If you can feel it coming in the air tonight, dust off your Phil Collins cassette tapes because your favorite Ferrari is going to auction. Our friends at Mecum are selling the iconic 1986 Testarossa that served as the Hero Car for Miami Vice during their August 13-15 auction in Monterey, California.
For the first two seasons, Tubbs and Crockett’s 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 Corvettes. When Enzo 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 primitive 1980s television sets.
After sitting in storage since 1990, the car recently had an engine out service done at Shelton Ferrari in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The odometer shows only 16,124 miles, and it is authenticated by Ferrari North America and Ferrari Classiche. Watch for it to roll across Mecum’s block during prime time at their Monterey Auction. For more Monterey updates, stay tuned to Autofluence, and to learn more about this upcoming auction, be sure to visit the Mecum website at www.Mecum.com.
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(Source: Mecum Auctions)