Lot 271 - 1983 Maserati Kyalami
|Odometer reading||89,940 km|
|Estimate||£35,000 - £45,000|
Named after the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit in South Africa, the Maserati Kyalami is an automobile produced by Italian manufacturer Maserati from 1976 to 1983. It was a new model rushed into production after Alejandro de Tomaso took helm of the company. De Tomaso had Pietro Frua take Tom Tjaarda's design of the De Tomaso Longchamp (itself inspired by the Mercedes 450 SLC) and modify the front and rear end to create a distinctive Maserati feel for the new car. The interior was also upgraded to incorporate classic Maserati elements such as the steering wheel and instrumentation. 210 Kyalami's were built between 1976 and 1983. Due to its rarity, very little was written in magazines about the Kyalami. However, direct owner experiences confirmed the fundamental validity of its design, with a well-balanced, stiff chassis offering excellent body control and an agile, very easy to control handling. The performance offered by the 4.9 litre V8 was characterised by the abundant power and torque delivered by the engine.
This lovely rare righthand drive example is presented in arguably the best combination of light metallic Azzuuro Argentina Blue with a dark navy blue leather interior. It is powered by the mighty 4.9 litre V8 engine mated to an automatic transmission. Some recent work has been carried out by the well known Ferrari Centre in Kent, to include new dashboard covering in navy blue Alcantara and the same to the top section of the door cards. The present owner purchased the car about five years ago and used it as his everyday car. There is a good history file which contains many invoices from Bill McGrath Maserati and The Ferrari Centre showing the work carried out over the last few years, with some invoices going back to 1987. This wonderful example was resprayed in March 2015 and still looks fantastic. This is truly a rare car from the Italian marque and particularly as it is righthand drive; it is surely destined for the discerning collector or someone passionate for the ultimate classic sports coupé.
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