1973 Maserati Merak

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1973
  • Chassis number 
    AM122 0242
  • Lot number 
    132
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other

Description

1973 Maserati Merak
Chassis no. AM122 0242

The most successful Maserati of its day, the Merak ceased production in 1983 after 1,832 had been built, the approximate split being 1,000 SS models, 200 2000 GTs, and 600-or-so of the original version built between 1972 and 1975. The car was acquired by its current owner in July 2017 in a public sale. There was no history or documentation with the Maserati, which currently displays an uncertified total of 11,352 kilometres on the odometer, some 500 with the current owner.

The body has been repainted in the original red colour. The original 15" alloy Campagnolo wheels have been repainted also, and in 2018 were shod with Uniroyal tyres which remain in 'as new' condition. The spare wheel has never been used. Featuring the dashboard inherited from the Citroën SM, which is fully functional, the original interior is trimmed in black leather and grey Alcantara and is reported as in good condition. A Pioneer radio/CD player with auxiliary front socket (detachable) is fitted, and it should be noted that the air conditioning is not working. The Citroën V6 engine and five-speed manual gearbox are original too.

Registered in Monaco, the Merak was recently at a specialist workshop and has been treated to a cosmetic refreshment and detailing. The owner has had the car checked over prior to sale and it will come with refurbished suspension spheres. A record of the work done since the vendor's acquisition in 2017 is on file (invoices of about €10,000 available). In particular, the latter contains the technical control report together with invoices for Garage Maion in Fréjus and Storic-Italia in Marseille. Works carried out include repairing the electrics, overhauling the alternator, and adjusting the gearchange linkage.