1987 Ferrari Testarossa
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Classic Car Overview
1987 Ferrari Testarossa
Flat 12-cyl. 4943cc/390hp Bosch K-Jetronic FI Mid-Engine
Five Speed Manual Transaxle
“The Ferrari Testarossa (‘Readhead’) is stylish, sophisticated and very, very sexy. With its iconic side strakes and striking silhouette, this Italian supercar is the eighties on four wheels. There are only a handful of design cues that stand out in the automotive world. Porsche’s round headlamps, for example — or the ‘Golden Ratio’ of the Aston Martin design process. Another such iconic feature, at once sophisticated and sexy, is the side strakes of the Ferrari Testarossa. These ridges, affectionately known as ‘cheese graters’ by Ferrari fans, were the work of kings of Italian design, Pininfarina. Led by Leonardo Fioravanti, the team had developed many contemporary Ferraris. But, with the Testarossa, Fioravanti could finally use his background as a trained aerodynamicist. That’s right, those bold, brash side strakes are not only a statement of style, they’re also highly practical and functional — drawing clean air to cool the side radiators and engine.” - Jonathan Wells, The Gentleman’s Journal,
Owned since May, 2014, and finished in the iconic Rosso Corsa over Beige (tan) leather, this 1987 model benefits from factory upgrades, including the A/C system, an updated fuel-level gauge, flywheel, and water/oil pump chain drive (a known failure point in earlier cars). Two major additions to the standard car are a TUBI stainless steel performance exhaust and the electrical system (completely sorted and improved in late 2020 & early 2021 by Cauley Ferrari in West Bloomfield, MI), with a new electrical panel custom made in Denver, CO, all replacing and improving the old system. Tires are BFGoodrich G-Force, in excellent condition.
The Tubi Style stainless steel performance exhaust rings out with a thrilling soprano song while this Ferrari accelerates from 0-60 mph in 5.2 sec (0-100 km/h in 5.5 sec, 0-200 km/h in 18.3 sec.) and the quarter mile in 13.5 sec, with a top speed: of 181 mph (291 km/h).
When you’re done enjoying its performance and handling, you can enjoy this Ferrari Testarossa’s other qualities. Its interior is reasonably spacious, covered in rich leather, and fitted with comfortable seats. This super GT also has decent storage space and factory A/C , plus power windows and mirrors that provide excellent visibility. The Alpine AM/FM/CD sound system is enhanced by the separate V12 power amplifier. Tires are BFGoodrich G-Force, on unmarked original wheels, all in excellent condition.
It has been driven regularly as it should be, and properly and thoroughly maintained by its owner. Major service including new timing belts, tensioners, rear main seal, distributor caps & rotors, spark plugs & wires, fuse panel; all fluids, hoses, filters, gaskets, new fuel injectors and more - plus going through the entire HVAC system (with a new A/C compressor), all done at 52,516 miles by known Ferrari specialists Evans Automotive Repair in Columbus, Ohio (detailed records & receipts available). The wheels were cleaned and refinished, as was the engine and its compartment, and the dashboard was recovered. The original jack, complete tool kit, and books are included.
If this Ferrari Testarossa is not the ultimate 1980s supercar, it’s exactly what it’s supposed to be. You don’t have to be famous (like many of its well-known owners) to have and enjoy this iconic Ferrari.Click here to see the photo gallery
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Located in Traverse City, MI, this Testarossa
may be seen by appointment, and is offered at $125,000
Delivery within 500 miles of its location can be included
Contact Conrad at +1.734.645.5778 or email Conrad@SellYourSportsCar.net
Vehicle History Report
- Classic Car ID101803475
- Stock NumberN/A
- Body StyleCoupe
- Mileage53,229 miles
- Engine12 Cylinder
- DoorsTwo Door
- Drivetrain2 wheel drive - rear
- Transmission5 Speed Manual
- Exterior ColorRed
- Interior ColorTan
- Seat ColorTan
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