Lot 242 - 1991 Ferrari Mondial T Convertible
|Odometer reading||47,500 miles|
|Estimate||£28,000 - £32,000|
|Result||Sold - £43,120|
The Mondial offers an affordable entry into Ferrari ownership and benefits from 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 best and last of them - the Mondial T - was sufficiently different to almost warrant a new name. By now, the original 3.0-litre, V8 had been enlarged to 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 alterations.
This 1991 example is believed to be one of only 53 sold in the UK in righthand drive form, making it a very rare car indeed. Supplied new by Maranello Concessionaires in September 1991 to Mr. Berger in London, this Mondial T has only covered 47,500 miles from new. Finished in 'Rosso Corsa' with black roof and cream interior, this has been well maintained and in May this year had a cam belt service and new MoT test certificate issued by Ferrari specialists, QV London. This Ferrari Mondial T is supplied with a V5C registration document, MoT test certificate which expires in May 2016, the original book wallet, containing the handbook and service book and a file which has a number of old registration documents. Also accompanying the vehicle are various old MoT test certificates, DVLA MoT history, (which with the service book verifies the mileage) and a number of invoices. This is a unique opportunity to acquire a rare, righthand drive Ferrari cabriolet; a perfect car for the summer and a fantastic investment for the future.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.