1986 Ferrari Testarossa

Like the Alfa Romeo Spider, Lamborghini Countach and Fiat Cinquecento, the Ferrari Testarossa is one of those Italian icons that is instantly recognizable even to those who aren't automotive enthusiasts. This early Testarossa for sale in Colorado was originally a California car and benefits from a recent engine out service.

1986 Ferrari Testarossa

This is an incredible opportunity to own an investment grade original example of a classic 1986 Ferrari Testarossa with only 24,538 miles! This car had a full engine out belt service one year ago and is completely up to date with all services. Compare this Ferrari to any other Testarossa on the market today and you will not be disappointed with what you see.

VIN ZFFSA17A5G0060281

This Testarossa has the most desirable red/tan color combination and is a California car since new! All service is current and most recently had a full engine out service in southern California (documentation included - see picture below). Clean Carfax and Autocheck reports included with sale or run your own. This Ferrari has an impeccably clean history with no dings, dents or scratches whatsoever. Truly as clean as they get. Hemmings Magazine has voted these Ferraris as a desirable investment car and one to watch (see article below)!

Buy it now before prices go up. This is the most inexpensive Ferrari on the market today with under 25,000 miles! Don't miss your chance. The tires have only 200 miles on them and are Michelin TRX Radials ($2,000).

280/45/15 IN THE REAR ON 240TR 415 RIMS

240/45/15 IN THE FRONT ON 210TR 415 RIMS

The Ferrari Testarossa is a 12-cylinder mid-engine sports car manufactured by Ferrari, which went into production in 1984 as the successor to the Ferrari Berlinetta Boxer. The Testarossa is a two-door coupe with a fixed roof that premiered at the 1984 Paris Auto Show. All versions of the Testarossa had the power fed through the wheels from a rear-mounted, five-speed manual transmission. The Rear mid-engine, rear-wheel drive layout (engine between the axles but behind the cabin) keeps the centre of gravity in the middle of the car, which increases stability and improves the car's cornering ability, and thus results in a standing weight distribution of 40% front: 60% rear.

The Testarossa name, which means "red head" in Italian, comes from the red-painted cam covers on the flat-12 engine. The double entendre with a red-headed woman was intentional – Ferrari and Pininfarina regularly use descriptive terms related to a female's body when describing the style of their automobiles.

Testarossa prices are at an all-time low. A little over a decade ago, these cars were closing in on six figures, but now you can regularly snag one for about half of that price. Expect to pay between $45,000 and $55,000 for a good, driver quality vehicle with anywhere between 15,000 and 40,000 miles on the clock. While they aren't cheap to run or service, these are some of the most iconic cars to wear the Prancing Horse badge of all time. If you have been itching to own one, now is a good time to pull the trigger.


3 thoughts on “1986 Ferrari Testarossa”

  1. 24 bids to $42,500 – reserve not met. Considering neglected, cars w/ no service history & deferred maintenance are selling for ~$45k (per Cavallino 5/13 market guide), the bidding was very light. I’d say this is an at least $55k car.

  2. Frank,

    By clicking the large picture in this post, you will see the ad for this car is no longer active. The vehicles on our site are not our own, rather they are from third party sellers.



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