Lot 221 - 1981 Ferrari Mondial Coupé
|Odometer reading||78,000 miles|
|Estimate||£20,000 - £24,000|
|Result||Sold - £26,320|
With a name reminiscent of the 500 Mondial race cars from the 1950s, the Ferrari Mondial was a replacement model for the Ferrari 308 GT4. The Mondial was the first Ferrari where the entire engine/gearbox/rear suspension assembly was mounted on a detachable steel subframe, making engine removal for a major rebuild or cylinder head removal much easier than it was on previous models. The steel coachwork was taken care of by Carrozzeria Scaglietti and built over a lightweight steel box section space frame. The Mondial 8 is considered one of the marque's most 'practical' vehicles, due to its 214hp, proven drivetrain, four seats and relatively low cost of maintenance; major services can be performed without removing the entire engine/transmission subframe.
This Mondial Coupé has a superb history folder and shows a documented engine rebuild in 2010 as well as other major work. Mechanically, this is a very good example and the cream leather trim is commensurate with a car of the age and mileage. From a bodywork point of view, the car will need some time and investment; however the end result will be a very useable and realistically priced Ferrari Mondial. Mondials' have long been undervalued and at last the market place is waking up to what a thoroughly enjoyable car they are to drive and with the option of four seats if required. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate valid until 22nd July 2017, together with the original service books and 22 previous MoT's, this righthand drive Ferrari is one of only 145 units manufactured and is very attractively estimated.
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