Lot 182 - 1984 Ferrari Mondial Quattrovalvole
|Odometer reading||20,925 miles|
|Estimate||£22,000 - £30,000|
|Result||Sold - £22,400|
With a name reminiscent of the 500 Mondial racing cars from the 1950s, the Ferrari Mondial was a replacement for the Ferrari 308GT4. It 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 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. 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.
One of just 152 Mondial Quattrovalvole coupés made to righthand drive specification, chassis 51265 is finished in Rosso Corsa with Nero black leather. First registered on 18th May 1984, A437 0DY comes with original handbook as well as a new leather owner’s pack and various additional paperwork. This incredibly low mileage example (less than 21,000 miles) supplied by Ferrari specialist, Joe Macari, can be verified by the comprehensive MoT test certificates found in the history file. A full service was also concluded approximately 500 miles ago by Powerbell Services in Berkshire. Presented in good order, with solid history, these mid-engined Ferraris are very much in vogue at the moment.
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