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My new Mondial t Arrived today!!

Discussion in 'Mondial' started by read33, Apr 12, 2017.

  1. read33

    read33 Rookie

    Mar 23, 2017
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    #1 read33, Apr 12, 2017
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 7, 2017
    Hello all,
    I've been reading, enjoying and learning from your posts long before I officially joined the Ferrarichat community. Thanks for all the info and enthusiasm- I hope I can contribute a small fraction of what you've already given me. Anyway today is a good day for my first post because today I took possession of an immaculate 1990 red/black Mondale t. I've always admired the Mondials from a far- always thinking "these cars are incredible... what's with the lukewarm or mixed appreciation?..... am I missing something?" Well, today I own one. I had a PPI done by a renowned Ferrari mechanic- the car had its major service completed by a reputable shop 300 miles and one year ago- and it passesd with flying colors. For peace of mind I changed the fluids, filters, plugs, battery and had new tires put on anyway... all prior to delivery. It arrived today- this afternoon. It came off the truck, I looked at it, dropped the top and got behind the wheel of a Mondial for the first time in my life. (For background, I own and cherish an 89 328, and I've driven other Ferraris- 308 qvs, 360s, a 430 Scud, and a 488- I love them all.) As for the Mondial t.... WOW! It's a car like none other.... not saying better than any car, but unlike anything I've ever driven. It is fast, it goes wherever you point it, the balance is marvelous, the sound, the smell, the whole damn thing! Pure joy. A bad word about this car is an uninformed word, because the car is a blast... a wild, retro, one-of-kind blast... that fits me and my 3 little girls who enjoyed the ride maybe even as much as I did. The car arrived today with 15,550 miles on the odometer. Now it has 15,620 and I'm already looking forward to Saturday. Mondale lovers, your population grew by 6 today (me, my wife and the kids).
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  3. stekkefun4

    stekkefun4 Formula 3
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    congratulations and welcome to the Mondial community!
     
  4. Kjh

    Kjh Rookie

    Apr 5, 2017
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    Congrats, they are definitely fun to drive!
     
  5. ATLdoghouse

    ATLdoghouse Formula Junior
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    Congrats! I share your sentiments, it's a blast to drive. Enjoy!
     
  6. ronfrohock

    ronfrohock F1 Rookie
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    Yup, you get it!
    Welcome and enjoy!
     
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  8. jgoodman

    jgoodman F1 Rookie
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    Congratulations. Love it. FYI, you can probably get the soft top to sit lower in its well. Amer and others have started threads about raising and lowering the top. The driver's side seems to be high, stretching the tonneau cover. Enjoy in good health!
     
  9. Allen S.

    Allen S. Formula Junior

    Mar 16, 2001
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    Enjoy! Looks to be in really good condition.
     
  10. 88MONDIAL

    88MONDIAL Formula 3

    Apr 13, 2005
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    Great to have you as part of our group! Car looks great and you'll enjoy it more and more. She's a beaut! Congratulations.
    Jim
     
  11. David Lind

    David Lind Formula 3

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    Very nice! Drive it and enjoy it like the rest of us do!
     
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  13. alexion

    alexion Formula 3
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    Nice car, congratulations! I don't see too many red on black cars which makes it a bit more unique than the usual red on tan. Did this car come from Marshal? Looks like they have some great cars in their inventory.
     
  14. paulchua

    paulchua Cat Herder
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    Jul 1, 2013
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    congrats!! she's a beauty!!! You'll find this group to be a great community

    Cheers
     
  15. Alden

    Alden F1 Rookie

    Apr 25, 2010
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    Very nice Mondial!

    Enjoy and don't be surprised if you find yourself driving it more than your 328!
    Alden
     
  16. bjwhite

    bjwhite F1 Rookie

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    Love the red on black! Waaayyy too many of these had tan interiors. Cool T!
     
  17. paulchua

    paulchua Cat Herder
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    The longer I've been among the Ferrari the more I realize that the same (at times zealous) passion that draw people the marque also has the power to create negative sentiments.

    It makes sense with such a elevated marque. For example, you either love the Patriots or you hate em'

    Sadly, much of the same senseless hate we see with the Mondial is now being thrown at the California.

    Even Marchionne had this Montezemolo moment recently.
     
  18. Alden

    Alden F1 Rookie

    Apr 25, 2010
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    99% of the "haters" have never seen a Mondial or even driven a Ferrari.

    The universal, in the flesh reaction to my 3.2 is, "Is that a Ferrari? My God, that is a beautiful car!"
    Alden
     
  19. godabitibi

    godabitibi F1 Veteran

    Jan 11, 2012
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    Jay, we all know that raising and lowering a Mondial roof is a learning in itself.
     
  20. buzzm2005

    buzzm2005 Formula 3

    Aug 23, 2005
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    Anyone who says the Mondial is "bad" clearly has not hit the twisties in the morning then had to go to Home Depot to pick up a bunch of 4x8s.
    I had 14,880 miles on mine when I got her nearly 12 years ago. Memories....
     
  21. Karsya Eins

    Karsya Eins Karting

    Jun 17, 2014
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    Demostene Romanucci
    Congratulations, and welcome to the fold.
     
  22. Pero

    Pero Formula Junior
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    Sweet! Good looking and good colour combo, I really like it. Ooh, just by coincidence my Qv cab is also red and black.....
    /Peter
     
  23. ferrariguyma

    ferrariguyma Formula Junior

    Nov 5, 2003
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    Boston, MA
    Love the red/black combo. Enjoy!
     
  24. lawrence 1

    lawrence 1 Rookie

    Apr 11, 2007
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    WOW a excellent low miles sorted car. I love my 3.2. I am sure you will love the T.
    I know you paid up to get such a nice one. Most would agree it was well worth it. Have fun Love the photo,s Would like to see a pic on the interior I would guess the black looks amazing.
    Kind Regards
     
  25. ronfrohock

    ronfrohock F1 Rookie
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    Red over black is the best combination imo.
     
  26. ronfrohock

    ronfrohock F1 Rookie
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  27. Lino

    Lino Formula Junior

    Jul 7, 2010
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    Lino
    Congratulations. I am on my 6th year and I love it.
     
  28. MMT

    MMT Karting

    Apr 3, 2014
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    Michael
    Looks great, enjoy the drives, I'm sure the kids would love it, and tell all the friends about it, I know mine do.
     

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