1978 Maserati Khamsin

RHD Manual

Zusammenfassung

  • Baujahr 
    1/1978
  • Kilometerstand 
    22 700 mi / 36 533 km
  • Automobiltyp 
    Coupé
  • Chassisnummer 
    AM120 377
  • Elektrische Fensterheber
    Ja
    Klimaanlage
    Ja
  • Lenkung 
    Rechts
  • Zustand 
    Restauriert
  • Markenfarbe außen 
    Celeste Chiaro
  • Innenfarbe 
    Beige
  • Markenfarbe innen 
    Fungo Leather
  • Innenausstattung 
    Leder
  • Anzahl der Türen 
    2
  • Zahl der Sitze 
    4
  • Standort
  • Außenfarbe 
    Blau
  • Getriebe 
    Schaltgetriebe
  • Leistung 
    320 BHP / 325 PS / 239 kW
  • Antrieb 
    Zweirad
  • Kraftstoff 
    Benzin

Beschreibung

1978 Maserati Khamsin “Faster than the Wind”

An exceptional rare UK delivered manual ZF example of the fabulous Gandini designed Khamsin. One of 71 RHD cars produced out of a total production run of 430.

A two owner car and in single ownership since the early 80’s with a total of 22,700 miles covered only.

Cosmetically restored in 2008 partly by Bill McGrath and painted by Prestige Restorations. Throughout the car’s long-term ownership, she has been serviced and cared for in part by Bill McGrath until 2012. Since 2012 less than 300 miles have been added to the car that has been dry stored in central London being run on a monthly basis to keep up all lubricants.

Chassis Number: AM120 377
Gearbox: Manual ZF S 5 24/3
External Colour: Celeste Chiaro
Interior: Fungo (Beige) Connolly hide.
Right Hand Drive version.

Introduced as the successor to the Indy, the Khamsin was built on a tubular chassis with the same 2550 mm wheelbase as the Ghibli with its engine mounted behind the front axle it gave the car excellent road handling. During its production life, the Khamsin underwent very few changes until 1976/77 when the front of the bonnet received additional louvres, this time symmetric, a re-designed dashboard and a new steering wheel with a large padded centre.

The reliable four overhead camshaft, two valves per cylinder 5-litre (4930 cc) V8 engine was chosen as the powerplant and produced 320 bhp @ 5500 rpm with an impressive maximum torque figure of 354 lb ft @ 4000 rpm. A five-speed manual ZF gearbox or 3-speed Borg-Warner automatic transmission was available. Suspension was independent double wishbone suspension on all four wheels with twin dampers and coil springs on each rear wheel a là Bora. In line with Maserati's tradition of passenger comfort, the rear differential was mounted on a sub-frame bolted to the chassis with rubber dampers thereby insulating the occupants from transmission noise and vibration.

Gandini's design had many interesting features including a distinct asymmetric louvred grille on the bonnet, a rear almost horizontal tailgate, a rear glass panel to allow for better rear visibility and the spare wheel stowed at the front of the car under the radiator.

Recently lightly recommissioned this solid rust-free example is ready to once again be enjoyed by its next custodian.
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