What red-blooded boy (and even some girls) won’t stop doing what they’re doing and stare when a Ferraris pass by? When I was a teenager, I would invite all my friends and we would all watch Miami Vice. Yes, because it was a great research program ahead of its time, but one of the main reasons was that we all wanted to be Sonny Crocket, if not for something else, to be able to live in a boat, carry a gun, be surrounded by girls pretty, but more importantly, so we could have a white Ferrari Testarossa as our daily driver!
Well now you too can have the opportunity to own and drive the same Ferrari that Don Johnson used in Miami Vice. Complete with the Radio Shack as a permanently mounted cell phone still on it. How cool is that?
There were actually two Testarossa’s on the show Ferrari gave to NBC, after Ferrari sued them for using old Corvettes modified to look like the Daytona ones. It’s not a bad deal for NBC to have two new Ferraris forced out. We should all be sued like this.
Last year, this very car was on eBay, where the owner was asking for a whopping $ 1.75 million. There were no buyers, so now the car is back and going to a Mecum auction in Monterey, CA. August 13-15. The car has only racked up a little over 16,000 miles since birth and is still displayed in mint condition, with all proper service work complete.
I think it would be appropriate for Mr. Don Johnson to be there to auction it off. We haven’t heard rumors of this, but we wouldn’t be surprised if he was at least there to shake some hands and sign some autographs for some of us in our 50s.
With the price of at least this Testarossa going north of the car’s original tag price in 1986, most of us will have to be content with watching the auction on TV and remembering our adolescence when at least in our dreams, we were Sonny Crocket. .