Cars We Sold

1992 Ferrari 512 TR Serial Number 90817


Lead photograph of 1992 Ferrari 512 TR Serial Number 90817

We are pleased to offer 1992 Ferrari 512 TR s/n 90817. From new in a very desirable Rosso Corsa FER 300/12 red with crema leather. We sold 512 TR s/n 90817 to its current owner on 11 May, 1992, when it was only one month old and had only 578 miles and so 512 TR s/n 90817 has been a one-owner car for twenty-three years. All maintenance has been at Newport Ferrari, the factory authorized Ferrari dealership. The most recent engine-out cam belt, fluids service and the fitting of four new Pirelli P Zero tires was completed on 22 August, 2014, a mere seven months ago at a cost of $12,154.78. The mileage was then 21,686 miles. The self-confessed obsessive-compulsive owner is both an aeronautical engineer and orthopedic surgeon and so 512 TR s/n 90817 is exceptionally well maintained, nicely detailed and extremely well documented. 512 TR s/n 90817 comes with the original window sticker for $195,600, the original warranty card dated 06 April, 1992, the owner’s purchase documents dated 11 May, 1992 and a staggering amount of related sales documents, service invoices, smog slips and other paperwork from new making for an extremely well documented four inch thick service and ownership history.

The original Testarossa was introduced in 1984 and was the first 12-cylinder Ferrari specifically designed for the U.S. market. Ferrari wanted to dominate the American exotic car market and so the Testarossa was designed with attractive integrated bumpers, U.S.-friendly headlights, a user-friendly cockpit, more than adequate air conditioning and a then state-of-the-art engine-management system and catalytic converters, making it a supercar by the performance standards of the day. The Testarossa engine was an evolution of the 512 BBi’s fuel-injected 4,943cc unit but updated with all-new four-valve heads and Magneti Marelli Microplex ignition. Red-painted cam covers and ribbed intake plenums paid homage to Ferrari’s Testa Rossa sports-racing cars of 1950s and early ’60s and gave the Testarossa its “Redhead” name. In deference to the American market, the Testarossa was finished in very plush leather on the seats, the rear shelf, the headliner and visors. The trunk was adequately sized and the cockpit was very comfortable, making the Testarossa the automotive weapon of choice to cover long distances at high speeds in comfort.

The original Testarossa was re-engineered for 1992 and introduced as the 512 TR at the 1992 Los Angeles Auto Show as effectively a completely new car. The 512 TR was designed to be a formidable competitor to Lamborghini’s new Diablo with engine output up 38 hp to 428 bhp at 6750 rpm, thanks, in part, to Bosch Motronic M2.7 engine management. Top speed jumped to 190 mph while 0-60 was now just 4.9 seconds. The exhaust sound at speed alone was worth the price of admission. Visually the new 512 TR front featured a new bumper, a new grille, twin brake ducts and new secondary light clusters. A new engine lid, color-coded rocker panels and smoked tail light clusters were topped off with a chromed Cavallino Rampante above the color-coded bumper. Attractive five-spoke wheels and larger brakes completed the exterior updates. The interior received a more contemporary dash and center console. The highly revised chassis was much stiffer, featuring a lower-mounted engine and gearbox, gas-filled rear shocks and a lower ride height, all improving both performance and handling.

1992 Ferrari 512 TR s/n 90817 has been an essentially one-owner, meticulously maintained Southern California its entire life. Comes with its full set of original tools, full set of original books complete down to the radio book, the window sticker, warranty card and car cover. Finished in quintessential Ferrari Rosso Corsa, the car presents itself as a time-capsule example of one of Ferrari’s most recognizable and striking road cars. The paintwork is exceptional and shows very nicely with no noticeable blemishes and the front bumper is protected by a custom fitted bra. The car’s fragile front spoiler remains intact and devoid of the damage often seen on Testarossas and the owner has sourced a new, in the factory wrapper, spare front spoiler. The factory wheels are in very good condition and the Pirelli P Zero tires are new. All of the car’s glass and trim remains free of scratches or wear. Panel fit is excellent and the body is straight and true. All sticky-switches and related trim parts redone, of course.

The car’s interior is in equally nice condition, presenting essentially like a near new car. The leather in the car is very clean and supple with minor surface wear on the left bolster of the driver’s seat and driver’s seat pad. The automatic electrical seat belts work properly and the air conditioning blows cold. The car’s carpets, floor mats and kick-plates all in very good condition. The engine compartment and trunk are immaculate. The front trunk carpet is very clean and shows no wear. The engine compartment is very clean and totally original. Because of its meticulous one owner, this extremely well-preserved Testarossa is an all-original and well-kept example. The car is truly an excellent example having accrued 21,997 miles and represents an investment grade top-tier example of an appreciating and iconic 12-cylinder Ferrari. We welcome any mechanical inspection. Ferrari 512 TR s/n 90817 is priced very right in today’s fast-moving market at $249,500 or best offer.

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