1966 MASERATI QUATTROPORTE 2

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1966 MASERATI QUATTROPORTE 2

Matching numbers, very original and extremely rare in such lovely condition.

History of this car

Our 4.2 litre engine Quattroporte fitted with a 5 speed ZF manual gearbox was manufactured in October 1966 and supplied new to Switzerland on 17/10/1966, finished in Beige metalizzato with a Marrone Connolly leather interior, the same combination it wears today. This is the Tipo 107A model, or Series 2, of which 253 cars were made.

The Maserati found its way to Italy in 1972 and registered in Milan, moving to Modena in 1980 and having 3 owners in Italy until importation to the UK in 2006; since then, it has had the one owner here.

Running well upon importation, mechanical and body improvement have been carried out over the years and this car has seen a lot of regular, reliable use. It has also been road tested by Classic & Sportscar magazine and has been used by Maserati UK in 2008 and 2011 at the Motorshow recreation at the Goodwood Revival.

Simply put, this is one of the very best examples anywhere combining mechanical excellence with perfect paintwork and an incredible original interior.

Body

Previously painted once in the 1980s, the paint had aged in places so was repainted in 2020 in the original colour. The paint today is magnificent with a highly polished shine and panel fitment is spot-on. All panels and screens were removed in the painting process, and new outer sills fabricated. All new body rubbers were applied. The works are photo documented and receipted.

All glass and lenses are generally excellent and are all original; the bumpers are without damage and the chrome trim has some patina, the decision being made when it was repainted to leave some age to the presentation, congruent with the originality of the interior.

Mechanics

You are encouraged to look at the stance of other Quattroporte examples and compare to this one: very few have the correct (and very expensive) Pirelli CN72 tyres fitted and even fewer have had the front suspension work this one has had; most of the cars you see are nose heavy.

With a rebuilt engine this car goes like the wind and we reckon the experience is as close as you’ll get to what it was like new. A detailed log of works is in the history file that accompanies the car, summarised here:

2006: lubrication service @ 58,743klm
2007: engine rebuild (photo documented) and new clutch @ 60,100klm
2008: engine lubrication service and carburation works @ 61,108klm
2008: electrical works including switch removal, fuse box repairs @ 61,820klm
2008: new clutch slave cylinder and cavity rust proofing @ 62,414klm
2009: engine lubrication service @ 63,694klm
2009: brake hose replacement @ 64,229klm
2011: engine and full lubrication service, plugs changed @ 65,842klm
2012: engine lubrication service and new air filter @ 68,666klm
2013: water pump rebuild and new coolant @ 70,302klm
2014: engine lubrication service @70,541klm
2015: engine lubrication service @ 71,855klm
2016: full lubrication service @ 72,292klm
2018: fit 4 new Pirelli CN72 Cinturato tyres @73,353klm
2018: complete front end suspension and steering overhaul @73,353 klm
2018: caliper rebuild, full lubrication service @73,353klm
2019: engine lubrication service and new points/plugs @ 74,201klm
2020: full lubrication service including diff/gearbox @ 74,467klm
2021: new ignition switch and carburettor works, new filter king @ 74,888klm
2022: engine lube service, new brake MC, servos and reservoirs @ 75,030klm

MOT tested annually, this Maserati boasts a clean run of advisory free MOTs 2006-2022.

Interior

This is a stand out feature of this example being all original down to the carpets, with an irreplaceable patina. Just superb, and all switchgear works. Looks right, smells right, feels right!

Boot

A cavernous space, original throughout with factory jack and bag, spare with tie down in place.

Summary

Swift and very stylish classic transport for all the family, this so rare Maserati makes for a compelling alternative to the likes of a Bentley Continental.

Supplied with a factory pouch, original owner’s handbook, sales brochure and spare parts catalogue together with a great history file, Italian libretto (cancelled) and a tailored car cover.

The cherished registration fitted is included with the sale.

E&OE

PRICE £74,995

1966 MASERATI QUATTROPORTE 2

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