Lot 215 - 1983 Maserati Merak SS
|£42,000 - £52,000
- Low mileage
- Comes with Maserati Classiche
The Maserati Merak was introduced in 1972, essentially a lighter version of the Maserati Bora. It substituted an all-new Maserati designed quad-cam, three litre, V6 motor for the Bora's larger V8; resulting not only in a lower cost but with room for a small back seat and better handling due to lower weight and a better front/rear weight distribution. Aesthetically, the Merak differed from the otherwise very similar Bora; mainly in sporting open flying buttresses instead of the Bora's fully glassed rear, the mid-engine Merak used the Bora bodyshell but the extra space offered by the smaller engine was used to carve out a second row of seats suitable for children. As with the Bora, certain Citroën hydraulic systems were used such as the brakes, clutch, and headlight pods.
This superb example of this sought after Italian sports car is presented in Celeste Chiaro with blue leather interior. This was one of the very last chassis numbers built and was registered in August 1983. It was specially ordered from new with metallic paint, black carpets, black leather centre console, electric windows, air conditioning, Campagnolo wheels and Dynatrol rust treatment. The present owner purchased the car in 2004 and has had it stored in a dehumidified storage facility as part of his significant Italian car collection, using the car regularly. It’s history which goes back as far as 1987 including invoices with work carried out by Emblem Sports Cars and Bill McGrath who fully recommissioned the car when the current owner purchased it. The history file also contains full Maserati Classiche documents, original ‘End of Line’ data sheet, road test document and delivery note to Modena Concessionaires Ltd in the UK. This Maserati has just had a recent minor service, checkover and MoT which was carried out in February 2024. This car is featured in Maserati – the Citroën Years by Marc Sonnery (copy included) and the car comes with a fitted indoor car cover. Consigned by James Good.
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