For Sale: 1989 Ferrari Testarossa in Alsip, Illinois


Vehicle Description

The Original Owner Has Entrusted MIDWEST CAR EXCHANGE To Sell His Personally Ordered Ferrari Testarossa In Black With Tan Interior. Only 21,500 Babied Miles Were Put On This Ferrari Maintained Black Beauty... Comes With Original Factory FERRARI Wheels WORLDWIDE ENSCLOSED SHIPPING, LOW RATE LONG TERM FINANCING AVAILABLE In 1984, Ferrari unveiled its latest twelve-cylinder flagship, the replacement for the pretty but ageing Berlinetta Boxer series. The new car’s no-apologies body was designed by Pininfarina, an angular, impossibly low and wide machine that was graced with the most outrageous set of air intakes anyone had ever seen. If the styling didn’t stir up enough controversy, the choice of a name for the new car certainly did: Testarossa – a name steeped in motorsport history- was given to a car that had no intentions of ever seeing a racetrack. But in typical Ferrari style, the controversy was somehow spun to their advantage and the new Testarossa became a commercial success, selling in strong numbers while also gracing the bedroom walls of countless car-crazy kids around the globe. Although the Testarossa appeared dramatically different from the outgoing Boxer, it was not a 100% new car; rather, it was a heavily evolved version of its predecessor. The Testarossa still carried a 4.9 liter flat-12 mounted amidships in the chassis. But now the engine wore new alloy four-valve cylinder heads with signature red cam covers, increased compression and new management to bump the power up to 390hp. The chassis was lengthened, widened and tuned to produce excellent ride and handling, in turn making the Testarossa much faster than the Boxer point-to-point. The cabin was roomier and cooler thanks to the side mounted radiators (Boxers had coolant pipes that ran through the cabin). Testarossa owners could also carry a reasonable amount of luggage in the front trunk and behind the seats and stood a chance at arriving at their far-off destination exhilarated, but not exhausted and sweaty. Thanks to the mechanical refinement and the surprising longevity of the styling, the Testarossa enjoyed a 12 year production run over three generations, with just under 10,000 examples built in total. Official status in the US market also helped to secure the Testarossa’s future. The 512BB was never officially imported, but now, anyone in America with a large enough bank balance could visit a Ferrari dealership and drive home with a fully backed and road legal Testarossa. WORLDWIDE ENSCLOSED SHIPPING, LOW RATE LONG TERM FINANCING AVAILABLE This is a consignment vehicle and the information above was provided by the current owner. We can make no guarantees as to the accuracy of the above information. However, please understand as with all pre-owned automobiles, the described condition is subjective.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-918941
  • Year:1989
  • Make:Ferrari
  • Model:Testarossa
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Tan
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Engine Size:V-12
  • Odometer:21000
  • Title Status:Clear