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Ανήμερα του δεκαπενταύγουστου ο οίκος δημοπρασιών Mecum Auctions θα βγάλει στο σφυρί την διάσημη λευκή Ferrari Testarossa από την τηλεοπτική σειρά Miami Vice (Οι Σκληροί του Μαΐάμι).

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Το αυτοκίνητο είναι του 1986 και έχει διανύσει 25.800 χλμ και ίσως να είναι το ίδιο αυτοκίνητο που είχε βγει προς πώληση στο eBay τον περασμένο Δεκέμβριο. Πρόκειται για μια από τις δύο πραγματικές Ferrari που χρησιμοποιήθηκαν για τις ανάγκες των γυρισμάτων, κυρίως της 3ης, της 4ης και της 5ης σεζόν. Το αυτοκίνητο αρχικά ήταν βαμμένο σε μαύρο χρώμα, αλλά ο σκηνοθέτης της σειράς, αποφάσισε να βάψει και τις δύο Ferrari σε λευκό χρώμα, ώστε να κινηματογραφεί καλύτερα τα νυχτερινά πλάνα.

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Η Testarossa φοράει έναν 4.9-λίτρων 12-κύλινδρο επίπεδο κινητήρα απόδοσης 390 ίππων, που στέλνει τη κίνηση στους  πίσω τροχούς, μέσω ενός 5-τάχυτου χειροκίνητου κιβωτίου. Έχει δεχθεί την περιποίηση του τμήματος Ferrari Classiche, και από το 1989 που τελείωσε η σειρά είναι αποθηκευμένο σε γκαράζ, αν και πρόσφατα του έγινε γενική επισκευή μοτέρ, κόστους 8.000 δολαρίων.

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MIAMI VICE” HERO CAR SPEEDS INTO MECUM AUCTIONS MONTEREY 2015

Iconic 1986 Ferrari Testarossa to be offered at The Mecum Daytime Auction Aug. 15

WALWORTH, Wis. – July 7, 2015 – The star of the ‘80s-era television series “Miami Vice” is coming to the Mecum Daytime Auction in Monterey this Aug. 13-15. No, not Sonny Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs—the flashy detectives played by Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas who fought episode-after-episode against the seedy underworld of Miami—but their 1986 Ferrari Testarossa. This iconic supercar with its signature side strakes was one of the quintessential poster cars that found itself plastered on many a teenager’s bedroom wall in the 1980s, and it will now be offered for sale at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa – Del Monte Golf Course this Aug. 15.

It was rumored that Enzo Ferrari himself proposed that the Ferrari factory could supply two black Testarossas for use on the show. From that day forward, it was this Testarossa that became the show’s signature car. The only significant change came when the Ferrari was repainted white at the behest of Director Michael Mann for better visibility in night scenes. This Testarossa quickly moved into cult status along with other series props such as Ray Ban sunglasses, Armani jackets, Scarab speedboats and enough firearms for a small army.

The Testarossa sports a 4.9 liter, 390-horsepower flat-12 engine, a traditional five-speed manual gated shifter, beige leather, power windows, power locks, power seats, cruise control and air conditioning. After “Miami Vice” ended its series run in 1989 the car was placed into storage until earlier this year.

Now showing 16,124 miles and authenticated by both Ferrari North America and Ferrari Classiche, with documented service records from Shelton Ferrari in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., this exotic recently received an engine-out service at a cost of $8,000. The sun may have set on Crockett and Tubbs, but the “Miami Vice” Testarossa remains an enduring icon.

To view the “Miami Vice” Ferrari Testarossa or to register as a bidder, visit Mecum.com. Bidder registration is $100 and can be completed in advance online or on-site at the auction. The Mecum Daytime Auction in Monterey is open to buyers, sellers and spectators with general admission tickets available at the gate for $25; children 12 and younger are admitted free of charge. Portions of the auction will be broadcast live on NBC Sports Network with a stream of the entire event presented on Mecum’s website. For more details on the auction, to consign a vehicle or to register as a bidder for this and all Mecum auctions, visit www.mecum.com or call (262) 275-5050.