Lot 245 - 1989 Maserati Karif
|Odometer reading||24,900 miles|
|Result||Sold - £29,120|
- One of only 25 right hand drive examples
- Low mileage example in very good condition
- Comprehensive history from new
The Karif or Tipo AM339 is a luxury coupé produced by Maserati between 1988 and 1991. Designed to mix luxury with sporty looks and agile handling, the Karif was announced with a limited production run of 255 examples. This is exactly what modern manufacturers do now and with great success, however only 221 Karifs were sold with late cars being sold long after this build date. Built on the same shortened chassis as the Zagato-bodied Maserati Spyder, they added a fixed notchback roof and used a more powerful iteration of their ‘Biturbo engine’, a 2.9 litre V6, giving around 260bhp. Reviewed in the motoring press at the time as having ‘sawn off looks, shotgun performance’.
Registered new on 3rd August 1989, this wonderful example presents in very good condition throughout and is a bit more special than the standard model, being one of just 25 right hand drive examples. Presented in Swan White coachwork over a blue leather and Alcantara interior the Karif looks superb. The paintwork retains a deep shine with very few blemishes to show and the interior is in excellent condition. Treated to much maintenance work over the years the history file includes receipts amounting to over £10,300. Fitted with a stainless-steel exhaust system the Maserati is reported to drive very well indeed by the current vendor. With just four owners from new this wonderful example comes complete with a comprehensive history file dating back to new. Offered with its original service booklet, many old MoT test certificates, sundry invoices, maintenance bills, the current V5 registration document, and an MoT test certificate valid until November 2023. This is a very rare example indeed and with its low mileage and superb history will be at home in any serious car collection.
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