The famous white 1986 Ferrari Testarossa that starred in Miami Vice will go up for sale at a Mecum auction in Monterey, California, on August 15th.
At the time, Enzo Ferrari himself reportedly offered the producers two original black Testarossas, because he didn't want the actors to drive a replica. The V12 engine under the sheetmetal generates 390 horsepower, good enough for 0-100 km/h acceleration in 4.8 seconds and a top speed to 297 km/h – not bad at all for a 29-year-old Italian sports car.
The Ferrari Testarossa used in the TV show was stored for 25 years and currently has 16,124 miles (25,949 km) on the clock. Last year, it appeared on eBay with a price of $1.75 million USD, but has since received engine repairs totalling $8,000 USD. How much will it sell for this time? Place your bet!
Other iconic movie cars that went on the block
Numerous cars that played roles in classic movies have been auctioned over the years, and here are a few of them:
- Lotus Esprit submarine from The Spy Who Loved Me: Sold for $700,000 USD, this amphibious car now belongs to Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
- Harley-Davidson from Easy Rider: The famous chopper ridden by Peter Fonda, with a star-spangled gas tank, sold for $1.35 million USD.
- Pontiac Trans Am from Smokey and the Bandit: This 1977 Trans Am TA 6.6, which Burt Reynolds took on a cross-country trek in the story, fetched $450,000 USD in December 2014.
- VW Beetle from HerbieGoes to Monte Carlo: Yes, the one that sprayed oil onto its competitors earned a winning bid of $126,500 USD on April 17th.