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Lot 132: Ferrari Mondial QV

HISTORIC COLLECTORS MOTORCARS, Coys (29 June 2013)

The Mondial was conceived as the replacement for the 308 GT4 which was the first mid-engined V8 2+2 Berlinetta from Ferrari. Pininfarina were given the difficult task of designing a more stylish and practical body, and indeed they had to ask Ferrari if it was possible to increase the wheelbase by 100mm to improve passenger comfort without being detrimental to the roadholding. The final result made its debut at the 1980 Geneva Motor Show, and took the name Mondial from a Ferrari 2 litre sports/race car from the early 1950s. In 1982 the Quattrovalvole or QV was introduced with a new 4-valve head, the combustion chamber design was purportedly based on the early 80s F1 engine. Again, the engine was shared with the contemporary 308 GTB/GTS QV, and produced a much more respectable 240 hp. First registered on 1st August 1985 and originally sold by Reg Vardy Ltd., this is one of only 152 right hand drive Quattro Valves produced. It retains its original service booklet with 12 stamps all by main dealers and specialists up to 57,770 miles. Since 2011 the car has had a full service including the all important cam belt change and tensioners, overhauled water pump and reconditioned air conditioning system. Finished in Rosso Corsa with a light tan leather upholstery this fine example boasts an electric sunroof, central locking, electric windows and mirrors, air conditioning, original Blaupunkt Verona stereo and security tracker. Testament to the cars overall condition it was reviewed and driven by Jeremy Clarkson for his publication 'Jeremy Clarkson on Ferrari' and features on several pages. Supplied with a V5 document, original handbooks and a copy of 'Jeremy Clarkson on Ferrari' this is a fabulous example to drive and to use at the fraction of the cost of many other Ferrari's, a very much sought after car.

Lot Details
Auction HISTORIC COLLECTORS MOTORCARS
Coys, Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PX
TypeCar
Lot Number132
Estimate£13000-£16000
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1985
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Registration numberC503 WUT
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Chassis number58019
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