Info: The Ferrari Testarossa is a mid-engined sports car that the Italian company began producing in 1984 in Italy. The duration of this model was extended for more than a decade, until finally the Ferrari withdrew from the markets in 1996. The company launched the Testarossa model in order to replace and become the successor to the Ferrari Berlinetta Boxer.
The Ferrari Testarossa has undergone two major revisions that resulted in three generations of the model. The cars of the second and third generation, however, disassociated from the original name of the model, "Testarossa", and adopted new names: 512TR and F512M, respectively. Overall been produced for over 12 years, about 10 thousand units of the Testarossa, including three versions of the model, which makes it one of the most common Ferraris and easy to find.
Curiosity: A Ferrari Testarossa, which was once owned by Elton John, will be auctioned this week in London. The estimated price is between the 105 and 130 000 euros.
The "fireball" Italian is part of a batch of four dozen classic cars, including two Ferrari Dino, which will be auctioned by Coys at auction now customary Spring Classics.
The Testarossa, one 512 TR 1991, purchased by the current owner for about 115,000 euros in 2001, has only 3380 km driven, Rosso Corsa red paint and interior in beige.
"This is probably the 512 TR with the lowest mileage available in the market today, with an excellent provenance. With prices Ferraris to continue to increase, this car offers the opportunity for a great investment, "said Chris Routledgethe, Managing Director of COYS.
The car has always been the target of regular maintenance at Ferrari and includes the complete history of revisions and a letter proving that the car actually belonged to Elton John.
The Ferrari Testarossa was produced between 1984 and 1991 and is equipped with a V12 engine of 4.9 liters, capable of developing a maximum power of 390. Accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in less than 6 seconds and reaches a top speed of 290 km / h.