DT: 20k-Mile 1993 Ferrari 512TR

We are pleased to present this 1993 Ferrari 512TR finished in Rosso Corsa over black leather.  The successor to the original Testarossa model, the Ferrari 512TR features some significant updates compared with its predecessor including an extensively revised flat-12 engine with Nikasil-lined cylinders, Bosch engine management, larger intake valves, and reworked intake and exhaust systems.  Originally delivered to a customer in Holland, this 1993 European-spec example eventually made its way to Japan where it was purchased by its current owner about four years ago. It has been kept in climate-controlled storage ever since with all maintenance addressed by a Ferrari specialist.  Now with just over 32k-kilometers (20k-miles) showing on the odometer, this iconic 512TR is being offered for auction by its owner in the United Arab Emirates.

The Pininfarina-designed bodywork is finished in the traditional shade of Rosso Corsa, additional images are provided in the photo gallery.  The seller notes professional detailing and polishing to have been carried out on an annual basis under their ownership.  Compared with the original Testarossa, the 512TR can be differentiated by its updated rear lights, front bumper, engine lid, body-colored lower sills, and redesigned 18” 5-spoke wheels.

The black interior features a gated 5-speed manual shifter and heavily bolstered leather seats with embossed Ferrari logos on the upper backrests.  The cabin also received several updates over the earlier Testarossa including a center console separate from the dashboard and a redesigned steering wheel.  The seller reports all gauges and accessories to be working properly at this time.

The 512TR carries an updated version of the naturally aspirated flat-12 from the original Testarossa. This 4.9L engine is capable is sending up to 422 HP to the rear wheels through a 5-speed manual gearbox.  Among the many technical improvements over the original Testarossa, the 512TR features a repositioned drivetrain for a lower center of gravity and improved handling as well as larger front brake rotors and revised suspension settings.  A major service is said to have been carried out prior to the seller’s ownership, and more recently, this 512TR has been treated to new spark plugs, a new radiator cap, and fluid changes.  The car is said to have been driven by the seller on a monthly basis while receiving all necessary service from a Ferrari specialized workshop.

This sale will include the original owner’s manuals, toolkit, and a clean title.  A sports car icon of the 1990s and among the last of the analog 12-cylinder Ferrari’s, this 512TR is a true collector item.  Do not let this opportunity pass you by.

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  • Dualpurpose 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $140,000

  • lamakdaddy 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $120,000

  • P1Exotics 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $111,512

  • lamakdaddy 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $110,000

  • P1Exotics 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $100,512

  • mikeybenz 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Nice car! I’ve had both the US and Euro Spec 512TR. I prefer the Euro hands down, just as Ferrari intended it to be without federal regulations. A little faster, regular seatbelts instead of the annoying mouse tracks, no ugly reflectors on the sides and nice clear fog light lenses rather than the ugly Frosted US ones! EURO spec. worth more to those who know!

  • UAE (seller) 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    @ChrisA thanks for your input. I can help drop the car to the port.

  • ChrisA (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    @P1Exotics I got a quote of $7,000 for an Aston Martin from Dubai to Florida. This included delivery and fees but was port to port. I am sure there are cheaper options but this was from a trusted company and included handling fees, etc.

  • UAE (seller) 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    @P1Exotics for the shipping and taxes, I know the cost from US to here not vise versa. Shipping itself shouldn't be more than 3000$ in a 20ft container. I can ask for you if you can provide me the port location.

  • UAE (seller) 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    @P1Exotics I agree with you from the period prospective, but it is 2000 miles or so since the last major service in Japan. As for Videos, I can arrange it but I am not sure timing is in our favor. The car starts and runs perfect all the time. It's only driven in winters (the AC is cold) as it's garaged for the rest of the year.

  • UAE (seller) 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    @P1Exotics it was driven around 2000 miles since imported.

  • P1Exotics (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Seller, can you please provide a cold start video and a driving video?

  • P1Exotics (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Does anyone know how much it costs to ship a vehicle from UAE to the US? Plus import fees and taxes.

  • P1Exotics (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Safe to assume this car is due for another major engine out servicing to replace the timing belts ($7-10k USD). Ferrari typically recommends replacing them every three years.

  • P1Exotics (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    @UAE , what was the mileage of this vehicle when it was purchased four years ago?

  • lamakdaddy 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $99,999

  • shakes 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $81,000

  • lamakdaddy 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $80,000

  • UAE (seller) 1 monthago

    @GeorgeVosburgh thanks for your comments which I really appreciate. The engine was never cleaned with water through my ownership as it's a bit sensitive and dust and humidity are part of our weather here, so if I get it detailed, it's a matter of days to get dirt again. Servicing the engine is once a year and the latest oil and fluids change was 2 months ago. Even with a closed air-conditioned parking, it's still hard to keep it dirt free.

  • GeorgeVosburgh 1 monthago

    Considering the low mileage, the engine looks rather dirty. I wouldn't be surprised to learn that it has never been serviced. The European spec is absolutely the best iteration of the 512TR.

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DT: 20k-Mile 1993 Ferrari 512TR
Buy Now: $185,000 Final Bid: $140,000