Lot 32

2019   |   Scottsdale Auctions 2019

1989 Ferrari Testarossa

Coachwork by Pininfarina

SOLD $221,200


$250,000 - $300,000



Car Highlights

Time Capsule Example of a Celebrated 1980s Supercar
Retained by the Original Purchaser for 23 Years
Just Two Private Owners and Less than 150 Miles from New
Accompanied by Original Window Sticker, Owner’s Manual, and Tool Kit
Ideal for Preservation-Class Display or Ferrari Club Events

Technical Specs

4,942 CC DOHC Horizontally Opposed 12-Cylinder Engine
Bosch K-Jetronic Fuel Injection
380 BHP at 5,750 RPM
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Ventilated Disc Brakes
4-Wheel Independent Suspension with Coil Springs and Anti-Roll Bars
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Introduced at the 1984 Paris salon, the dramatically styled Ferrari Testarossa continued the flat-12 engine architecture of the discontinued 512 BBi model, while being named after one of the marque’s most iconic race cars, the 250 Testa Rossa of the late 1950s. The Testarossa proved to be one of the most popular supercars of the 1980s, and many examples endured hard-driven lives, making the availability of this pristine time capsule all the more noteworthy.

Retaining its original window sticker, which remains affixed to the windshield today, chassis 80179 was distributed to Kessler Motors in New York. The Testarossa was purchased new by a local collector of Italian sports cars and then parked in his climate-controlled garage, where it remained in storage for 23 years. In 2012, the owner decided to sell the Ferrari, and the car was reportedly treated to an engine-out belt service before being sold to the consignor in August 2012.

Currently showing less than 150 miles on the odometer, this extremely original Testarossa is ideal for preservation-class display at FCA gatherings and local concours. The pristine supercar is accompanied by the original tools and owner’s manual, and would make a sensational addition to any collection, particularly suited to the Ferrari purist searching for time capsule examples of Maranello’s most significant models.