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Miami Vice 1986 Ferrari Testarossa For Sale

It is for sale. Again. Miami Vice 1986 Ferrari Testarossa has been having some serious issues with finding an owner. After it was stored back in 1990 (a year after Miami Vice concluded), the famed white Testarossa appeared in 2014 on eBay with an asking price of $1.75 million. No one bought the car. Then in 2015, it appeared at the Mecum Daytime Auction in Monterey, California. Still, nothing.

The owners probably believe that third time’s the charm idiom. The famous Hero Car from Miami Vice will hit the auction block of Barrett Jackson’s Scottsdale, Arizona, auction from January 14-22. We do not know what it will fetch (if it fetches anything considerable), but the car does not have a reserved price. It will have a new owner for sure.

The story about the car is quite entertaining. After Ferrari figured out that Sonny Crockett used a replica of the Ferrari Daytona for shooting, the Italians sued. Then, they made a deal with the production. They had to blow up the Daytona on screen and in return, they’ll get two Ferrari Testarossa cars for filming. And it happened, only the cars delivered were in black. Michael Mann, a producer needed them in white so he could film night scenes the best way possible. Obviously, cars received a paintjob.

Proving the credibility of the car is the authentication from Ferrari North America and Ferrari Classiche. Also, it has Miami Vice registration plates, factory blueprints, and some other cool memorabilia.

All in all, Testarossa managed to hit 16,500 miles over the span of 20 years. It certainly is a well-preserved machine with its flat-12 still purring like a kitten. This was top notch Ferrari back in time. It had a 390hp flat-12 engine, 5-speed gearbox and great equipment including air-con, power seats, cruise control and other. Yet, it will possibly fall short of reaching the $1 mil mark on the auction.

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Safet Satara
About Safet Satara

I do not have spare time. All there is is car time. 12 years and counting. I am a Central European gearhead, but you are probably thinking - aaa a disposable Borg drone! Well, actually, I like to dress up like James Bond too. The only thing I need to be him is an Aston Martin (and I love DBS more than DB5 because, reasons). That's something I guess.