Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1993
  • Mileage 
    29 943 mi / 48 189 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    ZFFLA40C000095405
  • Engine number 
    32863
  • Lot number 
    86
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

- 1 of just 88 RHD examples

- 30,200 miles from new with 5 previous keepers

- Documented ownership from new and offered with extensive history file

Ferrari's mid-engined, flat-12 Testarossa was unveiled to an expectant media at the Champs-Elys£e's Lido nightclub on the eve of the 1984 Paris Salon. Though an evolution of the 512BBi, it was of markedly different appearance with large, slatted intake ducts leading from the doors into the rear quarter panels; it was nearly 6in wider than its predecessor. By the time of the 1992 Los Angeles Auto Show, the model had been heavily re-engineered and relaunched as the 512 TR. The many improvements included: uprated engine with broader power curve and higher peak figure of 428bhp; swifter gearchange; uprated braking; quicker steering; lower profile tyres; superior suspension settings; repositioned engine and gearbox, resulting in a lower centre of gravity and improved weight distribution.

The exceedingly handsome Rossa Corsa 512 TR on offer is one of just 88 righthand drive examples made, and was supplied new by Glenvarigill of Edinburgh in September 1993 to footballer Mark Hateley; then a top player at Rangers. It has subsequently had five further keepers, yet still covered just 30,200 miles from new - a figure fully supported by the detailed service and MOT records. The Ferrari has been maintained by Bob Houghton for the last decade, who replaced the cambelt in June last year. The last four years have also seen the engine and brakes overhauled and a new starter motor fitted. `L555 WPM' is now offered complete with: original sales invoice and order form; photos of the engine overhaul; original toolkit; fitted cover; battery charger; tracker; 19 old MOTs and one valid into February 2018. Also included (but not fitted) are a Tubi Style exhaust system and Speedline split-rim alloy wheels. The vendor currently grades the Prancing Horse's flat-12 engine and five-speed manual transmission as `excellent' and the bodywork, paintwork and Cream interior trim as `very good'. A rare opportunity.