Amelia Island | Lot 154
1993 Ferrari 512 TR
$229,600 USD | Sold
| Amelia Island, Florida
6 March 2020
- Ferrari Classiche Certified
- Retains its original chassis, engine, and gearbox
- Well-maintained and minimally driven; currently displaying 10,092 miles
- Retains its original factory paint, interior, and tires
- Recent service by Ferrari of Atlanta in late 2018, including a major engine-out belt service
- Documented with service invoices and a CARFAX
- Beautifully presented example of the penultimate Testarossa
In 1991 Maranello updated the iconic Testarossa with the 512 TR, reverting to the numerical nomenclature signifying a 5-liter, 12-cylinder engine. While the engine’s displacement was identical to the Testarossa, compression was raised with adjusted porting, redesigned inlet plenums, and larger valves. In combination with a revised camshaft profile and Bosch Motronic M2.7 fuel management, the engine developed an additional 38 hp, good for 421 hp in US specification. Handling performance was aided with a lower chassis and corresponding placement of the engine, resulting in a lower overall center of gravity.
Cosmetically, the Testarossa’s coachwork was slightly modified with a new front end derived from the concurrent 348 model, revised sail panels, a louvered engine lid, and new five-spoke alloy wheels. Over four years of production, 2,261 examples of the 512 TR were built, and the model was the penultimate development of the prodigious Testarossa’s evolution, offering greater performance with more restrained styling.
This mid-production example claims minimal use and regular attention while in the ownership of a few dedicated caretakers. Featuring its original Rosso paint, beige interior, and tires, chassis no. 96223 has been certified by Ferrari Classiche as a matching-numbers example retaining all of its original major mechanical components. In 2013, the TR underwent an engine-out service that included replacement of the timing belt, while the water pump and seals were simultaneously addressed.
Invoices on file reflect an additional bout of maintenance by Ferrari of Atlanta in late 2018. Totaling over $33,000, this work included installation of a new exhaust system, cleaning of the fuel tanks and installation of new fuel pumps and lines, and repair to the water pump and air-conditioning compressor. The car also received a major engine-out service including replacement of all belts and a new battery. Documented with a CARFAX and service invoices, this beautiful 512 benefits from a life of doting upkeep and currently displays 10,092 miles.
The modestly driven TR is accompanied by owner’s manuals and offers a superb acquisition for any collector, particularly Ferrari flat-12 enthusiasts. It is ideal for display at local concours d’elegance, Cars & Coffee gatherings, and FCA events, or may be appreciated on the open road for its rapid performance.