1991 Ferrari Testarossa

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1991
  • Chassis number 
    ZFFAA17B000088491
  • Lot number 
    25
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

1991 Ferrari Testarossa Coupé
Coachwork by Pininfarina
Registration no. to be advised
Chassis no. ZFFAA17B000088491

Ferrari's flagship model, the Testarossa supercar revived a famous name from the Italian company's past when it arrived in 1984. A 'next generation' Berlinetta Boxer, the Testarossa retained its predecessor's amidships-mounted, 5.0-litre, flat-12 engine, which now boasted a maximum power output raised to 380bhp at 6,300rpm courtesy of four-valve cylinder heads. Despite the power increase, smoothness and driveability were enhanced, the car possessing excellent top gear flexibility allied to a maximum speed of 180mph.

Rivalling Lamborghini's Countach for presence, the Pininfarina-designed Testarossa succeeded brilliantly, the gill slats feeding air to its side-mounted radiators being one of the modern era's most instantly recognisable – and copied - styling devices. A larger car than the 512BB - the increase in width being necessary to accommodate wider tyres - the Testarossa managed the trick of combining high downforce with a low coefficient of drag, its graceful body being notable for the absence of extraneous spoilers and other such devices. Despite the increase in size over the 512BB, the Testarossa was lighter than its predecessor, the body - its steel doors and roof excepted - being, somewhat unusually for a production Ferrari, of aluminium. Luxury touches in the well-equipped cabin included air conditioning, electrically adjustable seats, tilting steering wheel and plentiful leather. Unlike some of its rivals, the Testarossa possessed light controls and was relatively easy to drive, factors which, allied to its outstanding performance and stunning looks, contributed to an instant and sustained high level of demand.

This fine example of the legendary Italian supercar was delivered new by Garage Francorchamps on 26th February 1991 to Mr Eric Wolkowitz of Brussels. The stamped service booklet is on file together with various invoices from Garage Francorchamps, Ferrari Antwerp, and Gipimo Automobiles, Brussels. Dated 2007, the most recent invoice is from Gipimo for a service, tyres, etc at 60,178 kilometres.

The Ferrari was first registered in the UK on 1st March 2016 and currently displays a total of 61,294 kilometres on the odometer. MoT'd until 9th January 2020, the car comes complete with its tool kit, jack, a V5C document, the aforementioned service records, and its leather book pack containing the owner's manual, radio instructions, and dealership list. It should be noted that the current private registration is being retained.