Lot 130 - 1988 Ferrari Mondial Cabriolet (3.2 litre)
|Odometer reading||64,787 miles|
|Result||Sold - £13,018|
- Rare metallic black cabriolet
- Needs full restoration
- Matching numbers with good history
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.
This ‘barn find’ example is presented in the rare colour combination of metallic black with grey leather interior. It is believed to be one of only 57 right hand drive examples of this model made worldwide and it comes with its original matching numbers 3.2 litre V8 engine (code F105C) and gearbox. This rare Italian sports car is in need of complete restoration, but we are told that when a battery was connected the windows worked and dashboard lights came on! It has been off the road for about 18 years and the engine was removed some years ago to repair the sub frame. It comes with all handbooks, service book which is stamped by a mixture of main dealerships and specialists up to 59,885 miles. It also has its original Gucci wallet with Ferrari logo on it for all the books, original PDI certificate, a file with many old invoices and two sets of keys. Offered with no reserve, this presents a great project and will once finished, provide the next owner with many years of pleasurable driving in one of Italy’s finest.
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