A Trio of Ferrari 512TRs

The Ferrari Testarossa was the poster child for ‘80s era excesses. Few realize, however, that this wide-hipped, twelve cylinder bruiser lasted until 1995 through two model changeovers. My favorite of all of them, however, is the 512TR. Much like the 964 version of the Porsche 911, the 512TR smoothed out the classic Pininfarina formula with better integrated bumpers, updated alloy wheels and some updated interior trim and switchgear. At the request of one of our readers, Mark, let’s take a look at three different 512TRs for sale currently. First up is this red 1994 model for sale in California.

Year: 1994
Model: 512TR
Engine: 4.9 liter flat-12
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 21,700 mi
Price: $112,000 Buy It Now

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1994 Ferrari 512 TR Testarossa. Red exterior, Tan interior. ABS Brakes, custom clear engine cover, excellent condition with only 21,700 California only driven miles. A rare beauty, priced to sell. Please contact me with any questions. Serious buyers only. Local pickup only. I have many more pictures, please contact me and I will send them to you.

Next up we have a yellow 1992 512TR for sale in Northern Virginia.

Year: 1992
Model: 512TR
Engine: 4.9 liter flat-12
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 18,054 mi
Price: $109,900 Buy It Now

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1992 Ferrari 512TR. Only 18,084 actual miles! Extremely rare Giallo Fly Yellow exterior and Nero leather interior! This 512TR is 1 of 5 yellow Testarossa's listed on the Testarossa, 512TR, 512M registry.

This rare 512TR is absolutely drop dead gorgeous! It looks and smells like new, it has been meticulously maintained and just underwent an extensive engine out service that included the change of timing belts and bearings, valve adjustment, replacement of cam seals and replacement of all fluids at 17,800 miles on September 26, 2013! The service was performed by Blackhorse Motor Sports in Los Angeles California. As you know, this service is necessary and extremely important so you can have the level of confidence when purchasing this 512TR! The engine was also meticulously detailed during the service while the engine was out of the car.

The 512TR is considered an iconic Ferrari. There are very few Ferrari models that were built that boasted a rear V12 engine! This is one of the last of those rare models. The car drives beautifully and is in exceptional condition inside and out. Upgrades include Tubi exhaust, yellow Brembo brake calipers and a state of the art sound system by Sony that includes a removable face located in the hidden dash compartment.

The brakes work perfectly and the clutch is in excellent condition. All suspension components are in perfect condition. There are no known mechanical issues. The transmission shifts smoothly, the power windows and all console switches work as they should and the heat blows warm and the A/C blows cold! The doors, trunk and engine hatch open as new with no flaws. I would not hesitate to drive this car cross country!

This 512TR is an exceptional value and prices are expected to continue rising on these iconic vehicles since the rear engine V12 Ferrari is a rare breed. Please see my feedback and bid with confidence!

Lastly, we have this black 512TR for sale in St. Louis.

Year: 1993
Model: 512TR
Engine: 4.9 liter flat-12
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 16,782 mi
Price: Reserve auction

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You are viewing a superb example of the 1993 Ferrari 512 TR finished in Nero (solid Black) over Black leather. It has just arrived back with us from a much valued repeat-client of ours who purchased it from us in 2011. It is, as it was before, in absolutely fantastic cosmetic and mechanical condition both inside and out with everything operating as designed.

This 1993 512TR with just 16,782 miles driven from new has obviously been very well cared for in its entire twenty years and it is an absolute delight to drive. When we sold this 1993 512TR to our local Doctor client back in 2011 we performed the factory recommended services due at that time ‘by-the-book’ @15,776 miles totalling $9,941.15, pictures are shown from that time showing the engine out of the car and in our clean-room.

Please call me if you would like to discuss the service documentation as it is too much to list on this ad. The documentation I have, will of course come with the car when you take delivery. It comes complete with the original owner’s portfolio containing the owners manuals and service books plus the original window sticker in perfect condition is present.

The 512 was only brought into the USA for 3 model years and finding one just as nice as this must be very difficult. This one is has the must-have TR upgrade of (a polished stainless steel Tubi exhaust system) plus the modern convenience of a beautifully installed Passport rear view mirror with radar detector, speed reading sensors, GPS Navigation, Bluetooth telephone and Sirius Satellite radio.

* I can arrange enclosed delivery of this 512TR anywhere within days of our consummated transaction so please call me to determine your final cost.

* I can take your vehicle as a trade-in against this Ferrari, so please call me with the details and we can get the process started. Call Mark Wetzel of St. Louis Motorcars / Cell 314-853-2364

If it were my coin, I’d probably snag the black 512TR. True, Rosso Corsa is the classic Ferrari hue, but a sinister looking car calls for a stealth look. In any case though, these Testarossas from the early 1990s have me pining for the days of proper gated gearboxes and flamboyant styling cues that have either been watered down or eliminated in an era of ever tightening regulation.


5 thoughts on “A Trio of Ferrari 512TRs”

  1. How serious is the seller of the red TR? Cell phone pics and no mention of condition or service records? Black on Black was always my favorite colour combo on the TR.

  2. Ramon,

    By clicking on the large pictures on these posts, you will be brought to the original ad, which in this case is no longer active. The vehicles featured on CICFS are not our own, rather, they are via third party sellers.


  3. Nice writeup Paul. These are all pretty slick, so hard to choose. I myself have a hard time between the Testarossa and the 512. There’s some rawness to the original, and yet the polish of the 512 design is appealing too, almost perfect in a way. I doubt the driving experience differs much though.

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