1986 Ferrari Mondial 3.2 Cabriolet

Four seater Ferraris tend to play second fiddle to the more purpose built sports cars of the marque. Intended as a replacement for the Dino 308GT4, the Mondial began life as a coupe in 1982 while the cabriolet debuted one year later. This was a significant Ferrari in many ways, most notably it was one in which the engine and gearbox were attached to a removable subframe, allowing maintenance to be performed with ease.

This 1986 Mondial 3.2 represents the halfway point in the development of the series. Updates over the original Mondial included a 3.2 liter V8 with 280 horsepower and a revised interior. With a little over 23,000 miles, this appears to be a well cared for example at an attractive price, which begs the question: with such a short description, could it be a trap? Or a way to enjoy an Italian exotic at a fair price?

1986 Ferrari Mondial 2 Convertible

Beautiful Red Ferrari with low miles. Always garaged and starts the first try. Recent service, new original tires ($2k), new top. Interior in great shape with to rips. A true head turner. Runs great.

Entrance to the Ferrari club at this price is rare; if embarked upon, it should be done eyes wide open. While the owner claims this car has been serviced recently and runs fine, nothing short of a complete history would reassure potential buyers. A $25,000 car could easily turn into a $40,000 car in a heartbeat. While the Mondial is relatively easy to maintain compared to other Ferraris, this is still a Ferrari. For those on a budget, one must be fastidious with their accounting and vehicle selection so vehicle maintenance won't be a vehicle to bankruptcy.

-Paul

2 thoughts on “1986 Ferrari Mondial 3.2 Cabriolet”

  1. Hi,
    I am interested in this car. I would like to know couple of things.
    1) What is the mileage ?
    2) Where is this car currently ?
    3) Can I have a test drive ?

    Regards,
    Sorabh

  2. Sorabh,

    By clicking the large pictures in these posts, you will be taken to the original ad, which, you will see in this case, is no longer active. The cars we feature here are not our own, rather, they are from third party sellers.

    Paul

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