We real Ferrari owners and admirers will enjoy this. As many of us, I browse through the Ferrari section of eBay and I noticed a replica of a 512 BB that caught my attention. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2456853926&category=7251 I had to point out in an e-mail to this guy that his replica doesn't look like any 512BB that I've ever seen but that it might be a replica of a Koenig 512 (although I'm not sure that Koenig ever made one) and I sent the guy a link to a real 512BB for sale on eBay in the Ferrari section: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2456965961&category=6212 This was his reply: From: AlexSmithExotics@wmconnect.com To: CC: Subject: Re: Question for seller -- Item #2456853926 Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2004 09:23:19 EST You are such an idiot! Can you not read? I said this was a replica of a 1979 Boxer BB512! The 1981-up models are ugly as the one that you sent me a picture of......and plus, here is the listing that even he wrote on the ad in which you drew to my attention, and it proves that you are wrong. Before you criticize any ones' car, get the facts straight, or you will be left looking like an idiot again! and as you will read, it says the "engine" was almost identical other than the fuel injection which the "i" stands for. You are obviously a kid that cannot afford this, so stop waisting my time! " The new engine and tires made the 512 BB a much more driveable car. In 1981 the 512 BB was replaced by the fuel injected, but otherwise almost identical 512 BBi. This model proved to be the most popular and 1007 were built until production ended in 1984. The 512 BB designation can be broken down; the 5 indicates the displacement, although it is actually just under at 4942 cc, the 12 represents the number of cylinders that are capable of producing 360 bhp. The first B is for Berlinetta, which is essentially a closed coupe, the second B stands for Boxer" Classic reply no? This replica maker doesnt even know what a real Ferrari looks like and he called the real one ugly!!!!