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1984 Ferrari Mondial QV Convertible

Lot No.: 457

Registration: B622 OSB
Chassis Number: 53355
Engine Number: 2414
Number of cylinders: 8
CC: 2926
Year of Manufacture: 1984
Estimate (£): 30,000 - 35,000
(+buyer’s premium of 15% including VAT @ 20%)

The Mondial saw Ferrari return to Pininfarina as its choice of styling house, and it was sold as a mid-sized Coupé and, eventually, a Cabriolet. Conceived as a 'more usable' model, offering the practicality of four seats with the performance of a mid-range Ferrari and hopefully attracting a slightly wider audience than their traditionally more focused two-seaters. The car's body was not built as a monocoque in the same way as a conventional car but instead, the steel outer body was produced by the famous Italian coachbuilder Carrozzeria Scaglietti, just down the road in nearby Modena and clothed a lightweight steel box-section space frame. The Mondial 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 had been on earlier models.

This 1984 3-litre Mondial Quattrovalvole Cabriolet is one of just 629 produced and one of a mere 27 right-hand drive examples produced by the factory. Showing just 52,400mls at the time of cataloguing, the car has obviously benefited from a lot of care and expense in its lifetime. Previously finished in Blue the car has at some stage in its life been repainted in Rosso Corsa and presents superbly today. 

It's accompanied by a good history file with many older MOTs, receipts, and the service history back to the 1990s, which details a cambelt service at 48,600mls, and more recently four new tyres. Present also is the original Ferrari handbook and literature in its original case. Previously the car was showing a condition alert on the HPI system, however, the car was inspected in 1994 by a VOSA Authorised Inspector and this alert has since been removed.

The Ferrari Mondial is not only one of the most useable Ferraris available but surely the most affordable Ferrari money can buy with equally affordable maintenance costs. This well-presented example allows you to purchase a Ferrari model that is genuinely rarer than the fabled 250 GTO at less than 1% of the price!