Buy a Ferrari like the one driven by the Sultan of Brunei. It ain’t cheap

A video showcasing a really blond blonde and a incredibly pink Ferrari? That’s surely 1 way to appeal to some awareness.

We don’t have the skinny on the lady, but the Testarossa Spider is straight out of the annals of wretched surplus. It goes on the auction block in London next Saturday with opening bids at $1.6 million. The online video is a teaser tweet for the celebration.

According to documentation presented by the auction home of RM Sotheby’s, this 1990 stunner, a “Special Production” Pininfarina-engineered convertible, was aspect of a customized large amount of Ferraris commissioned by a higher-roller in the Brunei royalty house. In 2021, when, in accordance to Sotheby’s, it was “revived from its life-extensive state of static screen,” the car or truck was shuttled to two factories in Italy for “restoration.”  The value was 94,300 Euros to fix the top’s latch and repaint the equipment.  Another 83,170 Euros was budgeted to fiddle with a new clutch and “refresh” the interior. Lay all those quantities on your nearby garage.

It can be considered, the press launch goes on to say, that, in the stop, Pininfarina produced seven just about equivalent but finally one of a kind “Spider” diversifications, “each concluded in a diverse exterior and interior shade mixture.”  And, in addition to these Brunei autos, a really small selection of Testarossa Spiders, like the just one to go on auction, ended up created for significant customers, together with the recent consignor, who ordered his (or hers) in 1989. There are a reported 413 kilometers on the clock.

But hold out: apparently maestro Pininfarina — most likely in the throes of an eccentric temper — rebelled back in the Eighties versus the conference of assigning just a typical 17-digit motor vehicle identification numbers to his creations, and so determined the car or truck described previously mentioned with the VIN of “EFG092.” Go determine.

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