Lot 247 - 1986 Maserati 420 Bi-Turbo

Lot 247 - 1986 Maserati 420 Bi-Turbo

Lot 247 - 1986 Maserati 420 Bi-Turbo

Lot Number 247
Registration C511 LOX
Chassis Number ZAM332B00GB204249
Engine Number AM470050906
Odometer reading 55,293 km
Estimate £13,000 - £17,000

When Alejandro de Tomaso acquired Maserati in 1976, he had ambitious plans for the marque. His plan was to combine the prestige of the Maserati brand with a sports car that would be more affordable than the earlier high-priced models that had traditionally made up the Maserati range. The Maserati Bi-turbo features, as the name implies, a two-litre V6 engine with two turbochargers and a luxurious interior. The car was designed by Pierangelo Andreani, an engineer from the De Tomaso team, somewhat influenced by the design of the newer Quattroporte III (Italdesign Giugiaro), as can be observed on the front fascia. The Bi-turbo was initially a strong seller and brought Italian prestige to a wide audience and competed (unsuccessfully) in the British Touring Car Championship in the late 1980's, the European Touring Car Championship and the 1987 World Touring Car Championship.

This lovely 420 Bi-Turbo saloon is presented in Silver with Blue velour trim, first registered in Sweden on 4th July 1986. Our vendor a prominent collector purchased the car in 2018 from the Chairman of the Maserati owners club with the intention of using it on driving tours in Sweden however this was scuppered by the COVID pandemic. Therefore, last year it was fully imported to the UK with all taxes paid and UK registered as C511 LOX before it was treated to a new timing belt and minor service in just January this year. A really well preserved and maintained example with character and style. The history file boasts a 420 manual, book, original sales brochures and a copy of the Maserati Bulletin in which the car is photographed coupled with a V5C registration document. The interior is luxuriously appointed and we are told the car drives well, with that evocative exhaust note from its V6 engine ever prominent, making this a joy to drive on the country roads. Consigned by Mathew Priddy.

 

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