1989 Ferrari Testarossa Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFSA17S000082009
Lot 222
1989 Ferrari Testarossa Coupé
Coachwork by Pininfarina
£70,000 - 100,000
US$ 93,000 - 130,000

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Lot Details
1989 Ferrari Testarossa Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFSA17S000082009 1989 Ferrari Testarossa Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFSA17S000082009 1989 Ferrari Testarossa Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFSA17S000082009 1989 Ferrari Testarossa Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFSA17S000082009 1989 Ferrari Testarossa Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFSA17S000082009 1989 Ferrari Testarossa Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFSA17S000082009 1989 Ferrari Testarossa Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFSA17S000082009 1989 Ferrari Testarossa Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFSA17S000082009 1989 Ferrari Testarossa Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFSA17S000082009 1989 Ferrari Testarossa Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFSA17S000082009 1989 Ferrari Testarossa Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFSA17S000082009 1989 Ferrari Testarossa Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFSA17S000082009 1989 Ferrari Testarossa Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFSA17S000082009 1989 Ferrari Testarossa Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFSA17S000082009 1989 Ferrari Testarossa Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFSA17S000082009 1989 Ferrari Testarossa Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFSA17S000082009 1989 Ferrari Testarossa Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFSA17S000082009 1989 Ferrari Testarossa Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFSA17S000082009 1989 Ferrari Testarossa Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFSA17S000082009 1989 Ferrari Testarossa Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFSA17S000082009 1989 Ferrari Testarossa Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFSA17S000082009 1989 Ferrari Testarossa Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFSA17S000082009 1989 Ferrari Testarossa Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFSA17S000082009 1989 Ferrari Testarossa Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFSA17S000082009 1989 Ferrari Testarossa Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFSA17S000082009 1989 Ferrari Testarossa Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFSA17S000082009
1989 Ferrari Testarossa Coupé
Coachwork by Pininfarina

Registration no. G742 WGX
Chassis no. ZFFSA17S000082009
*Iconic model
*Left-hand drive
*Circa 56,000 kilometres recorded
*Un-restored and original

Footnotes

  • 'There are fast cars and fast cars. None of them comes close to the 180mph Ferrari Testarossa: it is firmly in that top echelon of high performance cars for which perhaps only two or three rivals qualify. The Testarossa is so excitingly fast you can relive the moments of spine-tingling acceleration from the mere mention of the revered name.' - Motor.

    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, the latter now boasting a maximum power output raised to 380bhp 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 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 – and copied - 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 coefficient of drag, its graceful body being notable for the absence of extraneous spoilers and other such devices. Despite the increase in size over the 512BB, the Testarossa was lighter than its predecessor, the body - its steel doors and roof excepted - being, somewhat unusually for a production Ferrari, of aluminium. Luxury touches in the well-equipped cabin included air conditioning, electrically adjustable seats, tilting steering wheel and plentiful leather.

    Unlike some of its rivals, the Testarossa possessed light controls and was relatively easy to drive, factors which, allied to its outstanding performance and stunning looks, contributed to an instant and sustained high level of demand. In 1992 the original Testarossa was succeeded by the updated 512TR version, which came with 428bhp on tap, while ABS brakes were added to the package before the 512TR was replaced by what would be the Testarossa's final incarnation – the 512M – for 1995. For the first time there were major cosmetic changes: the original pop-up headlights being replaced by fixed lamps beneath clear covers, the grille size reduced, round tail lamps adopted and three-piece wheels fitted. Titanium connecting rods went into the engine, which produced marginally more power and torque than before.

    This un-restored example of the legendary Italian supercar was delivered new to Wolfgang Denzel AG in Austria, and in September 1996 went from Austria to Spain, being registered there to one Glynis Binks. The accompanying service booklet records main dealer service history up to 2003 when the owner became ill. On 1st December 2015, the Ferrari was registered in the UK, and since then the current owner has had the car re-commissioned, including a change of cam belts, etc. Accompanying paperwork consists of Spanish vehicle history documents, a UK V5C Registration Certificate, current MoT, and the aforementioned service booklet.

    A head-turner wherever it goes, this wonderful Testarossa wants for nothing and would be the perfect addition to any collection of Ferraris.

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  • Please note that this car does not come with a valid MoT.
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