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Lot 269

1986 Ferrari Testarossa

  • Chassis no. ZFFSA17A0G0065937
  • Engine no. 00411
  • Gearbox no. 1145

Sold for $145,750

  • Delivered new to Michael Mann
  • Believed to be the only U.S.-specification ‘Monospecchio’ delivered in this color combination
  • Recent, full restoration to original specifications in Italy
  • Includes original books, tools, and luggage
  • Ferrari Classiche certified

It is only fitting that U.S. film and television producer Michael Mann, well known for his work in Heat, The Insider, and of course Miami Vice, would be the first owner of such an interesting and unique Testarossa as that offered here. An early single-mirror or ‘Monospecchio’ example, this is believed to be the only such example delivered new to the U.S. finished in the highly attractive color combination of Blu Chiaro Metallizato (503/C) over two-tone Crema and Blu Scuro.

After being delivered new to Mr. Mann in 1986, the car remained in California through 1997 according to the accompanying CARFAX report. Sometime thereafter, likely in the early 2000s, the car is said to have been placed in a container for storage and subsequently left there for about 10 years, until it was acquired by a gentleman from France in 2015 in a tired state. The car was subsequently shipped from the U.S. to Maranello, Italy, where it was entrusted to marque specialists for a full restoration. No stone was left unturned in bringing the car back to as-new condition, including a full engine rebuild as well as a repaint and re-trimming in its original color scheme. After the completion of the restoration, the car was granted Ferrari Classiche certification, which confirms that it is presented today exactly as it left the factory, including its original engine and gearbox.

Undoubtedly the most iconic and sought-after iteration of the iconic Testarossa, a well-maintained, early example should be a staple of any Ferrari collection. With a notable first owner, and presented following a full restoration in Italy to its original and very unique color scheme, this is a “Redhead” not to be missed.


Please note that due to California emissions, this vehicle must be sold to a dealer or out-of-state resident.

Please contact our exclusive automotive transportation partner, Reliable Carriers, for a shipping quote or any other information on the transport of this vehicle.

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