1989 Ferrari Testarossa

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This stunning Ferrari Testarossa is an immaculate example of perhaps the most iconic supercar of all time - presented in arguably the best combination of Ferrari Rosso Corsa, immaculate tan hide, black dashboard and red carpets. 

Introduced at the 1984 Paris Motor Show, the Testarossa caused a sensation. The functionality of its Pininfarina styled bodywork was disguised by a wealth of flamboyant and futuristic detailing paying homage to the great 1950s sports racer that originally bore the name, simply translating as ‘Red Head’ the rocker covers being painted red. The mid-engined, rear wheel drive configuration allowed the centre of gravity to be positioned in the middle of the car, with a weight distribution ratio of 40% front and 60% rear, achieving excellent cornering and road holding ability. The Testarossa was produced with 16” five-spoke ‘Star’ alloy wheels and disc brakes fitted all round. In addition, the temperature inside the cockpit was reduced as twin radiators were mounted in the rear. The distinctive side vents were as useful as they were visually striking allowing excellent ventilation contributing to the car’s unique styling. Extensively reworked, the 4,942cc, flat-12 developing some 390bhp and is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. Highly praised by the contemporary motoring press, Autocar magazine found the Testarossa capable of 181mph and 0-60mph in 5.3 seconds. 

UK supplied and registered on 27th of July 1990 by H.R Owen London, this beautiful right-hand drive example presents in first class condition with only 38,500 miles on the odometer today. The service book displays the supplying distributor, chassis number, warranty card displaying multiple stamps and a comprehensive history file of works carried out by Ferrari main agents and reputable specialists. Throughout its life there is evidence of services with clutch and timing belt replacements and a complete major service including cambelts was completed at the end of 2021.

It is in excellent mechanical and cosmetic condition heightened by Foskers recent refreshing of the interior. The seats remain firm and supportive, and carpets show minimum use. The dash, instruments and controls, external trim, wheels, glass are also in very good order. Supplied complete with its original tool kit, leather owner’s pouch with handbook, dealer directory, service booklet and jacking kit.

The Ferrari Testarossa has become symbolic with 1980s styling and performance and is just  as exciting to drive today, even by current supercar standards. A wonderful and rare opportunity to purchase a truly exceptional and highly collectible Italian sports car.

Available to view at our Brands Hatch Circuit showroom just outside of London. 

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