Ferrari could have made 7,177 Testorosas throughout the model’s life, but one thing they never did was build a production convertible version. This makes this ‘Special Production’ Pininfarina Spider truly special. What makes this example even more valuable is that it shows just 256 miles (413 km) on the odometer.
Customers at the time demanded production of the Testarossa Spider, but Ferrari saw fit to build one just for the then chairman of Fiat, Gianni Agnelli. Every other Testarossa convertible on the planet has been built by a different firm, and the very limited few built by Pininfarina, like this one, are considered among the most desirable.
According to the census from RM Sotheby’s, the firm was apparently commissioned to create seven custom adaptations of the Spider for the Royal Family of Brunei. In the process, he built a “very small number” for important customers, including those who ship this particular car. It’s never been registered for road use, but don’t worry, it’s ready to tear up the roads in the hands of its next owner.
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As you can see in the video above, this car is in great shape. This is all thanks to a complete restoration that cost approximately €177,000 (US$178,000). After decades as a static display, it spent some time at Pininfarina where the team repainted the car, updated the interior and restored the top to fully functional condition.
He then moved on to Carrozzeria Zanasi, the same place that handles all things modern Ferrari supercars. There it underwent a complete mechanical restoration including a new clutch and fuel pump. Whoever buys it Ferrari November 5 isn’t just about getting an incredibly rare car, they’re getting one that’s ready to be driven hard.
Of course, we doubt it’ll get too many miles, given the auction house’s estimate is around £1,400,000 – £1,800,000 (US$1,600,000 – $2,050,000). At that price, it would be hard to risk damaging the car every time it leaves the garage.