Miami - Vice - Testarossa on the block

Monterey ( USA ), July 22, 2015

Casual Cowboys with loose-fitting revolvers riding in the lone prairie on their white steeds into the sunset. There is hardly a more classical genre in the US television as the Western. Then came the 80s and suddenly the romanticized lawmen of the Wild West has been replaced by a new hero - type: cool policemen who shot their way through opulent settings. Of course, the modern metropolis Cowboys were the criminals not on horses chase through the streets and so they saddled on cars around. One of the modern era - horse was a white Ferrari Testarossa. He from 1986 to 1989, the official car of Sonny Crockett ( Don Johnson ) and Ricardo Tubbs ( Philip Michael Thomas ) in the US series hit Miami Vice. Between 13 and 15 August 2015, the white horse will be auctioned off the two - 80`s cops Mecum Auctions in Monterey.

An automobile life story

But from the very beginning: In the first two seasons ( and in the first episode of the third season ) were Crockett and Tubbs still in a black Ferrari Daytona Spyder replica ( the base was a Chevrolet Corvette ) on manhunt. Ferrari complained, won, and Universal Studios agreed to immediately use a black Testarossa Berlinetta. After the Daytona replica a hail of bullets fell victim, already appeared shortly thereafter on the white Testarossa. White, because director Michael Mann had painted the car in order to see him better at night scenes in the neon light Miami can. 1989 final with Miami Vice, the car retired and was mothballed from 1990 to 2015.

The used car display

Let's talk about cars display: The car with the serial number 63631 is built in 1986. It has been painted over, has a rare single - mirrors ( was only in 1987 changed ), beige leather, power windows and seats, central locking, cruise control and a air Conditioning. The Testarossa is first hand, walked 16,124 miles ( 25,949 kilometers ) and was recently an engine overhaul for the equivalent of approximately 7,400 euros. The engine is the V12 series aggregate with 4.9 liter displacement and 390 hp, which sends its power through a five-speed manual gearbox to the rear wheels.

Highest bid?

So, throw in her turquoise Armani jacket with shoulder pads, insert your Ray - Ban sunglasses in the newly styled blow dry, get their antiquarian Cellphone brick out of the basement, you come to Monterey and bid on this white Ferrari Testarossa. Which highest bid is not known, the auction house expected a Testarossa without cult series Vita currently costs an average of about 150,000 euros . (ml)