this type of modification, so – we must believe – the result should be satisfactory.

Of course, making convertible a car that was not designed to be convertible is a demanding job, and it is even more so if it is a car equipped with a 12-cylinder boxer engine with 340 hp, but it seems that the aforementioned workshop has 38 years of experience, so we have no reason to believe this job is not good. On the plus side, this BB has 11k original miles, so it’s basically a new car. Find it for sale at $239,500 here in Astoria, NY.

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