Lot 219 - 2000 Maserati 3200GT
|Odometer reading||15,462 miles|
|Estimate||£16,000 - £22,000|
|Result||Sold - £19,600|
The Maserati 3200 GT was styled by Italdesign whose founder and head, Giorgetto Giugiaro, previously designed, amongst others, the Ghibli, Bora and Merak and so certainly had the pedigree behind him. Sold mainly in Europe, the 3200GT shared the twin-turbo 3.2 litre, V8 featured in the Quattroporte IV and Shamal, revised and tuned to 365bhp. The tail-lights consisted of LEDs arranged in the shape of a boomerang. The outer layer of the 'boomerang' provided the brake light, with the inner layer providing the directional indicator. Sadly, the US insisted on bulbs and so, as is so often the way, style made way for bureaucracy. Nevertheless, it went on to be a great success until 2007, when it was replaced by Maserati's bigger and more elegant GranTurismo which saw the return of LED taillight clusters, this time meeting US regulations.
The car on offer today was first registered on 5th September 2000 by the supplying dealer Marenallo Concessionaires Ltd. of Egham. An extremely low mileage Maserati 3200GT automatic with steering wheel paddle shift, it has had only one lady owner for the past 12 years and covered just 15,000 miles from new. Offered in the all important Maserati racing colour scheme of metallic silver with ox-blood leather piped with black, this GT has a full service history including a recent service in summer 2015 at 15,408 miles which included full cam belt replacement. Extras on this example include climate control, electric heated memory seats, Alcantara head lining and accompanying the car are all original handbooks, service book, a wealth of MoT test history and an MoT test certificate valid until March 2017. Given the values the sister cars at Ferrari are achieving, we believe this example is sure to prove a sound investment given the low mileage and ownership.
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