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Auction Block: 1990 Ferrari Testarossa Pininfarina Spider ‘Special Production’

Photo: Vecchio | RM Sotheby's

Debuting in 1984, the Ferrari Testarossa quickly became one of the most iconic vehicles of the decade, gracing the walls of every teenage boy’s room in America and finding ubiquity in pop culture. The car was designed by Ferrari-regular coachbuilder Pininfarina and during its 13-year run saw nearly 10,000 examples made. And despite being one of the most widely-produced cars from the Italian marque at that time, the company never made an official Spider convertible variant for production.

Photo: Vecchio | RM Sotheby’s

However, in the late ‘80s, Ferrari commissioned Pininfarina to make seven bespoke Testarossa Spider examples as part of a special custom project for Brunei royalty. The cars would each have their own unique aesthetic configuration, matching different color exteriors with interiors. Among those seven vehicles is a red version with black on the inside, which is up for auction today through RM Sotheby’s.

Photo: Vecchio | RM Sotheby’s

This specific example has never been registered for the road and was likely on display for almost its entire life. As such, it only reads 413km (~257mi) on the odometer. In recent years, the owner sent the car to Pininfarina and Zanasai for €177,000 worth (~$176,499) of combined restorations.

Photo: Vecchio | RM Sotheby’s

Those interested in the 1990 Ferrari Testarossa Spider “Special Production” can head over to RM Sotheby’s to bid on November 5 where it’s expected to go for between £1,400,000 and £1,800,000 (~$1,620,591 and $​​2,083,151).