Two special Testarossas at Silverstone’s May sale

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1986 Testarossa | Photos provided by Silverstone Auctions

With a 4.9-liter V12 engine that produced 390 horsepower and an impressive 0-60 mph time of 4.7 seconds on the way to a top speed of 196 mph, the Ferrari Testarossa is a monster, and a monster that is quickly becoming a collectable.

Testarossa prices have increased by 50 percent in the past six months and May 23 a pair of one-off Testarossas will be offered at the Silverstone Auctions’ May sale at England’s Silverstone race circuit.

“The sale provides a valuable opportunity for collectors to view and purchase classics that are not just in fine condition, but are also the most iconic and rare on the market today,” Silverstone Auctions managing director Nick Whale said in a news release.

Being offered at the sale are a 1986 Testarossa known as the “Flying Mirror.”The car was delivered in Switzerland in Bianco paint but was soon redone in Giallo Fly Yellow. The car remained in Switzerland until the current owner purchased it in 2004. The car, which as been featured in several European automotive magazines, is offered with only 45,000 miles on its odometer and with its original Pioneer stereo intact as well as its three-piece luggage set.

Meanwhile, a 1994 Ferrari F512 M also has had two owners, but has only 11,000 miles on the road and comes with service books, toolbox, flashlight and Tubi exhaust. It was delivered in Germany in Gaillo Modena with Nero leather upholstery. The car later was sold to a Japanese owner.

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Two additional Testarossas also will be offered at the sale, including a 1989 in Rosso Corsa.

Bidders can register through Proxibid or Live Auctioneers. For more information, visit the Silverstone Auctions website.

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1994 Ferrari F512 M
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