If you’re obsessed with Miami Vice, and especially the car, this one’s for you. The “star” of the ‘80s-era television series “Miami Vice” is going up for up auction. No, we’re not talking Sonny Crocket or Ricardo Tubbs, we’re talking the 1986 Ferrari Testarossa.
This iconic supercar with its signature side strakes was one of the quintessential poster cars that found itself plastered on many a teenager’s bedroom wall in the 1980s and quickly moved into cult status along with other series props such as Ray Ban sunglasses, Armani jackets, Scarab speedboats and enough firearms for a small army.
It’s been rumored that Enzo Ferrari himself proposed that the Ferrari factory could supply two black Testarossas for use on the show. From that day forward, this Testarossa became the show’s signature car. The only significant change came when the Ferrari was repainted white at the request of Director Michael Mann so it could been seen better during night scenes.
The Testarossa sports a 4.9 liter, 390-horsepower flat-12 engine, a traditional five-speed manual gated shifter, beige leather, power windows, power locks, power seats, cruise control and air conditioning. After “Miami Vice” ended its series run in 1989 the car was placed into storage until earlier this year.
Now showing 16,124 miles and authenticated by both Ferrari North America and Ferrari Classiche, with documented service records from Shelton Ferrari in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., this exotic recently received an engine-out service at a cost of $8,000.
The sportster goes on the chopping block at the Mecum Daytime Auction in Monterey this Aug. 13-15. For more info and to register as a bidder, visit Mecum.com.