1985 FERRARI MONDIAL QUATTROVAVOLE CABRIOLET
- Condition: Used
- Make: Ferrari
- Model: Mondial
- Type: Convertible
- Year: 1985
- Mileage: 48,950
- VIN: ZFFUC15A2F0054541
- Color: Rossa Corsa Red
- Engine size: 2927cc dohc V8
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Locks, Power Windows
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Saddle Tan
- Options: Cassette Player, Convertible, Leather Seats
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1985 Ferrari Mondial
This is an exceptional1985 FERRARIMondialQuattrovavoleCabriolet.
A very late model production of the rarest version of theMondialwith only 629 hand built units produced. It holds the distinction of being the only fourseat, mid-rear engine, convertible automobile ever manufactured in regular production. The engine is mounted behind the passenger compartment, moving the weight distribution rearward and closer to the drive axle. That's a boon from an acceleration standpoint and getting the power down, but it's also about cornering. With the weight concentrated around the middle of the car, it makes it very nimble and reduces overall mass, and with the engine closer to the transmission and rear drive wheels it quickens response time. The driver sits up front, closer to the front tires, shortening steering inputs. It's all about deploying power in the most efficient way and with style. The engine just sings as it revs to 7700 RPMs and the exhaust tone is all the music you need while shifting smoothly through the gated gears. It is a constant head turner and photo opts for all to drool.LastFallit was an entrant in the ScarsdaleConcoursd'Elgance and it has been accepted as an entrant in the 2016 Ramapo Concours d'Elegance.
Wearing just 48,900 miles the car has been properly driven andmaintained with regular use, thus not just sitting around all these years or a barn find requiring extensive mechanicaland otherrestoration. I drive it on the weekends but do not drive it inrain or snow. It is very clean and detailed as well as mechanicallysound. It is keptcoveredon a lift in a heated garage. It has not been modified and includes the original wheels with the same style Michelin TRX tires, the original unused spare wheel and tire,the factory keys, original owner’s manual and books with the original leather case, the original tools and tool case, the original window sticker, the original blacktonneaucover, radio, etc. I haveitsservice and repair history from new. The front seats have recently been refurbishedwith its Ferrari Connolly Saddletanleather upholstery tolikenew condition and the rest of the interior trim, dashboard (no cracks or blemishes) and carpets are is invery goodcondition showinga littlepatina on the door panels, console and rear seats. No odors or signs of interiorwaterleaks. All the windows, mirrors and lenses are good and clear. Everything functions properly on the car. The bodyand frame arestraightandtheRosso Corsapaintis verynicewith some scratches and 2 minor dings which come with wear. The front spoiler has some chips. There is no rust. The black canvas convertible top has a 5" tear thathas beenprofessionally stitched closed, near the right side rear corner of the topby theback window panel. Otherwise the top and its rear window are ingoodshape as is the top's boot coverand thetonneaucover. I always drive the car with the top down so the tear doesn't bother me.The car was delivered in Philadelphia and has spent most of its life in southern NY. Records show I am the fourth owner.Clean Carfax and title.
I have gone over the car and replaced and serviced everything I thought it needed. The key major service on this vehicle was recently done as were the following components that have been replaced and serviced within the lastcoupleyearsor so and last 1000 miles or so:
Ferrari Timing belts, A/C belt, Alternator belt, Water pump belt,both Timing belt tensioner roller bearings, Water pump tensioner roller pulley, motor oil and Baldwin filter change, transaxle and clutch gear oil change, O2 sensor, spark plugs, fuel filter, fuel injection tuning adjustment, K&N air filter cartridge installed, air injection check valve, wiper blades, A/C Freon and oil change- blows ice cold.
Other components recently replaced include: new battery, brake pads, rebuild of the original radiator with new hoses installed and antifreeze fluid flush/change including bleeding the cooling system and pressure testing it, all fuel lines checked, all window motors checked and mechanisms lubed, replaced sticking ignition switch, fuel pump, hi-torque starter motor, rear TRX tires and have an extra set of TRX tires for front when needed, front coil springs, alignment checked, transmission oil sump pan gasket, motor oil sump pan gasket (no oil leaks), oil pressure switch, shifter seals, lubed all cables.
At 32,000 miles a new Ferrari complete clutch, pressure plate, bearing, seals, clutch cylinder and valve were installed. Alsoa fewyears ago the fuse panel was refurbishedwith an updated Ferrari panel using the newbladestyle fuses and the electrical was rewired. Additionally the warm up regulator was replaced.
As you can see most every concern has been addressed on this vehicle and ithas now beentrouble free. I am a true car guy and defects bother me.I am meticulous with the detailing.. This isa very nicepractical classic Ferrari with impressive handling and performance as well as that quintessential Ferrarimotorsound track. It is the least fragile Ferrari you can own and an excellent value with continuing appreciation (20% increases since the beginning of the year).
This is a classic sports car and it is sold as-is, where-is with no warranties implied, stated, or otherwise intended. My descriptions are based on my knowledge of the car and I cannot say that it is without flaws.
$500 deposit is required within 48 hours close of auction and full payment within 7 days. All pick up/shipping arrangements by buyer with full payment prior.