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Lot 188: Ferrari 512TR

Fine Motor cars incl. The Jaguar Legend, Coys (14 July 2012)

The Ferrari Testarossa was a 12-cylindermid-enginesports car manufactured by Ferrari, which went into production in 1984 as the successor to the Ferrari Berlinetta Boxer. The Pininfarina-designed car was originally produced from 1984 to 1991, with two model revisions following the ending of Testarossa production and the introduction of the 512 TR and F512 M which were produced from 1992 to 1996. The 512 TR was powered by a 4.9 litre Ferrari Colombo 180 v-12engine longitudinally mid mounted. Gearshifting effort, long a complaint about the Testarossa, was eased with a new single-plate clutch, sliding ball bearings, and better angle for the shifter. The braking system included larger front rotors and cross-drilling all around. Quicker steering, lower-profile tires, and new shock settings improved handling. Most importantly, engine and gearbox position was rethought, which improved the centre of gravity, aiding the handling and making the car less fearsome on the limit. The interior was revised too, with the centre console split from the dashboard and the climate controls relocated. Pininfarina tweaked the body of the car to better integrate the spoilers and engine cover and update the design in line with the recently released 348. This stunning 512TR has resided in a private collection for a number of years. Finished in the iconic Ferrari colours  Red over Black and described to be in mechanically and bodily excellent order. Complete with UK V5 registration papers and a current MoT, this is an opportunity to acquire, arguably , one of the best V12 Ferraris made in recent years.

Lot Details
Auction Fine Motor cars incl. The Jaguar Legend
Coys, Blenheim Palace,Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PX
Lot Number188
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Condition rating1
Registration numberL341 XLT
Chassis numberZFFLA40B0000098945
Engine number
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors2