The Ferrari Testarossa is truly an emblem of the 80’s. This car marked a turning point for Ferrari and was a huge leap in style and technology when launched in late 1984 from its predecessor the 512BBI and became an instant icon and now a modern classic.
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 delighted to offer is an excellent condition Right-hand drive car that was delivered new in UK via Maranello Concessionaires Ltd on August 1st, 1988. It is in excellent mechanical and cosmetic condition and remains in its legendary and factory original Rosso Corsa over Crema colour scheme which the marque is synonymous with. With a completely original and unrestored interior, brown dashboard and black carpets in unmolested well-kept condition. The car comes with an extensive collection of service history, invoices, MOT records authenticating its low mileage of 18,673 Miles. It also comes with a complete leather owner’s pouch with handbook, dealer directory, stamped service book, original tool roll and jacking kit.
This stunning Ferrari Testarossa is an excellent example of perhaps the most iconic supercar of all time.
Body: 2 Doors
Driver's Sider: RHD
Indicated Mileage: 18,700 Miles (Indicated)
Location: Hong Kong
Registration: Hong Kong Registered
History: Originally delivered in UK on August 1st, 1988 by Maranello Concessionaires Ltd. Shipped and Registered in Hong Kong in 2012. 3 Keeper since arrival (2 owners on VRD). Current ownership since 2016
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Truly an emblem of the 80’s
Excellent condition throughout
Fully documented history and service
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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.
This right-hand drive Testarossa being one of only 438 UK RHD delivered was first registered in August 1988 and supplied new through Maranello Concessionaires Ltd. It has a great history file which included MOT's, Invoices and service history. The current owner has had the car since 2016 and has used the car sparingly. It has also undergone major service, cambelts and auxillary belts by Blackbird Ferrari whereby they have also meticulously gone over the car and replaced anything that was needed. This car is perfect and original in every way.
Service History in UK
- Ferrari18,750 miles service completed on April 1991 with 2,308 miles documented
- Ferrari 25,000 miles service completed on March 1992 with 4836 miles documented
- Ferrari 31,250 miles service completed in May 1992 with 6,201 miles documented
- Ferrari 37,500 miles service completed in September 1992 with 7,908 miles recorded
- Cambelt Replaced in July 1994 with 10,850 miles recorded
- Cambelt Replaced in September 2001 with 12,764 miles recorded
- Annual Service at 14,328 miles in May 2003
- Service and restoration by Graypaul in Jan 2005 at 15580 miles
- Annual Service at 16069 miles in April 2006
- Annual Service and Cambelt replacement at 16424 miles in December 2010
Service Histrory in HK (By Blackbird Ferrari)
- Remove and Re-install Engine to replace cambelt, timing belt, alternator belt, water hose, fuel hose, fuel filter, air filter, spark plugs, A/C Compressor, Dehydrate filter, Coolant and charge freon in April 2016 with mileage 16903 miles Recorded
- Fuel system and radiator renewed and replaced in September 2016 with mileage 17140 miles Recorded
- Annual inspection, repair a/c panel light in March 2017 at 17340 miles
- Annual inspection, front bumper touch-up, replace fuel pressure regulator, oil service in April 2018 at 17966 miles.
- Radiator fan switch re-wiring with connectors and fuses. Replace Fuel pump in November 2018 with 18280 miles recorded
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.
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