1975 Maserati Khamsin 5-Speed
Chassis No. AM120-US 1046
Engine No. AM115/10/49 1046 (matching numbers)
Body No. 500137
An Exceptionally Preserved Example, 21,400 Recorded Miles (Believed
Delivered New to Los Angeles as 1 of just 7 Khamsins finished in
1 of Only 430 Khamsins Produced, Final Maserati Model Constructed
under Citroen Management
Equipped with Desirable 5-Speed Manual Transmission
A Well-Known Khamsin, Featured on an Episode of Jay Leno's
Previous Part of the Riverside International Automotive Museum
Complete with Original Books, Keys, Tools & Emergency Equipment
Introduced as production of the Ghibli was coming to a close, the
Khamsin was fitted with Maserati's 4.9-liter DOHC V-8 engine and
2+2 seating. This would be the first Maserati with a front-engined
unitary construction bodyshell with four-wheel independent
suspension. Maserati implemented hydraulic braking, clutch
assistance, power-steering, seat adjustment and headlight actuation
from parent company Citroen.
AM120-US 1046 was manufactured on February 20, 1975 as a
U.S.-specification model, finished in Giallo over black with a
five-speed manual gearbox. It is said to be one of just seven
finished examples in Giallo (yellow), of which only two or three
may remain. According to records provided by Maserati historian
Marc Sonnery, this particular Khamsin was delivered new to Los
Angeles and sold to Russel C. Schmidt in Mount Clemens, Michigan.
Interestingly, Schmidt bought another Khamsin at the same time and
had it converted into the famous one-off Khamsin Spyder. In
December of 1986, D. Waterman of Motorcar Gallery in Fort
Lauderdale, Florida, visited Schmidt and bought both Khamsins.
While the Spyder was sent to Florida, Schmidt's yellow coupe was
sold locally and later purchased by a gentleman in Tennessee. He
took part in a track day with it at Virginia International
The Maserati was later acquired by Doug Magnon for inclusion in the
Riverside International Automotive Museum. Soon after its return to
California, Doug had a European bumper kit installed to revert
styling to its original Bertone design. The car was then featured
in a magazine article, and in May of 2013 at the suggestion Marc
Sonnery, Doug got together with Jay Leno for a test drive of the
car on his YouTube channel, Jay Leno's Garage. As of this listing,
the video has been seen by nearly 667,600 viewers on YouTube,
making it the most viewed Khamsin in the world. The Maserati has
since resided in a private collection.
Well preserved, frequently serviced, and highly publicized from
known ownership, this Khamsin offers the drivers enthusiast many
options for further enjoyment. Portions of original paint are
visible in areas, while much of the exterior trim and lenses appear
original, as is all etched glass - retaining an original Agip
Vettura in Rodaggio (break-in) windshield decal. The cabin remains
exceptionally original, including the leather upholstery,
carpeting, trim, instruments, switches and equipment. Supplemental
mats protect the front carpeting; a period Jensen radio is fitted
along with factory air conditioning. Currently, the car displays
21,400 miles on its odometer, which are believed to be original.
The Maserati's engine bay and undercarriage are equally kempt,
correct, and properly displayed.
The Khamsin is further supported by an original owner's manual and
U.S. supplemental manuals, spare parts catalogs, recent invoices in
dossier, original and additional keys, as well as an original tool
kit, emergency window crank, wheel spanners, jack in pouch and
space saver spare wheel stowed upfront.
Priced to sell, this beautiful example, thoughtfully preserved,
rare and well know Maserati Khamsin for worldwide purchase and
delivery from our Houston, Texas showroom.
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