Maserati Mexico 1967 – SPRZEDANE

Maserati Mexico to znakomity klasyk dla wytrawnych smakoszy. Łączy elegancką karoserię stworzoną przez Vignale z doskonałą jednostką V8 o rodowodzie wyścigowym, zapewniając dodatkowo wręcz luksusowe warunki podróży dla czterech dorosłych osób. Stworzone na skróconej płycie podłogowej modelu Quattroporte, powstało w zaledwie 480 egzemplarzach. Prezentowany egzemplarz posiada nowy lakier i zachowane w oryginale wnętrze, urzekające kolorem, materiałami i klasycznym klimatem. Utrzymywane jest w stałej eksploatacji i posiada drobne udoskonalenia ułatwiające eksploatację (jak elektroniczny zapłon). Samochód został sprzedany za ok. 474 tys. PLN (po wliczeniu prowizji domu aukcyjnego).

Link: http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/22792/lot/82/

Lot 82
Wonderfully presented example
Maserati Classiche Certified
1967 MASERATI MEXICO COUPE

US$ 100,000 – 140,000
PLN 380,000 – 530,000
Sold for US$ 126,500 (PLN 474,043) inc. premium

AUCTION 22792:
QUAIL LODGE AUCTION
14 Aug 2015 11:00 PDT

1967 MASERATI MEXICO COUPE
Coachwork by Vignale

Chassis no. AM.112.106
Engine no. AM.112.106

4,136cc DOHC V8 Engine
Four Weber Carburetors
286bhp at 5200rpm
5-Speed Manual ZF Gearbox
Front Independent Suspension, Live Rear Axle
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*Well-documented example
*One of just 480 Mexico Coupes
*Featured in Automovil Magazine
*Maserati Classiche Certified

THE MASERATI MEXICO

Introduced at the 1966 Rimini Concorso d’Eleganza, the Mexico, much like the Ghibli Maserati introduced in 1967, marked a notable shift in Maserati’s design language and engines. Named in commemoration of John Surtees’ victory in the 1966 Mexican Grand Prix, the new four-seat Maserati featured a thunderous V8 engine developed from the type first seen in the venerable 450S racecar. The Mexico offered exciting performance and pleasing Vignale coupe lines mixed with the luxurious practicality of having room for 4 adults.

First used in the fabulous 5000 GT, the racing-derived DOHC V8 engine was further refined for civilian road use by 1963, when it was called upon to motivate Maserati’s first Quattroporte. Along with the potent engine, the Mexico utilized a shortened version of the Quattroporte’s steel unibody, along with its double wishbone independent front suspension. The power from the V8 is fed through a 5-speed ZF manual transmission with overdrive to a live rear axle and is brought to a halt by servo-assisted ventilated disc brakes- a first for Maserati.

Production of this handsome four-seat coupe ceased in 1973, with just 480 examples completed, about 1/3 of the volume of the contemporary Ghibli. True to Maserati form, the Mexico offers an intriguing blend of race-bred performance and innovation complimented by luxurious practicality.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Produced in 1967, this excellent Mexico arrived in the US in 1980 from its native Italy. In 2004, it was acquired by an enthusiast who enjoyed this exceptional Maserati in both Miami and Mexico City. During its time in Mexico City, this lovely Mexico was profiled in Automovil Magazine. Presented in the classic combination of Rosso over rich Cinghiale hides, this well-presented example has recently benefitted from a repaint and a cosmetic and mechanical refresh. The luxuriant leather interior bares a lovely patina and the large wooden dash has been well cared for. Mechanically, this coupe has been well maintained throughout its life and has been tastefully modified for enhanced reliability and performance, including electronic ignition. Since its arrival in the US 35 years ago, chassis 106 has benefitted from careful maintenance and detailed records have been kept, which accompany the car. Additionally, this handsome Mexico is complete with a Certificato di Origine from Maserati Classiche.

This well cared for and wonderfully presented example of Maserati’s rare four-seat coupe is fit to be enjoyed and driven enthusiastically and proudly displayed at many Italian car events by its next owner.