WHY I LOVE MY MONDIAL

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - BUYING & SELLING - KEITH MARTIN

Keith, who is vice chair­man of The Clas­sic Car Club of Hong Kong and owns a num­ber of Bri­tish clas­sics, has added a Fer­rari to his col­lec­tion. He says: ‘I’d al­ways wanted one but it had to be able to carry golf clubs and lug­gage, so the Mondial was per­fect. Mine’s a 1990 3.4 T that I bought last sum­mer from UK spe­cial­ist, Rard­ley Mo­tors. It was in su­perb con­di­tion and had had a ser­vice and cam­belt change be­fore I took de­liv­ery, so the first thing I did was to take it on a 4600-mile tour around Europe, driv­ing through France, Spain, and Por­tu­gal. It be­haved per­fectly, and the ice-cold air-con­di­tion­ing was very wel­come. Apart from a fuse prob­lem early on (which hasn’t re­oc­curred), it has been com­pletely re­li­able. I live in Hong Kong but of­ten travel to the UK where the car is based and it started on the first turn of the key when I drove it re­cently, de­spite it not be­ing used for a few months.

‘It’s a car I aim to use as much as pos­si­ble, so I’m plan­ning a longer trip with it this sum­mer. It’s great for touring and I’m ex­tremely im­pressed with how in­her­ently ro­bust it feels.’

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