1964 Maserati Mistral

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1964
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    AM109158
  • Engine number 
    AM109158
  • Lot number 
    620
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other

Description

One of only 23 UK-supplied, right-hand drive, Mistral Coupes3.7-litre, straight-six, Lucas fuel injection, 16 Borranis, Jaeger instruments,manual windowsAn early car with its Maserati Classiche-confirmed matching numbers.Impressive historyMaseratiCertificate of "Technical andAesthetic Characteristics" on fileThorough mechanical overhaul by marque specialists, McGrath Maserati, invoice and photographs on fileRare opportunity to find a right-hand drive car thatsready for its new owner to enjoy nowOne of only 23 Maserati Mistral Coupes to be sold new in the UK, this right-hand-drive example must have been one of the first asit was completed in September 1964, which was the first year of series production. Being an early car, it has the 3.7-litre version of Maseratis straight-six engine, Lucas fuel injection, 16 Borrani wire wheels, Jaeger instruments and manual window winders.Little is known of its early history, but the Mistralcame back into the spotlight in the 1990s when a previous owner carried out a restoration before selling the car to a celebrity chef, known for his penchant for Maseratis. During his high-profileownership, the car was often seen at Goodwood andsometimes on the Maserati stand in the Earls Court Motorshow, but it was rarely used and sold to the current owner/collector in 2010.With a number of projects on the go, it was some time before ourowner could focus attention on the Mistral but McGrath Maserati werethen commissioned to carry out a thorough mechanical overhaul. The years of inactivity had not done the engine much good and so a complete overhaul of the engine and the Lucas fuel injection followed. During this work, a modern fuel pump was fitted, which helps keepthe Lucas system reliable.The original ZF gearbox was stripped at the same time and sadly found to be beyond repair. A later ZF box from a 4.0-litre Mistral was acquired, rebuilt, and fitted. This is generally accepted as a desirable modification as the gearchange quality is far superior to the earlier version. The axle was rebuilt and much attention was paid to the suspension, brakes, heating,ventilation systems and generally detailing the car to make it drive well and work reliably.The aluminium body was thoroughly restored during the 1990s restoration and at that time, the colour was changed from the original silver to the Maserati colour of Blu Celeste Chiaro, one of the most stunning colours for any Mistral. The interior had also been retrimmed in beige leather and with blue carpets during the 1990s. All of this remains in good, though gently patinated, condition. The interior also benefits from one delightful period option, the Malvino wood rim steering wheel.After considerable expenditure (invoices and photographs are on file), the car is now back on the road and has completed running-in mileage and final fettling by McGrath Maserati. However, due to a change of plans, it is now being offered for sale.Maserati Classiche has confirmed that this is a matching numbers car and a certificate of Technical and Aesthetic Characteristics from Maserati is on file.Whilst there may be other examples of the Mistral on the market, finding a right-hand-drive one is very difficult and to find one that has had such comprehensive recent attention and is ready to use and enjoy immediately is near impossible. The car has had a fresh service at McGrath Maserati and comes with 12 months MOT.Anyone who has ever driven a 6-cylinder Maserati will tell you that they are an incredible driving experience. Driving a 1960s rare Italian classic in any number of events will give the new owner unparalleled opportunities for touring in the grand manner. I know that's equally possible in a Jaguar or an Aston but this car's name ends in 'i', it's a Maserati, you can't even pronounce that without sounding like an Italian Chef.Bellisima.1964 Maserati Mistral Coupehttps://youtu.be/1r0e4xMOk7kfalse