Plus 2: ’88 Ferrari Mondial
We confess that the Mondial has never been high up on our list of cars to own. But like everything else in life, opinions and tastes change. With all of its early shortcomings, by ’88, Ferrari had overcome many of the initial complaints. The ’88 had already adopted some of the styling cues from the popular 328GTB/S. The engine size was increased in ’85 to a robust 3.2 liters pumping out 266hp. Not awesome power but decent for the late ’80s. The ’88s also featured ABS brakes and maintained the mechanical Bosch K-Jetronic mechanical injection system and an advanced Marelli Microplex provided the spark. Our featured Mondial was invoiced to Ferrari North America and shipped to Ferrari of Beverly Hills where it was maintained by the original owner for 11 years. It managed to accumulate very little mileage during that period. The second owner kept it at his home in Beverly Hills until he traded it for a new Ferrari. When it made its way to Arizona it had only 16,980 miles. It is in original condition save for a new soft top. The interior of these later Mondials actually look pretty cool. They are totally modular in design and ergonomic. The rear seats look useable, certainly more than in a Porsche 911 Coupe. Valuations for Mondials can’t get much lower than they already are. Maybe this is a good time to jump in? But go in knowing that you might be able to buy it inexpensively but the servicing shop will show you no mercy. A Ferrari is a Ferrari after all. The asking price is $33,900 and that is in the right price range for an immaculate car. Click here for the listing.