Heavily documented, pampered example with only 21,750 orig miles. Clean Carfax
- Location: Los Angeles, California, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Ferrari
- Model: Mondial
- Type: Convertible
- Year: 1989
- Mileage: 21750
- VIN: ZFFFC33A5K0081914
- Color: Red
- Engine size: 3.4 liter quad cam
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Locks, Power Windows
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Interior color: Tan
- Drive side: Left-hand drive
- Safety options: Anti-Lock Brakes
- Vehicle Title: Clear
- Options: CD Player, Convertible, Leather Seats
1989 Ferrari Mondial description
This 1989 convertible Ferrari Mondial T has 21,750 miles
and is a highly documented, unmodified US-market example finished in RossoCorsa over tan leather.
This is an exemplary example of the highly desired 2nd generation Mondial and is an honest, turn-key example with its 3.4 liter quad cam V8 and 5-speed manual transmission in goodworking order. This particular car spent several years lightly driven and regularly maintained while being displayed in a car museum located in Branson, Missouri and has been generously maintained and conservatively driven by all subsequent owners, including myself. As well, it has never seen rain or snow, or prolonged periods of sunlight.
The many service records speak to a history where every detail was monitored and maintained, with no deferred maintenance throughout it’s 29 year life. This Mondial comes with original keys, and numerous service records dating back to 1991, detailing all minor and major services that included an engine out service (see pics) new timing belt, cam seals, fluid change, and much more. Records include copies of past titles, smog tests, and a driver’s log that a previous owner maintained, keeping meticulous records of where the car was driven, and when, during his ownership. Not included, however, are the original owner’s manuals and tool kit.
Check out the link below for a walk around, and engine start.
Pininfarina-styled sheet metalwears all original and clean Rosso Corsapaint that exhibits a smooth gloss throughout. Car has always been garaged and never driven ininclementweather. The front bumper has very slight fading on one corner. Several very small rock chips can be seen in the photos, as I have chosen to not have them fixed, to maintain the originality of the paint. One wheel rim has light curb scratches (see photo). Both headlights work perfectly, engaging and retracting as they should; simultaneous and fast.
TanConnolly leather upholstery is impressively preserved throughout the interior, with no seat cracking or visible wear, with the exception of a small marking in the rear seat (receipts suggest this was due to a child’s car seat in the early 2000’s). Black vinyl surfaces are free of splits and showno rippling, looseness or distortion. Leather is supple and has that vintage Ferrari scent that we all love.
All glass is original, un-pitted and free of blemishes, with the original Ferrari logos. In October, I had power window accelerators installed on both the driver’s and passenger’s sides, which vastly improved the up/down speed. LED lights which emit a soft red glow when headlights are on were also added beneath the dashboard and seats (see picture).
The thick factory three-spoke steering wheel, other controls and hand break lever show very little evidence of use. Carpeting and floor mats are in near mint condition, with no visible wear or fading. Sun visors stay fully folded but could be reupholstered to look factory perfect again (being particular). All switches, mirrors, lights and electric components work properly, with the exception of the electric rear trunk switch which isn’t responsive. The manual trunk pull works fine.
The black convertible wool top is brittle though original and is mostly kept down, but should be replaced. The original ‘Ferrari- stamped’ rear window is, however, completely clear and free of fogging and scratches and should be integrated into a new top. The original leather top boot has stress related wear around one of the buttons, but is in great, soft shape otherwise.
Factory instrumentation remains clear and vivid.Theheater works well along with the factoryair conditioning system, which received new fittings and was converted toR134a refrigerant.
A 6-speaker JVC/Kicker stereo system was recently professionally installed (sensitive to maintaining the car’s originality) which includes a subwoofer and amplifier, and it sounds beautiful. The spare tire is currently stored outside the car (I have AAA) but is provided with the car.
Afull engine-out service (see photos) was performed by Lamborghini of Dallas and included replacement of timing and drive belts, tensioner pulleys, cam seals, spark plugs, and filters, etc. Records include photos taken of the engine out service. The Mondial doesn’t burn oil, and has no visible undercarriage leaks. The 5 speed transmission is smooth and responsive, with no hesitation or slippage. For the pickiest owner, the idle on the engine could be more finely adjusted by the Ferrari dealership, but runs just fine as is. The engine, transmission and all mechanics are original and all numbers are matching throughout the car.
The car is currently driven only 3-4 times per month, and I’ve put just over 350 miles on it during my ownership. I’ve owned many classic cars, and by far this one gets the most attention of all of them—especially in Beverly Hills—which is a discerning bunch. Many times I’ve come out to find people taking pictures of it; a testament to its timeless but unique styling that is just as fresh as it was 30 years ago. Low mileage, well documented, original Mondials of this vintage are becoming increasingly rare and are greatly appreciating in value. A move requires me to part with mine, otherwise I’d keep it in my stable forever.
I am a private owner/seller. The car is lien-free, with no DMV fees due. The dealership plate seen in the photos is an old one that was in the box of records. The car is currently located in Los Angeles, CA and is now offered with a clean Carfax report, showing a slow progression of miles, and I have the California title, clean and clear on hand.
Feel free to call me, Shawn, at 310-918-1486 with any questions you may have prior to the close of auction.
NOTICE TO BIDDERS
This vehicle is for sale locally. I reserve the right to end the auction early. This car is immediately ready for delivery upon sale and payment.
I require a non-refundable $1,000 deposit within 48 hours of winning the auction. Please email me to make arrangements for payment.
Cash in person, Certified cashiers check, Wire transfer. ALL payments must clear in full before the car is released to the buyer. While I’ve done my best to describe it as accurately as I can, providing information as I know it to be true, there is no expressed or implied warranty offered with this purchase of this car.
Shipping costs, scheduling and transport is the buyer’s responsibility, though I will help in any way I can.
The sales transaction MUST be completed within 7 calendar days of auction close or the sale will be voided, and the Mondial will be offered to the 2nd highest bidder.No exceptions.The reserve is well below Blue Book Value for this model/condition.
Ok, now that that’s out of the way…This Ferrari is exhilarating to drive and runs spectacularly. One of the best examples available today. I hope it’s as fortunate with your ownership as it has been with the owners prior to us. Happy Bidding!!!
click to enlarge On Dec-05-18 at 23:52:49 PST, seller added the following information:
I’ve had several questions regarding the paint, latest cam/belt service and my ownership.I strongly believe the paint is entirely original. I’ve spoken with several of the previous owners and they’ve never mentioned otherwise. The last cam/belt service was performed at 18,661 miles at a cost of $7,085 and I’ve only owned the car for 3 months, a move sadly forces me to sell much sooner than I’d like. The owner prior to me (in Phoenix) only had the car 4-5 months, and the owner prior to him had it for several years, putting est 1000 miles on it in Tucson, AZ. According to him, the owners prior to him had a lot of preventative maintenance done, the receipts reflect this. In all, I’d say about $30k has been done, which is why it continues to perform so well now.
Feel free to email me with further questions.
To clarify, this is a Ferrari Mondial "T".