Ferrari Mondial 8 1982
The car is one of only 145 RHD Mondials ever built. Rarer than a 250 but a tenth of the price which is only set to rise! 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. It was the first Ferrari where the entire engine, gearbox and rear suspension assembly was mounted on a detachable steel subframe. The steel bodied 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 models with its 214hp, proven drivetrain, four seats and low cost of maintenance. It is all about the drive with a Ferrari and this one is no exception - it drives superbly! In addition, this Mondial Coupé has a wonderful history folder and shows a documented engine rebuild in 2010 with an additional cambelt change 2,000 miles ago and a host of other major work.
Mechanically, this is a very good example and the cream leather trim is pristine. The paintwork has recently been sympathetically refreshed by a multi award winning London body shop with photographic history of the work and presents beautifully.
Mondials have long been undervalued and now the market place is waking up. Supplied with a current MoT test certificate with no advisories until March 2018, together with the original service books and 22 previous MoT's, this righthand drive Ferrari is one of only 145 units manufactured and represents a very good investment in a rising market - not just to tuck away but to drive and enjoy!