One of the most iconic cars of the Eighties to ever roll out of Enzo Ferrari’s hallowed stables is the Ferrari Testarossa. The mere mention of the name of this car sends petrolheads the world over into a frenzy, from its futuristic styling to the characteristic scream of the twelve-cylinder engine that powered it. If you’d like to own a piece of Italian automotive art and history, here’s a 1989 Ferrari Testarossa Coupe from Florida for sale, having screamed over just 23,500 miles to get here. It’s reportedly for sale by its second owner who is including the original tool kit, books, manuals and two keys in the sale.
The iconic styling of the Testarossa was penned by renowned Italian design house Pininfarina, and this 1989 Ferrari Testarossa Coupe looks absolutely stunning in its obligatory Rosso Corsa or Racing Red paintjob. The iconic five-spoke 16-inch alloy wheels add to the outlook. Pause and take a second look at those side strakes, known as the ‘cheese grater’. These are functional, as they channel air to the side-mounted radiators for the engine. All badging is present and correct, and at the rear, four exhaust tips hint at the potency lying just ahead of them. The interior is in black and offers seating for two, on plush leather seats. The seat belt mechanism has reportedly been replaced with a more modern track system, and the original seat belts and mechanism are included in the sale. Gaze upon that magnificent gated manual gear shift, and imagine yourself powering down a mountain road, snicking up and down the gears at will with a satisfying click as you slot each gear home. Power windows, power mirrors and climate control are some of the modern creature comforts you can expect in this Testarossa too.
This 1989 Ferrari Testarossa Coupe is powered by Ferrari’s 4.9L longitudinally-mounted dry-sumped flat-12 engine that puts out around 380hp and 361lb-ft to the rear wheels via a five-speed manual transmission. The entire drivetrain and transmission are designed to be removed from the car as a single unit enabling servicing of the engine and timing belts. Large disc brakes at the front and rear ensure adequate stopping power to rein in this charging Italian stallion. Whilst the zero-to-sixty time of 5 seconds and top speed of 180mph may not be as impressive as they were in the Eighties, the Testarossa makes up for that with a soulful soundtrack that its flat-12 sings, and the involving experience of wringing out every horse as you ascend the rev band, before slotting the next gear home with that lovely gated shifter.
Car Location: Florida Replaced Seatbelts - has a more modern track system 4.9L F12 Engine Gated manual transmission 2 keys reported Original tool kit included in sale Original books and manuals reported Original seat belts and mechanism included in sale Reported to be for sale by 2nd owner
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