Why is there a Ferrari “Testarossa Spider” in the world? | VAGUE |

Representative of 80’s culture “Testarossa”

Ferrari “Testarossa” is a masterpiece representing modern Ferrari, and it can be said that it is a particularly iconic model among the neo-classic cars of the 1980s and 90s called “Young Timer”.

Since creating a sensation from the moment of its debut at the Salon in Paris in 1984, Testarossa has graced various stages such as movies, dramas, and music videos that were all the rage at the time, embodying the culture of this glorious era. ..

● 1987 Ferrari “Testarossa Spider by Straman”

The expected winning bid is about 13 million yen-about 18.15 million yen. It’s expensive for a testarossa, but what is the evaluation of the spider model made by an American specialist? (C) 2020 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

Although the Testarossa has undergone some evolution in the production process, its futuristic original design will lose its brilliance until it was discontinued in 1996 as the final model “F512M” and even to the present. There was no.

On the other hand, the combination of a 180-degree V12 4.9-liter Tipo F113A engine and a now-nostalgic 5-speed manual transmission with a shift gate brings direct driving pleasure and exhilarating 12-cylinder sound to modern enthusiasts. Also tells me that it is squeaky.

Such a testarossa is a hit work that is said to have produced a total of 7177 units, so it is exhibited quite frequently at the current classic car auction.

However, the tester Rossa, which will be put up for sale at the “ARIZONA” auction held by RM Sotheby’s, the largest classic car / collector’s car auction, as the first large-scale auction in 2021, is the most special and “American” one.

In Scottsdale, Arizona, which is known as a cold resort in the United States, several leading auction houses gather every year from mid-January to late January, and a large number of auctions are held for the world’s classic car industry. There is.

It will not change in 2021 in the midst of the new coronavirus disaster, and major companies such as “Bonhams”, “Barrett Jackson”, “Gooding & Company” will mainly use the online type using the Internet. It seems that they are supposed to hold an auction.

Meanwhile, RM Sotheby’s has restricted admission to the “OTTO CAR CLUB”, a membership clubhouse and vehicle storage facility for car enthusiasts in Scotchdale, to prevent COVID-19 infection, while the main is online. It was decided to hold a large-scale auction.

From the various exhibited vehicles, the first thing VAGUE paid attention to was the Ferrari Testarossa spider specification introduced here.

Gallery:[Image]What is the rare “Testarossa” spider model (23 images)?


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