What red blooded boy (and even a few girls) will not stop what they are doing and stare when any Ferrari goes rolling by? When I was a teenage boy I would have all my buddies over and we would all watch Miami Vice. Yes, because it was a great, ahead of its time investigative show, but one of the main reasons was we all wanted to be Sonny Crocket, if for nothing else, so we could live in a boat, carry a gun, be surrounded by pretty girls, but most importantly, so we could have a white Ferrari Testarossa as our daily driver!
Well, you too can now have your shot at owning and driving the very Ferrari that Don Johnson used in Miami Vice. Complete with the Radio Shack like permanently mounted cell phone still in it. How cool is that?
There were actually two Testarossa’s in the show that were given to NBC by Ferrari, after Ferrari sued them for using old Corvettes modified to look like Daytona’s. Not a bad deal for NBC to have Two new Ferrari’s forced upon you. We should all be sued like that.
Last year this very same car was on eBay where the owner was asking a whopping $1.75 million. There were no takers, so now the car is back and going to a Mecum Auction in Monterey, CA. August 13-15. The car has only accumulated a little over 16,000 miles since its birth and still shows to be in mint condition, with all the proper service work complete.
I think it would be appropriate if Mr. Don Johnson was there himself to auction it off. We have heard no rumors of this, but would not be surprised if he was at the very least there to shake some hands and sign some autographs for some of us 50 year olds.
With the price of at least this Testarossa, heading north of the original sticker price of the car in 1986, most of us will have to be content to just watch the auction on tv and reminisce about our teenage years when at least in our dreams, we were Sonny Crocket.