The property of a deceaseds estate
1984 Ferrari Mondial Qv Cabriolet
Coachwork by Pininfarina
Chassis no. ZFFLC15B000050893
Engine no. F105A01876
Ferraris first effort at building a car suitable for markets throughout the world, the Mondial 8 deployed the 308GT4s 3.0-litre quad-cam V8 engine in a lengthened version of the latters chassis. Transmission and running gear remained much the same, with five-speed transaxle and independent suspension all round. 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.
Considerably roomier than previous Ferrari 2+2s, the Pininfarina-styled Mondial has been described by Car magazine as, the closest youll get to supercar family transport. 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. But Ferrari had not finished with the Mondial just yet. For 1989 the V8 engine was increased in capacity once again - this time to 3.4 litres - and, demonstrating that racing really does improve the breed, transmitted its 300bhp to the road via a transversale (transverse) five-speed gearbox developed using experience of this transmission arrangement gained in Formula 1. The Mondial t featured two other Ferrari firsts: power-assisted rack and pinion steering and cockpit-adjustable ride quality control. Anti-lock brakes were another standard feature, as was air conditioning.
Originally delivered to Venezuela, this left-hand drive Mondial Qv Cabriolet has been resident in Switzerland for the past 15 years and has been maintained by Garage Pichler in Gstaad. Finished in blue metallic with beige leather interior, the car has covered only 15,000 kilometres from new and is presented in good original and unrestored condition. This stylish Ferrari soft-top is offered with sundry service invoices, Swiss Carte Grise and Contrôle Technique, and is described as ready to go. No reserve.