Fort Lauderdale | Lot 492
1991 Ferrari Testarossa
$104,500 USD | Sold
| Fort Lauderdale, Florida
28 March 2015
The Ferrari Testarossa leapt to the forefront of the automotive world in 1984 and remained there for 11 years as the world’s fastest production car. It was the definition of ’supercar’ in its era, the state-of-the-art yardstick against which all contemporary sports cars were assessed. The result of Pininfarina’s labors was easily the most recognizable and influential car of its time. The Testarossa is unmistakable at any distance, and impossible to ignore with impressive styling and equally impressive performance standards.
With a mid-engine layout that features rear-mounted radiators, power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering and power four-wheel vented disc brakes; the celebrated Testarossa is powered by a 301.6-cid, 380-hp flat 12-cylinder engine that is backed by a five-speed manual transaxle. Power windows are another feature in an all-business cockpit with complete instrumentation, bucket seating and superb driver-oriented ergonomics. Finished in red, naturally, the interior is presented in black.
This Ferrari is reported as being built in January 1991 and has “all of its service documents, all factory manuals and tools. The belts were serviced in June 2002 and have $7,000 in receipts reflecting this. The car, which displays slightly more than 9,000 kilometers, is also stated to be in “like-new condition” with no obvious flaws. There is only very slight wear on the driver’s seat bolster. A factory Alpine six CD player and Bridgestone tires are also part of this exciting Italian legends' platform.