If the Ferrari Testarossa sold several thousand copies between 1984 and 1996, its Spider version is a real rarity in the automotive field. While the only copy to officially leave the Maranello factory was assembled for Gianni Agnelli, Pininfarina, historical partner of Ferrari, was responsible for producing a handful of Testarossa Spider. It is today one of these models that the auction house RM Sotheby’s will offer for sale on November 5 in London.
A like-new Testarossa Spider
This Testarossa Spider is all the more rare as it has been driven very little. Never registered by its owner, the Spider has only 413 kilometers on its odometer and was fully restored in 2021 before its auction. It was the car styling company Pininfarina who took charge of restoring his baby by repairing the mechanism of the soft top and refreshing its bodywork as well as its interior. Zanasi, the historic partner of Ferrari and Italian coachbuilder, then endeavored to restore the Spider’s 4.9 flat twelve-cylinder engine to its former glory by allowing it to fully develop its 428 horsepower and 491 Nm of torque.
A price worthy of rarity
Arcade video game star OutRunthe Ferrari Testarossa Spider carved out a special place for itself in the hearts of gamers in the late 80s. Coupled with its immense rarity, the Italian supercar should be a real eye-catcher at auction as explained by Peter Haynes, the Director of Public Relations and Marketing Europe at RM Sotheby’s: “The Testarossa Spider is a remarkable car in its own right, attracting the attention of collectors around the world”. The company estimates the value of the car at between £1.4 and £1.8 million, or between €1.6 and €2 million.