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1988 Ferrari Mondial 3.2 Cabriolet
Lot No.: 129
Registration: F474 0VT
Chassis Number: ZFFWC26C000076769
Engine Number: 11745
Number of cylinders: 8
Year of Manufacture: 1988
Estimate (£): 25,000 - 30,000
Sold for (£): 26,656
The Ferrari Mondial convertible was produced by Ferrari from 1980 through to 1993.
The Mondial saw Ferrari return to Pininfarina for styling and it was sold as a mid-sized coupe and, eventually, a cabriolet. It was conceived as a 'usable' model, offering the practicality of four seats with the performance of a Ferrari. The car's body was not built as a monocoque in the same way as a conventional car; instead the steel outer body was produced by the famous Italian coachbuilder Carrozzeria Scaglietti, just down the road in nearby Modena and 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 sub-frame, making engine removal for a major rebuild or cylinder head removal much easier than it was on earlier models.
Finished in Azure Metallic Blue, this particular car has only covered a mere 6,456 miles since first being registered on the 1st of August 1998. Just to put that into context that equates to less than 500 miles per year. It was sold through Stratstone of Wilmslow to a private owner who hardly used the car whilst in his ownership. The car was then subsequently sold to Modena Engineering where records show it was listed on their stock at £110,000. Harrods then purchased the car in 1990 and it became part of the private ‘M Collection' of Mr. Dodi Fayed, where it remained until June 2004 (Records indicate the vehicle being stored at Dodi Fayed's home in Oxted). The 'M Collection' was subsequently sold by Christies in 1994, after which the car went into private ownership. The history and provenance of this car is beyond reproach and with such low mileage offers incredible investment potential for a Ferrari enthusiast.