Prices fall for evo­lu­tion­ary Tes­tarossa

Classic Cars (UK) - - Chasing Cars -

Fer­rari’s 512TR has al­ways been con­sid­ered a cut above the Te­strossa that it evolved from. In the num­ber-sen­si­tive world of Fer­rari fans, not only were there just 2261 built – sig­nif­i­cantly fewer than the 7177 Tes­tarossas – but the ‘evo’ packed an ex­tra 38bhp along with other dy­namic im­prove­ments and visual up­dates.

All that has meant that in the past there was around a 30 per cent pre­mium to pay for the 512TR, but that gap has roughly halved in the last year. We’ve al­ready re­ported on falling Tes­tarossa val­ues, but the 512TR has been even harder hit.

At the top end per­haps £15k has been wiped off their prices (sell­ing, if not ask­ing). Where we’re at now was high­lighted by a re­sult at the last Artcu­rial sale where a smart and well­his­to­ried 512TR with 60,000km (37,000 miles) just scraped past its low es­ti­mate to sell for £92,411. Not long ago you would have ex­pected nearer £120k.

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