1972 Maserati Bora

4.7L

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1972
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Lot number 
    68
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Red
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

French title
Chassis No AM117 362
Engine No AM107/07/47 *362*

- Exceptional supercar design
- Previous quality restoration
- Beautiful interior with nice patina
- No reserve

In 1969, Maserati's management team asked Ital-design and its designer Giugiaro to come up with a rear mid-engine sports car project, including good road-handling and aerodynamic: a true response to the Lamborghini Miura. The Bora is launched at the 1971 Geneva Motor Show, where it wowed the crowds.
Fabio Collina from Maserati Classiche confirmed that this specific model was sold new in Rome on 19 October 1972 in "Blue Ischia" colour and with "Senape" tan leather interior. It is today in a beautiful "Rosso Fuoco" livery and has a black leather interior with lovely patina. It was restored with great care in Switzerland during the mid-1990s. The restoration was serious and meticulous, hence why the car looks so attractive. It remained in Switzerland when the previous owner bought it. Some work was then carried out in order to get the hydraulic system (spheres) functioning. Its current owner, a major collector from Luberon, purchased it in 2017 but parted with it due to the lack of use. The car was overhauled by its mechanic who replaced the transmitter and the clutch receiver. It is a car with a legendary design and so representative of the 1970s styling, a stroke of genius from Giugiaro.

For more information and photos: https://www.artcurial.com/fr/lot-1972-maserati-bora-47l-no-reserve-3980-68

Photos © Loïc Kernen