1993 Ferrari 512TR

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Lot 81
1993 Ferrari 512 TR

Sold for US$ 200,200 inc. premium
1993 Ferrari 512 TR
Design by Pininfarina

VIN. ZFFLG40A6P0094762

Engine no. 32287

4,943cc DOHC Flat 12-Cylinder Engine
Bosch Motronic Fuel Injection
428bhp at 6,750rpm
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*Only 8,043 miles
*Rare and stunning livery
*Long term enthusiast ownership
*Recent major service
*Exceptionally well preserved and original 2 owner example


THE FERRARI 512 TR

The 512 TR was an updated version of Ferrari's famed Testarossa. The 512 TR brought with it a number of welcomed improvements which were aimed at keeping the company's iconic mid-engine, 12-cylinder supercar one step ahead of its rivals. The Testarossa was phased out in 1991, with Ferrari announcing the 512 TR at the Los Angeles Auto Show the subsequent year.

A series of small enhancements are what lead to big improvements for the 512 TR. On the outside, the body featured a revised front end and slightly modified tail, both of which were aimed at improving the cars aerodynamics while lending a slightly more modern appearance. The interior changes were focused on improving comfort and drivability, with the most noticeable changes being the adaptation of new seats, steering wheel, and dash/console layout. The most significant changes however would take place under the skin.

The 4.9-liter 12-cylinder engine was lowered 1 inch into the chassis improving the cars center of gravity. Internally the cylinders received Nikasil liners, a new air intake system, Bosch engine management system, larger intake valves, and a new exhaust system. As a result, output increased to 428 horsepower and 362 pound-feet of torque, a substantial improvement over the Testarossa. The transmission was an updated version of the Testarossa's five-speed manual gearbox with a new single-plate clutch and sliding ball bearings for improved shifts. Chassis enhancements included larger, 14-inch front brake rotors which were cross-drilled all around, quicker steering, and an updated suspension system. The mechanical improvements led to a 0-60 time of only 4.8 seconds, versus the Testarossa's 5.2-second time. Top speed increased from 180mph to 195mph - just shy of the F40's incredible 201mph top speed. A total of 2,280 512 TRs had been made when production ceased in 1994 and of those, it is believed that only 408 were imported to the states. Of the limited number of 512 TR's imported to the states, it is thought that only about 100 of them were of the 1993 model year.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This extremely desirable, special order Blu Chiaro over saddle 1993 512 TR was first registered on November 17th, 1995 in Massachusetts. The Carfax report shows that over the next 19+ years the original purchaser would keep the car with him as he moved about the country to his various residences. Over the years, the car was registered in Massachusetts, Florida, Oklahoma, Delaware, and New Jersey. In 2000 while at Ferrari Maserati of Long Island for servicing, the odometer reading was just 6,625. In 2015 the consignor purchased the vehicle from the original owner. Upon purchasing the car, the consignor went through the vehicle from top to bottom, replacing the infamous sticky interior pieces, tiered struts, and treated the 12-cylinder to a full, major engine-out service. Accompanying the car are receipts and photos taken during this major service.

Today with only a few ticks over 8,000 miles, this extremely rare 512 TR is in wonderful condition. The paint, interior, and engine bay are all in remarkable shape; a clear testament to the fastidious care that the prancing horse received throughout its life. Furthermore, the factory-applied cosmoline is still present on the frame and engine. In addition to the receipts and photos from the recent major service, the car will be sold with its original books, tools, spare keys, compressor, and a clean CARFAX report. When considering its remarkably preserved condition, low miles, recent servicing, and rare-desirable spec, this 2 owner 512 TR is surely one of the finest in extant.
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