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Video: Revisiting Holger Schubert's Ferrari 512 BBi Garage

If you’ve been visiting these pages for the past couple of years, you might remember Holger Schubert . If you have a hard time recalling the man, he was the one who decided to build a state-of-the-art garage in his Los Angeles home for his beloved Ferrari 512 BBi .

That was back in 2010. Recently, the boys over at Petrolicious were able to pay a visit to Schubert’s remarkable garage and see for themselves exactly what makes this supposedly simple room such a technological wonder.

We’re not going to spoil a whole lot of the details because the video above does a remarkable job of showing you the garage in all its glory. But to give you an idea, the whole setup comes with a ten-foot-long, fifteen-foot-high bridge that has a hydraulic ramp on one end installed where the 512 BBi can go in and about its business.

And if you’re thinking this was a project everyone can partake in, Schubert actually spent $1.5 million to build the entire thing.

Click past the jump to read about the Ferrari 512 BBi

Ferrari 512 BBi

Ferrari 512 BBi

Built from 1981 to 1984, the Ferrari 512 BBi succeeded the 512 BB and added the "i" suffix to its name to denote the change from carburetors to fuel injection.

In the time of its existence, Ferrari built a total of 1,007 examples of the 512 BBi with each model being fitted with a 5.0-liter 12-cylinder engine that produced 340 horsepower and hit a top speed of 173 mph.

Today, cars that can hit 173 mph are still considered impressive, so you can only imagine what everyone thought of the 512 BBi when it could hit that speed 30 years ago.

And finally, here’s another trivia for you: the 512 BBi was eventually succeeded by quite arguably the most famous Ferrari ever built, the Testarossa.


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