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Lot 223 - 1984 Ferrari Mondial QV

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ESTIMATE £14,000 - £18,000-

Auction Blenheim Palace July 2015
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Lot Number 223
Reg. Number EXI 5522
Chassis Number 51265
Year 1984
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Ferrari’s first effort at building a car suitable for markets throughout the world, the Mondial 8 deployed the 308GT4’s 3.0-litre 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 225km/h-plus and its ride quality and comfort scored over long distances. The Mondial was also one of the first Ferraris to benefit from zinc anti-corrosion coating of its steel panels. 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 litres for 1985.

Sold new through Maranello Concessioners on the 18th May 1984 this right hand drive QV Mondial has resided within a private Berkshire collection since 2000. The condition of the car’s mechanics and body can only be described as excellent throughout.

Accompanying documentation consists of UK registration papers and a variety of bills and receipts for recent maintenance work totalling almost £5,000. Arguably the most practical and easy-to-live-with of all Ferraris, this has to be one of the nicest QVs Coys has seen in some time.

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