Lot 206 - 1972 Maserati Indy (4.7 litre)
|Sold - £43,000
- A matching numbers example
- Extensively restored
- Original right hand drive example
Manufactured in 1972, this wonderful 4.7 litre Maserati Indy is fitted with the optional automatic gearbox and is an original right hand drive example. Previously restored by its current owner between 2008 and 2018, this Indy was treated to huge amounts of work to the body including cutting out and completely replacing the inner and outer sills, as to the front floor sections. There were also repairs to the A posts and lower sections of the door skins. Some minor welding was also required to the front of the bonnet amongst other areas. A bare metal respray followed and the Maserati was finished in its original colour combination of red coachwork with a tan interior. Delving back further into the car’s history it reveals an engine and gearbox rebuild was completed in the early 1990’s (circa 6,000 miles ago).
Our vendor has maintained the car where necessary having the underside treated with a light covering of underseal to prevent any rusting, also replaced was the sound deadening and new carpets were fitted. New Inertia reel seatbelts were installed at the same time and the radio has been replaced with a modern stereo system. More recently the carburettors were rebuilt and tuned, and the air conditioning was also rebuilt and re-gassed. Beneath the boot floor sits a full-size spare wheel and the battery, which was replaced last year. An isolator switch is also fitted.
The paint finish remains in good condition throughout although there are some age-related blemishes as one would expect. The engine bay looks to have been well maintained and the interior is in very good order having recently been re-connollised.
Accompanying the Maserati is a sizeable history file including a photographic record of the bodywork restoration. Old MoT test certificates abound, that would seem to confirm that the recorded mileage is indeed genuine. Sundry invoices, the Maserati driver’s manual and the current V5C registration document. An invoice detailing a rolling road tune up is also present as is the most recent Mot test certificate valid until December 2023. Used regularly by the current vendor, this example is ready to be enjoyed by its new custodian in the coming summer months.
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