Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1985
  • Mileage 
    36 000 km / 22 370 mi
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Chassis number 
    ZAM332B00 * EB200174
  • Lot number 
    17
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual

Description

• Perfectly preserved Missoni interior
• ASI certified
• only 36,783 km indicated on speedometer
• Only three owners
• All original Maserati documents
• Maserati walnut antitheft steering wheel (Optional) + original leather steering wheel
In 1976 the Trident company was sold by Citroen, and the new owner Alejandro De Tomaso immediately wanted to launch a new car to make his mark on the market. In 1982, the Maserati Biturbo was presented. The car was characterised by the classic, elegant lines of a three-box coupé and a classic technical layout, with the engine positioned front and longitudinal, rear-wheel drive, independent front suspension and a braking system with discs in front and behind.
They were all fitted with a twin cam V6 carburettor engine with two turbochargers, hence the name Biturbo, which allowed the car to reach an incredible speed of 215km/h. In order to cope with the demand to produce 35 cars a day, De Tommaso decided to assemble only the engine and suspension at the Maserati plant in Modena, the rest of the car would be assembled at the Innocenti plant in Lambrate, Milan.
Three years of crazy production followed, characterized by ups and downs. The ups consisted in the huge demand for orders that Maserati had to face, mainly due to the great appeal of the trident brand and also and above all to the particularly attractive price that was given at the launch of the Biturbo in 1982. The downs, on the other hand, consisted in the unfortunate assembly quality that often leaves much to be desired and in some small design and construction problems.
In order to overcome all the problems that arose during the production and delivery phase, in 1985 Maserati presented the new 425, a 4-door sedan, based on the platform of the extended coupé. It was this model that marked Maserati's entry into the competitive market of fast luxury sedans.
The magnificent example we are offering at auction was first registered in 1985, and after a change of province in 1988 from Milan to Bari it has always kept the same number plate. To date there have been only three owners in over 36 years of life. This model, unlike the later 425I version, has a power output of 196 hp compared to 186 hp for the 425I version. The car is now presented in its original grey colour, the bodywork has been given a coat of paint in its original colour only on the outside. The interior (made by Missoni) is perfectly preserved, inside there is also the removable steering wheel made entirely of walnut root (official Maserati) which is nothing more than an anti-theft function that Maserati had made in the 80s. The engine has always been regularly serviced every year (oil filter, air filter, engine oil, distributor cables, etc. ..), it has not undergone any major interventions apart from the replacement of the water pump in 2020 and the central exhaust pipe. The car is equipped with its original plates (1988) and all its original documentation (owner's manuals, etc. ...). It is registered with the ASI historical register. The car will be auctioned at Milano AutoClassica 2021 in incredible condition.