Sell or keep a Testarrosa - Ferrari Life
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 12 Old 04-23-2009, 03:36 AM Thread Starter
Owner
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Kuwait
Ferrari Life Posts: 2
Sell or keep a Testarrosa

Hi;
Thank you all for this excellent site which becomes my primary source of information. After following the site of some time now I decided is time to join and post my first question and I hope someone will direct me.

I purchased a Testarossa 91 4 years ago which was my dream car with poor condition but all the parts in it original and its running which is a rare thing in our region. I started repairing and maintaining using the shop manual and your forum to restore it to its original condition but the job becoming more time consuming. My question is; is it time to think of selling it as is or continue the job? Iím not concern about the selling part as much as abusing this nice piece of art. Also finding a good repair shop is out of the question (there is none including the dealer).

thukair

Testarossa 1991
thukair is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 Old 04-23-2009, 08:13 AM
Owner
 
Maranellohouse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Northern Ireland
Ferrari Life Posts: 594
Garage
Hello and welcome. I can only answer your question with 2 other ones.
Do you need to sell it?
Do you want to sell it?

If you have already done a lot of the work then would it not be better to continue and finish the project. It could be your chance to learn new skills as you go along. Trial and error is how I learnt over the years, admitedly not on something as fine as a TR though

What all needs done to finish the car out of interest.

"When I was a boy, I had a dream. It now sits in my garage".
www.maranellohouse.com
Lifetime Honorary President NI Italian Motor Club www.niimc.net
Maranellohouse is offline  
post #3 of 12 Old 04-23-2009, 09:36 AM
Owner
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: I live currently in millbrae calif
Ferrari Life Posts: 157
Put Down The "Sledgehammer"

Quote:
Originally Posted by thukair View Post
Hi;
Thank you all for this excellent site which becomes my primary source of information. After following the site of some time now I decided is time to join and post my first question and I hope someone will direct me.

I purchased a Testarossa 91 4 years ago which was my dream car with poor condition but all the parts in it original and its running which is a rare thing in our region. I started repairing and maintaining using the shop manual and your forum to restore it to its original condition but the job becoming more time consuming. My question is; is it time to think of selling it as is or continue the job? Iím not concern about the selling part as much as abusing this nice piece of art. Also finding a good repair shop is out of the question (there is none including the dealer).
thukair; Unless your using a "Sledgehammer" to repair your "Redhead", or your repairs are not of quality workmanship, I would never use the quote "abusing this nice piece of art", time spent working on your Testarossa in my opinion should be considered "Quality Time" and an investment in the knowledge garnered by becoming more mechanically intimate with your Ferrari. I truly believe in todays economy that the Testarossa represents an excellent opportunity to not only own a fine vehicle, but one I believe to have an appreciation upside.
Redhead Seeker is offline  
 
post #4 of 12 Old 04-23-2009, 09:53 PM
Owner
 
Night Life's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Regina, Canada
Ferrari Life Posts: 2,112
Garage
Agree with the above post. I also just read two separate magazines listing of cars to watch for in desirability in a few years to come and both named the redhead as a definite collector.

So if you have the patients and time hold on to it.

Night life........ain't a good life........but it's my life -- Willy Nelson
Night Life is offline  
post #5 of 12 Old 04-24-2009, 05:43 AM
Administrator
Owner
Elite Member
 
Boxer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: UK & Texas
Ferrari Life Posts: 15,129
I would recommend that you keep going. I am sure both Silvergts1998 and carguy can help you finish the restoration.
Boxer is offline  
post #6 of 12 Old 04-24-2009, 06:24 PM
Owner
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Michigan
Ferrari Life Posts: 308
Yes....the Testarossa is a great car. If you can keep it financially - then keep it. I recently had to sell my beloved TR due to the economic downturn here in the U.S. It was one of the most difficult things I've ever done, and I regret it to this day. If you are bored with the car and want to move on to something else - that is fine. But if you still have the desire and passion to work on that Italian...please keep going. Post whatever questions or problems your experiencing and we - as a group - will try and help. Let us know....
carguy is offline  
post #7 of 12 Old 04-25-2009, 11:48 PM Thread Starter
Owner
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Kuwait
Ferrari Life Posts: 2
Thanks

Thanks for all this positive feedbacks;

my Anwser is No, and No.

I'm not in need to sell it and after reading these feedbacks I think I'll move to the technical issues if i get lost.

thank you all again and i'll be back for more advice forsure.

thukair

Testarossa 1991
thukair is offline  
post #8 of 12 Old 01-15-2010, 03:10 PM
Owner
 
Granucci's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: far and away
Ferrari Life Posts: 6,192
Bump

Quote:
Originally Posted by Night Life View Post
Agree with the above post. I also just read two separate magazines listing of cars to watch for in desirability in a few years to come and both named the redhead as a definite collector.

So if you have the patients and time hold on to it.

had someone indicate a strong desire for a TR.

so,

what are prices like now for a sound model?

Guide to the Galaxy: Don't Panic
Rik -- LAH !


Current:
Past:
1990 Mondial T Cabriolet SN 86247 : Red/Tan
1995 456 GT 2+2 SN 99987 : Roso Metalizzato [Fer 311/C] & Tan

Last edited by Granucci; 01-15-2010 at 03:20 PM.
Granucci is offline  
post #9 of 12 Old 02-19-2011, 02:39 AM
Owner
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Ferrari Life Posts: 11
Hi there, I think that if you don't have enough time for redheat, sell it. But if you have time for dream car (my and your), than just keep it and try to build it into perfect condition.

If I were you, I would keep Testarossa.
omahens is offline  
post #10 of 12 Old 01-06-2012, 08:08 PM
Owner
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: near austin texas
Ferrari Life Posts: 327
kuwait time warp

dude,you got it like 1979 the way it was in austin texas for me,,,you got a Ferrari and its all up to you to figure it out and fix it,get some snap-on tools and DIY.Make it run strong and pretend "concours" is a french bread.NEVER SELL,FORZA
reggazz312t is offline  
post #11 of 12 Old 03-10-2012, 11:02 PM
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Between California and Japan, sometimes europe.
Ferrari Life Posts: 68
My two cents : Unless you are like in economic distress don't sell it.
And the up keep aspect and improvements are part of the whole experince
of owning anything fast.
Micky_likesredcar_noise is offline  
post #12 of 12 Old 03-10-2012, 11:42 PM
Administrator
Owner
Elite Member
 
Boxer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: UK & Texas
Ferrari Life Posts: 15,129
What did you finally decide?
Boxer is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome
Copyright 2012 ONE Media, Inc.
FerrariLife is independently run with no affiliation with Ferrari SpA
Ferrari for Sale | Maserati for Sale