Only 36,621 actual miles!
Original California car
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
4-wheel disc brakes
Alloy Campangolo wheels
Factory air conditioning
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
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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