This Ferrari Testarossa is not another Testarossa. The design indicates its time of production and the market for which it was made. Take a look at the pictures and see how much the auction is worth.
March 5, 2023 8:09 am
The production period of the Ferrari Testarossa was divided between before 1987 and after 1987. Those who know their history will know that the mass market was different from the rest in the first three years. At that time we assume that this unit that was advertised for auction was sold along with other models of the Italian firm on the coast of the United States.
It wasn’t just there, at all, in the state of Florida, it was time. This Testarossa spent its entire life on American soil. What its history is like, what particulars stand out in this unit, how big the final offering was and why we say the Testarossa is specifically and exclusively for the American market.
Ideal for mixed feelings
When it appeared, the appearance of the Testarossa provoked a general delight in addition to the individual parts of the exterior. The model generated controversy and some resentment among customers who complained against Ferrari because, in their opinion, the single mirror on the driver’s side, fixed to a long double bracket, caused instability in the car.
For this reason, Ferrari, from 1987, approached the traditional style and began to have two glasses instead of one model. Since the 1986 model, this model carries that original shape in Rosso Corsa and black leather interior. And when the Testarossa went on sale in the American market, the third horizontal light inside the engine cover broke.
History, present and value
This Testarossa, intended for the United States market, is one of 300 manufactured by Ferrari during the 1986 season. It is unique because it was acquired only new in 1990 by local collector Terence E. Adderley, who owned it for 33 years until his own. recent sale by RM Sotheby’s.
With a recent overhaul of its engine by Cauley Ferrari of Detroit and a current mileage of 5,800 km, this sports car is one of the examples of the Italian brand that were raised at Amelia Island, Florida, where lot 112 was transferred with the final one. offer US $307,500. With one or two mirrors? What better Ferrari Testarossa?