Lot 8

2016   |   Scottsdale Auctions 2016

1985 Ferrari Testarossa

Coachwork by Pininfarina

SOLD $176,000


$175,000 - $225,000| Without Reserve



Car Highlights

Desirable Early Production “Flying Mirror” Testarossa
Exceptional Example in Rare Color of Prugna Metallic
Less than 4,400 Miles from New
$35,000 Engine-Out Service Recently Completed
Includes Books, Tools, and Records

Technical Specs

4,943 CC DOHC Flat 12-Cylinder Engine
Bosch KE-Jetronic Fuel Injection
390 BHP at 5,750 RPM
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Ventilated Disc Brakes
Independent Front Suspension with Coil Springs
Independent Rear Suspension with Twin Coil Springs
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Launched at the 1984 Paris Salon, the Ferrari Testarossa revived a famous 1950s moniker and was aimed at the American market. Between 1985 and 1991, 7,200 examples were sold, making it the most successful 12-cylinder Ferrari to date. Now regarded as an undisputed design icon, the Testarossa’s most distinctive feature was its dramatic side strakes, which directed air to radiator intakes and generated aerodynamic stability. The Testarossa was far more luxurious than the 512 BBi that it replaced, yet was capable of a 181 mph top speed.

The car on offer is a pristine US-market example finished in an uncommon color scheme of Prugna Metallic with tan leather interior. Built for the 1985 model year, this Testarossa possesses the famous driver’s side “flying mirror” and center-lock wheels – desirable features that were replaced early on in the model’s production run.

This outstanding Testarossa was owned for many years by noted Ferrari collector John Siroonian and, today, displays less than 4,400 miles on the odometer. Under the current owner, the Ferrari has been the subject of extensive mechanical freshening by marque experts FAI of Costa Mesa, California, with a $35,000 engine-out service, including brake and clutch hydraulics, timing belt replacement, and fuel-injection tuning. Offered with its original books, tools, tires, and records, this highly sought-after “flying mirror” Testarossa is a superb example that perfectly showcases the purity of the original Pininfarina design.