Horsepower: 237 bhp @ 7,000 rpm
Engine Torque: 192 ft lb @ 5,000 rpm
Top Speed: 143 mph
0 - 60 mph: 6.4 seconds
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Named for Ferrari's legendary 500 Mondial race car, the Mondial was first introduced at the Geneva Auto Salon as the Mondial 8 Coupe. Like so many great Ferraris before it, it was styled by Pininfarina and built by Scaglietti. Created to replace the aging and rather unpopular Bertone-styled 308 GT4 2+2, it was designed to be a more practical car. It could accommodate a family of four (just) and had room for luggage also. In 1982, after 703 of this initial model had been built, Ferrari installed the new DOHC four-valve engine, thereby creating the Mondial Quattrovalvole or QV. This increased horsepower by more than 10% and consequently improved the performance greatly. Then, in 1983, came a far greater change with the addition of a cabriolet model. With the top up, it retained the buttressed design of the coupe but became a fully open, four seater when down and in fact, to this day, remains the only mid-engined, four seat convertible ever produced by any manufacturer. It was a tremendous success and really helped them break in to the American market.
This particular car was delivered new to California and is extremely original. Still wearing its factory original Rosso Corsa paint, it is very straight and free of accident or rust damage. The original interior is also in good shape (although a little dried by the California sun) and the black, canvas soft top has just been replaced. Mechanically, it is very strong with smooth power delivery and clean shifting.
Mondials offer an unparalleled opportunity to own a classic convertible Ferrari for an incredibly reasonable price so, with summer just around the corner, what better time to join the Ferraristi?!