Lot 132 - 1986 Ferrari Mondial
|Odometer reading||80,200 miles|
|Estimate||£22,000 - £26,000|
|Result||Sold - £27,168|
- Desirable 3.2 Quattrovalvole engine
- Rare colour combination
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.
Originally registered on 12th November 1986, this Ferrari Mondial is presented in metallic grey with lovely Crema trim which is in good condition. The car presents well and is offered with many invoices from Superformance and a stamped service booklet combined with all but one MoT test certificate since 1991. Fitted with a sports exhaust which, in the vendors words, “gives this wonderful 32 valve Ferrari the sound of a Formula 1 car, combined with the practicality of four seats, could the kids have more fun?” Supplied with a V5C registration document together with a history file containing the original service book, owner’s manual and invoices within the leather-bound folder. Accompanied by an MoT test certificate valid until July 2021, this is an appreciating classic which we believe to be one of only three UK cars presented in this colour combination and boasting the desirable 3.2 litre Quattrovalvole engine. The electrical system of this Mondial will require some attention as we are informed that the sunroof and air conditioning are currently not working. The Mondial range has increased in value of late as the market realises what an underrated car this really is.
Previous lotLot 131 - 1958 BMW Isetta 600
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