1985 Rare Flying Mirror Testarossa, Clean Car

1985 Ferrari Testarossa One Owner for past 20+ Yrs, Low Miles for sale in Excelsior, Minnesota, United States

Item location: Excelsior, Minnesota, United States
Make: Ferrari
Model: Testarossa
Type: Coupe
Trim: One Owner for past 20+ Yrs, Low Miles
Year: 1985
Mileage: 29000
VIN: ZFFSA17A1F0058073
Color: Red
Engine size: 4.9 L Tipo 113 Ferrari Flat-12 Cylinder Engine
Number of cylinders: 12
Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Tan
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Options: Extra Set of Wheel, Upgraded Big Brake Kits, Leather Seats
Vehicle Title: Clean
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Description for Ferrari Testarossa 1985

1985 Ferrari Testarossa

"Flying Mirror" Early Production

Iconic Styling, Ferrari Red, Dynamic Performance, Begs to be Driven!

· 4.9L Tipo 113 Ferrari Flat-12 Cylinder Engine

· 5-speed, Gated Manual-Transmission

· 29,000 Original Miles Shown

· 20+ years with one owner: previous owner of an Exotic Sports Car Service Business

· Detailed Service Documentation: Timing belts, tensioners, cam seals and o-rings, distributor seals and gaskets, all valve cover gaskets, all coolant hoses and more consumables/regular maintenance done throughout the car's history ---- last major service performed less than 5000 miles ago.

Testarossas provide a unique and thrilling driving experience that simply cannot be replicated - even in a brand new Ferrari. For this reason, the price of these cars continues to rise! You can share in the excitement from the side lines with other Ferrari fans around the world that are celebrating Ferrari Formula 1 driver Charles Leclerc's recent P1 win at Monza -------- or you can experience the excitement of actually driving and owning a Ferrari.


An absolute icon of 1980s exotic styling, this Rosso-Corsa Testarossa is a stunning example of a car that defined an era. Testarossas were featured on the cover of Road & Track NINE times in just five years. Examples of the car were owned and driven by many legends including Michael Jordan, Elton John, and of course Don Johnson - who drove the legendary white Testarossa on Miami Vice (he owned a silver example for himself, a personal gift from the one-and-only Enzo Ferrari!).

One need not be an enthusiast to know that the Testarossa is special. The extra-wide, rear stance of the car, low-slung wedge shape, and striking "flying" mirrors let anyone the car approaches know that they are in the presence of racing greatness. The Testarossa has been turning heads since it arrived in the US in 1985 and it will continue to do so long into the future.

The most striking feature of the Testarossa is also the most well-known: the unmistakable side strakes. Although rear-mid-engine sports cars were becoming popular in the Testarossa's time, many suffered overheating problems and odd styling due to the radiator being located at the front of the car. The Testarossa solved this problem with dual, side-mounted radiators fed by massive vents encompassing the door and part of the rear quarter panel. The car's design team at Pininfarina included Emanuele Nicosia - a trained aerodynamicist. Nicosia's insights mean the vents and strakes don't just provide styling, but also enough downforce to forego a traditional rear spoiler. Once passing over the radiators, air exits upward through ventilation holes in the engine cover and tail. This technique is still in practice in the highest-end hypercars of today. It contributes even more to the Testarossa's beautiful styling; A sleek, low, unadulterated driving machine.

Only time will tell if Ferrari's recent win streak in F1 will continue, but one thing is certain - their cars have always included the cutting edge of racing technology honed by the best engineers, drivers, and mechanics the world has to offer. The Testarossa is no different! Particularly unique is the Tipo 113 Ferrari Flat-12 Cylinder Engine. The two banks of 6 cylinders oppose one another at 180 degrees, rather than the traditional 90 degree angle offered in V8 and V12 engines. This meant a lower center of gravity for increased stability and faster cornering. The flat-12 put out 380 hp and 361 ft*lbs of Torque - carrying the striking shape of the car all the way to 180 MPH.


THE 1985 TESTAROSSA FERRARI BEING OFFERED------is an early Flying Mirror model. The Flying Mirror Testarossa's are one of the most desirable years to collect. It's a BEAUTIFUL Rosso Corsa (Ferrari Red) with a soft Italian Tan leather interior which is a striking color combination. The car has had several upgrades to improve both performance and reliability. The car is currently owned by a previous owner of a Classic / Exotic Sports Car Service business in Minneapolis Minnesota which specialized in Ferrari's, Jaguars and other exotic sports cars. The owner has owned the car for 20+ years and has now decided to consign the car to us so that we can find another Ferrari enthusiast that will enjoy the car as much as he has over the past many years. The car has been maintained by top Ferrari Service technicians throughout its life. Very few miles have been put on the car by the current owner. The speedometer shows only 29,000 miles.

The car comes with a full set of Maintenance Service Manuals and the Original Tools.

This Ferrari Testarossa is guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser at any classic car show, or main street you drive through. How can it not attract attention; it's a Rosso Corsa Ferrari Red Testarossa; is there any other color for a Ferrari?

The car is a MATCHING NUMBERS car and comes with a clear Minnesota Title.


Note, we've been collecting and restoring classic and exotic sports cars, mostly Jaguars, for 45 years, including competing in concours shows at a national level. With that said, we feel confident that our descriptions below will give you an accurate accounting of the condition of the car. The following website will show you the caliber of cars in our personal collection; some of them are national concours winners. This will show you that we understand and appreciate nice cars like the Testarossa Ferrari we are representing. The link is: https://seepictures.wixsite.com/genesgarage.

If you aren't automatically directed to the website when you click on the link just copy and paste it into your computer address bar---and then view it outside of eBay. Call us if you have problems connecting to it; we can always email the link to you.

PAINT --- As seen from the photos it's beautiful and in very good shape; ready for driving or show.

BODY SHEET METAL --- Body is straight and all panels fit well

INTERIOR --- Some wear and tear from normal driving but no major damage; no holes or cracks in seats. All buttons and switches are functioning. Original floor mats as well as a new custom set used for shows are included.

ENGINE/ENGINE BAY --- Runs well and encourages driver to test that fact! Major routine maintenance done just under 5,000 miles ago: timing belts, tensioners, cam seals and o-rings, distributor seals and gaskets, all valve cover gaskets, all coolant hoses and more. Detailed Documentation available. Engine bay is clean and well detailed.

TRUNK --- Carpeted front-trunk includes original jack and tool roll full of original tools - see photos for details.

WHEELS/TIRES --- Original wheels replaced with larger set to accommodate upgraded brakes. 18x9 fronts fitted with 235/35-18s, 18x11 rears fitted with 295/35-18s. And they look much nicer than the original wheels. Tires have plenty of tread wear left. 15" Testarossa wheels also come with the car. One of the front Testarossa wheels, that are not on the car, although looks identical to the other front wheel has a different manufacturer's name on it on the inside.

EXHAUST --- Stainless steel performance exhaust --- in excellent condition

GLASS --- Windshield and glass look to be original - excellent condition no chips/cracks.

ELECTRICAL --- Everything operates as as it should but one fuse that sometimes blows which operates the cigar lighter, door locks, etc.

BRAKES --- Upgraded to Brembo kit sized for F50.


The car is fun and exciting to drive. After accelerating out of the first turn, you will have no doubt you are in a fine Italian sports car! The upgraded brakes provide excellent stopping power to even further heighten the driving experience. The flat-12 engine sings a tune that will have you turning the radio down. No unusual vibrations or sounds; this car is ready to drive!

Click on the following link to see a YouTube video of the car running and driving:

If the above link conversion DOES NOT allow you to click on it and automatically connect to the YouTube video just copy and paste the following YouTube video address into your computer address bar.

Call us if you have problems seeing it. We can always email the link to you as well.


The current NADA Value for a 1985 Ferrari Testarossa is as follows:

High Retail Value - $172,000 USD This car, although beautiful, is of course not a concours car so would be valued as such and not at $172,000 USD.

See the following NADA website page for current Market Value detailsregarding a 1985 Ferrari Testarossa


If you aren't automatically directed to the link when you click on it just copy and paste the link to your computer address bar --- and then view it outside of eBay. Call us if you have problems connecting to it. We can alwasys email the link to you as well.

The MARKET VALUE continues to increase for Ferrari Testarossas due to the high prices other Ferrari's have achieved. Take note on how much the Ferrari Testaross's have increased in value over the past 4-5 years; it won't be long before you can't afford one. Remember in a market like this "you can't pay too much, you can only buy too soon”.

The Reserve Price set on this car is WELL BELOW Book


This Testarossa is an excellent buy and will allow someone to affordably purchase a highly desirable Ferrari that they can enjoy every single day! It also represents an EXCELLENT INVESTMENT in a rising, Testarossa market. Unlike the stock market, this you can enjoy at a moment's notice with friends and family.

Any questions about this car can be addressed through eBay, or you can call us directly. We prefer calls so that we can more clearly answer any questions you may have, rather than sending numerous emails. The number to call is 952-454-6618. We will do our best to answer any questions you may have. OR IF YOU EMAIL YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION (telephone number) WE WILL CALL YOU .

Throughout this auction we will be posting more information about this car as people call or send us questions; this information will be posted on a daily basis AT THE VERY BOTTOM OF THE AD.

The car is sitting in a western suburb of Minneapolis Minnesota and is available for viewing prior to the end of the auction. If you contact us, we will show it to you. Another option is a professional appraiser. One that has representatives nationwide, including Minnesota, is Classic Car Appraisal Service out of Atlanta Georgia; their contact information in Mpls is 612-804-9406.

Also keep in mind that we have the car advertised elsewhere --- so it may sell sooner rather than later, and this auction may not run the entire 10 days if the car is sold prior to the end. So don't hesitate to call us if your mind is set on purchasing this car.

GOOD LUCK BIDDING --- You won't be disappointed.



Upon placing a bid you agree to the following Terms: if you are the winning bid you agree to pay a $2,000.00 USD Non-refundable down-payment within 24 hours of auction close (i.e. PayPal) at which time the car will be held for you. The balance must be paid in full within 3 days of the close of the auction via Wire Transfer. All financial transactions must be completed before the car is shipped.A copy of the clear title will be emailed to the Buyer immediately upon Buyer paying the down-payment.The original clear title will be sent to the Buyer upon Buyer paying for the car in full.


YOUR BID IS A BINDING CONTRACT PLEASE ONLY BID IF YOU INTEND TO FOLLOW THROUGH WITH THE TRANSACTION!You're bidding to own this car, not the right to look at the car. This car is sold AS-IS WHERE-IS. This car is an old classic car and is not being represented as a new car; but rather a beautiful classic car.Once a deal is made the Buyer is responsible for payment and arranging shipping.

Fees and Taxes:

Out of state buyers are responsible for all state, county, city taxes and fees, as well as title/registration fees in the state that the car will be registered.

Shipping:The Buyer is responsible for arranging for shipping and responsible for all related costs. The Seller will see to it that the car is available for pick-up at a time that best meets both the Buyer's and Seller's schedule. The car must be picked up within 20 calendar days, unless other words agreed upon in writing by both the Seller and Buyer, or there will be a $500/Month storage charge prorated daily.

On Oct-07-19 at 08:08:42 PDT, seller added the following information:

MONDAY --- 10/7/19--- If you do your research you will find this is possibly the nicest Ferrari Testarossa on the market for under $100K. Nice Paint / Interior, Low Miles, Detailed Engine, etc. etc. Ready for show and/or driving.

You'll also find in your research that the FLYING MIRROR Testarossa is one of the mostdesirableTestarossa's to collect.

The owner, who has owned it for 20+ years, is available if you have any questions about the car.

We can be reached at952-454-6618 IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PURCHASE THIS CAR rather than compete with other buyers in an auction format- if there is no answer, kindly leave a message and we will return your call promptly.

These cars are increasing in value and are a great investment for the furture.

We appreciate your interest and look forward to talking to you.

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