Considering the purchase of a 1992-1994 512 TR - Ferrari Life
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post #1 of 7 Old 06-13-2012, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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Considering the purchase of a 1992-1994 512 TR


I am getting ready to buy a late model Testarossa and I would greatly appreciate any and all pieces of information you all could offer me to help inform my decision of buying this car.

I know there are already lots of posts about F-cars and TR in particular; however, if you all would be so gracious as to invest yourselves and your time in building this post into a more holistic source of information about the 512 TR, I would be greatly appreciative.

Cheers! :-)
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post #2 of 7 Old 06-13-2012, 11:50 PM
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Have you read the TR Buyers Guide?
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post #3 of 7 Old 06-14-2012, 05:26 AM
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What is it about TR that attracts you more than other comparable and non-comparable models ?

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post #5 of 7 Old 06-14-2012, 07:39 AM
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Brian be a good source as he works on them and owns one, but there is too much to talk about so I would guess a more specific question would bring a better response . shamilel also owns one.

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post #6 of 7 Old 06-14-2012, 11:40 AM
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I had one for years and enjoyed it greatly. (Though it doesn't make a good daily driver.)
Key thing would be a thorough PPI even it just completed the engine out major at an authorized dealer. That extra bit of caution saved me from surprises.
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post #7 of 7 Old 06-14-2012, 02:20 PM
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fm- Here is a little homework assignment if you have not already done it. Go to and download the 512 TR owners manuals, two volume workshop manual, and parts manual. Borrow or buy a copy of Road & Track Ferrari V-12 Portfolio 1992-2002, which has a road test and articles on the 512 TR. May help you understand the car a bit better.

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