|Cars - Ferrari|
|Odometer reading||66,721 miles|
Historics at Brooklands / Brooklands Museum 1st June 2013 Car - 01/06/2013 / 1984 Ferrari Mondial Quattrovalvole / Lot 318
The Ferrari Mondial is a 2+2 coupé automobile produced by Ferrari from 1980 through to 1993. The 'Mondial' name came from Ferrari's history - the famed 500 Mondial racing car of the early 1950's. The Mondial saw Ferrari return to Pininfarina for styling and was sold as a mid-sized coupé and, eventually, a cabriolet. It was conceived as a 'usable' model, offering the practicality of four seats, a slightly higher roofline than its stable mates with a single long door both sides for easy access, good interior space, reasonable rear legroom, excellent all round visibility - all with the performance of a Ferrari. With more than 6,800 manufactured in its 13-year run, the Mondial was one of Ferrari's most commercially successful models. The body was not built as a monocoque in the same way as a conventional car; the steel outer body was produced by the famous Italian coachbuilder Carrozzeria Scaglietti just down the road in nearby Modena, and was built over a lightweight steel box-section space frame. The Mondial model 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. This example is finished in the Ferrari traditional colour of Rosso red with black trim and fitted with a sunroof. Rolling off the production line in 1984, this model was one of the very first to be fitted with the three litre Quattrovalvole power plant. Boasting four valves per cylinder and combustion chamber design, this engine was purportedly based on the early 1980's Formula 1 racing engine. When new, this engine design produced an impressive 240bhp at the flywheel; immensely powerful for its time and easily able to hold its own today. This example has been used very little of late and whilst the mileage is believed to be correct, the car does require a little tlc, although some recent re-commissioning work has been carried out. Supplied with a full year's MoT test certificate and a V5 registration document, this entry level Ferrari offers extremely good value for money given the low estimate.