1995 Ferrari F512M

The mid 1990s were a time of change at Ferrari, as the company began favoring front engined sports cars once again. In 1995, we were witnessing the Testarossa's last stand in the form of the F512M. Only 500 of the "final" Testarossa were produced, this time with exposed headlamps, a revised front bumper resembling the F355, a restyled rear light cluster and power from the 4.9 liter flat-12 upgraded to 440 horsepower. Reviews were mixed with many enthusiasts preferring Pininfarina's original interpretation from 1984. This menacing black example for sale in Illinois has covered under 10,000 miles.

1995 Ferrari F512M

A low mile rare 512M. Award winning ultra clean example we have serviced for many years. The ultimate example in the evolution of the Testarossa. Fresh belt service. All books and keys. A classic for the serious Ferrari collector.

A clean, low mileage, first generation Testarossa will run you between $50,000 to $75,000 or so, so the asking price of over $167,000 for what is a very similar car is a bit hard to stomach, no matter how showroom fresh. True, the F512M is worth more and this car has had its belt service, but some purists deride the styling over the earlier Testarossa and 512TR. Realistically, this car is worth somewhere around $100,000 to $130,000.

-Paul

Posted under: Ferrari, Modern Classic
Dated: Jan 18 2013

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