Lot 72

2017   |   Amelia Island Auctions 2017

1987 Ferrari Testarossa

Coachwork by Pininfarina

SOLD $129,250


$125,000 - $175,000| Without Reserve



Car Highlights

Iconic Pininfarina Design in Striking Color Scheme
Desirable Early Production Testarossa
Less than 9,000 Miles from New
Major Belt Service Completed in 2016
Accompanied by Tool Roll, Lug Wrench, Jack, and Manuals

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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Unveiled at the 1984 Paris Auto Show, the Testarossa was a departure from anything Ferrari had produced. Although still boasting a mid-mounted flat-12 engine, the dramatic Pininfarina design was outrageously low and wide and featured distinctive side “strakes,” which have since become a symbol of 1980s automotive design. Benefiting from myriad improvements when compared to the 512 BBi it replaced, it became Ferrari’s best-selling 12-cylinder model to date.

This Testarossa, delivered new to the US, is a desirable early production model featuring center-lock wheels. A three-owner car, it displayed just 8,973 miles at the time of cataloguing and is presented in wonderfully preserved original condition. According to the consignor, the car still sports its factory-applied Nero paint, which possesses a deep shine. The original tan leather interior displays few signs of wear, while the leather dashboard shows no obvious traces of stretching or warping. Maintained in road-ready condition, this car received a major engine-out service with cam belt change performed by Aventura Motors of Southampton, New York, in February 2016 at a cost of $15,882. Invoices and a complete set of original books, tool kit, lug wrench, and jack will accompany the car.

A particularly attractive and well-preserved example, this early production Testarossa warrants serious consideration and should please the most discerning of collectors with an eye for originality.