1986 Ferrari Testarossa Coupe
City: Concord
State: none
Country: Australia
Phone: 02 8123 7959
Price: $339,990
Date Added: September 25, 2017
Expiration: 254 Day(s)
Link to your website: www.sydneycargarage.com.au
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This 1986 Ferrari Testarossa is a Pininfarina design, gated manual 5-speed gearbox, and a robust, naturally aspirated 12-cylinder engine. This design is Ferrari's signature recipe that has created some of the most iconic and sought after road cars to date.

Today the most desirable of these cars are arguably the earlier examples equipped with center lock wheels and a “flying mirror” which refers to the high mounted single mirror mounted on the driver's side. These examples were only built in 1985 and 1986 making them a rarity amongst the thousands manufactured and tend to hold the greatest market value.

This brings us to the example on offer, a 1986 Ferrari Testarossa chassis, having traveled just 52886 miles from new, finished in red over a soft light tan leather interior. In 2007 this Testarossa was sold by Florida Eurocars to its first Australian owner in WA with only 49600 miles on it. It remained on the west coast till 2014 then made its journey east where the car stayed under it current ownership and due to one too many toys in the garage is now offered for sale to the next custodian.

Upon approach, the red paint presents beautifully, retaining a glossy shine and a consistent finish throughout. The panel gaps and seams are all spot on, showing evenly with no abnormalities to make mention of. An inspection of the front end will yield a few small stone chips from necessary road use and little else. The rubber seals and moldings are still supple, free of any dry rot or blemishes. Each piece of glass is in good original condition with no damage or serious faults. The 5-spoke center lock wheels have also been well cared for, having no curb rash and free of scratches. This Testarossa is simply a nicely preserved example with little to critique.

The sort after tan leather trimmed interior maintains its original finishes and does not disappoint in quality. The door jams are presentable, still obtaining its original VIN plate on the driver's side and rubber entry guards in good shape. The paint in the jambs have incurred some light scratches from use but an even trade off considering it is believed to be the original paint. Both seats have developed a soft welcomed patina but lack any harsh blemishes.The dash has fared well with no inconsistencies to report, housing the fully operational and original gauges.The interior lighting and electronics are all in working order, in need of no repairs whatsoever. The interior/leather would ultimately benefit from further moisturizing of the leather, but remains acceptable as-is.

Pop open the front trunk and one will find a neat and well kept space.The spare wheel is present, still having the factory stickers untouched on the rim and tire. Moving to the engine bay, the great condition of this car continues through to this area as well. The engine bay is an excellent example of correctness and tidiness for a Testarossa. Looking over the undercarriage, there are no real arguments that arise.The frame is straight and true, with no indicators of this example having ever incurred any damage of any kind. The suspension is in good order and there are no signs of leaks or needs for repair.

The new owner will enjoy one of the most authentic Testarossa experiences one can find. Turn the key and the 4.9L, flat 12-cylinder engine promptly fires to life and idles smoothly. The gauges communicate adequate oil pressure, steady temperatures, with all systems performing as they should. Put your foot down and the raw power is immediate, the engine pulling strong, and extremely responsive. The 5-speed manual transmission shifts beautifully, accompanied by the satisfying ‘click' of the gated shifter. The steering has no play or abnormalities, making the driver feel very connected to the road and chassis. Apply the brakes and they smoothly knock off speed without issue. This is simply a thoroughly sorted example that can be driven as hard as one dares to.

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