The so-called T was the final iteration of Ferrari's mid-engined Mondial model range that was launched in 1980 and concluded in 1993, and differed markedly from its earlier siblings both inside and out. The T referred to the re-positioned drivetrain that, as per Ferrari F1 cars of the '80s, featured the engine mounted longitudinally driving through a transversely positioned transmission. This set the pattern for the marque's mid-engined V8 cars for years to come, and endowed the T with far superior handling to previous Mondials, that had their engines mounted higher up and across the frame. For ease of maintenance, the revised drivetrain was fixed to a removable subframe. Other Ferrari firsts embodied in the Mondial T included power-assisted steering, three-position electronically controlled suspension, and ABS as standard fit. Power was provided by a dry-sump V8 unit of 3.4-litres and 300bhp - sufficient to sprint the Prancing Horse to 60mph in 5.6 seconds. Production ran for just 4.5 years, during which 987 Coupe versions were created, just 54 of which featured right-hand drive and just five were finished in the Medio Blue of the sale car, making 'A11 CXD' a very rare example indeed.
A notably original and unmolested right-hand drive manual gearbox example, it was supplied new to Evans Halshaw of Birmingham in August 1993. It received a documented speedometer change at 45,166 miles, and has so far completed a total of 65,492 and just been treated to a service and new timing belt. The vendor is now offering the Ferrari complete with original handbooks, service book containing 20 stamps, toolkit, over £42,000 of invoices and lots of MOTs, plus a current one free of advisories and valid into July 2017 - it confirms that this handsome Mondial has travelled little more than 2,000 miles in the last three years. A rare opportunity.