"Testa Rossa", an evocative name in the history of Ferrari dating back to the late 1950s. At that time the 250 Testa Rossa with red painted cylinder heads becomes a legend of the circuits.
Thirty years later, Ferrari will give birth to another legend that will unleash the passions. Presented at the Paris Motor Show in 1984, the beauty is low and very wide and its line is as fluid as it is aggressive.
It contains a 12-cylinder V-180 engine, inherited from the 365 GT4 BB and 512 BB. It has an increased cylinder capacity of 4,942 cc, four valves per cylinder, an additional 50 horsepower over the 512BBi and a weight gain of 20 kg thanks to the use of Silumin, an alloy of 'aluminum.
Its name "Testarossa" is seen as a good omen and the market is going to make this car one of the biggest hits of the Maranello brand.
To refresh this powerful block of 390 horses, Pininfarina will imagine two air vents equipped with slats designed to channel the air to the engine, air intakes become a real visual signature.
It is unanimously hailed as the first car to allow its driver to go so fast so easily. The first versions are equipped with a unique sculptural rearview mirror and star wheels with central nut fixed to a Rudge hub.
They will adopt respectively two rear view mirrors placed lower in 1986, then five-bolt fixing wheels in 1987. With 7177 copies sold until 1991, the Testarossa is one of the biggest successes of Ferrari. A car monument.
Our copy is a sought after "Monospecchio", one of the last of this first series produced only until the 1987 vintage. It therefore addresses the central nut rims and the famous mono-mirror.
Our car was delivered new on July 25, 1986 to its first Parisian owner by Etablissements Charles Pozzi. In its original "Rosso Corsa" livery with red carpets and black leather upholstery, it is in its classic configuration, which is still in demand.
Its current owner acquired it at DPM Motors in Monaco, more than 5 years ago. He uses from the car regularly for his greatest pleasure.
A very important revision of more than 10,000 has just been done at Scuderia Monte Carlo Service to keep this Testarossa, already mechanically up to date, irreproachable. In addition to fluid replacement, the clutch has just been changed, as are the timing belts, the revised starter and the recharged air conditioning.
In order to perfect the cosmetic state of this exceptional car, it has just been completely repainted by a recognized specialist. This car has its original maintenance book and its toolbox. With only 41,000 km traveled in almost 20 years, our mono-retro in excellent condition has strong arguments, it must hold your attention.
The Testarossa "monospecchio" are certainly the most sought after with their original design. Our copy is a rare opportunity to acquire this myth of the contemporary automobile whose icon status promises a place of choice in the most beautiful collections of the world.
In the Ferrari story « Testa Rossa » is an evocative name which comes from the late fifties, when the Testa Rossa 250 with red painted valve covers became a track legend. 30 years leater, Ferrari created another legend which will light passions. Released at the 1984 Paris Motorshow, the new model is low and wide, the shape is both fluid and aggressive.
The flat-12 engine from 3645 GT4 BB and 512 BB rose to 4942cm3 and 4 valves by cylinders producing 50 bhp more than 512, in the same time it lost 20 kilos thanks to the silumin. Our model is a rare “Monospecchio”, one of the last model ever produced. It is fitted with central studded wheels and famous single mirror.
This car has been delivered brand new on July the 25th to its first Parisian owner by Charles Pozzi. In its original presentation, Rosso Corsa with red carpets and black leather seats, it is in the most classic layout for a Ferrari. The current owner bought it at the famous DPM Motors dealer of Monaco 5 years ago. He has driven the car regularly for his pleasure since then.
A very important service has just been done for an amount of more than 10.000 to preserve this Testarossa in an exceptional condition. Fluids have been replaced, las well as the clutch and timing belt, starting system was reviewed and air conditioning reloaded. To achieve the condition of this exceptional car, it has been fully repainted by a specialist.
This car has its original service book and toolbox. With only 41 000 km in almost 20 years, our specimen is in pristine condition and has strong arguments to hold your attention. Regarding their original design, Monospecchio are the most attractive and our car is a rare opportunity to buy such a myth.
Kilométrage: 40 680 km au compteur
Motorisation: 12 cylindres à plat
Cylindrée: 4 942 cm3