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Many attempts have been made over the years, and the 80’s and 90’s produced some pretty outrageous examples. I remember having a poster of a Koenig on my wall, for example. But the Testarossa is a pretty wacky design to start with, what with the rear being 6 inches wider than the front. So, what can be added to a Testarossa to improve that?
Well it seemed that Testarossa didn’t need more, but actually needed less. No roof in fact, and that is exactly what a King ordered. What we present today for Drool is a car that was once commissioned for, and driven by Michael Jackson the King of Pop, in one of his videos!
If you haven’t seen the video before, we have added it at the bottom of the page.
But those of you in the know, will know that Ferrari only made one Testarossa Spider, and this isn’t it. That car was produced for Gianni Agnelli, the head of Fiat, and perhaps back in the day Ferrari missed a trick. There was a lot of demand for a Spider version, particularly in the US, and so a specialist company called Straman of California (where else) produced this and others based on the coupe model. The result is actually quite stunning, and although I love the Testarossa, I equally love the Straman Spider.
Ferrari-Maserati of Fort Lauderdale is thrilled to present one of the most famous examples of the Ferrari Testarossa. This vehicle was driven by Michael Jackson in the 1987 Pepsi commercial called “The Chopper”, directed by Joe Pytka. It was converted by R. Straman Company of Costa Mesa, CA at a cost of approximately $40,000 specifically for the production of this commercial. The Testarossa was seen millions of times once the commercial aired, and has been covered countless times by the media and press since. This legendary Ferrari will make a fine addition to any collection!
The Testarossa is finished in Nero over Nero leather, and is in fantastic condition throughout. A Major Service was performed in February of 2013 by an Authorized Ferrari Dealer in Los Angeles at a cost of $17,680. It has been pampered by its previous owners and is ready for its new home.
The Testarossa is the epitome of an exotic car. Its unique flat-12 engine and wedge-shaped good looks add to its extremely Italian appeal, and it is considered one of the most striking automobiles of all time. The song from the engine compartment is unmatched, and the mid-engine setup aids in its excellent handling characteristics. A blast to drive in and a blast to arrive in, this is a rare opportunity to own a classic part of Ferrari history!
If you are interested in the car, speak to Mike at Ferrari of Fort Lauderdale. Tell him we sent you, and he can be contacted here: Official Dealer.
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