Lot 387 - 2006 Maserati Quattroporte
|Odometer reading||79,679 miles|
|Estimate||£9,500 - £11,000|
|Result||Sold - £16,240|
The Maserati Quattroporte (meaning 'four doors' in Italian) is a luxury four-door saloon of which there have been six generations, each separated by a period of approximately seven years. In the early 1960's, Maserati's reputation was increasing, with growing popularity and sales; indeed Prince Karim Aga Khan ordered a special Maserati 5000 WP, chassis number 103,060, designed by Pietro Frua. The following year, Maserati showed the first generation Quattroporte, with the design by Frua, and construction carried out by Vignale. This, the 1963 'Tipo 107' Quattroporte, joined two other notable grand tourers; the Facel Vega and the Lagonda Rapide, which could comfortably do 124mph. In 2004, Maserati commenced production of the Pininfarina designed Quattroporte which, due to its increased weight over the Coupé and Spyder, produced a 0-60 mph time of 5.6 seconds with a top speed of 167mph. Unveiled to the world at the Frankfurt Motor Show on 9th September 2003 and making its US première at the 2003 Pebble Beach Concours d'Élégance, it continues the long tradition of Quattroporte luxury saloons in the Maserati line-up. The Quattroporte's weight distribution maximizes traction and power during acceleration so that the car remains exceptionally stable and well balanced at all times.
Originally registered on 13th June 2006, this Maserati is, by any standards, a handsome car. Offering the flexibility of comfortable four seat driving or sporty driving with great handling and performance, the attraction of a Quattroporte is obvious. As with any Maserati, the need for servicing is paramount and this example has a superb service history, all carried out by Maserati main dealers; the last service being carried out by Dick Lovett in Swindon on 15th April 2013 at 79,500 miles. Finished in blue with tan interior and supplied with a V5 registration document, together with a current MoT test certificate, this fine example is available to be enjoyed immediately.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.