The Ferrari Mondial cabriolet was produced by Ferrari from 1980 through to 1993. The Mondial saw Ferrari return to Pininfarina for styling and it was sold as a mid-sized coupe and, eventually, a cabriolet. It was conceived as a ‘usable’ model, offering the practicality of four seats with the performance of a Ferrari.
Like the new 328 GTB, the Mondial’s engine grew in both bore and stroke to 3.2 litres for 1985. Output was now 280bhp. Available in both Coupe and Cabriolet forms, styling was refreshed with restyled and body-coloured bumpers, similar to the 328 with more integrated indicators & driving lamps, and new wheels with a more rounded face. The 3.2 also boasted a major interior update, with a more ergonomic layout and a more rounded instrument binnacle. Fuel injection remained the primarily mechanical Bosch K-Jetronic (CIS) with an O2 sensor in the exhaust providing feedback to a simple computer for mixture trimming via a pulse modulated frequency valve that regulated control fuel pressure. Ignition system was Marelli Microplex, with electronic advance control and one distributor per bank of the V8.
This wonderfully original 3.2 litre cabriolet on offer is presented in the desirable colour combination of Ferrari Rosso Corsa with yellow interior. The Mondial presents very nicely with the paint and body work are in good order as is the interior which shows little sign of its age. Included in the history file is an eleven-page specialist appraisal dated May 2017 documenting the cars condition.
Presented in good all-round condition and showing a modest 78,800 miles on the odometer the Mondial looks great and drives equally as well. An appreciating classic which is ready to be used.