1985 Ferrari TestarossaFERRARI TESTAROSSA // EARLY MONOSPECCIO MONODADO EXAMPLE // RECENT MAJOR SERVICE INC BELTS
Year of manufacture1985
Mileage81 333 mi / 130 893 km
Number of doors2
Number of seats2
Performance380 BHP / 386 PS / 284 kW
FOR SALE; FERRARI TESTAROSSA // EARLY MONOSPECCIO MONODADO EXAMPLE // RECENT MAJOR SERVICE INC BELTS
LHD, Bianco Avus Paint, Monospeccio Single Wing Mirror, Monodado Centre Lock Wheels, Crema Leather Interior, Air Conditioning, ABS, Electric Mirrors, Toolkit, Car-Jack
Arresting from almost every angle the Pininfarina penned lines of the Ferrari Testarossa are a staple of the era in which the car was born. Finished in a Miami Vice style shade of Bianco Avus this example presents exceptionally well, with the vibrant white finish enveloping the steep shape and straked sides to add to cars already staggering presence.
Much sought after over its later counterparts this early Monosepcchio car is visually the purest Testarossa to be produced, with the single high mounted mirror staying true to the cars original design which in turn create a sleek, uninterrupted silhouette.
Continuing the iconic East Coast style of the car, the interior is finished in a Crema leather that creates a light and luxurious feel to the cabin. Beautifully formed seats step away from the traditional Ferrari style, with a boxy yet angular shape they provide excellent support and remain in keeping with the cars retro flair.
Wonderfully simplistic the black leather steering wheel and rounded gear knob both sit within perfect reach of the driver seat, whilst the analogue instrument cluster, centre tunnel mounted switchgear and contrasting black hide combine to make a beautifully refined, uncluttered space.
Following on from its predecessor the Testarossa features a flat 12 engine, re-engineered to create what was at the time the most powerful engine fitted to a production car. The first Ferrari road engine to feature 4 valves per cylinder, the 4,943cc engine produced 380bhp and 361 lb.ft of torque, managing a top speed of 180 mph and 0-60 mph in just 5.2 seconds. Paired to a 5-speed manual gated gearbox the end result is a thrilling, back to basics driving machine which requires total involvement to reach maximum potential.
Servicing has been carried out regularly as outlined by a file of invoices dating back to the early 90s, with more recent work including and £8k invoice for a new clutch, cambelts, engine mounts and engine out service, as well as an almost £4k bill from specialists SMDG which covered a major service, cambelts, spark plugs amongst a handful of other items.
Benefitting from further early design features this stunning Testarossa comes with a factory fitted set of Monodado wheels; staggered with 8J x 16″ at the front and 10J x 16″ at the rear, these original wheels feature a single central chrome-plated nut on a ridge hub which perfectly match the Testarossa’s clean, chiseled design. Tyres are a matching set of period correct Michelin TRXs, Currently no longer available to purchase the rear set fitted are for display purposes only.
Brake calipers maintain a very clean finish and perform as they should, with its recent service giving an all clear to both the discs and pads.
Supplied new to the US market in 1985 this stunning Testarossa is an extremely rare early example, benefitting from a single drivers side mirror (Monospecchio) and a beautiful set of centre lock 5 spoke wheels (Monodado).
Residing in the US for most of its life the car has benefitted from a stringent service regime, with invoices dating back to 1992 outlining thousands of dollars in maintenance and repair work. Furthering the impressive file of service invoices a Carfax report is also present with the car, tracking the cars mileage and confirming no damage has been reported.
Fully registered in the UK in 2017 this Testarossa has been used sparingly since its arrival in the UK but has been treated to servicing work in excess of £12k, with an £8k spend in March 2016 covering an engine out major service, new clutch, engine mounts to name just a few of the items. During this time the engine was fully detailed while out as part of a mini restoration and the interior restored. As such the car presents much like a low mileage example.
Most recently and on arrival with us in preparation for sale, specialists SMDG have been through the car on 23/09/21 totalling £4k including a major service and belts.
Present with the car is a file of service invoices, selection of original books and V5.
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The car is supplied having had an extensive intake inspection. Warranty, Finance, Part Exchange and Worldwide shipping are all available on request.
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