1991 Ferrari Testarossa Berlinetta Coachwork by Pininfarina Registration no. H922 MTW Chassis no. ZFFAA17C000087983 Engine no. 25409
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 390bhp 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 around 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 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 co-efficient of drag, its body being notable for the absence of extraneous spoilers and other devices. Luxury touches in the well-equipped cabin included air conditioning, electrically adjustable seats, tilting steering wheel and plentiful leather. Detail improvements were made regularly throughout the Testarossa's seven-year production run, two of the first being the adoption of dual door mirrors and five-bolt wheels as seen on the right-hand drive example offered here. Sold via Lancaster's of Colchester to Daniel Donegan of Ingatestone, Essex on 1st March 1991, this Testarossa has been kept garaged for long periods of its life. 'H922 MTW' comes complete with owner's wallet, handbook and service booklet, the latter recording one service with Lancaster's and three with Glenvarigill in the 1990s; one with Graypaul, Edinburgh in 2009 at 20,667 miles (cam belts changed); and a minor service with David Phillips Autos 27th September 2011 at 20,863 miles. It should be noted that the speedometer was changed by Glenvarigill in March 1993 at 8,307 miles, which should be added to the foregoing totals to give the actual mileage from new. The history file also contains some small bills and invoices for parts purchased in 2002/2004. Acquired by the current (second) owner in 1994, 'H922 MTW' is finished in rosso corsa with crema hide upholstery and is described by the vendor as in generally good condition. The car is offered with the aforementioned service history, old-style logbook, current MoT/tax and Swansea V5.
The old-style logbook is not present in the history file.