1985 Ferrari Mondial

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1985
  • Mileage 
    14 000 mi / 22 531 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    ZFFHD08C000038543
  • Engine number 
    38543
  • Lot number 
    97
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

The Mondial revived a name from Ferrari's past and was a mid-engined 2+2 seater manufactured from 1980 to 1993. A successor to the Bertone-penned 308 GT4, it was designed by Pininfarina and available as a Coupe or Cabriolet. The construction was unconventional, with the steel outer body outsourced to Carrozzeria Scaglietti mated to a lightweight steel box-section chassis - the bonnet and boot lids were formed in aluminium. Another unusual feature of the car was that the engine, five-speed manual gearbox and rear suspension were all mounted on a detachable steel subframe for ease of servicing and repair. Suspension was independent all round by wishbones and coil springs, the braking by discs and the steering by rack and pinion. Most of the 6,800 Mondials produced were finished in traditional Rosso Red, but other colours included Black, Silver and Blue.

One of just 145 Ferrari Mondial 8 Coupes made to right-hand drive specification, chassis 38543 is finished in Rosso Corsa with Black leather upholstery. Supplied new to F.C Shepherd & Co ltd of London by Maranello concessioners ltd, its understood that 'YCG 9' was stored in an underground car park in London for well over a decade which explains the low mileage of just 14,000. Having had just 2 previous keepers the Ferrari is offered with its original book pack, handbooks, service book with 10 entries and a collection of invoices. In 2012 the cylinder head received attention including being refaced and a new front exhaust manifold plus new radiator were fitted. Just two years later a reconditioned starter motor and front brake calipers were fitted plus new front and rear brake discs. A rare find and a great addition to any Ferrari collection.