Lot 245 - 1992 Ferrari Mondial T
|Odometer reading||38,660 miles|
|Estimate||£14,000 - £18,000|
|Result||Sold - £23,520|
The Mondial offers an affordable entry into Ferrari ownership with the benefit of the added practicality of its 2+2 configuration. Conceived as Ferrari's 'world car' and rival to the Porsche 911, the Mondial stayed in production from 1980 to 1993 through four distinct variants. The last and best of them - the Mondial T - was sufficiently different to almost warrant a new name. By now the original three litre, V8 had been enlarged to the 3.4 litres as shared with the Ferrari 348, delivering nearly 300bhp. The 'T' suffix refers to the switch from a transverse engine and gearbox to a new in-line engine/transverse box layout that allowed the engine to be mounted much lower in the chassis offering a dramatic improvement in handling. Other innovations on the Mondial T included electronic variable suspension, air conditioning and power steering, along with various styling changes.
This 1992 Ferrari Mondial T is believed to be one of only 47 sold in the UK in righthand drive form making it a very rare beast indeed. Originally supplied through Evans Halshaw in Birmingham in September 1992, it has been fully maintained throughout its life with the last cambelt change being carried out less than 750 miles ago by Ferrari specialists, Dave Walton in County Durham. This excellent example has covered about 50,000 miles from new having had the speedo replaced at 12,337 miles in 1997. Finished in Rosso Corsa with magnolia leather interior and red carpets, this superb Mondial T has been looked after throughout its life and is supplied with a V5C registration document, a current MoT test certificate, the original handbook pack and a file containing invoices and old MoT certificates. These late Ferrari Mondial's, with all of their improvements, are the ideal entry to Ferrari ownership.