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Ultimate Ferraris set for auction

A last-of-the-line 1994 Ferrari F512 M, estimated at between £280,000 and £330,000.

A last-of-the-line 1994 Ferrari F512 M, estimated at between £280,000 and £330,000.

TWO ultimate versions of the Ferrari Testarossa will be offered at Silverstone Auctions’ sale at Silverstone race circuit on May 23.

Housing a 4.9-litre V12 engine pushing 390BHP, the Testarossa was capable of a 0-60mph time of 4.7 seconds and top speed of 196mph. With Testarossa values having increased by more than 50 per cent in just six months, these two cars present a fantastic opportunity for collectors.

The final incarnation of the iconic series, a 1994 Ferrari F512 M is estimated at between £280,000 and £330,000.

One of only 501 made worldwide, just two owners from new have enjoyed this matching numbers and rare car. This left-hand drive car was supplied new to the German market in 1994 finished in Giallo Modena with Nero leather upholstery. The car was then sold on by the first owner to Japan from where it has recently returned with a comprehensive service history. It has covered 11,000 miles from new.

From one of the final versions to one of the first, also going under the hammer is an early 1986 ‘Flying Mirror’ example; one of the earliest and rarest of all Testarossas.

First delivered to Switzerland in 1986, the car was originally finished in Bianco, but was repainted early in its life in Giallo Fly Yellow. It remained in Switzerland until the current owner purchased it in 2004 and eventually registered it in 2006.

Its odometer reads just 45,000 miles. With only two previous owners, it is estimated at between £80,000 and £100,000, and has a fantastic history. Having been maintained regardless of cost by a number of Ferrari specialists, it has been consistently serviced to a very high standard. The interior has also been well maintained, with the 1980s Pioneer stereo intact as well as the three-piece luggage set in a cloth bag.

Well known within the supercar world, this car has featured in a number of magazines including Evo, Octane, and Classic and Sportscar. One of the rarest Testarossa variants on the market, this model is a true iconic supercar.

Two more Testarossas will be offered including a 1989 example, presented in Rosso Corsa, estimated at between £120,000 and £140,000.

The earliest version produced, a 1986 Testarossa, the ‘Flying Mirror’ is estimated at between £80,000 and £100,000.

The earliest version produced, a 1986 Testarossa, the ‘Flying Mirror’ is estimated at between £80,000 and £100,000.

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