News

Testarossa, 512 TR, F512 M Registry

Discussion in 'Boxers/TR/M' started by bob348, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. RacerX_GTO

    RacerX_GTO F1 World Champ
    Silver Subscribed

    Nov 2, 2003
    11,603
    Oregon
    Full Name:
    Gabe V.
    woah? Did they need to scrap the paint off the tube frame VIN like that????
     
  2. F360-1386

    F360-1386 Formula 3

    Oct 8, 2006
    1,637
    Markham, ON, Canada
    Full Name:
    51216M
    I imported mine from Japan and it is very simple , PM me.
     
  3. F360-1386

    F360-1386 Formula 3

    Oct 8, 2006
    1,637
    Markham, ON, Canada
    Full Name:
    51216M
    Before I pulled the trigger ,I asked the Japanese Dealer and the dealer here they said it is a normal practice for some dealers to scrap the paint to examine the VIN clearly
     
  4. zvdxb

    zvdxb Karting

    Aug 31, 2014
    201
    East/West
    Full Name:
    ZV
    PM sent !
     
  5. zvdxb

    zvdxb Karting

    Aug 31, 2014
    201
    East/West
    Full Name:
    ZV
    Hi F360 ! Did you receive my PM ?

    Rgds
     
  6. F360-1386

    F360-1386 Formula 3

    Oct 8, 2006
    1,637
    Markham, ON, Canada
    Full Name:
    51216M
    Checking it.
     
  7. F360-1386

    F360-1386 Formula 3

    Oct 8, 2006
    1,637
    Markham, ON, Canada
    Full Name:
    51216M
    Just sent you email for instructions to import your car. Good luck .
     
  8. zvdxb

    zvdxb Karting

    Aug 31, 2014
    201
    East/West
    Full Name:
    ZV
    Got it thks !
     
  9. nae5141

    nae5141 Rookie

    Nov 10, 2013
    45
    Tulsa, OK
    Full Name:
    Nathan E.
    #484 nae5141, Jan 6, 2015
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 7, 2017
  10. nae5141

    nae5141 Rookie

    Nov 10, 2013
    45
    Tulsa, OK
    Full Name:
    Nathan E.
    It's black/crema
     
  11. F360-1386

    F360-1386 Formula 3

    Oct 8, 2006
    1,637
    Markham, ON, Canada
    Full Name:
    51216M
    Beautiful Blk TR
     
  12. nae5141

    nae5141 Rookie

    Nov 10, 2013
    45
    Tulsa, OK
    Full Name:
    Nathan E.
    Thank you!
     
  13. AJ

    AJ Formula 3

    Jun 23, 2008
    1,697
    Full Name:
    Aaron
    #488 AJ, Jan 17, 2015
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 7, 2017
  14. F360-1386

    F360-1386 Formula 3

    Oct 8, 2006
    1,637
    Markham, ON, Canada
    Full Name:
    51216M
    It looks so cool , never seen a TR Spider.
     
  15. godabitibi

    godabitibi F1 Veteran

    Jan 11, 2012
    5,999
    La Sarre, Quebec, Ca
    Full Name:
    Claude Laforest
  16. evandaalen

    evandaalen Formula 3
    Consultant

    Feb 7, 2004
    2,371
    Deventer, NL
    Full Name:
    Edvar van Daalen
    The yellow Testarossa Spider was converted by Lorenz & Rankl, a German conversion company.
     
  17. F360-1386

    F360-1386 Formula 3

    Oct 8, 2006
    1,637
    Markham, ON, Canada
    Full Name:
    51216M
    Heard there was only one F512M Spider produced by Ferrari and some were converted after market , don't know some TRs were converted too.
     
  18. 134282

    134282 Four Time F1 World Champ
    BANNED

    Aug 3, 2002
    40,647
    California
    Full Name:
    Carbon McCoy
    Aaron, thank you! Do you know how recently it was seen in Dublin? This is 67611, a 1986 cut Testarossa that was in Spain for nearly a decade (if not longer). It was for sale back in September, 2014, in Great Britain (advertised as an '87). Apparently the car was ordered new by Swarovski (yes, that Swarovski), and he had the car removed from the factory production line and sent to Lorenz & Frankl of Germany, who transformed the car into a spider, and then sent it back to Ferrari to be finished.
     
  19. evandaalen

    evandaalen Formula 3
    Consultant

    Feb 7, 2004
    2,371
    Deventer, NL
    Full Name:
    Edvar van Daalen
    The factory did not make any F512M Spiders. A few do exist, but they are all conversions. Some additional information can be found on my website, Red Headed.
     
  20. AJ

    AJ Formula 3

    Jun 23, 2008
    1,697
    Full Name:
    Aaron
    #495 AJ, Jan 18, 2015
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 7, 2017
    Swarovski!? That's an incredible story. I can always count on you to fill in the blanks, Carbon :)

    The pictures in my previous post were taken last August. The car was having some work done in Ken Plant Motors, an independent specialist garage in Dublin. Here's one more picture that was taken around the same time as the others.
    Image Unavailable, Please Login
     
  21. 134282

    134282 Four Time F1 World Champ
    BANNED

    Aug 3, 2002
    40,647
    California
    Full Name:
    Carbon McCoy
    Thank you for the details, Aaron. Please tell me you drove; please tell me you got the chance to drive it, and you drove it. The Testarossa is one of my favorite Ferraris - and the idea of driving a Testarossa Spyder sounds glorious.
     
  22. 134282

    134282 Four Time F1 World Champ
    BANNED

    Aug 3, 2002
    40,647
    California
    Full Name:
    Carbon McCoy
    My goal is to one day know even just half as much about Testarossas as Edvar - if you haven't already, I highly recommend checking out his site, Red-Headed. His site has served me very well on more occasions than I can recount, and it's a tremendous contribution to the community.

    As for the pictures you posted... Since they were taken in August, and I have the car as being for sale in GB in September, is it a safe assumption that you don't know where the car went once it sold?
     
  23. AJ

    AJ Formula 3

    Jun 23, 2008
    1,697
    Full Name:
    Aaron
    PM sent.
     
  24. godabitibi

    godabitibi F1 Veteran

    Jan 11, 2012
    5,999
    La Sarre, Quebec, Ca
    Full Name:
    Claude Laforest
    By the VIN it is an '87. Last single Mirror 86 is known to be 67557.
     
  25. stlouis

    stlouis Karting

    Oct 7, 2007
    183
    #500 stlouis, Jan 19, 2015
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2015
    Oh, hadn't made the link yet !

    Nice website, pretty complete, was nice to have when I was looking for a car.

    The only thing I couldn't find there was an exhaustive illustration of the available colors.
    Kind of made one myself, but not sure I have everything right though.

    The other thing I wanted to stress for you : there might be some inconsistencies in the numbering of the engines for Swiss cars (I bought a swiss car, had the numbers checked by Ferrari, does not fit your numbering).

    That was years ago, so I wouldn't be able right now to tell what the mistake was. If interested, I can PM you what I had at the time, for you to ... deal with.

    Oh, and, yes, I don't think it was mentioned on your site : Canada cars with a front end that lacks one slide - was illustrated in this thread if I'm correct.

    Edit: last thing: can't remember you had shown the rear valence was displaced to let the cats take place below the exhaust on the non-US catalyzed models...
    I also believe, but not sure of that, that middle-east cars had the rear US bumpers but no cats.


    Cheers,
    Emmanuel
     

Share This Page