Ferrari Testarossa 1986 – SPRZEDANE

Ferrari Testarossa to bez wątpienia ikona lat 80-tych. Następca Berlinetty Boxer był od niej większy, lżejszy i wyróżniał się zupełnie nową stylistyką, charakterystyczną dzięki umieszczeniu po bokach charakterystycznych wlotów do chłodnic. W odróżnieniu od innych supersamochodów, Testarossa wyposażona została kompletnie, m.in. w klimatyzację, skórzaną tapicerkę i elektryczną regulację foteli, co czyniło codzienną eksploatację przyjemniejszą. Prezentowany egzemplarz to poszukiwany model „monospecchio” – z pojedynczym lusterkiem, co było cechą charakterystyczna wczesnych egzemplarzy. Testarossa zachowana do dziś jest w fenomenalnej formie, dzięki troskliwej opiece jedynego właściciela, który przebył nią zaledwie około 6 tys. km. Oczekiwana cena na nadchodzącej aukcji w USA to ok. 670 – 790 tys. PLN. Niewiele, zważywszy na fakt, że to nie tylko samochód, ale i prawdziwe dzieło sztuki.

Link: https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/23513/lot/43/

Lot 43
Fewer than 3,800 original miles
1986 FERRARI TESTAROSSA
US$ 170,000 – 200,000
PLN 670,000 – 790,000
Sold for US$ 173,800 (PLN 659,721) inc. premium

GREENWICH CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE AUCTION
5 Jun 2016, starting at 12:00 EDT

Fewer than 3,800 original miles
1986 FERRARI TESTAROSSA
Coachwork by Pininfarina

VIN. ZFFSA17A3G0063017
Engine no. 00269

4,942cc DOHC Flat 12-Cylinder Engine
Bosch K-Jetronic Fuel Injection
380bhp at 6,300rpm
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*Desirable early single mirror model
*Exceptionally well-kept example
*Comprehensive service history with recent „Major Service” completed
*Fewer than 3,800 original miles
*Offered from long term Ferrari enthusiast stewardship

THE FERRARI TESTAROSSA

Ferrari’s flagship model, the Testarossa supercar, revived a famous name from the Italian company’s past when it arrived in 1984. A ‚next generation’ Berlinetta Boxer, the Testarossa retained its predecessor’s amidships-mounted, 5.0-liter, flat-12 engine, which now boasted a maximum power output of 380bhp at 6,300rpm, courtesy of four-valve cylinder heads. The new supercar was now capable of reaching a top speed of 180mph.

The gill slats feeding air to its side-mounted radiators became one of the modern era’s most instantly recognizable – and copied – styling devices. The Testarossa was a larger car than the 512BB – the increase in width accommodating a roomier cabin and wider tires. The new design managed to combine high downforce with a low coefficient of drag with the absence of extraneous spoilers and other such devices. Despite the increase in size over the 512BB, the Testarossa was lighter than its predecessor. The body was made up almost entirely from strong, lightweight aluminum with the exception of the doors and roof which were constructed of steel. Luxury touches in the well-equipped cabin included air conditioning, electrically adjustable seats, tilting steering wheel and plentiful leather. Unlike some of its rivals, the Testarossa possessed light controls and was relatively easy to drive – factors which when paired with its outstanding performance and stunning looks, contributed to an instant and sustained high level of demand.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

An early monospecchio (single mirror) model, this well-kept example of the legendary Italian supercar is a desirable piece of Ferrari history. Chassis #63017 is as wonderful as they come having had only one caring owner since new.

Purchased new from Steven Kessler Motor Cars, Inc. in Manhattan, #63017 rolled off the line in Italy in March of 1986. Finished in the always popular Corsa Red over tan leather, it was delivered to its Northern New Jersey owner destined for a comfortable life of minimal use and maximum pampering. Initially enjoyed at a clip of about 550 miles a year for the first four years of ownership, from April of 1990 through today a mere 1,500 miles would be added to the ticker. Despite such infrequent road use, the enthusiastic owner—whose garage housed additional prancing horses—regularly serviced the car at Ferrari of Long Island or other marque specialists.

Most recently the Testarossa has been subject to the all-important and very costly engine-out belt service during which both tensioners, all five belts, and the water pump with bearings and seals were all replaced. Complete with all of the original books, tools, jack, proper folding keys, and pouch will accompany the car—in addition to a copy of its clean CARFAX report. A desirable feature of Chassis #65247 is that it wears correct for 1986, factory knockoff wheels in 16″ with 4 fresh, matching tires in OEM sizes – a huge plus as most single mirror cars wore TRXs. At the time of cataloging the mileage was just under 3,750 miles from new.

Coming from a prominent Ferrari enthusiast’s long-term stewardship, this Testarossa is sorted and ready to use in a way that few, if any, are and is equally ready to compete in a preservation class concours.