LMC is very proud to offer for sale this 1986 Ferrari Testarossa
Ferrari's flagship model, the Testarossa supercar, revived a famous name from the Italian company's past when it arrived in 1984. A 'next generation' Berlinetta Boxer, the Testarossa retained its predecessor's amidships-mounted, 5.0-liter, flat-12 engine, which now boasted a maximum power output of 380bhp at 6,300rpm, courtesy of four-valve cylinder heads. The new supercar was now capable of reaching a top speed of 180mph. 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, a starring role in Miami Vice alongside Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas.
The Testarossa offered here is a desirable early-production example, with a single mirror on the driver’s side, mounted high on the A-pillar—dubbed the “flying mirror” or “Monospecchio,” in Ferrari parlance, and widely considered more attractive than later versions. Sold new on Dec 17th,1986 at Select Auto dealership and this Testarossa was ordered in the classic color combination of Rosso Corsa over Pelle Beige (Tan) leather. This amazing example has been extremely well cared for and driven sparingly accumulating only 17,203 miles since new. Furthering its provenance, it has recently been red book certified through Ferrari’s rigorous Classiche program documenting its superb condition.
The Ferrari Testarossa has become an icon of 1980s styling and performance, and it is just as exciting to drive today, even by current standards. Included in the sale are the manuals, tools, jack, car cover and Ferrari Classiche red book. It has also recently benefited from a complete major service done by Ferrari. Beautifully presented, this Testarossa is an exceptional example throughout.