Jenson Button's Ferrari to Sell At Bonhams
A 1978 Ferrari 512BB Berlinetta Boxer owned by British Formula One driver Jenson Button is to be sold by Bonhams at its sale of Collectors' Motor Cars at the RAF Museum in Hendon, UK on the 11th of April. The car, which was bought last year by Button, the then-reigning Formula One World Champion, has attracted a pre-sale estimate of up to $180,000.
Due to a busy schedule as Britain's number one Formula One point-scorer, Button has decided to part with the car. "I've had a great time driving the Boxer, however my F1 commitments will not enable me to enjoy the car to its fullest," he says. "It has had a thorough service that has addressed all the usual issues of an older Ferrari."
The car, which Bonhams' Tim Schofield (Head of Motor Cars) describes as "a wonderful example with important provenance and exceptionally good value," was ordered new in December 1977 and was delivered to its first owner in April 1978. It has undergone a bodywork refurbishment and an all-new interior conducted by renowned marque specialist, Nick Cartwright, among other upgrades.