Coys Auction - Légende et Passion
Sunday 17th May 2009 12:00 - 19:00
Monday 18th May 2009 from 10:00
Monday 18th May 2009
Collectors' Items 11:00
Motor Cars at 13:30
Admission by catalogue only - admits two.
Registration Number: EU taxes paid Chassis Number: 1071124
Maserati’s first four door model made its debut in 1963. The new car, known as the Quattroporte - denoting four doors - had a graceful saloon body styled by Frua and was powered by a 4.1 litre V8 engine featuring the usual four camshafts and four Weber carburettors, while there was a choice of manual or automatic transmission. As could be expected from a car of such pedigree, it attracted the rich and famous as buyers, among them Sir Peter Ustinov.
This classic Maserati 4-Porte was registered new in Paris, where it stayed with its first owner until 1999, 33 years after its first purchase. Thereafter it was de-registered for several years until being imported to Germany, wh