1986 Ferrari Testarossa
Year of manufacture1986
Please note this car does not have taxes paid in the EU, and is on a Temporary Import Bond in the UK. The buyer is responsible for any applicable duty, import fees, administrative fees, or any and all other required payments that are due upon the import of the lot to the EU, or to remove the car from Bond.
Please note that this lot will need to be collected in Chobham, U.K.
Truly an automotive icon of its era, the Ferrari Testarossa thrilled the crowd invited to its unveiling at the Lido nightclub on the Champs-Élysées on the evening before the start of the 1984 Paris Motor Show. Crisp angles defined the design language, yet the long side-strakes that ran along the doors into the quarter panels served a purpose, channeling air toward the potent 5.0-liter flat 12-cylinder engine. By a stroke of artistic genius, the design managed to be sinister and elegant, both forward-thinking and contemporary.
According to its original service book, this Testarossa was delivered new to Switzerland through the official Ferrari Dealer Garage Frey of Horw. On January 3, 1986 it was delivered to Will Werner of Hellbuhl, Switzerland. The car remained in Switzerland for at least the first two years of its life before passing to Norway in 2005 by a least 2005, where ea service was carried out at 13,288 km. The service book shows a subsequent service in the U.K. where the cambelts and clutch were replaced at 13,871 km in March of 2012. Since then, the car has been driven less than 1,300 km and is presently showing just less than 15,200 km, supposed by its overall well-preserved condition.
Low mileage, well-preserved Testarossas are becoming increasingly difficult to find, and this example certainly should not be overlooked.
Please note the title for this car is currently in transit and will follow as soon as possible after the sale.
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