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.
Receiving its last major service by Ferrari specialist Karl Verdi earlier this year, this included a full engine and cam-belt service. With only 20,000 miles recorded from new, this original right-hand drive Mondial must be one of the lowest mileage examples offered on the market today.