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1993 Ferrari 512 TR

Lot No.: 325

Registration: K205K00
Chassis Number: ZFFLA40B000095205
Engine Number: 32729
Number of cylinders: 12
CC: 4943cc
Year of Manufacture: 1992
Estimate (£): 85,000 - 100,000
(+buyer’s premium of 15% including VAT @ 20%)

The Testarossa was first seen at the Paris Motor Show in 1984, its name derived from the legendary 1957 Ferrari 250 GT, and the car went on to achieve many awards including "Design of the Year" and the "Car Design Award". This acclaim recognised not only the brilliant aesthetics of the car but its technical accomplishments as well. It's difficult to surpass excellence, particularly when compared with such an illustrious predecessor as the original Testarossa - a car which had already attained a particularly high level of performance, maximum speed, acceleration, and road handling.

So how was it going to be possible to proceed one step further? In 1991, the answer came in the form of Ferrari 512 TR. The new TR represented a significant step up in Ferrari performance. With 41 more horsepower than its predecessor, the new 428 bhp engine shaved a whole second off the already impressive 5.7 second 0-60 mph acceleration. The chassis was extensively reconstructed, as was the 5-speed manual transmission and brakes, and the bodywork received a minor facelift giving the TR a more aggressive stance, whilst still retaining that distinctive Testarossa style.

This, left-hand drive, 512 TR is finished in Rosso Corsa with a black leather interior. It has formed part of a private collection and was purchased by our vendor from the Italian collector. Supplied new by Motor s.p.a in Modena, a Mr E. Golinelli took delivery of this example on 17th November 1992. There are nine stamps listed in the service booklet and the last was carried out within the last 1,000 kilometres. The current mileage is 88,363 kilometres or 54,906 miles but the condition would suggest this Ferrari has been cherished over the years.

The Rosso Corsa bodywork is unmarked, dent free and retains a lovely shine, whilst the black leather interior is in superb condition. Supplied with its tool roll, full leather maintenance wallet, and bills and receipts for recent work, the vendor would like the car to go to a new home in order to focus on other projects.

Offered at a most realistic estimate, this particular 512 TR offers a fantastic opportunity considering its impressive overall condition. We welcome any inspection on this Ferrari and buyers should contact the office for all further details or to arrange a pre-sale inspection.