1986 Ferrari Testarossa from Miami Vice Heads to the Auction Block
Your 1980s Miami Vice dreams could come true.
Few hero cars from television shows embedded themselves so deeply into pop culture as the white 1986 Ferrari Testarossa did when it starred in the second half of the famed Miami Vice series. Now, a Miami Vice superfan will get the chance to purchase one of the two Testarossas featured on-screen at Mecum's Monterey auction this August.
After Ferrari took legal action against the creators of the Ferrari 365 GTB/4 replica used in the first two seasons of Miami Vice, it was rumored that Enzo Ferrari himself suggested the donation of two black 1986 Ferrari Testarossas to the crew of Vice for use as replacements for the kit Daytonas. The only change made to the donated Testarossas was a new coat of white paint, to make the cars easier to see during the scenes shot at night.
The car was used regularly up until the end of the show's run in 1989, where it was put into storage. The Ferrari's 4.9-liter flat-12 engine, which pushes out 390 hp through a five-speed manual transmission, was recently treated to an $8,000 engine-out service to get the movie star back in tip-top operating condition.
Buyers who are interested in Crockett and Tubb's cocaine-white 1986 Ferrari Testarossa can start bidding on August 15 at the 2015 Mecum Monterey auction.