Ferrari Mondial 8 1982 – Sold for £14,208 at the April 25th 2014 Classic Car Auction
Finished in Rosso Corsa with Crema hide and burgundy carpets and sitting on the correct Cromodora wheels and Michelin tyres. Air-conditioning in full working order. 1 owner since 1995. Was part of a private collection. Has covered very few miles during this time but has benefited from regular service works including a recent new clutch, clutch master and slave cylinder, new cambelts, reconditioned radiator and steering rack. The car is said to drive without fault with perfect oil pressure, oil and water temperature. Only 75,000 miles. Comes with good history including many old MOT certificates. Can’t be much longer that Ferraris like these are available for such small money. A real head turner.
Condition: 2 (Interior Condition 1) Ext Estimated sale price: £12,000-14,000
Sold for £14,208.
Additional Information on the Ferrari Mondial 8
“The Mondial was introduced as the Mondial 8 at the 1980 Geneva Auto Salon. It was the first Ferrari to depart from the company’s familiar 3-digit naming scheme and was fairly mild, relative to other Ferraris, in terms of performance, drawing criticism from the motoring press. It used a mid/rear-mounted Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection V8, shared with the 308 GTBi/GTSi, mounted transversely. The engine was originally used in the 1973 Dino 308 GT4. The K-Jetronic system is mechanical, with a high-pressure pump which streams fuel continuously to the injectors; it does not have a computer, just a few relays to handle the cold start sequence etc. The chassis was also based on the 308 GT4, but with a 100-millimetre-longer (3.9 in) wheelbase at 2,650 mm (104.3 in). The suspension was the classic layout of unequal-length double wishbones and Koni dampers all around.
The Mondial 8 is considered one of the marque’s most “practical” vehicles, due to its 214 hp (160 kW), proven drivetrain, four seats, and relatively low cost of maintenance (major services can be performed without removing the entire engine/transmission subframe). 703 examples were made.”
“Unveiled to the waiting world at the 1980 Geneva Salon, the new Mondial 8 was very much the successor to the 308 GT4, and the styling marked the return of this high-performance, mid-engined, V8-powered 2+2 coupé to the Pininfarina fold. The Mondial 8 featured a wheel base 10 cm longer than the old model, thereby affording more space to the back seats. Good anti-corrosion treatment, lots of attention to detail and a more ergonomic interior, plus a class-leading high-performance engine, complete the profile of what truly can be defined as Ferrari’s first car with all-round appeal.”
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