The bright-white Ferrari Testarossa from Miami Vice is crossing the auction block in Barrett-Jackson this month, which shouldn’t be all that surprising—the thing’s been on sale five times in two years.
The iconic sports car “first came up for sale on eBay in December 2014, then once again in March 2015,” explains Road & Track. “After that, it ended up at two Mecum auctions–one held in Monterey in August 2015, and one in January 2016.”
The Testarossa’s star-car past has been verified by both Ferrari North America and Ferrari Classiche, so it’s a mystery why no one wants to hold onto it.
After the show ended in 1989, it spent most of its life in storage, so it’s not even like it has any mileage on it—it’s at just over 25,700 km (16,000 miles) apparently, and has already been treated to an $8,000 engine-out service.
Top concours-quality Testarossas clear about $136,000, R&T quotes Hagerty insurance, and the original asking on eBay for this car was $1.75 million. We expect it’ll go for somewhere in between. But how long it stays in its new owner’s hands? Who knows?
(via Road & Track)