FERRARI Testarossa For sale

1989 model, only 23500 km from new

Fantastic condition and fully serviced

Drives superbly


This stunning Testarossa from December 1989 is chassis number 83536. It was sold new by Ferrari Spain via its Madrid dealer to the first owner who kept it only 2 years. The subsequent owner did little use of it and in 1997 it went to a collector from Santander to be only driven for a few kilometers per year as shown on the technical inspection reports. 

After being perfectly stored for many years it received at 18 000km a comprehensive engine out service in September 2016 with new timing belts, fluids, clutch, water pump, Michelin Pilot Tires and a full brake overhaul. The history file includes the « Carfax » which traces the mileage, service records and comes with all its original manuals, service book and tools. Since this large service and it has been enjoyed by its new owner and covered another 5000km bringing the mileage to 23 500km. The actual condition is truly immaculate and this the best Testarossa we have seen in the last years. It is also running perfectly and is a real enjoyment to drive.

This is a great opportunity to acquire one of the best preserved Testarossa with great provenance and in rare condition. A truly iconic Ferrari for demanding collectors.

Model history

Back in the 50s many Ferrari endurance race cars with the famous Colombo V12 engine received red painted cam covers called « Testa Rossa » ( two words ) in Italian. In 1984 the all new V12 cylinder Ferrari was named after these famous red cam covers « Testarossa » ( in one word ) to celebrate its successful ancestor.

However the new car did not really look back, it was very modern and a real revolution in terms of design and performance when it was introduced. The shape was fantastic and aerodynamically efficient, a considerable amount of time was spent in Pininfarina’s wind tunnel during its development. It was also as charismatic as it was wide ( the first 2 meter wide Ferrari ) with fantastic side tunnels which made it so different and iconic. The engine, a fabulous flat 12 5.0 liter with 48 valves, producing 390 CV, allowed the car to reach 290km/h and the standing kilometer in 24.5 seconds. 

The driving was a big step forward compared to the BB512 with impressive high speed stability and comfort, the engine pulling strong and smoothly with fantastic torque. Back in the 80s it was the perfect car to cruise safely at 250+ km/h on motorways, guaranteeing its driver that no Porsche or Lamborghini could keep up.

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