Month: January 2014

Top Speed Review For 1989 – 1993 Ferrari Mondial T

The last of the Mondial series was revealed in 1989. Called Mondial T it was the most heavily revised Mondial, with letter “T” inspired by the F1 312 T single-seater, which had just won the Formula 1 World Championship and also used the longitudinal…

AutoZine Review

Ferrari Mondial (1980-1993) Ferrari Mondial may not be a star in Ferrari’s lineup, but I always have special feeling about it. Many years ago a red Mondial 3.2 Cabriolet stopped just beside me and I had the chance to observe its beautiful lines. Although some…

Picked up the car from Kennedy Auto Body….

I’m back in business! While driving though – a funny thing happened, the faceplate for the speedometer fell off and the headlights are stuck in the open position….. After driving, I got that feeling you get after you get off a really cool ride…moments…

How Stuff Works Ferrari Mondial Article

In 1974, Sergio Pininfarina was disappointed his company did not have the opportunity to design the 308 GT4. In 1980, his patience was rewarded with the debut of Ferrari’s new 2+2, the Mondial 8. This was a return from Bertone’s origami lines to Ferrari-traditional…

Mondial often gets a bad rap…

There a lot of articles that put the Mondial on the “hate” list. Here is one example from time magazine: ** 1980 Ferrari Mondial 8 Even the legendary Italian sports car company whiffs once in a while, and the first Ferrari Mondial was a…

Article from Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car (March 2012)

Here is a snippet from Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car (March 2012) about the Mondial

Mondial Production Breakdown

I found this lurking on FerrariChat (thanks to whoever made it) I though it was a really cool breakdown of production numbers

RM Auctions

Last year in 2013 – this Mondial sold at RM Auctions for $85,250 Sold for $85,250 Chassis no. ZFFRK33A5M0088428   300 bhp, 208 cu. in. double overhead cam V-8 engine, five-speed rear transaxle, four-wheel independent suspension with coil springs and anti-roll bars, and four-wheel antilock…

How to check for head gasket leaks

A few weeks ago, I had a pretty big scare when I had a big plume of smoke start coming out the car. After some quick inspection, the problem was speculated to be a missing oil cap gasket, which caused a bunch of oil…

My Name Is Mud

My name is mud, and you know what mud spelled backwards is…. On a nice drive into San Francisco – I was really enjoying the car – weather was great, car purring like a kitten, and running well.   The fact that I can…

New Tires and Fuel Pump Short!

Got the Advan Neova AD08 R Installed – couldn’t be happier – very sticky and makes the car feel much more planted….one the way to getting it installed – some road debris put a dent in my bottom pan – this caused contact to…

Fusebox is back

Got the fuse box back on Friday – took the tools out and started installing. It was a lot harder then I expected. Just a couple things to note. You’ll have to have access to the battery, and as I didn’t have a jack…