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Anybody know this ebay Mondial

Discussion in 'Mondial' started by wtrboy, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. wtrboy

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  3. Jayo5

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    #2 Jayo5, Oct 24, 2009
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    Can't say I know anything about the car but if you are considering purchasing it (which I assume you are) then I wouldn't be too concerned about the absence of records. The current owner may not have had Ferrari specific service done to to car during his ownership ('88-'09). Driven with care, these cars can run like a high volume production car of the same era. The car shouldn't be driven without serious caution to the fact that its belts are beyond dates. That being said the car may be an excellent example and well worth the price. But I say this as a big Mondial fan. Someone may argue that the car is worth less than the "Buy it Now" price and that without a PPI or history of service you could potentially take a huge bath (easily exceeding the asking price) at a dealer at your first "spare no expense" service.
     
  4. PV Dirk

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    Might be a perfectly good car, but I'd want it given a good look over. I purchased an 87 with records all the way to 87 and few miles since last service. I paid close to the buy it now. This car appears to have non performance tires on it, (may indicate other shortcuts) tires look low like it hasn't been driven in a while. Seat leather is about done, I saw some cracks in the head rest and both front seats look sun bleached or it could be lighting, but I think a lot of new leather will be needed to make it right. Paint looks hazy or scratchy (could be lighting). They are great cars, a lot of fun, and it could be driven with cracked leather on the seats. I'm currently going through the mechanicals of my car and when done it will be interior, I have some bad leather too, then exterior. On the up side, the seller has a nice clean garage and a fancier car next to it. Good luck.
     
  5. miketuason

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    No pics of the engine hmm!
     
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    I know of a black/tan QV Cabriolet coming up for sale soon, a few more miles, recent $15K engine-out service (no I'm not kidding), not much more than this car.
     
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  8. fgcfire8

    fgcfire8 Formula Junior

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    Still has TRX tires so figure some $$$ for wheel tire replacements
     
  9. Earthboundmisfit

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    You are being kind. Those seats are shot.
     
  10. CliffBeer

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    The owner doesn't know how to fold the top - that thing is sticking up way too far under the tonneau. I wouldn't be surprised if there's not some damage to the top.
     
  11. lilredpo

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    Could the absorbent cloth on the floor be to protect the garage floor from a leak?
     
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  13. Max4HD

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    No records and he's owned it for 10 1/2 years!
    What did he do for that time period - just gas up?

    I agree that it looks like the top boot cover is not (cannot?) be secured in the rear.
    This may mean the top doesn't (or the owner doesn't know how to) fold the top down correctly.

    One doesn't put a blanket down under the engine if there isn't some sort of drip (leak) going on.

    My advice is a thorough PPI and CarFax check b/f buying.

    Good luck.

    Cheers
     
  14. wtrboy

    wtrboy Rookie

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    Thanks Everybody!!
    I've emailed owner questions concerning some of the above items and more.

    I love this site!!!
    Very fun and informative.

    Anthony



    PS. NNO I see your friends blk mondial on ebay now!
    I'm looking into gathering up bit more $$ to bid on that if this red one doesn't drop price.
     
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  16. PV Dirk

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    Current bid $60.00 Canadian.

    Interesting to hear what happened here. It was a high needs car, wonder if it burned down or got torched, easy to insure these cars for more than market.
     
  17. jgoodman

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    I bet the real culprit is deferred maintenance.....ie old original fuel lines. That car burned from the engine bay forward.
     

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