- Mechanicals redone in 1990
- A baby Bora
- Very efficient and agile
The Merak was unveiled at the Paris Salon of 1972, and though featuring the overall design of the Bora it had a V6 identical to that in the SM, but bored out to 3.0-litres, the power up from 170bhp to 190bhp. The space saved thanks to theV6 replacing the V8 allowed for two small rear seats .
The car on offer spent its life in France. The logbook indicates that it was delivered on April 26 1976. It was next registered in 1989 in the Var region and from July 11, 1990, it was owned by a man named Martial Nicart des Rieux, from Limoges. The car's mechanicals were then fully renovated by a very good mechanic from Limoges, Martial Vareille, for an amount of Frcs 55,600, which was a very large sum at the time. When Martial Nicart des Rieux died in 2004, his widow kept the car till 2010, without using it, when it was sold to the current owner. The current owner took the car to Vareille for it to be restarted. In 1990, the odometer showed 37,551km, and now it has 39,600km on the clock, which seems to correspond to the original mileage. Its interior is in good condition, as well as the fabrics and the pedals. The Maserati Merak is one of the last of the 1970s junior supercar that is still affordable ... but not for long!