1970 Maserati Mexico 4.7 litre (LHD)
- Stunning Example
- 1 of just 175 examples produced with a 4.7 litre engine
- Equipped with rare centre lock Borrani aluminium and chrome wire wheels
- Fully restored to a high standard
- Power steering
- Fantastic opportunity
In 1966, Maserati was at the peak of its fame and prestige, still arguably in their golden age. Their lineup featured some of the most elegant and refined Italian cars of the period, then producing models such as the sumptuous Maserati Quattroporte, the “Italian Rolls Royce”, the svelte Mistral and the graceful Sebring. It was in 1966 that Maserati decided to launch their new model, the Maserati Mexico which can be seen as a best of the then Maserati lineup, combining the 2+2 coupe layout of the Sebring, more contemporary styling for the late 60s with squarer edges like a Mistral and the comfort and space of the Quattroporte. The resulting product is understatedly beautiful with subtle lines, classic proportions and a stunning airy interior with brilliant visibility and significant luxury. Powered by either a 4.2 or a 4.7 litre V8, the Mexico also had power to boot, 296 hp to be precise in the 4.7 which firmly pushed the Italian beast to 60 in a still considerable 7 seconds and onto a continent devouring 158 mph.
The design of the Mexico came from a Vignale bodied Maserati 5000GT unveiled at the Turin Motor Show which was subsequently bought by the then President of Mexico, and so the car became known as the Maserati Mexico. The design proved to be very popular and Maserati got to work right away in putting the car into production and so, the following year, the Mexico was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show. The car was built on a shortened chassis of the first generation Quattroporte.
The car was produced over 7 years with very little changes during that time and a mere 485 cars were built, with far less being the far more desirable 4.7 litre cars, 175 to be precise. They were well equipped with electric windows, wood dashboard and a plush leather interior as standard with optional extras including a radio and something which was only just becoming popular in Europe at the time, power steering.
Our Mexico is one those 175 examples produced with the more 4.7 litre engine and is not only one of the best on the market but on of the best in the world. The car was completely restored from the ground up by us, a full nut and bolt restoration, mechanical overhaul, repainted in a stunning burgundy metallic over cream leather interior, a spec to die for. We cannot emphasise enough the work that has gone into this car, this is an absolutely stunning car, restored to a concours standard. Overall, around £80,000 has been spent getting the car to the wonderful condition in which it is presented today, making this car significantly good value. This is a stunning example of one of the most elegant Maserati Grand Tourers of the 1960s and is not to be missed by any means.
Whether you’re looking for a useable classic GT car or adding a beautiful Maserati to your collection, this is a perfect car for you. It is equipped with all options including rare centre lock Borrani aluminium wire wheels, air conditioning, power steering and power windows, only further improving its usability and style.
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