1993 FERRARI TESTAROSSA
Historics at Brooklands | 26-Nov-2016 | Historics at Brooklands November Sale | Venue : Brooklands Museum
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 189
Year : 1993
Engine Size : See Description
Transmission : manual
RHD
Registration No. : K795 FAR
Chassis No. : ZFFAA17C000090484
Engine No. : 27849
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale
 

 

Introduced at the 1984 Paris Salon, the Testarossa caused a
sensation. The functionality of its Pininfarina-styled bodywork was
disguised by a wealth of flamboyant and futuristic detailing.
Developed with the aid of a wind tunnel, it combined a low drag
coefficient with impressive negative lift characteristics. The
first twelve-cylinder Ferrari to be marketed in America for a
decade, the new flagship was of vital importance to Maranello.
Although it was built around a similar tubular steel matrix, it
retained the same mid-engined layout as its Berlinetta Boxer
forebears. The Testarossa was more than just a simple evolution,
its use of galvanised steel for the doors, roof and bulkheads
promised greater longevity while a longer wheelbase, wider track
and revised all-round double-wishbone coil-over suspension promoted
better handling. As well as greater interior space, drivers also
benefited from an adjustable steering column, re-profiled seats and
air conditioning. Mounting the drive train and rear suspension on a
separate sub-frame meant better noise insulation and easier
servicing. The switch from a large front-mounted radiator to twin
units housed in front of each rear resulted in more efficient
cooling and less heat soak. Extensively reworked, the 4,942cc,
flat-12 (developing some 390bhp) is mated to a five-speed manual
gearbox. Highly praised by the contemporary motoring press, Autocar
magazine found the Testarossa capable of 181mph and 0-60mph in 5.3
seconds.

Presented in, what many believe to be, the best combination;
Ferrari Rosso Corsa with cream leather interior, this extremely-low
mileage Testarossa is described by the vendor as an immaculate
example. First registered in  February 1993 with Stratstone of
Wilmslow, K795 FAR has been with its present owner since the summer
of 2013 when he purchased the car from a private collection. Having
spent 16 years in the collection, the car was re-commissioned with
attention to detail high on the list of priorities and, in 2014,
was subject to a full cambelt service by renowned Ferrari mechanic
and Marinello trained, John Greatorex. Original stamps in the
service booklet and old MoT test certificates to help warrant the
mileage.

An original righthand drive UK car- supplied and registered- and
having covered less than 600 miles per year of its life, this
example can be considered a genuine collector's example and is sure
to attract attention not only from the UK, but also worldwide.

Interested parties should note that contrary to the initial
description printed in your catalogue, the original handbooks are
not available with this lot, only the service booklet.


For sale by auction on Saturday 26 November 2016 with Historics at Brooklands, Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit, Weybridge, Surrey, Call 01753 639170