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1987 Ferrari Testarossa info

Discussion in 'Boxers/TR/M' started by Gatarz, Nov 21, 2004.

  1. Gatarz

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  3. shiggins

    shiggins Formula 3

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    I joined this board a day or two ago because I finally have some money to spend on cars and I was going to start looking for a Testarossa in this exact colour combination!! :)

    I don't know much about them (hence my joining) but I find it odd that Ferrari didn't finish the boot in red carpet too match the cabin??

    ~Scotty
     
  4. Gatarz

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    Yeah, that looked strange to me too.
     
  5. khayes

    khayes Formula Junior

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    My 86 TR is the same way. The carpet in the front boot is grey and the carpet in the cabin is yellow.
     
  6. Steve Magnusson

    Steve Magnusson F1 World Champ
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    The 587/90 TR SPC indicates that the carpet set for the front luggage compartment comes in 3 colors for either LHD or RHD: "grey", "beaver", and "black" so it won't always match the interior carpet which comes in more colors (although giallo is not among them, which maybe just proves that F usually meets a new buyer's special request adding to the possible variation.)
     
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  8. M.James

    M.James F1 Rookie

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    What's under the black 'panel' in the front boot? I thought that area was a well for luggage storage.

    I'm not a fan of Spline Hubs. I'm really not a fan of Red interiors - both will de-value the car, but if the maintenance records are there, and complete, it could be a very good car!
     
  9. Eric308gtsiqv

    Eric308gtsiqv Formula 3

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    Not sure what that panel is supposed to be on this TR (perhaps stereo equipment?), but that area is normally recessed to house the optional fitted luggage, tool / jack bags, with a reinforced carpet overlay that covers a spare tire below (held down by leather strap). The black panel you see in those pics is definitely not stock.
     
  10. Gatarz

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    Yeah, the red gut doesn't thrill me, but if the car were in outstanding condition with proper maintenance records and history, would it be worth $50k? More?
     
  11. jselevan

    jselevan Formula 3

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    I have an 1986 Testarossa - Black/tan. The trunk carpet is gray.

    This looks like a very clean car. The red interior would not deter me if the car has had engine-out service and the price is right. From the pictures provided, it looks quite clean.

    One other observation. You mention that this is a 1986. I note the single bolt center spline wheel, but also note the dual mirrors. In 1986, I believe, the cars all had a single high-mount outside mirror on the driver's side. During 1988 the transition to 5-bolt and dual mirrors took place.

    I have heard of some who converted the single mirror to dual mirror. Just something to ask about.

    Jim S.
     
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  13. Gatarz

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    It is listed as an 87. It does look clean, but looks, as we know....
     
  14. Rifledriver

    Rifledriver Two Time F1 World Champ

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    Dual mirrors 87

    5 bolt wheels mid year 88
     
  15. colo348

    colo348 Karting

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    Hi Group,
    Here's a site that can answer some of the TR trivia questions http://www.red-headed.com . Your car looks to be '87 or prior to the '88.5 version. Check out red-headed / testarossa buyers guide for things to be aware of when purchasing a TR. TR's are great car, but if you screw-up major money may be involved.
    I have a '91 TR, which has really been a fun car. The car you mention looks very nice and the red interior is cool. Before I purchased my car I looked at quite a few around the US. I wanted a '91, since all the bugs and upgrades terminated with this car prior to the TR512 day-beau. Make sure you get the history on the car with records; get a PPI at a Ferrari dealer; drive the car; talk to the mechanic that has serviced the car; no oil leaks. I found mine in Arizona with 14.5K miles on it. It has been a fantastic and reliable car.
    Good luck,
    Jim
     
  16. MS250

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    So a boxer with the spline hubs and the f40 and enzo will be devalued because of a red interior and the 1 bolt rim ??? Dude, come on.....that will not de-value the car. Crappy owners, and lack of records de-value the car, all else is in the eye of the beholder.
     

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