Ferrari Testarossa convertible from Michael Jackson Pepsi commercial for sale

Next Prev
Ferrari Testarossa convertible from Michael Jackson Pepsi commercial for sale
Ferrari Testarossa convertible from Michael Jackson Pepsi commercial for sale
Ferrari Testarossa convertible from Michael Jackson Pepsi commercial for sale
Ferrari Testarossa convertible from Michael Jackson Pepsi commercial for sale
Ferrari Testarossa convertible from Michael Jackson Pepsi commercial for sale
Ferrari Testarossa convertible from Michael Jackson Pepsi commercial for sale
Ferrari Testarossa convertible from Michael Jackson Pepsi commercial for sale
Ferrari Testarossa convertible from Michael Jackson Pepsi commercial for sale
Ferrari Testarossa convertible from Michael Jackson Pepsi commercial for sale
Ferrari Testarossa convertible from Michael Jackson Pepsi commercial for sale
Ferrari Testarossa convertible from Michael Jackson Pepsi commercial for sale
Ferrari Testarossa convertible from Michael Jackson Pepsi commercial for sale
Ferrari Testarossa convertible from Michael Jackson Pepsi commercial for sale
Ferrari Testarossa convertible from Michael Jackson Pepsi commercial for sale
Ferrari Testarossa convertible from Michael Jackson Pepsi commercial for sale
Next Prev

Back in the 1980s, Michael Jackson was the undisputed King of Pop and Ferrari was the king of the supercar. Imagine if you combined the two? That’s just the thought that Pepsi had for a commercial back in 1987. Pepsi took it another step further and commissioned a convertible Testarossa for its shoot of a commercial called “The Chopper.” That car is now up for sale on Motor GT.

The task of chopping the top off the Italian supercar fell to California customizer Richard Straman. Starting with an all-black Ferrari, the roof was removed and a convertible top was fitted in place. Additionally, the side mirror was moved high up on the driver’s side so it stands out dramatically from the body lines of the car.

Straman built a handful of his Testarossa Spyders at a cost of $40,000 a piece. That was, of course, on top of the starting price of a 1986 Ferrari Testarossa. We’re sure it all fit in Pepsi’s budget, though. After all, the cost to hire Michael Jackson alone must’ve been a hefty line on the final accounting tally for this commercial shoot.

Motor GT’s asking price? A cool $799,900. That’s a hefty sum more than the $73,700 the car went for at the 2014 Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. However, if you’re a fanatical MJ fan with a bank vault of cash burning a whole in your pocket, then this could be your big ticket item.

Check Also

SpeedKore’s 1,400-hp, carbon fiber-bodied Dodge Demon drops into the 8s

SpeedKore Performance Group is back with another SEMA build, and this one could just be the Grafton, Wisconsin company's wildest yet. It's a 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon whose supercharger has been swapped out for a pair of turbochargers. Working with a host of other mods, those blowers pump enough boost pressure to get the Demon's V-8 delivering just...

2019 Edge ST heads fleet of custom Ford SUVs bound for SEMA

The stars of SEMA tend to be the muscle cars and pickup trucks, but as SUVs, particularly crossover SUVs, continue to grow in popularity it's not surprising that Ford has partnered with a number of tuning firms to develop some wild crossovers for this year's show. The Blue Oval on Thursday gave us a taste of five headed to Las Vegas. The highlight is the...