Lot 685: 1984 Ferrari Mondial Qv Cabriolet
Coachwork by Pininfarina
‘The closest you'll get to supercar family transport,’ according to the highly respected Car magazine, the Pininfarina-styled Mondial was indeed considerably roomier than previous Ferrari 2+2s. Maranello’s first effort at building a car suitable for markets throughout the world, the Mondial was introduced at the Geneva Auto Show in March 1980, with production proper commencing the following year. Ferrari’s new ‘2+2’ deployed the 308GT4’s 3.0-litre quad-cam V8 engine in a lengthened version of the latter’s chassis, while its transmission and running gear remained much the same, with five-speed transaxle and independent suspension all round. Air conditioning, central locking, remote control mirrors and power radio antenna were all standard features. Although reckoned by some to be less sporting than other Ferraris, the Mondial was still good for 140mph-plus and its ride quality and comfort scored over long distances. 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.
One of 629 of its type made, this left-hand drive Mondial Qv Cabriolet is offered for sale following a lengthy period in professional storage and thus will require careful re-commissioning before returning to the road. Sold strictly as viewed, the vehicle comes with Swansea V5C registration document. It is hoped that further history will be available at time of sale.
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Bonhams, Olympia, London,
|Hammer Price (inc premium)||£13800|
|Registration number||D53 VMB|
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