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 today 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 and unrestored condition. The car is in the iconic Rosso Corsa over Nero colorway, completely original and unrestored inside and out. The condition is fair but everything is correct. 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.
Body: 2 Doors
Exterior: Rosso Corsa
Driver's Sider: RHD
Indicated Mileage: 29269 KM (Indicated)
Location: Hong Kong
Registration: Hong Kong Registered
History: Originally delivered on August 7th, 1987 by AutoItalia, the Ferrari Dealer in Hong Kong. 4 previous keepers in 32 years. Current ownership for 15 years (since 2003)
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Desirable early Monodado model featuring wheels with central locking nut
Locally delivered car and completely original inside and out
Exceptionally low mileage and low number of owners
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.
- Serviced by an on-demand personal mechanic
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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