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Coachwork by Pininfarina
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.