If you can feel it coming in the air tonight, dust off your Phil Collins cassette tapes because your favorite Ferrari is up for sale. Adams Classic & Collector Cars is offering the 1986 Ferrari Testarossa driven by Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas. For the first two seasons, Crocket and Tubbs’ primary ride was a black Daytona Spyder. The Spyder bodies were as close to real Ferraris as Universal could afford, but in reality, they were heavily modified C3 Corvettes. When Enzo Ferrari heard of the forgery, he threatened the producers with a lawsuit. To settle the dispute, two black Testarossas were provided at the beginning of the third season. Since the show was mostly filmed at night, the cars were painted white to offer more contrast on 1980s televisions. Miami Vice changed the way cars were filmed. Mounting huge cameras in unlikely places to get the perfect shot raised the bar for every action series to date.
The identical cars led different lives. For all the high-speed action and iconic chase scenes, the first car was driven hard. But this one (Chassis 63631) was the star of the show. Used in close-up shots and less demanding roles, it was preserved in near-perfect condition from 1990 to when it was discovered in 2015. Ferrari Classiche and Ferrari North America authenticated it, and those documents are included with the car. Because it was used for many still scenes, only 16,174 miles are on the odometer. Also included are the original tools, receipts, and service records. All mechanicals were inspected in a recent engine-out, so it’s ready for a cruise of South Beach. The original title showing Universal Studios is included, along with 2 keys and books. Please take care of this classic, if not Edward James Olmos might pay you a visit. All offers will be kept confidential, so contact Adams Classic & Collectible Cars in the link below.
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