1989 Ferrari Mondial 3.4 T Cabriolet
Chassis Number: ZFFKC33C000082510
Registration Number: G840 BBH
Recorded Mileage: 44,500
- One of only 53 produced in RHD specification
Ferrari's first effort at building a car suitable for markets throughout the world, the Mondial 8 deployed the 308GT4's 3.0-liter quad-cam V8 engine in a lengthened version of the latter's chassis. Transmission and running gear remained much the same, with five-speed transaxle and independent suspension all round. Although reckoned by some to be less sporting than other Ferraris, the Mondial was still good for 140mph-plus and its ride quality and comfort scored over long distances. Considerably roomier than previous Ferrari 2+2s, the Pininfarina-styled Mondial has been described by Car magazine as, "the closest you'll get to supercar family transport." Developments included a proper (non-Targa) Cabriolet, the introduction of a more-powerful 'Qv' (quattro-valvole: four-valves-per-cylinder) engine in 1982 and enlargement to 3.2 liters for 1985. But Ferrari had not finished with the Mondial just yet.
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.
This original RHD Mondial T Cabriolet, one of only 53 produced for the UK market, was delivered on 1st December 1989 via Maranello Concessionaires in Egham, finished in Rosso Corsa with a Nero leather interior. The first owner was Mr. Nigel Chiltern-Hunt, a very well known gentleman in Ferrari circles and former president of the Ferrari Owners’ Club in the UK. In the intervening years and through subsequent owners the Mondial has been maintained by Maranello Sales and specialists such as Mortimer, Houghton and Turner, Kent High Performance, Mike Reader and Damax Motorsport. There is a thick file of bills to support works completed until the early 2000s, also the Ferrari service book which contains 7 stamps in total up to 38,000 miles in 2005.
Now showing c. 44,500 miles recorded, since 2009 the Mondial has been dry stored in a private collection. Whilst the bodywork is in very good order, we would advise treating the car to a full service including timing belt before being used on the road once more. Offered with the original Ferrari leather wallet and all books, Ferrari toolkit, a good file of older invoices, several previous MoT certificates, current V5C and older registration documents, with a small amount of effort we feel this rare example very good prospect for the Ferrari enthusiast.
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