Last December the rare opportunity to own the iconic 1986 Ferrari Testarossa driven by Crocket and Tubbs in the ‘80s television series Miami Vice presented itself when the supercar went to auction at Mecum Kissimmee 2016. It seems it never found a home during that sale, with the white two-door slated to go under the gavel once again at Barrett Jackson’s Scottsdale 2017 auction later this month.
This Testarossa would be a fine example of the breed even if it hadn’t been featured in Miami Vice. It’s a true early production run ‘mono-specchio’ model, meaning it boasts the desirable driver’s side ‘flying mirror’. Additionally, it was placed in storage when Miami Vice ceased filming in 1989 and stayed there until 2015. As a result, it’s now presented in near perfect order and shows just 16,500 original miles on the odometer.
In case you have your doubts as to its validity, the sale will include authentication records from Ferrari North America and Ferrari Classiche, a copy of the original title from Universal Studios, a Miami Vice Universal Studios bumper plaque and a City of Miami Windshield Permit. The buyer will also receive service records from Shelton Ferrari in Fort Lauderdale, FL. indicating the car underwent a complete engine-out service to the tune of $8,000 shortly after it was pulled out of storage.
It’s hard to say how much the Miami Vice Testarossa is worth. Mecum attempted to sell it at auction twice – placing its value at $2 million the first time. Barrett-Jackson has placed no reserve on the sale this time around, so we get the feeling they’re willing to take whatever they can get for it.
Check out the listing at this link.