Nick Mason’s Ferrari Testarossa for sale

It would most likely be realistic to propose that Nick Mason is regarded by quite a few as significantly for his autos as his new music. That Dwell 8 reunion, Pink Floyd’s initially general performance collectively in additional than 24 decades, was by itself in July 2005, virtually 17 years in the past – when Tony Blair was however Primary Minister. As if to demonstrate the point, 2005 was a yr right after Into The Red was first printed, Mason’s reserve chronicling ownership of some of the world’s most fascinating automobiles. With a little aid from Mark Hales, of training course – it’s properly really worth searching for out if you have not go through it presently. For those people of us not, er, mature enough to have recognised Pink Floyd at their peak, the reserve launched Mason as a car nut initial, drummer 2nd. 

Maybe his most well known vehicle is the Ferrari 250 GTO the original bumf for the ebook speaks of it being “highly expensive”, with “a value of £10m at its peak”. Ah, sweet, harmless, early 21st century. But Mason has also owned, among numerous other individuals, a Ferrari T3 F1 motor vehicle, an F40, a 250MM, a LaFerrari and this extremely Testarossa. And that is just the Ferraris… 

Reported to be requested new when gathering his F40 from Maranello – as if the trip wasn’t likely to be memorable sufficient – this 1989 instance was operator by Mason for 3 years. At which level he part exchanged it for a competitiveness 365 GTB/4 Daytona – the natural way. So not accurately extensive-term ownership by his exalted criteria but, nevertheless, there are loads of Testarossas out there that weren’t very first owned by Pink Floyd’s drummer. 

Originally Blu Sera, the Testarossa was afterwards resprayed Rosso Scuderia. Which does feel somewhat of a shame when you take into account how magnificent  it the moment looked painted an inky darkish blue – so it must be no surprise that the final owner (who experienced the motor vehicle for a decade) bought it with the intention of returning the Testarossa to the original color. One more owner should not come to feel responsible about obtaining the job carried out.  

That apart, it’s a rather lovely Testarossa, remaining bought with a detailed history and a great deal of initial paperwork. It is believed to be one of just 268 remaining British isles Testarossas if it goes back again to blue then this will be one of only 5. 

Regardless of acquiring coated a lot less than a thousand miles a calendar year since 1989, there are lots of lessen mileage Testarossas out there for individuals that want them. This is absolutely a motor vehicle from the bigger maintenance period of Ferrari, one particular for exclusive events than extra typical use. However, even those people who don’t don’t forget the Testarossas in time period have grown up admiring them, with values now reflecting that. This a single is £120k, with comparable Testarossas out there at much more funds – and later on TRs pricier nonetheless. So you have skipped the boat on even vaguely inexpensive flat-12 Ferraris (or 180-diploma V12s, for the pedants) on the other hand, this a person has some further provenance for no quality. And it’ll be one particular of the ideal wanting Testarossas when it’s blue again…