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1991 Ferrari Testarossa

Lot No.: 322

Registration: N/A
Chassis Number: ZFAA17B000090181
Engine Number: 27602
Number of cylinders: 12
CC: 4933
Year of Manufacture: 1991
Sold for (£): 202,500

Dating back to the 1950s and '60s when the 250 Testa Rossa was blazing a trail at the famous Le Mans 24 hour race, the name was later celebrated at the launch of the new Ferrari Testarossa in 1984 at the Paris Show at Porte de Versailles. Housing a 4.9 litre V12 engine pushing out 390BHP, the car was capable of a respectable 0-60 mph time of 4.7 seconds and top speed of 196mph. Produced between 1984 and 1991, some 7,177 Testarossas were produced in total - with the ‘twin mirror' cars now being recognised as the most collectable examples.

Delivered new in 1991 by Auto Becker GmbH & Co KG, Germany, to its first owner a Mr. Frank Laufenberg, this exceptional left-hand drive car was infact never even driven by Mr Laufenberg! However, he did have the foresight to order the exclusive Ferrari watch by Cartier, gold with steel, which comes in its original box and warranty card. The market value for these watches is more than 5,000 Euros and they are impossible to find. Accompanying the car, but not from new, is a 5-piece Ferrari luggage set in black leather that fits neatly into the trunk of the car - sourced this year at a cost of 10,000 Euros and never used.

Presented in its original colours of Rosso Red and an unusual interior of Crema and red leather roll top and door cards, this car also comes with its full Ferrari tool kit and 2 car covers for interior and exterior storage.

It is unknown when the second owner bought the car, but from the bills in the history file, we can ascertain that it had an engine out service in late June 2009 by Ferrari Lueg Sportivo GmbH of Dusseldorf, who changed the cambelts and tensioners at this time. All of this work is detailed in the invoices and has been recorded photographically. By this stage, we believe that the car had covered a mere 1,100 km, as confirmed by the Chief Service Engineer from Ferrari Lueg Sportivo, Mr. Gunnar Scholte.

On the 6th October 2014, our vendor had this wonderful Testarossa sent to the Official Ferrari Dealer (Forza Rossa S.R.L) in Bucharest, Romania, where he resides, for a complete service and inspection and to obtain a Certificate of Authenticity from the Ferrari Classiche Department. At present, the odometer is reading a genuine, but staggeringly low, 1,545 km (960 miles).

We are extremely proud to offer this low mileage and highly collectable ‘twin mirror' model for sale. Rarely do cars of this provenance come to market, with this particular car ticking all the right boxes - and some - for any serious collector today. We believe this to be a truly 'best of breed' Testarossa and you'd be hard pushed to find another one on the market today.