CLASSIC CARS

29 MAY 2018
Auction, 0249
4

FERRARI MONDIAL (1988)

Estimate
30.000 / 40.000
Price realized:  Registration

FERRARI MONDIAL (1988)

CHASSIS N. ZFFWD21B000075832

ENGINE: 8 CYLINDER

DISPLACEMENT: 3200 CC

POWER: 270 BHP

BODY STYLE: COUPE’ 2+2

SINGLE OWNERSHIP AND EXTREMELY LOW MILEAGE

Ferrari’s first ‘production’ model – the 250 – featured a slightly longer version which was able to transport four passengers.  It was a vehicle for the slightly more mature enthusiast with a growing family or the need for more space and comfort.

The V12 2+2 line, which started with the 250 GTE, continued with the 330 and the splendid 365/400/412, and is still present today with the GT4 Lusso.

At the end of the 1960s Ferrari launched the mid-engined Dino, and started working on a 2+2 version.  This led first to the birth of the 308 GT4 and subsequently of the Mondial which was presented at the Geneva Motor Show in 1980.

Designed by Pininfarina, stylistically the Mondial represented a link between the Testarossa and the 308 GTB, from which the vehicle’s chassis is in fact derived.  This, based on a tubular frame, lent itself to a version with a long wheelbase of over 300 mm - necessary for the 2+2.

In 1985 the Mondial went up to 3.2 liters.  This generous engine was characterized by its four valves per cylinder and the four camshafts of the Bosch K-Jetronic injection fuel supply, coupled with a longitudinal gearbox.

Built with great care and provided with a very luxurious interior – entirely upholstered in leather – the Mondial was the great luxury vehicle of the period.

The example that we are proposing today was registered on 5/12/1988, and joined the family garage. This was particularly well stocked, which is the reason for the very low mileage (just 16,300 KM!). 

The car is practically new and even the light-colored interior, which usually shows signs of wear on Ferraris from this period, is as good as new.  There is even a splendid SIP car-phone, one of the symbols of the 1980s.

The vehicle has always been maintained and used, albeit for only a few kilometers.

 

The vehicle is in excellent mechanical condition but, for safety reasons, we advise the purchaser to have it checked over and to replace the fluids, filters, cambelts and perishable elements.