Year of manufacture1974
- One of only 42 RHD Maserati Bora 4.7s built
- Comprehensive two-year restoration by McGrath Maserati with nearly £140,000 in invoices
When Citroën acquired Maserati in 1968, the first order of business at Maserati, as directed by President Pierre Bercot of Citroën, was to begin an immediate rejuvenation of its model lineup. With their cars outdated by the advancing mid-engined supercars of their competitors, a quick change was necessary. Maserati’s Guy Malleret and Giulio Alfieri Maserati immediately followed orders to produce a brand-new mid-engined GT.
When unveiled to the public at the Geneva Auto Show in 1971, the Bora was the first completely new Maserati in almost a decade. Styled by Giorgetto Giugiaro’s Italdesign, it was an exciting and very capable Grand Tourer. While its main competitors, the De Tomaso Mangusta and the Lamborghini Miura, were focused on uncompromising performance and were not very comfortable on long journeys, the Bora was built specifically to be effortless and easy to drive on both highways and twisty roads while retaining a larger luggage space.
In total, from 1971 to 1978, only 289 Bora 4.7s were built, and of those, only 42 were built to RHD specifications. Chassis number AM117 223 was completed by the factory on 1 July 1974 and delivered to Slough. According to the purchase invoice, the car was ordered with the optional right rear-view side mirror, air conditioning, and the radio assembly predisposition and finished in Bleu Ischia with a Bianco leather interior.
Subjected to an extensive two-year restoration by the specialists at McGrath Maserati, this Bora is now in impeccable condition, with work having been completed in 2011. Finished now in Rosso Fuoco over Bianco leather, it's the perfect choice for the discerning driver or Maserati enthusiast.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/lf19.