Overview The Ferrari market is currently on fire. Although the Mondial has been slower to catch up to the explosive values of 308 and 328 two seaters, that has recently begun to change. The Mondail is one of the fastest moving entry level models in the Ferrari stable, and the only convertible featuring rear seats. This specific example has received a near full restoration by renown Italian car experts Roadster Salon. Upgrades include late version cosmetics, a new leather interior featuring Ferrari saddle upholstery and Wilton wool carpets, and full mechanical service by our factory trained technician. New leather boot in matching interior material, new top, and reconditioned Ferrari 348 wheels--replacing the outdated metric originals (still included). Please do not confuse this particular Mondial with any other currently on Ebay. It is an accident and rust free, spectacular example featuring all the key ingredients to make this entry level Ferrari a car to cherish for many years to come. Only 19,986 miles! VIN number for ebay ZFFLC15B000055239 Cosmetic Impressions Paint appears to be original and nearly flawless. Roadster Salon took the liberty to bring the car in line with the last examples of the Mondial, with a fresh monochromatic update. Bumpers, fascia and mirrors were expertly matched to the existing paint for a mid-90's look. Effect is augmented by the 348 series wheels, which is a huge cosmetic and practical upgrade from stock. There are no significant scratches or door dings to betray the show quatlity exterior. Simply incredible--grade A. The national award winning Roadster Salon interior craftsman were long at work on this sweetheart. Custom front and rear seats, along with center console and other key components were fabricated in stunning original grade Ferrari Saddle material. The result surpasses the factory look, with a fresh updated appearance. Retail price of interior alone was over $10K. Mechanical Impressions Car has been fully serviced and updated by nationally recogized Ferrari Specialist Roberto D'Avola. Engine, transmission and undercarriage have all been carefully inspected and addressed. New tires will be provided in customer choice of size if car meets price goals. Both original wheels and new 348 style wheels and tires are included. No leaks or smells. Clutch is fresh. Car has only 19K original miles so expectations should be set accordingly. High standard through out. Driving Impressions The Ferrari driving experience is incomparable to any other car. Vintage Ferraris no less so. The Mondial is of particular interest--especially in convertible form. It appeals to an entirely different class of buyer. The ultimate "ice cream car", perfect for taking the wife and kids to soccer and for a cone after the game. While most buyers would never consider the practical aspects of owning a collector quality exotic, the Mondial actually displays great versatility an charm. It can be driven with gusto as all Ferrari's can--but it also can be driven more sedately. This car is just as content cruising with the kids as it is at redline. Just a stunningly beautiful car that is less restrictive than other Ferrari models. We limited our actual driving to less than 100 miles post restoration, but enjoyed every minute and detail. Seats are freshly padded and comfortable. Shifting is precise, and acceleration robust. And oh that lovely Italian engine melody behind your head. Just a joy to drive! Market Value Throw away the books on this one. Roadster Salon regularly sells restored Fiat and Alfa convertibles to market supported prices well above $50K, with some models exceeding $80K. While admittedly high numbers, the prices are a reflection of our attention to detail, passion, and quality. This particular Mondial is not a frame off restoration, as that level of attention wasn't necessary. However, all areas of needing to be refurbished were done expertly. Frame off Ferrari restorations start well into six figures. Considering the finished product and well thought/executed cosmetic choices, this Mondial should easily bring our very fair asking price.
The car wasn’t bought as an investment. It was purchased for one reason: to be driven
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