Lot 113 - 2005 Maserati Quattroporte
|Odometer reading||99,887 miles|
|Result||Sold - £5,660|
The Maserati Quattroporte was first revealed in 1963. It was the first production Maserati with more than two doors and also the first to be powered by a V8 engine. The Pietro Frua designed, full-sized sports saloon kicked off an almost unbroken run of this luxury car which is now well into its sixth iteration. Fifth generation Quattroporte production spanned from 2003 to 2012, styled by Pininfarina, it is considered one of the best-looking four-door saloons ever and was the most successful QP evolution to date with over 25,000 produced. The QP V was based on the same underlying platform as the popular GranTurismo and GranCabrio models and, like them, was powered by V8 units from sister company Ferrari. Initially, all variants were fitted with a 395bhp 4.2litre V8 but from 2008, the Quattroporte S and Sport GT S had the larger 4.7 litre engine with power increasing from 424bhp to 434bhp and topping out at 444bhp.
Registered new on 28th June 2005, this well-presented example was acquired by its current vendor in 2017 who has used the Maserati regularly. Offered in the desirable colour combination of metallic black over beige leather interior, this Quattroporte presents well. The interior is in good order with few blemishes and the paintwork presents well although as expected there are some stone chips and minor blemishes. Offered with a history file containing various sundry invoices, service records, previous MoT test certificates and the current UK V5 registration document. Offered without reserve, this is a fantastic opportunity to acquire one of the most affordable and elegant cars on the market.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.