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1985 Ferrari Testarossa: Has the Redhead Hit Rock Bottom?

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As pre-driver’s licensed teenagers in the 1980s, one of the places we scratched our automotive itch, as it were, was in the video game arcade. You remember those, right? Dark, noisy rooms reeking of old popcorn, sweat, and cleaning solution with brown industrial carpeting smothered in used chewing gum and other nastiness, where the youth of our generation gathered to take our minds off of school, overbearing parents and girl (or guy) troubles. The best games would rob you of a pocket full of quarters and hours – if not days or weeks – of your life. It was heaven on Earth. These days we have the XBox, PlayStation, and Wii. The best games for Car Geeks like me were the sit-down shift-and-steer games. Pole Position taught us the basics, but Outrun was where it was at in terms of cool cars, music, and you even got a hottie in a bikini to ride along. And that was the closest I thought I’d ever come to driving a Ferrari Testarossa.
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Bond Car (Submarine) Bargain: 22K Mile 1985 Lotus Esprit Turbo

If you were a budding Car Geek in the 1970s and/or 1980s, exotic supercars were all wedge-shaped – Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Maseratis, and perhaps the most wedge-shaped of them all was the Lotus Esprit. These wedges were all meant to embody speed with their ultra-raked windshields, mid-engine layout, and a seating position about three inches off the ground. All of these cars were part of the “Justification for Higher Education” garage, but the Lotus had the added distinction of being a Bond car, which meant we wanted it. This low mileage example looks fantastic in silver on black leather, and is a supercar bargain at just $22,900 or best offer. Find it here on eBay in Ontario, Canada.

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