FERRARI MONDIAL t CABRIOLET PROJECT - ENGINE NEEDS TO BE RE-ASSEMBLED

Price: US $14,999.00 Item location: San Antonio, Texas, United States
  • Make: Ferrari
  • Model: Mondial
  • Trim: Cabriolet
  • Year: 1990
  • Mileage: 35,843
  • VIN: ZFFFK33A2L0087819
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: 8 CYLINDER
  • Power options: Air Conditioning
  • Drive type: MANUAL
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Options: Leather Seats, CD Player, Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1990 Ferrari Mondial

This is a low mileage 1990 Ferrari Mondial t Cabriolet. The body and interior are in excellent condition.The car was owned by a wealthy man who had many toys. It would not start so was taken to a local shop and receipts are attached for $9795.10 in 2014. Over $2000 in fuel injectors were replaced etc. The owner lost interest moved on to another one of his toys and sold it as is before it could be re-assembled.You will see by the pictures all of the parts which are included. It appears that all parts are there however it is the buyer's responsibility BEFORE bidding to look over the pictures and preferably inspect in person. This car is sold as-is with no warranty.With Ferrari prices going through the roof this is an opportunity for someone mechanically inclined to re-assembled the car do whatever service is required and have the Ferrari they have dreamed of for a fraction of what they go for.PLEASE have your funds in place before bidding. This is re-listed due to previous buyer counting on funds that didn't come through.Mondial tMondial tOverviewProduction1989–1993Body and chassisBodystyle2+2coupe2+2cabrioletPowertrainEngine3.4LTipo F119DLV83.4LTipo F119GV8Transmission5-speedmanualValeoauto-manualDimensionsWheelbase2650mm (104in)Length4535mm (179in)Width1810mm (71in)Height1235mm (49in)Curbweight1426kg (3144lb)1468kg (3236lb) (Cabriolet)The final Mondial evolution was 1989'sMondial t(Coupe and Cabriolet). It was a substantially changed model "spearhead of a new generation of V8 Ferraris" according toRoad & Trackmagazine. It was visually different from preceding Mondial models the most recognisable being the redesign of the air intakes to a smaller neater rectangular shape. Additionally the door-handles were of a visually different design as were the front and rear bumpers which became body coloured. New front and rear wings cover wider tracks and are re-profiled to a fuller shape compared to preceding models which feature a rolled lip.

Mondial t coupe.The 't' called attention to the car's new engine/transmission layout: the previously-transverse engine was now mountedlongitudinallywhilst the gearbox remained transverse thus forming a 't'. By adopting this layout a longer engine could be mounted lower in the chassis improving handling dramatically. The 't' configuration was used by Ferrari'sFormula Onecars of the 1980s and would be the standard for the marque's future mid-engined V8 cars beginning with the348 introduced later in the year. The transversemanual gearboxwas fitted with aLimited Slip Differentialwith a twin-plate clutch design with bevel gears driving the wheels. Later in production aSemi-automatic transmissiontermed "Valeo" was available as an option; while shifting was by means of a traditional gear lever the clutch was actuated automatically without a clutch pedal. The engine was up to 3.4L (3405cc) and 300hp (224kW). The engine was now controlled byBoschMotronic DME 2.5(later DME 2.7) electronic engine management that integratedEFIand ignition control into a single computer unit. Two of these were used in the car: one for each bank of the engine. Engine lubrication was upgraded to a dry-sump system.

The Mondial's chassis would underpin a new generation of 2-seat Ferraris right up to the360 but the 2+2 Mondial would end production just four and a half years later in 1993. However the "t" layout of the engine and transaxle adapted from Ferrari'sFormula Onecars continues to be used in mid-enginedV8model Ferraris to date albeit with a more sophisticated chassis. The new layout saw the engine and transmission mounted on a removable subframe; the assembly could be removed through the underside of the vehicle for maintenance. This is necessary for timing belt replacement making this a costly procedure for the owner who does not have a lift. On the other hand the clutch was now located at the very rear of the drive train. This makes clutch replacement and service a simple inexpensive and readily owner-doable proposition.

The "t" was home to other Ferrari firsts: It used power assisted steering for the first time and had a 3-position electronically controlledsuspensionfor a variable trade off between ride quality and road holding. It also had standardABS.

The Mondial t represented the most substantial upgrade to the Mondial model line in performance and handling since its introduction in 1980. Previous Mondials had rarely justified their price premium over the competition in terms of bare performance statistics which led to some poor press coverage. The "t" offered greater performance whilst retaining a mid-engined layout and a practical packaging layout and was more favorably received. It also had the advantage of two usable rear seats.

The company has not produced a mid-engined 2+2 car since then leaving the 2+2 configuration to the more classic front-engined design starting with the456in 1992. As of 2012 theV12FFalong with theV8Californiaare the company's only 4-seat vehicle offerings but both of these are front engined leaving the Mondial t as the most modern 4-seat mid-engined Ferrari yet produced.

Between 1989 and 1993 Ferrari produced 858 coupés and 1017 cabriolets.

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To answer many of your questions: I have done nothing to the car other than to take pictures and list it here. Please read over the three pages of Service Receipts to see what it may need.