Bad 1980s hair days return with Agnelli’s unique Testarossa Spider

In the 1980s, no encouragement was needed to sport a questionable hairstyle, which was perhaps why Ferrari never offered a drop-top Testarossa. However, at the behest of then-President of Fiat, Gianna Agnelli, a sole Spider was made – and will be offered at Artcurial’s Retromobile sale next year...

The unique Ferrari Testarossa Spider was built specially for Agnelli, who requested an open version of the emblematic model he loved, complete with silver paint that referenced the periodic table abbreviation it shares with the first two letters of his surname. Blue stripes and a white roof (this was the mid-1980s after all…) further differentiate it from its coupé cousins, and the numerous conversions it inspired. It will carry a 680,000 – 900,000-euro estimate when it crosses the block.

First, but by no means least...

Also consigned early to Artcurial’s Rétromobile sale on 5 February 2016 is another significant Ferrari: the final 250 GT SWB built. Boasting matching numbers and coming from the estate of Swiss collector Antoine Midy, its custodian since 1989, the left-hand-drive stunner will be offered publicly for the first time ever.

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You can find the unique Ferrari Testarossa Spider and the rest of the lotlist for Artcurial’s 2016 Rétromobile sale in the Classic Driver Market.