1974 Maserati Merak

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1974
  • Mileage 
    50 525 mi / 81 313 km
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Country VAT 
    AU
  • Lot number 
    695
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Silver
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

1974 Maserati Merak
Year: 1974
Make: Maserati
Model: Merak
Body: 2-Door Coupe RHD
Odometer: Indicating 50,525 miles
Engine: 3.0L V6
Transmission: Manual
Colour: Silver/Black
Seats: 4
Description/extras:
- Matching numbers
- Only 1,830 Merak's were built in Total
- 1 of only 300 built factory RHD built
- Travelled only 50,519km since new
- Full engine re-build at Piccola Scuderia
- Grigo Silver paintwork
- Black pleated leather interior
- Original workshop manual

While being one of the strongest design statements of the 1970's, the Maserati Merak has until recently, been an underdog in the collectors' market. It's wedge shape, sharp lines and crisp edges call upon the timeless design characteristics of the 70's, which have transcended generations and are incredibly appealing to this day. Only 1,830 of these cars were built, making them extremely rare – especially in immaculate and unrestored condition.

This factory right-hand-drive example is 1 of only 300 built, it is in outstanding original condition having travelled only 50,519km since new. The Grigo Silver paintwork is faultless and complements the Black pleated leather interior, which is firm with only minor signs of use. In 2007, this car was subject to a full engine rebuild at Piccola Scuderia and remains in excellent mechanical order.

The 3.0L V6 is mounted in the middle of the monocoque body and is paired to a 5-speed Citroen gearbox from the factory. The driving feel is light and precise, making this example a pleasure to drive.

Accompanying this vehicle is a detailed, itemised list of the engine rebuild and mechanical maintenance, an original workshop manual as well as other miscellaneous documents. As one of the better examples in the country, this Merak would complement any collection.

Today, the Meraks recipe of practicality, stunning looks and affordability make it one of the best Italian supercars of the Seventies, and the last mid-engine Maserati road car until the MC12.
Chassis No: AM1220297

Sold unregistered

As with all vehicles sold in the Classic Car Division, they have been well looked after by their previous owners. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of vehicles, Lloyds Auctions are unable to physically inspect every aspect of each vehicle and the description which should be used as a guide only have been compiled after speaking with the owners. Lloyds Auctions sells these vehicles under standard auction conditions that offers no warranties or cooling off period. Please feel free to call the Classic Car Division if you have any questions relating to any vehicle. Inspection is highly recommended.

Lloyds stock #100961+1014

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