Ferrari Testarossa | $1.05M HKD



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.


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 Testarossa 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.


The car we are delighted to offer is an excellent condition Right-hand drive car that was delivered new in UK in November 1989. Believed to be one of only 438 UK RHD delivered new through Maranello Concessionaires Ltd. The car is in an excellent mechanical and cosmetic condition with original Grigio Metallic over Nero colour scheme. The original interior is upgraded with a set of comfortable racing bucket seat while the original Cream color seats come with the sale. The rest of the interior is unrestored and in well-kept condition. The current owner acquired the vehicle in the UK in 2008, imported and registered the car in Hong Kong in 2012 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. The car comes with an extensive collection of service history, invoices, MOT records authenticating its low mileage of 26,033 Miles. It also comes with a complete leather owner’s pouch with handbook, dealer directory, stamped service book, original tool roll and jacking kit.

Year: 1989

Body: 2 Doors Coupe

Exterior: Grigio

Interior: Tan Leather

Driver's Sider: RHD

Transmission: Manual

Indicated Mileage: 26,033 Miles

Location: Hong Kong

Registration: Hong Kong Registered

History: First delivered and registered in November 1989, presented in the colour combination of Grigio Metallic with Nero interior, this originally UK Dealer delivered example was bought by the current owner in the UK in 2008 and imported to Hong Kong in 2012, showing 0 previous owners on VRD. The car is in a great condition throughout, showing just 26,033 Miles. Available for viewing by appointment for serious interest only.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • A stunning Ferrari Testarossa in an unusual colour with Coachwork by Pininfarina

  • A fixture of 1980s poster cars and perhaps the most iconic supercar of all time

  • Comes with leather owner’s pouch with handbook, service book, original tool roll and jacking kit.

Classic Insider condition score: 86 points out of 100

CONDITION REPORT:

Original. Well-kept and consistently maintained. Presents in a nice colour combination of Grigio Metallic over Nero. Exterior has very good original paint with only a few blemish. Wheels are original but finished in black, with older tires noted. The Interior is good and just lightly worn, upgraded bucket seats installed and the original units supplied with sale. Engine bay is clean and tidy. Exhaust is upgraded. Comes with fully stamped service booklet, owner's manual. Just serviced earlier this year with road tax till Jan 2021

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SERVICE HISTORY

2020 May (25950 Miles) Blackbird Concessionaires

  • Air Conditioner Full Service

  • Check Engine Mis-Fire

  • Clean Spark Plugs

2020 March (25869 Miles) Blackbird Concessionaires

  • Annual Service

  • Replace Right Side Ignition Coil

  • Replace Cambelts, Timing belts, Auxiliary Belts

  • Engine-out Service, change water hose, coolant


2017 October (25730 Miles) Blackbird Concessionaires

  • Air Condition system service

  • Replace Cambelts, Timing belts, Auxiliary Belts

  • Engine-out Service, change water hose, coolant

2014 November (25312 Miles) AutoItalia

  • Annual Service

  • Install Exhaust

  • Engine-Out Service Replace Cylinder Gasket and Belts

**Service records available upon request

BACKGROUND AND HISTORY: 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. 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. 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.

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.

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.

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