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/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 Mondial Coupé has a superb history folder and shows a
documented engine rebuild in 2010 as well as other major work.
Mechanically, this is a very good example and the cream leather
trim is commensurate with a car of the age and mileage. From a
bodywork point of view, the car will need some time and investment;
however the end result will be a very useable and realistically
priced Ferrari Mondial. Mondials' have long been undervalued and at
last the market place is waking up to what a thoroughly enjoyable
car they are to drive and with the option of four seats if
required. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a current
MoT test certificate valid until 22nd July 2017,
together with the original service books and 22 previous
MoT's, this righthand drive Ferrari is one of only 145 units
manufactured and is very attractively estimated.
For sale by auction on Saturday 26 November 2016 with Historics at Brooklands, Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit, Weybridge, Surrey, Call 01753 639170