By Andrew Liszewski
If I was ever in the market for a Ferrari, the 1986 Testarossa would not be high on my list. However if I was ever in the market for a go-kart, you’d better believe this Testarossa would be my first choice. It was originally sold at FAO Schwartz and Neiman Marcus stores and when you look at the specs, the term ‘go-kart’ almost seems like an insult. It’s powered by a 5 HP Briggs & Stratton motor that’s linked to a 2 speed automatic transmission with reverse. While 5 HP can’t compare to what real Ferrari engines put out, it’s still enough to push this 615 pound replica up to 30 MPH.
But it’s the attention to detail that’s most impressive. Opening the hinged doors you’ll find an electric starter, Momo steering wheel, working horn, CD stereo system, gauges, dual adjustable seats and more. Walking around the car you’ll find working retractable headlights and turn signals, independent suspension and even hydraulically operated rear disc brakes.
Since the cars were all hand made in limited quantities, FAO Schwartz and Neiman Marcus originally priced them at over $50,000. So the fact that this one is selling for just $24,900 makes it quite a bargain.