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    Teenager who stole Guy Fieri’s Lamborghini gets life in prison (VIDEO)

    If you’re currently on a crime spree, we’d recommend against stealing the Lamborghini of a popular, bleached-blonde chef, lest you end up getting sentenced to life in prison. That’s not to say 19-year-old Max Wade’s life sentence was simply due to pilfering Guy Fieri’s Lambo – an attempted murder charge for a drive-by shooting, among other crimes, also played a role – but we doubt it did much for his case.You’ll recall we last reported on Fieri’s missing Gallardo Spyder in April of 2012, when it was reported that the Marin County Sheriff’s Department and Mill Valley Police Department recovered the car from a storage container, that also housed the motorcycle Wade, then 17, used in the drive-by. Wade originally stole the V10-powered droptop from a San Francisco dealership in 2011, reportedly by rappelling onto the dealership’s roof.Wade was charged as an adult for his crimes, despite being a minor when they were committed, and could be eligible for parole at an unspecified date. That said, he’s also facing a separate sentence of over 21 years, according to Boston.com. Scroll down for the news report from KPIX-5, the Bay Area’s CBS affiliate.

    Teenager who stole Guy Fieri’s Lamborghini gets life in prison (VIDEO)
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    Ferrari Testarossa Driven By Michael Jackson Heads To Barrett-Jackson

    Michael Jacksons 1986 Ferrari Testarossa Straman Spyder

    Michael Jacksons 1986 Ferrari Testarossa Straman Spyder
    There will be an excellent opportunity to get lost in the ’80s at the Barrett-Jackson collector car auction in Scottsdale, Arizona.

    A 1986 Ferrari Testarossa driven by Michael Jackson in the 1987 Pepsi commercial “The Chopper” will cross the block along with hundreds of other desirable cars.

    The black Testarossa was converted into a drop-top Spyder by the R. Straman Company of Costa Mesa, California for its television appearance. Behind the seats is a 4.9-liter flat-12 producing 390 horsepower and 361 pound-feet of torque and red valve covers–hence the name Testarossa, which means “red head” in Italian.

    Barrett-Jackson didn’t list mileage, but the car reportedly received a significant overhaul in February 2013.

    The Testarossa is a quintessentially ’80s car. With its wide, wedge shape and cheese grater-like side intakes, it still makes quite a statement. Whether that statement is positive or not is unclear.

    Built from 1984 to 1991, the Testarossa was probably best known as one of the stars of Miami Vice, It’s even pretty fast by modern standards: it can do 0 to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds, and reach a top speed of 180 mph. Granted, that’s not even enough to outrun that other Ferrari supercar of the Reagan era, the F40.

    The Michael Jackson Testarossa joins a horde of other celebrity cars at the 2014 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction, including Simon Cowell’s 2008 Bugatti Veyron, the Hudson Commodore from Driving Miss Daisy, and the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII driven by the late Paul Walker in 2 Fast 2 Furious.

    Michael Jacksons 1986 Ferrari Testarossa Straman Spyder
    Michael Jacksons 1986 Ferrari Testarossa Straman Spyder
    Michael Jacksons 1986 Ferrari Testarossa Straman Spyder

    via: Motor Authority

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