The Ferrari Testarossa has been an icon of Ferrari. With a name deriving from the famed 250 and 500 Testarossa sport prototypes of the 1950s, this famous Ferrari is best remembered for its distinctive side air vents, which were both functional and incredibly stylish and remained the most distinctive feature of this famous motorcar. It shook the world and became a strong sales success for Ferrari and with the famous appearance in Miami Vice, it was one of the most recognizable icons of the 1980s.
Unveiled to the world the night before the opening of the 1984 Paris Motor Show at the famed Lido nightclub on the Champs-Élysées in Paris, the Ferrari Testarossa would become nothing short of legend. With a 0-60 mph time of just over five seconds and a top speed of near 180 mph, its performance and dramatic styling had enthusiasts falling head over heels for Ferrari's newest flat-12 creation. It soon became the poster child for a generation with numerous appearances in movies, music videos, and television shows-most notably in a starring role in Miami Vice alongside Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas.
The car we are offering is an exemplary 1987 Monodado Testarossa, "Monodado" is a distinctive feature of cars produced until 1989 with old fashioned single wheel locking nut. Originally Hong Kong Dealer delivered in August 1987 and currently sitting in a brilliantly original condition. The car is in the iconic Rosso Corsa over completely original Nero Leather interior with Rosso carpeting. The car comes with a leather owner’s pouch with handbook, directory, service book, original tool roll, Lock-nut Key and jacking kit.
This stunningly original Ferrari Testarossa is an excellent choice and perhaps the most iconic supercar of all time.
Exterior: Rosso Corsa
Interior: Nero Leather with Rosso Carpet
Driver's Side: RHD
Indicated Mileage: 29,472 KM
First Delivery Location: Hong Kong
Registration: Hong Kong Registered, 5 Previous Owners
THIS MOTOR CAR:
A superbly original Hong Kong Dealer Delivered and rare Right Hand Drive Monodado (Single Lug Nut) example, showing just 5 previous owners on the HK VRD. Originally delivered on August 7th, 1987 by AutoItalia, the Ferrari Dealer in Hong Kong back in the days. The last owner bought the car in 2003 and kept it in for over 15 years before changing hands in January 2021 via Classic Insider.
Throughout its life, the car has been annually serviced but sparingly driven, inevitably many perishable parts were in need of attention. In 2021, the current owner has commissioned a HKD 698,000 "Engine-out" mechanical overhaul with all major areas of the engine, belts, steering, clutch, cooling, ignition, suspension, brakes, fuel system, intake and exhaust renewed. With just 200 KM added since the restoration, this low mileage car also comes with the leather folio complete with all of the owner's manual, service book and code card. This example is ready to enter a new stable. Available for viewing by appointment for serious interest only.
Desirable early Monodado model featuring wheels with central locking nut
Original inside and out with exceptionally low mileage
Fresh engine out mechanicals restore just completed
Classic Insider condition score: 85 points out of 100
Original. Well-kept and maintained. The exterior was detailed recently with hood and black coloured parts repainted. Overall looking good, but still showing some age related patina. The Monodado Single Lug Nut 5 spoke alloy wheels are in fair condition but in need of a fresh set of match new tires. The Interior is fully original, good looking for the age and recently detailed. The seats, dash, carpets and door cards show some signs of wear and tear, but correct for the age. Mechanically excellent, engine-out service was just completed months ago. The engine bay is sparking clean and tidy with newly refurbished engine, belts, steering, clutch, cooling, ignition, suspension, brakes, fuel system, intake and exhaust. Full Owner's book pack and tool presented.
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SERVICE HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS
2021- 2022 (29270KM to 29472KM) Musketeers Motorsports Services
"Engine-out" mechanical overhaul with all major areas of the engine, belts, steering, clutch, cooling, ignition, suspension, brakes, fuel system, intake and exhaust renewed.
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BACKGROUND AND HISTORY:
Introduced at the Paris Auto Show in 1984, the Pininfarina designed Ferrari Testarossa stunned the world with its unprecedented styling and technical innovations.
It was a replacement for the Berlinetta Boxer with a lifespan of over 12 years and three distinct generations, it is a Ferrari that sold very well. With a re-worked, cleaner yet more powerful motor this was a proper 180 mph attainable super car.
It was a knockout back then and still visually arresting today, the design was overseen by the master at Pininfarina, Leonardo Fioravanti. With the previous cooling challenges and cabin heat in the Berlinetta Boxer, the Testarossa adopted radiators on the sides of the car, allowing better cooling for both engine and cabin. It also allow for a full 12” of additional width and an increased wheelbase. Of course, the added room allowed for ample luggage space up front, but the real delight was the bold use of the enormous side openings, which appeared even more dramatic when accented by five horizontal ribs shielding the vast openings, giving the Testarossa a unique visual signature. Whatever controversy ensued over the looks were immediately settled by performance statistics and record sales.
Power came from a new four valve version of Ferrari’s horizontally opposed twelve cylinder engine rated at 390hp. Quick and capable at high speeds, the Testarossa was also well appointed with leather surfacing on the rear shelf, headliner, and visors. The ample trunk for mid-engine cars, comfortable seating position, and ease of controls, make it an ideal car for comfortable long distance high-speed drives. Testarossa owners are known for frequently using their cars, several examples of which have logged over 100k miles and a few now in excess of 200k.
Testarossa was capable of 40% more power than its predecessor; 380bhp propelling the beautiful body to 60mph in less than 6 seconds and on to a top speed of 180mph. Such performance figures and capabilities form the purpose for one of the Testarossas most striking design features, the 'cheese grater' side strakes, keeping the car cool and stable at such speeds.
The interior also benefited from significant upgrades on the outgoing Boxer, mainly revolving around a greater finish and more space for both passengers and luggage, to allow this V12 supercar to also be used on Grand Tours in great comfort.
As the successor to the Berlinetta Boxer, Ferraris first mid-engine 12-cylinder road car, the Testarossa had more power with greatly improved breathing by virtue of four-valve cylinder heads. The results were impressive, with a top speed of nearly 290 km/h and sprints to 100 km/h in just 5.3 seconds. The rear-mounted radiators provided additional luggage space in the nose, which made the Testarossa a very capable grand touring car as well.
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