1982 Ferrari Mondial: Bargain Ferrari Project?

There's no doubt about it, the Mondial stands next to the 308GT4 as one of the most ugliest ducklings ever produced by the mark. And that's really saying something as most Ferrari's are anything but. But it's hard to argue, especially for the time period that produced so many greats, that the Mondial somehow got approved and built. But it is a . Take a look:

quote from the listing:

This car would make an excellent daily driver it has more room than the GTS but has the same Ferrari drivability and its just a fun usable car, no evidence of collision and its had the belts and water pump changed not more than 1000 miles ago.

The car has only done 84 thousand kilometers around 50,000 miles from new. I am not selling this Ferrari as concourse it is after all 28 years old, but it still looks great. The car shifts nice, the engine is crisp, in fact the more I drive it the better it gets; they do need to be driven and that's the beauty of a Mondial, it has more head room and more storage space.

Think of it as a Ferrari that you can use as a commuter that looks great and handles like only a Ferrari can.
it does have some stone chips on the paint work the passenger window is lazy some time it works other times it does not, the interior for the year I feel is better than average it sits on the original tires and they are showing signs of ageing, other than that no major faults, starts grate oil pressure and temp are good no problems there. obviously there is no warranty given or implied, it is after all 28 years old but you are more than welcome to send a inspector or come take a look for your self.

The listing for this car and the asking price should tell you everything you need to know about what you're getting into: a running project car. But this could be perfect for the mechanically handy buyer with a realistic budget for repairs.

What would you do with it -- fix it up and drive it, make a track day car of it, or sell it for parts? Leave a comment below.


1989 Ferrari Mondial T Cabriolet

Who could forget the scene that featured this lovely Ferrari spider in Scent of a Woman. Early Modial's have not aged as gracefully as the later models and this one in particular looks really well looked after. Relive the movie scene in this really nice looking example!

Check out this

quote from sellers listing:

I am very pleased to present this gorgeous 1989 Ferrari Mondial T Cabriolet. Rossa Corsa with Crema hides (that Ferrari talk for red with tan interior) and striking red carpets. This is my personal car.

This 4 passenger Ferrari is commonly considered in the Ferrari community as one of the most underrated of all Ferraris. It shares the same 3.4 Liter V8 motor with the 348 and produces approx. 300 HP. It offers top down, spirited driving and you can even fit the kids in the back seats (I do) - best of all worlds. Mileage is 29,7XX and VIN # is ZFFFC33A3K0082172.

Mondials get a bad rap from most armchair enthusiasts, but lets be straight... This isn't a car you'd kick out of bed. It's gorgeous and represents a really good value for top down driving with all the panache that comes with driving a classic red Ferrari. If you've been a skeptic, wait until you see a nice one in person -- it will change your mind about this under valued modern classic.


First Post on Classic Italian Cars For Sale!

This site is still in it's infancy, but I'm trying out new templates and needed a first post. Enjoy!

Here's a gorgeous little 1967 Fiat 1500 convertible for sale in Colorado and offered by Koenig Sales. The simple and early lines on these cars really help the Pinifarina body stand out. So simple and raw!

Take a closer look at this

quote from seller's listing:

This is a 1967 Fiat 1500. This is a California car with zero rust. It's been very well taken care of. It has brand new paint matching the original color. It also has a new Pininfarnia hartz convertible top, all new wool carpet and new seats. It's a five speed manual transmission. The engine has been rebuilt. I have some records for this vehicle. This car drives beautifully, with no mechanical problems or oil leaks. All of the gauges are working. The chrome trims are really shiny, as is the paint. The tires have plenty of tread left on them. Also, the car has a hard top. It's never been in an accident and it has a clean title. This car is stylish and would be fun to drive in the summer time.

My parents had a later Fiat Spider in white with the terrible U.S. specification bumpers. But as a little boy I remember sitting backwards in the back seat waving at the traffic behind us. It would be great to relive those memories, especially with these classic Fiats appreciating significantly in price recently.