HISTORY OF FERRARI MONDIAL T:
The Mondial T was introduced in 1980 as a replacement for its 2+2 predecessor, the 308 GT4.
Its longer and wider chassis provided better passenger accommodation, while ongoing development produced the ‘Quattrovalvole’ model of 1982 and the Mondial Cabriolet of 1984 – the first true convertible Ferrari since the Daytona Spider.
The combination of topless design, performance, and superb road manners was a resounding success, with Road & Track declaring “Faster, better looking with wind-in-the-hair driving and all the attention from the sidelines you can handle”.
The final iteration of the Mondial was the Mondial T, which was introduced in 1989 with a larger 3,405 cc V-8 engine mated to a transversely-mounted transmission, devised for Ferrari’s Formula 1 cars over a decade earlier.
With output approaching 300-horsepower, the larger engine propelled the Mondial T to 60 miles per hour in 6.5 seconds and onwards to a reported top speed of 158 miles per hour.
ABOUT OUR CAR:
A stunning example of Ferrari’s 2+2 convertible sports car in final evolution ‘T’ specification.
Behind the rear seats sits a mid-rear mounted 3.4-litre V8 developing 300bhp that drives the rear-wheels through a five-speed, open-gate manual transmission.
Delivered new to Düsseldorf, remarkably this Mondial has had just one owner since it was six-months old.
Complete with an extensive history file, and benefiting from a recent thorough overhaul, the vehicle now resides in Italy - but it remains registered in Germany.
EQUIPMENT AND FEATURES Specified in gleaming Rosso Corsa, this Mondial T has contrasting Nero leather offset by a red leather lower dashboard and door panels. It rides on the correct five-spoke Speedline alloy wheels and the wings have been embellished with Scuderia Ferrari shield stickers. Complete with power-assisted steering and switchable dampers, this Ferrari is rewarding to drive and offers a compliant ride. It is equipped with electric windows and a powered convertible roof, air-conditioning and what appears to be a period-correct stereo. It is supplied with the original book pack, and a very good history file. CONDITION The exterior condition of this Pininfarina-styled Mondial T is stunning, with a deep shine across the panels. The black fabric soft-top works correctly, and is taught and free from snags when erected. Inside, the Nero leather presents very well with only very minor wear on the driver’s seat and a light patina elsewhere. The dashboard and carpets and in great shape. All switchgear is fully operational and the symbols legible. There are no known mechanical or electrical faults. SERVICE HISTORY The car was serviced within the last year at 47,000 km. This was a major maintenance visit with renewal of the engine oil and filter, clutch, cam belt, brakes including discs, and the fuel pumps. Price: 59.900Euros