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This first class, RHD Ferrari Testarossa has covered just over 20,000 miles from new and has recently had over £32,000 of re-commissioning work with DK Engineering. This showroom condition car was supplied by Maranello Concessionaires Ltd to Melbourne Garage Ltd in Jersey and was supplied new to a Mr N M Jagger on the 15th April 1989. The Ferrari had very limited use on Jersey having its free service in 1992 (although it hadn’t reached 1000 miles) and in 1996 the supplying dealership serviced the car for the second time at 688 miles. In 1997 the Ferrari’s first owner did take the car off the island and at 1251 miles had all engine settings checked with Maranello Sales Ltd in Surrey. During the late 1990’s the Ferrari changed hands in Jersey and mileage began to increase and the car began to spend more time on UK roads.
In February 2000 the Ferrari was officially exported from Jersey and was UK registered. In 2003 renowned Ferrari specialists Italia Autosport in Huddersfield carried out over £5000 work on the car, mileage recorded at 16216. This program of work included replacement of all drive belts and cam oil seals, re-furbishing cam covers, plenum chambers, cleaning and painting main alloy units, fitting a new clutch, renewing brake pads, re-conditioning brake discs, replacing the header tank, re-gasing the A/C system, replacing tyres and carrying out various detailing work.
From 2003 to 2017 the Ferrari covered little under 4000 miles and this is when the Testarossa went to DK Engineering in Hertfordshire for re-commissioning. A huge level of work was undertaken totaling over £32,000 that included new boot strut, bonnet strut, rear main oil seal, new coolant hoses, new door seals, front and rear suspension bush sets, shocker bushes, suspension bolts, new inlet manifold gaskets, inlet gaskets, cambelts, tensioner bearing, rebuilt starter motor, rebuilt alternator, re-conditioning the air-conditioning pump, various pipes, hoses, gaskets, steering rack overhaul, new clutch kit, clutch cylinder seals, release bearing, fuel pump, brake hoses, uprated header tank, re-conditioned radiator, re-conditioning window motors, re-conditioning the heater system, re-conditioning the electrical system as required, re-furbishing the throttle linkage, various powder coating, zinc coating, detailing engine components, detailed paintwork to include paintwork to inside of wheel arches and liners and re-paint floors to ensure the car is completely finished to a very high standard. With no expense spared the car was ready for the road and prepared to put in a first class collection after some years in hibernation.
The Ferrari came out of DK Engineering in 2018 and has covered just 100 miles or so since. This Ferrari Testarossa is outstanding throughout and is ready to enjoy. The condition is show quality right throughout, the paintwork and body are truly first class with a gleaming, top class finish. The engine bay is immaculate, the interior beautifully and largely original and the car comes with tools and excellent paperwork, original manuals etc. On the road this is without doubt the very best Testarossa we have driven in almost 30 years of the business. It is absolutely right, it drives like you would expect one at less than 12 months, truly exceptional in every respect, quick, tight, responsive, it will be hard not to drive this car, its quite simply up there with the best.