Lot 197 - 1985 Ferrari Mondial QV Convertible
|Odometer reading||58,000 miles|
|Estimate||£40,000 - £50,000|
|Result||Sold - £42,000|
The Ferrari Mondial, the name reminiscent of the 500 Mondial race cars from the 1950s, 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 sub frame 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 first Mondial engine, although a DOHC design, used just two valves per cylinder. The later Quattrovalvole or QV, introduced a new four valve cylinder head, the combustion chamber design was purportedly based on the early eighties Formula One engine and produced a very respectable 240hp.
This 1985 Ferrari Mondial QV Cabriolet is an incredibly rare car being a UK righthand drive example with only 24 produced in total. It is described as being in superb condition with the coachwork said to be 10 out of 10 along with the engine, transmission, chassis and interior which is finished in cream hide. The car was last serviced at 58,317 miles which included a cambelt change and comes with a large file detailing the cars history. 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.