Authentic Miami Vice Testarossa Up for Sale Again

The Miami Vice Ferrari Testarossa Is For Sale Again

-Man, the used Ferrari market must not be as strong as people thought it was: This 1986 Ferrari Testarossa, an original car used in the iconic TV show Miami Vice, is going up for sale for a third time at Mecum’s Monterey auction next month.

The Miami Vice Ferrari Testarossa Is For Sale Again

-The last time we checked in on this immaculate white vintage supercar, it was listed on eBay for a cool $1.75 million. That was in December, and apparently nobody took the bait, because it surfaced on eBay again in March at the same asking price.

The Miami Vice Ferrari Testarossa Is For Sale Again

But just like crime in Miami, this 16,000-mile Testarossa just keeps popping up. A Mecum representative confirmed that this vehicle has the same VIN listed in the previous two eBay listings.

As we told you last time, this is one of two bona fide Ferraris used in the making of the third, fourth, and fifth seasons of the TV show; a third vehicle built from a rebodied DeTomaso Pantera handled the stuntwork. Originally painted black—for continuity with Crockett’s (replica) ’72 Ferrari Daytona—the cars eventually were repainted white, the better to be seen in the show’s trademark brooding nighttime shots.

The Miami Vice Ferrari Testarossa Is For Sale Again

Funny story about how Miami Vice came to get that Testarossa: The original Daytona used in the first two seasons was a C3 Corvette-based replica built by McBurnie. Ferrari sued to shut McBurnie down, and offered to donate two brand-new Testarossas to take the place of Crockett’s black droptop. Just one stipulation: The knockoff Daytona had to be destroyed on the show—hence the scene in the first episode of Season 3, where a bunch of weapons dealers blow up the black Daytona.



The Miami Vice Ferrari Testarossa Is For Sale Again

-At any rate, this genuine Miami Vice Testarossa will cross the block at the Mecum Auctions Monterey on August 15. Bring your pastel blazer and Ray-Bans.

This story originally appeared on roadandtrack.com.

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