Lot 44

1995 Ferrari F512 M

Coachwork by Pininfarina

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SOLD $731,000


$675,000 - $750,000



Car Highlights

The Ultimate Evolution of the Modern Testarossa

One of Only 75 Examples Built for the US; Just 501 Worldwide

Only 3,572 Miles Shown at Time of Cataloguing

Iconic Rosso Corsa Paint over Pelle Beige Color Scheme

Includes Ferrari Classiche Red Book, Owner’s Manual, Warranty Book, Tools, Service Records, and Accessories

Technical Specs

4,943 CC DOHC Tipo 113G Flat 12-Cylinder Engine

Bosch Motronic 2.7 Fuel Injection

440 BHP at 6,750 RPM

5-Speed Manual Transaxle

4-Wheel Ventilated Disc Brakes

4-Wheel Independent-Wishbone Suspension with Coil Springs and Shock Absorbers

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Ferrari shocked the world at the 1984 Paris Motor Show with the unveiling of the mid-engine Testarossa. With a mid-mounted flat-12 engine coupled to a gated manual gearbox, the Testarossa accelerated as briskly as its appearance suggested, and with over 10,000 sold during its 1984 to 1996 production run, it became Ferrari’s best-selling 12-cylinder model to date. In 1992, the Testarossa received its first major refresh. The updated 512 TR featured a painted one-piece front bumper, new headlights, grille, and 18" five-spoke alloy wheels. Inside, the car benefited from new seating, controls, and a center console separated from the dashboard. Mechanically, the engine and gearbox were moved forward for more optimal weight distribution, while a new Bosch engine management system, larger valves, and a less restrictive exhaust resulted in better power delivery and performance.

Launched in 1994, the Ferrari 512 M was the final evolution of the Testarossa. The exterior was reworked for improved aerodynamics and featured fixed headlights, NACA ducts in the hood, and new modular Speedline wheels, among other styling updates. The 4.9-liter, flat-12 used lightweight internal components to reduce weight and increase output to 440 hp, while additional upgrades included ABS braking and an improved air-conditioning system. Production lasted two years with 501 examples built for worldwide consumption, with a scant 75 units designated for US delivery, making the F512 M the rarest Testarossa variant by a significant margin.

The example offered here is no. 33 of those 75 rare US-market cars, resplendent in the quintessential Ferrari combination of Rosso Corsa (Racing Red) over Pelle Beige (Beige Leather) interior. According to its warranty card, it was sold new through Continental Motors to Richard Honquest of Geneva, Illinois. In September 2002, the car was sold to its second owner in Michigan, where it remained for the next 15 years, receiving regular service from Cauley Ferrari of West Bloomfield, Michigan, before being acquired by the consignor.

Service records indicate a throw-out bearing replacement and major belt service in 2017. A major belt service was performed again in July 2022 by Ferrari of Los Angeles, including new oil and filter, air and fuel filters, and gearbox service. Recently, the car’s interior, exterior, and engine compartment were detailed to show-quality standards.

Highly regarded among Ferrari connoisseurs, the 512 M Testarossa represents the final evolution of a supercar that arguably defined its decade. The ultra- low-mileage, US-specification example shown here, offered with tool kit, accessories, service records, warranty book, and Ferrari Classiche Red Book, offers a rare chance to acquire the most exclusive of these iconic Testarossas. Wide, low, and commanding, the 512 M capped off a very special era of the Ferrari mid-engine, 12-cylinder supercars.


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