• Year of manufacture 
    1991
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    ZFFAA17C000086415
  • Engine number 
    23494
  • Lot number 
    18311
  • Reference number 
    REC11438-2
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Performance 
    329 PS / 242 kW / 325 BHP

Description

When Ferrari introduced the Testarossa at the Lido on the Champs-Elysees on the eve of the 1984 Paris Salon de l’Auto, it caused a sensation. The crisp, square-cut almost deliberately functional lines and superior mechanical specification instantly rendered the 512BBi yesterday’s car and it soon came to be rightly regarded as possibly the best car Ferrari had ever built.

Today, the Testarossa has become a design icon, symbolic of eighties culture, and despite a period a few years ago when interest plateaued, its popularity has returned and the market is strengthening rapidly. It’s not a surprise really since the Testarossa offers a rare package of serious performance, practicality, reasonable comfort and confidence-inspiring handling at high speed that becomes almost addictive.

One of just 438 UK-supplied, right-hand drive examples, this immaculate Testarossa is classically finished in Rosso Corsa with Crema hide and Rosso carpets and was delivered new by H.R.Owen on the 7th January 1991 to its first lucky owner. On offer today from a private collection, it has been lightly used in recent years but, as can be seen from our images, remains in simply fabulous condition. It’s been enhanced with an upgraded Pioneer CD unit and a glorious sounding Koenig sports exhaust system and has covered the grand total of 10,475 miles. Naturally, at this low mileage, the car’s history file is not huge but it appears to be comprehensive. The file contains previous MOT Certificates between 1993 and 2003 and the original service book is present with five stamps. H.R. Owen carried out the first service and a combination of Rardley, Maranello Sales and Keys Motorsport have looked after the car since then, with the last stamp by Keys Motorsport in 2013 on 10,351 miles including cambelt and tensioners. When the car was serviced by Keys, a glowing condition report was written for the car, testifying to its lovely condition and this is included within the history file. The car is accompanied by the jack, tool roll and its original leather book pack with manuals and instruction books.

This is an exceptional example of a much sought after model in lovely original condition which simply needs to be prepared for use and enjoyed.