Lot 49

2015   |   Scottsdale Auctions 2015

1991 Ferrari Testarossa

SOLD $154,000


$110,000 - $140,000| Without Reserve



Car Highlights

Long-Term Single Ownership
Accompanied by Document File
Recently Received Major “Engine-Out” Service
Just 8,000 Miles from New
A Very Well-Presented Example

Technical Specs

4,942 CC Quattrovalvole Flat 12-Cylinder Engine
390 BHP at 5,300 RPM
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Hydraulic Ventilated Disc Brakes
Double-Wishbone, Coil-Over Front and Rear Independent Suspension

Saleroom Addendum

*Please note that the original window sticker does not accompany the sale of this car.

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No car captures the zeitgeist of the 1980s and early 1990s better than the Ferrari Testarossa. The wide, square shoulders echo contemporary women’s fashions, while the unforgettable side strakes were not merely Pininfarina’s styling excess but were actually functional, feeding air to a pair of radiators and helping aerodynamic stability so that the Testarossa did not require a spoiler.

This example stands out as a limited-ownership Ferrari with very low mileage. Supplied new by Miller Motorcars of Greenwich, Connecticut, it has been serviced by an authorized Ferrari dealer and has remained in the New York area. The long-term owner was a Ferrari collector, and the Testarossa was garaged with a similarly iconic Daytona and Berlinetta Boxer. Recent attention included the fitting of new tires, replacing the originals fitted in Modena, and a major “engine-out” service, which included replacement of the timing belts and a valve adjustment. The work was carried out by noted Ferrari specialist Auto Elite of New Jersey. The sale of the Testarossa is accompanied by documentation and includes the original window sticker, a tool kit, service records and receipts, and the owner’s handbook.

Cosmetically strong and resplendent in factory-original red over a tan leather interior, this manual transmission 12-cylinder Ferrari represents a compelling blend of usability and showing potential.