1972 Maserati Mexico

4.7 V8

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    7/1972
  • Mileage 
    87 948 km / 54 649 mi
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Original condition
  • Interior colour 
    Blue
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    4
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Blue
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Performance 
    290 PS / 214 kW / 287 BHP
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

After the 5000GT and the Quattroporte, the Mexico is Maserati’s third road car using a civilised version of the V8 race engine from the 450S sport prototype race car. It shared its general construction with the original Quattroporte, although the first Mexico prototype was actually derived from a damaged 5000GT and was thus powered by a 4.9L engine. A true four-seater, the Mexico sported very elegant and refined coachwork courtesy of Vignale. Contrary to other Maserati four-seat coupés, it was not named after a race track. The Mexico name was chosen because the 5000GT that served as its prototype was once owned by Mexican president Adolfo López Mateos, and it returned to Mexico after having appeared at the 1965 Turin Motor Show. It was truly fitting, but also pure coincidence, that John Surtees would close the 1966 Formula 1 season with a convincing win in the Mexican Grand Prix at the wheel of a Cooper-Maserati T81. Launched in 1966 at the Paris Motor Show, the Mexico production was offered with the same engine variants as the Quattroporte, either a 4.2L or a 4.7L version. The chassis itself was derived from the Quattroporte, with a wheelbase shortened by 11cm.

This example of the Maserati Mexico with 87.936 km on the odometer in the color combination; Dark Blue over a Blue leather interior (4.7L, 290 hp).

Through the Years some Maintenance work had been done, including a engine refit and a total overhaul of the running gears.
The car is in very good and original condition and past the German TÜV last Month, with 4 new tyres.

Only 182 of the Maserati Mexico 4.7 V8 has been produced between 1966 - 1972, and this example is 1 of the last produced.