Probably manufactured in 1971, this rare original RHD example spent it's whole life in Italy, a cancelled order !
14.11.2020, for sale via Silverstone Auctions for £115.000.
"Originally ordered for the Australian market, the order was then cancelled at which point the Maserati was bought by an Italian enthusiast, who owned it all the way up to 2006, however, in later years, it became sadly neglected. In 2006 the car, looking unloved, was discovered by a Mr Hughes who promptly bought it and imported it into the UK.
CMC of Bridgenorth had in the past restored a couple of Jaguars for Mr Hughes and it was natural that he would entrust them with returning the big Maserati to its former glory. There are three huge restoration files accompanying this special car, two files contain pictures of the restoration (250 pages and 1,000 photos) and the third contains invoices and correspondence. Our vendor informs us that when you add up the receipts they total just over £150,000!
When finally restored, the car remained fitted with its original KPH speedo and the odometer at the time was reading c20,000km. This was replaced with an MPH speedometer of the correct type taken from another car, and that was reading approximately 40,000 miles – this reading remained unaltered, despite the vehicle having only covered less than half this distance. Since completion, around 2,000 miles have been covered, suggesting a total mileage of around 17,000 miles from new, not warranted but as close as we can get.
Our vendor is the fourth owner, having bought it from Sherwood Restorations in 2010 and it has formed part of his significant private collection ever since. With room for four, these usable V-8 Maseratis are long-legged classics from the golden era of Italian 'Gran Tourers' and given the rarity and quality of restoration, this really is a special opportunity. Your earliest inspection is encouraged and very welcome."