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.
Delivered new in January of 1985, this 3.0 Mondial ‘Quattrovalvole’ had been ordered in Giallo Fly with a Tan Connoly hide interior. Supplied by Maranello of Egham, this car returned for servicing to the supplying dealer at regular intervals up to 1988 at 41,272 miles. Following a death in the family, the car was to remain unused in the family garage until 2006 when the decision was taken that it was time to return it to its best and get it back on the road. The subsequent recommissioning was thorough and within the history folder are receipts for extensive works including a replacement clutch, refurbished starter motor, water pump, new oil seals and gaskets, refurbished braking system, and new injector pipes. The final account detailed over 105 hours of labour and totalled £9,101.47.
After some initial use, the Mondial quietly returned to its spot in the family garage where it was to remain until mid-2018 when, after 12 years in storage, some further recommissioning was required. The car was delivered to highly regarded Ferrari specialist, Foskers, where the fuel was drained, belts replaced, along with fresh fluids and it is now said to be running beautifully. It’s offered with the original book pack, tool kit, jack, spare wheel, V5 showing two keepers (husband and wife), and a history folder with invoices summarising all the recent works, as well as a 12-month MoT.