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Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Recreation Listed for $485,000

From 1957 to 1958, Ferrari built 34 examples of the 250 Testa Rossa, one of the most iconic racing cars of the Prancing Horse. This isn’t one of them, but a faithful replica of the original. And good golly, it’s road legal and it’s for sale!
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In 2011, Gooding & Company sold a 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa (chassis 0666 TR) at auction for the mind-boggling amount of $16,390,000. The 250 Testa Rossa recreation you can admire below and which is offered for sale at Fantasy Junction is $485,000 and, get this, it’s got a larger V12 powerplant than the real thing.

The last photograph in the gallery suggests that the car is based on a Ferrari from the 330 Series, meaning that the hood scoop hides a 4.0-liter Colombo V12 with an alternator rather than a dynamo generator as employed by the 250 Series. Connected to a 5-speed stick shift with a gorgeous gated shifter, the engine churns out 298 HP and 274 lb-ft (371 Nm) according to the dyno.

Bearing in mind that the recreation weighs less than a tonne or 2,204 pounds, the power-to-weight ratio is certain to send shivers down the spine of the keenest of drivers. The pontoon-fendered body shell is a work of art, one that contrasts nicely with the not-so-complex door locking mechanism. I’ve seen barns with more complex locking mechanisms, but hey, it’s a Ferrari, alright?

According to the listing, the car “was originally built in New Zealand over an eight-year period. Once in the U.S.A., it has seen periodic service work by Rod Drew’s Francorchamps of America, Inc., and more recently under the current ownership period, by Ferrari authority Patrick Ottis & Company in Berkeley, California.” The latest overhaul was completed in the first half of 2015, after more than $61,000 were spent on rebuilding the V12 and so forth.

So how about it? Interested or would you rather spend $485,000 on a more modern runabout?

 
 
 
 
 

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