With the Mexico and the Quattroporte aging, Maserati needed to develop its range of four-seater cars. Maserati unveiled the Indy by late 1968, with a 4.2-liter V8 engine and a steel body provided by coachbuilder Alfredo Vignale, and designed by in-house designer Virginio Vairo, who had already designed the handsome Mexico. The Maserati Indy was a good looking and very welcoming car to travel in comfort for four people and their luggage, given a good sized boot. Series production began in 1969 and Maserati sold 300 Indys in 1970, which can be seen as a success. The Indy was a very refined car - the absence of any wind noise is apparent - and the car has a relatively reasonable consumption.
According to the factory, this car was rolled out of the factory in September 1969, and was sold new in Italy. The car is still faithful to the original in its current configuration, apart from its color which was not red but Argento Auteuil (silver grey). The car was found at the bottom of a garden where it was covered with a makeshift tarpaulin that did not quite stop time ravaging the body. The car needs to be restored if one wants to take it back on the road. The black leather interior though has been preserved quite well, so the restorer can retain the upholstery after treating the leather. This Indy is a full-ledged restoration project, but it would be worth restoring these magnificent Maserati from the 1970s as prices are soaring.