The story behind the "Miami Vice" Ferraris is filled with twists and turns. In the first two seasons, Sonny drove a black Ferrari Daytona Spyder, which was actually a fake built from a Corvette chassis.
Ferrari filed a lawsuit to shut down production of the replicas but also offered "Miami Vice" two new black Testarossas to use on the show. The only requirement: Sonny's old car had to be destroyed on the show. So on the first show of the third season, the Daytona knockoff was blown up by Hellfire missiles.
The show producers painted the new Testarossas white to better pop on screen. And thus, an auto legend was born.
The car has been up for sale on eBay for $1.75 million, but there were no takers. We'll see next week what "Vice" fans are truly willing to pay for a bit of '80s history.
Everyday Testarossas from the 1980s rarely top $200,000 at auction. A red 1989 Testarossa being sold at the same Mecum auction is estimated to sell for $125,000 to $150,000.