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, it was aimed at 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 1985 3-litre Mondial Quattrovalvole Cabriolet is one of just 629 produced. Showing just 17,000 miles recorded the Mondial has benefited from much care in recent times. According to our vendor ca. €18,000 has been spent on various items, a full list of which is available upon request. A highly accessible entry into classic Ferrari ownership and a lovely car for the summer months.