1969 Maserati Mexico

4.7 L 290 PS | Restored 2006 | Matching Nr. & Colors | Since 1997 in Germany | Only 182 units with 4.7 L engine

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    5/1969
  • Mileage 
    29 244 km / 18 172 mi
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Electric windows
    Yes
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Argento Auteuil Mettalizzato
  • Metallic 
    Yes
  • Interior colour 
    Black
  • Interior brand colour 
    Nero (PAC 1560)
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    4
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Silver
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Performance 
    290 PS / 214 kW / 287 BHP
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

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The Maserati Mexico offered for sale here is one of only 182 examples produced with the large 4.7 liter engine (total number of units 482). It left the factory in May 1969 in Silver Metallic (Argento Auteuil Mettalizzato) color with black leather, so it is Matching Colors.

It was sold to Mario Valentino of Naples (Italy), who then registered the car on 05/16/1969 with license plate NA-5181256. The vehicle was finally deregistered in 1987. The next documented owner is a company from the district of Hildesheim in northern Germany, to which the Maserati was registered on 14.08.1997.

It was from this company that the current owner acquired it in 2004. The vehicle was accident-free and had merely been somewhat neglected over the years. He decided to do a complete restoration, preserving the patina in the interior. The body was completely stripped of paint, repaired where necessary and completely sealed. The engine was in good condition and was just cleaned, the transmission was overhauled. The carburetors were overhauled and adjusted, the original ignition was replaced with a Lumenition ignition. The undercarriage was disassembled, cleaned, sealed and reassembled, the Borrani spoked wheels were refurbished.

The restoration continued until the end of 2006, and the coupe was registered in the summer of 2008 and has been run occasionally in good weather ever since. The racy V8 has a fascinating sound and knows how to convince with smooth engine running and good response. The Vignale body still charms today and takes you back to the days when cars were works of art by their designers and not just products.

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Equipment and special features
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• Black leather interior
• Electric windows
• ZF five-speed manual transmission
• Four internally ventilated disc brakes
• Wooden dashboard
• Only 182 built with 4.7 liter engine
• 90° V8 with 2 overhead camshafts

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Condition
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• Thorough restoration (2004 - 2006)
• Regular maintenance and service
• Service May 2018 about 1.000 km ago (engine oil, transmission oil, brake fluid)

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Documentation
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• Old & new vehicle registration
• Entry in the Maserati Mexico Register
• Confirmation from Maserati about the orig. color combination
• Photo documentation of the restoration
• Invoices since 2004
• TÜV reports since 2008

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History of the series
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After the 5000 GT and the Quattroporte, the Mexico was Maserati's third road car to use a civilized version of the 450 S sports prototype race car's V8 racing engine. It shared its basic body with the Quattroporte, although the first prototype had actually been derived from a damaged 5000 GT and was powered by a 4.9-liter engine. As a true four-seater, the Mexico had a very elegant and refined body, which it owed to Vignale.

Unlike other four-seater Maserati coupes, it was not named after a race track. The name Mexico was chosen because the 5000 GT that served as the prototype once belonged to Mexican President Adolfo López Mateos and returned to Mexico after being unveiled at the 1965 Turin Motor Show. It was truly fitting, but also purely coincidental, that John Surtees finished the 1966 Formula One season with a convincing victory in the Mexican Grand Prix at the wheel of a Cooper-Maserati T81.

Introduced at the 1966 Paris Motor Show, the Mexican production was offered with the same engine options as the Quattroporte: either a 4.2-liter or a 4.7-liter version. The chassis itself was derived from the Quattroporte with a wheelbase shortened by 11 centimeters.

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The vehicle is located in our showroom in Stuttgart-Plieningen, close to the airport/trade fair. A test drive and an inspection on the car lift are possible by arrangement.

The sale takes place on request with new inspection, service and TÜV. We also offer a wide range of accessories for your new dream car. If required, we can also deliver the vehicle to you in a closed trailer.

Opening hours: Mon - Sat by appointment

Carola Daimler Cars is a company owned by the great-granddaughter of inventor and visionary Gottlieb Daimler. We collect, trade and broker classic cars, youngtimers and collectibles with potential and history. We place particular emphasis on quality, history and preserved charm.

Leasing/Financing: We would be happy to have our partner provide you with a tailor-made leasing & financing offer for this vehicle.

Subject to prior sale and errors for this offer excepted. The vehicle description on the Internet serves only for the general identification of the vehicle and does not represent a warranty in the sense of sales law. Only the agreements in the purchase contract are decisive.

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