You might think Dallas is one iconic television show of the 1980s, but we’re actually pitting Miami Vice as our first choice for the period – and it might have something to do with this gorgeous Testarossa.
The 1986 Ferrari Testarossa hero car from the show is now looking for another long-term owner – the white coupe with the cheese-grater rear fender flares will take part in the Barrett Jackson’s Scottsdale, Arizona, auction from January 14-22. By the way, the first two seasons of Miami Vice saw Sonny Crockett’s ride being a Ferrari Daytona convertible, in reality a kit car using the underpins of the Chevrolet Corvette. And Ferrari was upset because of that – so the settlement included the fake Daytona blowing up on screen and the replacement coming in the form of two Testarossas.
The plant in Maranello gave the cars in black but showrunner Michael Mann decided for white because it made them more visible during night shoots. The Testarossa seen here is packing the single mirror on the driver’s A-pillar but more importantly gets motivated by a mid-mounted 4.9-liter flat-12 delivering 90 horsepower (291 kilowatts) – and there’s also a good looking beige leather interior. The 1986 Ferrari Testarossa Miami Vice Hero Car has just 16,500 miles on the odometer and gets authentication from Ferrari North America and Ferrari Classiche, as well as a copy of the original title from Universal Studios.