1985 Ferrari Testarossa 'Monospecchio'
Sold For $84,000Inclusive of applicable buyer's fee.
- Striking, quintessentially 1980s Pininfarina design
- Classic color combination: Rosso Corsa over beige and brown leather interior
- 4.9-liter flat-12; five-speed manual transmission
- Single-family ownership since 1988
- Lengthy maintenance history at Intrepid Motorcar Co. of Sparks, Nevada
- Major service, including new timing belts and clutch, performed in early 2020
- Largely original, unrestored condition
Introduced at the1984 Paris Motor Show, the Ferrari Testarossa caused an immediate sensation; its brash, angular design would go on to be well-represented in popular media (not to mention in innumerable bedroom-wall posters), and it is today viewed as automotive shorthand for an entire unforgettable era.
Being a Ferrari, however, the Testarossa was as much about speed and power as it was Pininfarina-designed style—and from the wail of its Tipo 113A 4.9-liter DOHC naturally aspirated flat-12 to the feel of its gated five-speed manual transmission, it offers a driving experience unmatched by today’s performance cars.
This car, chassis number ZFFTA17B000057389, is an early single-mirror “Monospecchio” Testarossa finished in Rosso Corsa over a beige and brown interior. Delivered new to official Ferrari dealer Alajda Automotive in Amman, Jordan, it remained in that country only a short time before being imported to the United States and sold to noted Clemson University soccer coach (and well-known Ferrari aficionado) I.M. Ibrahim in South Carolina.
In 1988 it was purchased by the consigning family; throughout this long-term ownership, it is said to have been consistently maintained by Intrepid Motorcar Company of Sparks, Nevada. As documented by invoices totalling nearly $45,000, the car underwent major service in the first half of 2020. The scope of the work performed ranged from big ticket maintenance items—the installation of new timing belts, a new clutch, a new main seal, a rebuilt water pump, and more—down to repair of the car’s iconic pop-up headlights.
Exterior paint, believed to be original, exhibits some rock chips and other minor wear typical for a car of this mileage (the odometer displays 58,579 km, or ~36,400 miles); a new dashboard freshens up the tidy, well-preserved interior. The car is currently fitted with a Tubi Style exhaust system, though the original exhaust is included with the sale.
A largely original, unrestored Testarossa, this car has benefitted from decades of single-family enjoyment paired with scrupulous upkeep. It is offered with a service history from the year 2000 onward, owner’s manuals, original warranty card, tools, spare keys, jack and spare tire, and its original exhaust system.