- In storage since 1981
- Very original, never dismantled
- Low original mileage
- Same family ownership from 1975 to 2013
Presented to the public in 1972 at the Turin Motor Show, and in 1973 at the Paris Show, the Maserati Khamsin (the name of an Egyptian desert wind) was not put on sale until 1974. This coupé in steel Tipo 120 is supposed to be a 2 + 2, but legroom in the rear is rather tight. However, the body, designed by Bertone's ace designer Marcello Gandini, is indeed very successful and supremely elegant. The interior is pleasant and comfortable. The doors are wide and allow easy access. Maserati was owned by Citroën at the time, at the origine of the hydraulic steering system and braking. The engine of the Khamsin had its lineage going back to Tipo 54, the legendary racing sports car engine of the marque.
The car on offer was sold new in 1975 in Paris by Thépenier to its first owner, Dr Peron of Neuilly who registered the car on 23rd February 1976. He kept the car to his death in 1981. At that date the car went into storage until last year, when it was purchased by the current owner from Dr Peron's widow. This Khamsin is in an exceptionally original condition and still has its paper labels on the Campagnolo wheels and the chassis numbers in chalk on the interior of the doors! A mouse seems to have damaged one of the two rear seats. The car is straight out of the 1970s with its four long-range headlamps and its distinctive design. The engine was not restarted, but is not fronzen. Between 1975 and 1980, the car covered 22,377 km, and it has only a few thousand more today! This is a great opportunity to experience an almost untouched Khamsin, one that has hardly seen any use and was sold new in France.