Lot 194 - 1989 Ferrari Testarossa
|Odometer reading||9,943 miles|
|Estimate||£80,000 - £95,000|
|Result||Sold - £103,012|
- Only 9,943 miles from new
- Genuine UK supplied righthand drive example
- Just serviced and new cambelts fitted
This car can be viewed in person from 14th to 18th July 2020 at our the auction site, Windsorview Lakes, Datchet, SL3 9HY
Ferrari unveiled the new Testarossa at the 1984 Paris Motor Show marking the end of production of the Boxer, the car that had been the flagship 12-cylinder Ferrari model for the previous ten years. Styled by Pininfarina, the Testarossa paid homage to the great 1950s sports racer that originally bore the name, simply translating as 'Red Head'; the rocker covers being painted red. The mid-engined, rear wheel drive configuration allowed the centre of gravity to be positioned in the middle of the car, with a weight distribution ratio of 40% front and 60% rear, thus achieving excellent cornering and road holding ability. The Testarossa was produced with 16'' five-spoke 'Star' alloy wheels and disc brakes fitted all round; with 309mm discs at the front and 310mm discs at the rear. In addition, the temperature inside the cockpit was reduced as twin radiators were mounted in the rear; unlike the Boxer, where the single front mounted radiator had plumbing from the bonnet to the engine behind the seats, which made the cabin very hot, especially on a warm day. The distinctive side vents were as useful as they were visually striking, allowing excellent engine ventilation, whilst contributing to the car's unique styling.
Originally registered on 25th October 1989 this righthand drive example presents in first class condition and has only covered 9,943 miles from new. Finished in Ferrari’s traditional colour combination of Rosso Corsa with Tan leather interior, this stunning example has had three former keepers, the current registered keeper has owned G142 UYH since March 1997. Last serviced on 18th June 2020 by marque specialists Autofficina, the cambelts were also changed along with additional work on the fuel system, the final invoice amounting to £6,768.56. Supplied with a V5C registration document, a current MoT test certificate valid until 4th November 2020, the original service books and toolkit.
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