There are a lot of Testarossas for sale in the world but there is none like this one. The 1986 Testarossa, #64537, is arguably the best example on the planet.
2011 Concorso Italiano held in Monterey, CA
- WINNER, "Best Ferrari"
- WINNER, Platinum
- WINNER, "Preservation Award"
- RUNNER-UP, "Best in Show"
"Best Ferrari". Let that sink in for a moment. Concorso Italiano is not some rinky-dink affair; it is arguably the most important Ferrari / Italian exotic car show in the world. There were literally hundreds of Ferraris competing including a dozen or more "halo cars" (GTOs, F40, F50, Enzo), Daytonas, Dinos, you name it. All of them were asked to bow and curtsey to the mighty Testarossa on that day. Why? Because this Testarossa is simply perfection.
But the awards don't stop there. This Testarossa is undefeated on the car show circuit.
2011 Bella Italia held in San Diego, CA
- WINNER, "Best in Class"
2011 Del Mar Concours d'Elegance held in Del Mar, CA
- WINNER, "Best Italian Sportscar"
There is no doubt in my mind that this car could be taken to FCA annual meet in Palm Springs in October 2012 and win the cherished Coppa GT. And if the car is still owned by me, you can be sure it will.
The car is 100% complete. Tools, books, keys, service history, license plate, original sticker, etc. C'mon, do you really even have to ask?
Let me give you an example of how original this car is. The OEM wheels have the original Goodyear tires on them (date codes verify this) - I suspect there is still some Italian air in those tires. The rubber is still amazingly pliable and no signs of rot. But why risk your life driving around on 26 year old rubber when the car comes with a set of 288 GTO wheels with fresh, sticky rubber. The GTO wheels alone have an open market value in excess of $10,000 and they look STUNNING on this Testarossa (see attached).
The full 6 piece set of Schedoni luggage ordered from the factory by the original owner (complete with receipt) is also included.
#64537 even possesses certain magical attributes. It not only passed it's California smog test in December 2011, it recorded ZERO pollutants (see attached).
She's been a California car her whole life. When I acquired her, she had not been driven in nearly 15 years and had a mere 1,991 miles on the clock. We rolled her off the trailer and straight onto the lift for a full engine out service to the tune of $13k which was completed in January 2011. Since that time, she has racked up another 2,500 miles. I like to think that I rescued her and began to use her the way Enzo intended.
In my humble opinion, the early Testarossa is the most desirable. The iconic "flying mirror" just does it for me. The fact that the '86 doesn't have those infernal "mouse belts" doesn't hurt either.
Something for you trivia fans, the Miami Vice Testarossas (there were 2) were originally Black on Crema. The producers of the show painted them white because black didn't show well during the night time filming. If you dig real deep on YouTube, you will find evidence of the black Testarossa...but trust me, it's true.
Speaking of the colors, this car is rare in that regard as well. It's not just Nero...it's Nero Metallizato (original factory paint, of course). The interior features a black dash, crema leather and brown carpets. It looks so damn good, you just want to lick it. You will not find a more attractive color combination on the Testarossa.
More trivia, the Testarossa is the last mid-engine 12 cylinder regular production car made by Ferrari (not counting the F50 and the Enzo). Old man Enzo preferred his horsies up front but there is something so alluring about a mid-engined 12 cylinder piece of pure Ferrari magic - don't you agree?
So why am I selling #64537? I've enjoyed the car immensely and it's given me great joy. I've shared the experience with many people along the way but it's time to let someone else own a piece of perfection.
Perfection doesn't come cheap but some things are just "worth it". #64537 is yours in exchange for $122k.
My Scud used to be perfect until: Esoteric's clear bra guy got ahold of it, my dealer cracked the paint in a couple front bumper places, scratched my cf steering wheel, and a cop pulled me over and his belt put a scratch in the passenger door. No car is, or will ever be "perfect."
Moral of the story, quit bitching and drive more often.