For Sale: 1974 Maserati Bora in St. Louis, Missouri


Vehicle Description

Only 36,621 actual miles!

Original California car

Spectacular restoration

Extremely desirable color combination

Recent major service by marque specialists less than 200 miles ago!

Original matching #s 4.9 engine

Full Maserati Classiche documentation

Previously part of a prominent collection

Options include:

4-wheel disc brakes
Alloy Campangolo wheels
Power windows
Factory air conditioning
Leather interior
Adjustable pedals - a production car first
Tilt/telescopic steering wheel

With its rich racing heritage, Maserati has a long and storied tradition of producing beautifully designed and fast GT coupes for discerning enthusiasts. In 1970, it returned to the mid-engine concept it had considered earlier in the 1960s. Now under Citröen’s control, Maserati embarked upon a completely different direction. In March 1971, the Bora was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, and once again, Maserati selected the name of a wind for its dramatic Giorgetto Giugiaro-designed (Ital Design) mid-engine GT. The Bora featured a sporty but comfortable air-conditioned passenger cabin and a sophisticated, innovative chassis. Citröen encouraged high-pressure hydraulics for the windows, pop-up headlights, adjustable pedal box, plus vented disc brakes. With its ultimate 320 bhp, 4.9-liter V-8 and five-speed gearbox, the Bora was capable of zero-to-60 times of 6.6 seconds and a 170-mph top speed. Upon its launch, Le Mans champion and noted journalist Paul Frère described the Bora in these terms: “The Bora is one of the fastest cars on the market at the moment, but its charm lies mostly in the tranquil ease with which it reveals its prowess. A true aristocrat, indeed.” Road and Track Magazine also called it "one of the best-handling cars money can buy" while praising the communicative steering and well-sorted suspension. Just 564 Boras were built from 1971 to 1980, with 275, including this car, powered by a 320 bhp, 4,930 cc mid-mounted V-8 engine, ZF five-speed manual rear transaxle, four-wheel independent suspension with unequal-length A-arms, coil springs, anti-roll bars, and hydraulic four-wheel disc brakes. 

The vehicle offered here is an original California car finished in stunning Rosso Corsa Red with a Senape leather interior and has been driven just 36,621 miles from new. The car was purchased in the 1990's by a California Collector who would go on to own the car for close to two decades and is likely responsible for the vehicle's thorough restoration. After its release from this collection, it was purchased by a Marque Specialist in California who gave the car a thorough mechanical service before passing it on to another collector last year. Since that time, it has only accumulated 132 more miles and still runs as good as it looks. This magnificent Maserati is one of the finest examples we have seen in years. We are proud to offer what we believe to be one of the best Boras on the market today to the most particular collector or enthusiast who appreciates low miles and superior condition. Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Ready to make an investment that you can actually enjoy? Please contact one of our expert sales consultants for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description, and answer any questions that you may have. Buy with confidence.

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Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-874127
  • Price:$179,900
  • Location:St. Louis, Missouri
  • Year:1974
  • Make:Maserati
  • Model:Bora
  • Exterior Color:Rosso Corsa Red
  • Interior Color:Unspecified
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:36621
  • Stock Number:406514
  • Trim Level:4.9 Coupe
  • VIN:AM11749US680
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Exterior Condition:Excellent
  • CD Player:Yes
  • Power Windows:Yes