Even though Maserati had tried a mid-engine concept in race cars more than 10 years previously, it took some time to warm to the idea of a similar layout for a road car but when the Bora finally entered the stage it did it with a bang! More useable than a Miura or a BB and exceedingly elegant. Like so many Boras, this example was first delivered to the US but has been in Switzerland for many years, where the ungainly US-specification bumpers and lights were replaced by European items. The history in the USA is not known, in Switzerland the car had only two owners since 2003. The interior is still in good, original condition. The condition suggests that the displayed 33'500 miles (when imported to Switzerland only the speed indicator was changed) could correspond to the actual mileage. The Matching-Numbers engine, the gearbox and the remaining mechanics are also in good condition. In 2019 the water pump, the water hoses and all V-belts were replaced. The body was restored in 2019 and repainted in the original Maserati colour "Rame Metallizzato" (copper). The last MOT (with Veteran Code) was completed in September 2020. A rare occasion to acquire one of only 235 examples delivered with the desirable 4.9 litre V8 engine.