If you thought you couldn’t get a Ferrari for Toyota Camry money, you’re wrong. Introduced in 1980, the Mondial was the successor of the 308 GT4. It was a compact Grand Turismo sports car with a 2+2 seating configuration and mid-engine layout, which meant it offered more space than 308 and 328 GTB models (via Ferrari). Even though the Mondial was more practical and somewhat cheaper, it wasn’t particularly popular. Today, it is one of the rare poorly regarded models in the Ferrari community.
The design could have been more dynamic and its performance figures were slower than the rest of the Ferrari lineup. The company responded by offering a 3.2-liter V8 and Turbo version, but it still needed to improve its reputation. The production ended in 1993 after close to 5000 examples were made. Today, this is one of the cheapest ways into Ferrari ownership as a decent example will only set you back around $45,000.