1988 FERRARI MONDIAL 3.2 CABRIOLET

Lot Description

KEY FACTS

  • A classic open-top 2+2 sports car, with low mileage, and finished in the ever-popular colour combination of Rosso Corsa over a Crema leather interior.
  • Powered by the naturally aspirated 260bhp 3.2-litre ‘Tipo F105C’ V8, driving the rear wheels via an engaging open-gate five-speed manual transmission.
  • A low mileage example, it has been regularly maintained, and is ready to enjoy on the road.

EQUIPMENT AND OPTIONS

  • Standard equipment on the Mondial 3.2 included air-conditioning, tinted glass, electric windows, and electrically adjustable mirrors.
  • It rides on the correct five-spoke Speedline alloy wheels, which are in great shape, but would benefit from being refinished as their silver paintwork is beginning to peel.
  • Accompanying the car are its original tool kit, its maintenance manual and documentation of its maintenance from new, as well as a battery charger.

CONDITION

  • Today, there are no signs of any bodywork damage, though one of the door skins was replaced by Ferrari in the early 1990s following parking damage.
  • Believed to be largely original, the Rosso Corsa finish is in good order overall, with minor bubbling along the bottom of driver’s door, stone chips on the nose and a small spot of rust beneath the boot lid.
  • The black convertible hood is in good order, featuring a repaired tear in the rear passenger-side section.
  • Clad in its original Crema leather, the cabin presents very well, with a few imperfections in line with the car’s age, including scuffs on the lower door cards, damage to the leather luggage straps and slight misalignment of the centre console trim. One half of the driver’s seatbelt buckle’s plastic cover is also missing, and there are cracks in the black gear knob.
  • The seller notes that the petrol filler flap’s solenoid is inoperable, so at the moment it must be opened manually through the engine bay. The air-conditioning system has also been decommissioned, and the electrically retractable radio antenna is not functioning.
  • There is also a minor oil leak noted, and second gear does not engage until the gearbox is warm – though this is a common Ferrari foible from the era.
  • The car’s last MOT test was conducted on 10 March 2021, which resulted in a pass after an issue with the offside rear fog lamp was addressed. Advisories noted wear to the edges of the offside front tyre and both rear tyres.

SERVICE HISTORY

  • This Mondial’s most recent routine maintenance was carried out in May 2019 at 38,429 miles by classic car specialist Ed Watson & Co, who repaired the radiator and flushed the coolant system.
  • The engine oil and oil filter were changed less than 1,000 miles ago, when the gearbox oil was also topped up and the handbrake shoes were adjusted.
  • A major service was carried out in 2014, when the cam belt was replaced.
  • During the seller’s ownership, a number of other components have been renewed, including the cam cover gaskets and oil seals, the gearshift linkage and seals, the driveshaft boot and the engine lid struts.

SUMMARY

This Ferrari Mondial 3.2 Cabriolet is a sound example of the Pininfarina-designed 2+2 sports car, finished in the classic pairing of Rosso Corsa over Crema leather and with low indicated mileage. While there are some minor cosmetic and mechanical issues which can be attended to in due course, this modern classic would make a fun V8 cruiser in which to take advantage of the warmer weather.

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Car Overview

  • 38,742 miles
  • manual
  • RHD
  • Rosso Corsa
  • Crema leather
  • 3.2L
  • VINZFFWC26C000075981


Lot Overview

  • Lot #03694
  • private Sale
  • Hinckley, Leicestershire, United Kingdom

Seller

  • NathanBurbage

Exterior  (163)

Interior  (91)

Mechanical  (34)

Documents  (12)

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