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1986 Ferrari Testarossa

1986 Ferrari Testarossa in Miami Vice, TV Series, 1984-1989 IMDB Ep. 3.02

Class: Cars, Coupé — Model origin: IT — Made for: USA

1986 Ferrari Testarossa

[*][*][*][*] Vehicle used a lot by a main character or for a long time

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ben68 BE

2006-02-12 11:29

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Crockett's car in seasons 3 to 5 (1986-1990)... Pic is currently unavailable.

-- Last edit: 2006-02-16 22:34:31

ben68 BE

2006-02-15 13:39

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Some info from the web...

The Testarossa debuted in the 1986 fall season opener as a black version driven by IRA gunrunner Sean Carroon. The exoticar was a fitting image for high rolling terrorists dealing in hand held Stinger missiles. Although the episode credits read "Crockett's Car Furnished by Ferrari North America", Sonny was yet to drive his new car.
Michael Mann needed a plot device to introduce the Testarossa, so he had the gunrunners launch a Stinger missile at Crockett's prized Daytona and blew it up before his very eyes. A month later (the next episode), Lt. Castillo told a still-grieving Crockett to check out back for his new car. Sonny was greeted by a white Testarossa, Florida license plate ATF00M. He proudly recited the specs of his new toy to Rico, "345 hp and 180 mph!" Much like his treatment of women, Sonny soon forgot about his past relationship and eagerly moved on to the new.
Two show cars were provided by Ferrari North America and were originally delivered black, but were later repainted white for better contrast at night. In addition, a stunt car was created by the Roberts Motor Co. by beefing up a 1972 DeTomaso Pantera chassis with salvaged Testarossa body parts. The mid-engined Pantera replicated the Ferrari much closer than the Corvettes which were used to create the Daytona look-alikes.
The Testarossa was the first Ferrari built expressly for the American market. Introduced in late 1984 at the Paris Auto Salon, it was brought to the U.S. in 1985 with a sticker price of $87,000. A waiting list was immediately created, and deliveries were back ordered through 1986.
Rather than follow the traditional Ferrari numbering scheme, this new model was simply known as the "Testarossa" in reference to former Ferraris. Testa Rossa, or "Red Head" (the cam covers were painted a bright red, hence the name) was the original name of the 1956 4-cylinder racers and later used for the 1958 250TR race car which used the trademark V-12.

stronghold EN

2006-11-25 01:58

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in eps 4.09
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Ralph DE

2006-11-29 20:59

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epi: 3.08
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FamousCars.de DE

2007-03-07 09:27

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like this one:

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ben68 BE

2007-08-18 19:37

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Crockett receives his new toy in episode 3.02...

PS : I replaced the main pic (see hereunder)
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ben68 BE

2007-08-20 21:20

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From episode 3.02 :

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ben68 BE

2007-08-21 20:37

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From episode 3.03 :

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ben68 BE

2007-09-03 20:13

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From episode 3.05...

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-- Last edit: 2007-09-03 20:14:40

Mr. Black AU

2007-11-17 16:38

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Most of the Testarossa scenes from season 3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UO3lFQg7xLw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4umVudYwSsg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kl0onIqXDU4

ben68 BE

2007-12-17 19:59

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From Episode 3.15...

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blk95ta US

2008-04-27 23:06

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this car is currently housed at the Swap Shop, a flea market in Plantation, FL (i think it was Plantation, it was one of those cities down there west of ft lauderdale)

i saw it there in 2004

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tali UK

2008-04-28 18:13

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1984-92

ferrari308gts US

2008-07-30 05:32

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Simply stunning supercar!

eam US

2008-08-08 00:10

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From the mirror you can tell it's an early TR, probably an '85 or '86. On some episodes the Pantera based clone is very evident, you can usually tell from the seats, wheels and the godawful finish on the A-pillars.

cmdrmink DE

2010-05-21 01:15

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I just visited my Cousin in Plantation and was at the a.m. Swap Market and I can confirm that the white Testarossa still is there on display


-- Last edit: 2010-05-21 01:17:04

the tornado FR

2011-08-12 00:04

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Au boût de deux saisons, Ferrari North America en a marre de voir une fausse Daytona tenir la vedette dans une série (où elle se fait designer par « la Ferrari ».) Il propose de fournir à la production deux Testarossa noires (plus une couleur argent pour Don Johnson, qu’il a revendu bien des années plus tard, lorsqu’il fut en interdit bancaire) afin de remplacer les « Daytona ».
Mann les fait repeindre en blanc (pour un meilleur contraste la nuit) et remplacer le 12 cylindres boxer par un V8 de Corvette (car le moteur Ferrari est jugé trop fragile!) Pour les cascades, ils utiliseront une Pantera munie d’une carrosserie de Testarossa.

cudak888 US

2012-05-23 15:31

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ben68 wrote In addition, a stunt car was created by the Roberts Motor Co. by beefing up a 1972 DeTomaso Pantera chassis with salvaged Testarossa body parts. The mid-engined Pantera replicated the Ferrari much closer than the Corvettes which were used to create the Daytona look-alikes.


I take issue with that. The Pantera clones look worse than most Fiero-based clones (and at least the Daytona clones were consistent with each other). The one-piece nose of the Pantera-based stunt cars look too short, the doors too long, and the whole thing rides too high on widened chrome wheels which stick out like a sore thumb.

What's worse is that it appears as if the Pantera's roof was worked into the design, resulting in an steeper A-pillar that has an unsightly kink as it meets the roof.

-Kurt

karoomay SY

2013-11-04 04:12

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I was at a shopping mall in Florida and I saw a white Ferrari Testarossa on display with a sign claiming that it is the actual one used in Miami Vice:
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-- Last edit: 2013-11-04 04:21:04

carcrasher88 US

2015-03-17 04:22

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Anyone got $1.75 million to spare? Because apparently one of the two main Testarossas used in the show is up on eBay for that much.

Link to "www.ebay.com"

Baube QC

2015-03-17 11:51

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carcrasher88 wrote Anyone got $1.75 million to spare? Because apparently one of the two main Testarossas used in the show is up on eBay for that much.

Link to "www.ebay.com"

they say immediate payment of 500 $ is required so all we have to do is go to bank and ask for 1,749,500$..... :D

-- Last edit: 2015-03-17 11:51:17

Truck117 US

2015-07-08 20:20

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Once again, the car's up for auction.

Link to "www.dailymail.co.uk"

classiccarlover PT

2016-02-18 22:56

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One of the best Ferraris ever.

dsl SX

2017-06-20 21:00

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ben68 wrote Two show cars were provided by Ferrari North America and were originally delivered black, but were later repainted white for better contrast at night. In addition, a stunt car was created by the Roberts Motor Co. by beefing up a 1972 DeTomaso Pantera chassis with salvaged Testarossa body parts.


Same account given in a magazine which arrived today. Apparently the Pantera was "tired" before conversion, and Ferrari North America insisted that it was destroyed after the show ended as part of the supply agreement.

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