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Lot No. 315 - 1987 Ferrari Testarossa Koenig Competition Evolution II

Not sold

One of only 21 Koenig Testarossas built....
Details Specification

Willy König enjoyed a fruitful motor-racing career with notable success, becoming German Hillclimb Champion at the wheel of a Ferrari 250 GT SWB in 1962 whilst piloting many other legendary racing cars at top class events such as the Le Mans 24 hours for the rest of his career. The foundations of his business, 'Koenig Specials' can be traced back to 1974 when he brought a Ferrari 365 GT4 BB into Germany, and dissatisfied with its performance, proceeded to modify both the engine and bodywork. These enhancements didn't go unnoticed and soon many Ferraristas were commissioning Herr  König to work on their cars. When Ferrari released the Testarossa in 1984, Koenig Specials were inevitably going to develop it further and the result was a scintillating performance car named the Ferrari Testarossa Koenig Competition Evolution. Based on a standard road car, the engine was highly modified to increase power output to an autobahn-munching, 800 bhp, along with anti-roll bars, a widened wheel-track & modified bodywork to accommodate larger wheels and a sports exhaust system. The interior of the car was also given the 'Koenig treatment' with customers offered a wide range of options. We are pleased to offer this example from a private collection, having left the factory in 1987 finished in Rosso Corsa with a red leather interior. The car was sold to its first owner in 1988 who took the car to Koenig where it received its dramatic new bodywork and engine modifications, reportedly increasing this naturally- aspirated car to 800bhp!  In 1996, a Dutch enthusiast took ownership of the car and immediately sent it back to Koenig to further enhance its looks by taking styling cues from the Ferrari 512M on both the rear and front ends of the car. By 1999, having covered 42,000km, it was sold to another Dutch collector who used it briefly, before it was sold to our vendor in 2014 at an indicated 45,600. Upon taking delivery of the car, our vendor sent it to highly respected Ferrari specialists DK Engineering, who took the engine out, detailed the engine bay and gave the car a full service and a fine bill of health. In his 2 years of ownership, our vendor has been fastidious in his maintenance of the car and it has been stored in a heated garage and always left on trickle charge. Our vendor has his own personal collection manager, who ensures that any job needing doing, is attended to immediately. Supplied with an MoT until 14th July '16 and a host of paperwork in the history file, this rare car, reportedly one of only 21 made, is now showing only 46,430km on the odometer. This left-hand drive, spectacular Ferrari may not be everybody's 'cup of tea', but if turning heads appeals to you, then there is no better way to do it. **Please note the vendor is in the process of removing a cherished registration plate from the car with the DVLA issuing a date-correct registration in due course**    

Year of manufacture:
1987
Make:
Ferrari
Chassis number:
ZFFAA17B000076967
# of cylinders:
12
Engine capacity:
4943
Body colour:
Red
LHD/RHD:
Right-hand Drive
Registration number:
tba
Model:
Testarossa
Engine number:
F113B12085
Interior colour:
Red

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