Lot 325 - 1999 Maserati Quattroporte IV *WITHDRAWN*
|Odometer reading||43,000 miles|
|Estimate||£7,000 - £9,000|
Produced by Maserati, the Quattroporte is a four-door, luxury sports saloon, for which the name translated from Italian literally means 'four doors'. There have been six generations of this car; the first was introduced in 1963 and the current model launched in 2013. The Quattroporte IV from 1994 was a restyled, four-door version of the Ghibli II Coupé designed by Marcello Gandini. The new car, smaller than its predecessors, was aerodynamic and featured Gandini's trademark angular rear wheel arch. A 2.8-Litre, twin-turbo, V6 was installed producing 280bhp and reaching a claimed top speed of 158mph. In 1995, a new release, the V8, 3.2-Litre Biturbo from the Maserati Shamal was introduced, developing 330bhp with a claimed top speed of 168mph.
This rare 3.2-Litre, V8 Twin Turbo Quattroporte is beautifully presented in deep metallic red with full black leather. Having covered much of its 43,000 miles under the ownership of a Maserati owner's club member, this car is a lovely illustration that has been very well cared for. As with any super saloon, the driver can be treated to an opulent driving position with electric everything at their fingertips and a thunderous V8 at their mercy. However, the vendor also states that mechanically, this motor car is also in great order and has proven to be very reliable during his ownership. With only 415 models ever made and here, being offered with a service history, valid MoT test certificate until September 2015, original tool kit and user manual, you would be hard pressed to find an example in similar or better condition.
DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL, THIS LOT HAS HAD TO BE WITHDRAWN. IT IS DUE TO BE RE-ENTERED IN OUR JUNE, 2015, SALE.
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