Produced on 12.12.1967, Oro Longchamps/Red.
Delivered new to Palermo/Italy.
1987 with Allen
Steward - Alexandria.TX./USA.
199? with Alfredo
Brener - Houston.TX./USA, restored, re-painted in White/Dark-red.
May 2003, RM Auctions.
2003, Riverside International Automotive Museum, Riverside.CA/USA.
May 2014, featured in the Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car magazine USA.
04.02.2015, Doug Magnon founder and principal of the museum passed away.
20.08.2016, sold via RM Sotheby's Monterey.CA/USA for $ 99.000.
"An elegant four-seater coupe that was
first presented in concept form at the 1965 Turin Motor Show, the
production-ready Mexico was released at the Paris Motor Show in 1966
thanks to strong interest in the initial concept. Fitted with a
4.7-liter engine derived from the Quattroporte, it was capable of
producing 290 brake horsepower. With tastefully subtle bodywork and room
for the driver plus three passengers and their luggage, this was a
luxurious GT that could easily be used as a daily driver. A total of 485
examples were produced and many were sold to well-to-do individuals and
celebrities, including Ronald Reagan, Virna Lisi, and Nino Benvenuti.
Delivered new to Palermo, Italy,
this particular Mexico was produced on 12 December 1967. Fitted with a
five-speed manual transmission, it was originally finished in Oro
Longchamps with a Red leather interior. While the car’s early history is
not known, it was noted as being owned by Allen Steward of Alexandria,
Texas, as of 1987. By the 1990s it had been purchased by Alfredo Brener,
a noted Maserati collector in Houston. At that time, it was noted as
being restored and refinished in its current shade of white, and it is
believed that its original red interior was left untouched.
It was subsequently acquired by
Doug Magnon for the Riverside International Automobile Museum in 2003
and has been regularly driven and maintained as necessary. While in the
Museum’s stewardship, the car was featured alongside Mr. Magnon’s
Maserati Indy, also offered today, in the May 2014 issue of Hemmings
Sports & Exotic Car magazine.
Today, the car presents well as a
charming example of Maserati’s lovely four-seater grand tourer. It still
retains its matching-numbers engine and is accompanied by a Mexico
brochure, parts manual, and a driving and service manual. The Mexico’s
interior presents well with an appealing amount of patina, and it would
surely hold up well for many more miles.
A truly gentlemanly Maserati, this
would be a wonderful acquisition for the enthusiast looking to enjoy
the thrills of Italian motoring with the entire family."