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1990 Ferrari Mondial t

Cabriolet
Amelia Island 2020 - Bonhams
Friday, 6 March - Saturday, 7 March 2020
$26,880
Sale Price
212
Lot Number
#3+
Original
Bonhams
Auction House
Chassis No. ZFFFK33A1L0086306. White over white leather. 3405-cc, 300-hp V-8. 5-speed manual. Pirelli tires, and aftermarket radio head unit.

Evaluation: Original | Delivered new in Miami, showing 17,929 miles and represented with a service history. A few chips and touch-ups on the nose. Lightly worn soft top. Light scrape on the left front wheel. Wrinkling and discoloration on the seats. Dull weather stripping. Not perfect, but there are much worse Mondials.

Bottom Line: The fourth, final, and best version of the underappreciated ­Mondial series is the Mondial t (the “t” referring to the transverse gearbox with longitudinal engine) that arrived in 1989. With a larger 3.4-liter engine, it is more powerful than the earlier 3.0- and 3.2-liter Mondials, and it is naturally the most valuable of the series. Even so, they’re still cheap to buy by Ferrari standards. This price, while modest, isn’t a surprise. A Mondial t is a deferred maintenance magnet and this one, which appears to have been serviced consistently, is a remarkable value.

by Hagerty Editor
1 February 2020
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