Derived from the 308 GT4 of 1973, which was the only production Ferrari not to have been penned by Pininfarina but by Bertone, the Mondial 8 was essentially a made-over 308 GT4, but with Pininfariana-styled body and a longer wheelbase. It was the Maranello firm’s first attempt at producing a ‘world car’ model and to meet the increasingly stringent emission requirements of so many export markets, the famous 3-litre V8 engine had to be fuel-injected. A cleaner engine resulted in a loss of power and torque however.
Even though the Mondial was not quite as powerful as the 308 GT4, it was much more practical. With true room for four people. The slightly longer wheelbase did not negatively affect handling, but did lead to phenomenal high speed stability. A well sorted Mondial is truly a great GT car.
This right hand drive model on offer here today has been with the current vendor for several years during which time the car has been maintained to a high standard and always garaged. Work carried out during his tenure includes new flexi hoses for the brakes, new brake pads, new clutch slave cylinder, new anti-roll bar bushes and replacement oil cooler. A new aluminium coolant expansion tank has also been fitted. The car currently sits on 348 wheels and the original wheels will be included in the sale. The car is described to be in a good condition all round and a pleasure to drive. A large history file accompanies the car, along with a current MoT and UK V5C registration.