by Bill P.
Iconic 1986 Ferrari Testarossa, the real star of the 80s television series Miami Vice is coming to the Mecum Daytime Auction in Monterey August 13-15.
This infamous supercar with its signature side strakes was one of the quintessential poster cars that found itself plastered on many a teenagers bedroom wall in the 1980s, and it will now be offered for sale at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa Del Monte Golf Course this August 15th.
It was rumored that Enzo Ferrari himself proposed that the Ferrari factory could supply two black Testarossas for use on the show. From that day forward, it was this Testarossa that became the shows signature car.
The only significant change came when the Ferrari was repainted white at the behest of Director Michael Mann for better visibility in night scenes. This Testarossa quickly moved into cult status.
The Testarossa sports a 4.9 liter, 390-horsepower flat-12 engine, a traditional five-speed manual gated shifter, beige leather, power windows, power locks, power seats, cruise control and air conditioning.
After Miami Vice ended its series run in 1989 the car was placed into storage until earlier this year.
Now showing 16,124 miles and authenticated by both Ferrari North America and Ferrari Classiche, with documented service records from Shelton Ferrari in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
For more information or to register as a bidder, visit Mecum.com.
The Mecum Daytime Auction in Monterey is open to buyers, sellers and spectators with general admission tickets available at the gate for $25; children 12 and younger are admitted at no charge.
Portions of the auction will be broadcast live on NBC Sports Network with a stream of the entire event presented on Mecums website. For more details on the auction, to consign a vehicle or to register as a bidder for this and all Mecum auctions, visit www.mecum.com or call (262) 275-5050.
About Mecum Auctions
The Mecum Auction Company is the world leader of collector car, vintage and antique motorcycle, and Road Art sales, hosting auctions throughout the United States. The company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for 28 years, now offering more than 15,000 vehicles per year and averaging more than one auction each month. Established by President Dana Mecum in 1988, Mecum Auctions remains a family-run company headquartered in Walworth, Wisconsin.