Lot 232 - 1988 Ferrari Mondial QV GTB (3.2 Litre)
|Odometer reading||59,780 miles|
|Estimate||£24,000 - £29,000|
|Result||Sold - £32,480|
- Comprehensive history folder
- Original UK car
- Recent service less than 200 miles ago
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 and 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.
Originally registered on 5th January 1988, this Ferrari Mondial drives well according to the vendor and is supplied with a leather Ferrari luggage case, various Ferrari bags, umbrella, the original service books and manuals, together with a comprehensive history folder. Finished in the most popular and traditional colour combination of Rossa Corsa with Crema interior and fitted with a sunroof, this right hand drive Ferrari Mondial GTB comes with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate valid until 4th February 2022. The present owner had this car serviced less than 200 miles ago, when it was also fitted with new tyres all round. It also comes with a new £450 Ferrari car cover, two sets of keys and is fitted with an alarm. The Mondial range has become increasingly popular of late as the market realises what an underrated car this is.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.