Offered by Bonhams | Knokke-Heist, Belgium | October 8, 2023
The Sebring replaced the 3500 GT as Maserati‘s 2+2 coupe in 1962, after debuting at that year’s Geneva International Motor Show. It featured muscular but sophisticated styling penned by Giovanni Michelotti at Vignale. Just 593 were produced, and all but one were coupes.
Of those, 350 or so were Series I cars, which were built until 1965. Most of those were powered by a fuel-injected 3.5-liter inline-six that was rated at 232 horsepower in 1963. Both 3.7- and 4.0-liter units would be offered later in the model’s run.
A restoration on this example was performed between 2018 and 2020. No estimate is yet available, but you can read more about it here.
Offered by Historics Auctioneers | Bicester, U.K. | September 23, 2023
The Quattroporte nameplate has been around with Maserati since the early 1960s. Each generation looked completely unlike the last, and the Marcello Gandini-styled fourth generation went on sale in 1994. It was angular and boxy, which was Maserati’s styling theme for the ’90s.
Maserati was also not a major volume player during the decade, even though they had been recently taken over by Fiat prior to this car launching. In 1997, Ferrari took a 50% stake in Maserati and helped them freshen up, which is where the Quattroporte Evoluzione came from. Power is provided by a twin-turbocharged 3.2-liter V8 good for 330 horsepower. Two V6s were also offered.
Production ended in 2001, with just 2,400 examples built, and only 730 of those were Evoluzione cars. They are quite rare and have also aged very well. This right-hand-drive example has an estimate of $16,000-$22,000. More info can be found here.
Offered by Bonhams | Goodwood, U.K. | September 9, 2023
Maserati launched five new models under Citroen’s seven-year ownership. The four-seat Khamsin was among the last and went on sale in 1974 with styling by Marcello Gandini during his time at Bertone.
Power is from a front-mounted 4.9-liter V8, the same powerplant previously used in the Ghibli SS. Output was rated at 320 horsepower. It’s got all of the Citroen hydraulic goodies – for better or worse, and the car went on sale a year before Maserati ownership passed to De Tomaso.
By the time it exited production in 1982, just 435 examples of the Khamsin had been built. This right-hand-drive example was sold new in the U.K., and its restoration was completed in 2012. Now it has an estimate of $160,000-$190,000. Click here for more info.
Offered by H&H Classics | Duxford, U.K. | June 14, 2023
The Indy was an interesting Maserati. It was the first production car launched by the company under Citroen ownership, and it also was a fairly popular model, with just over 1,100 produced between 1969 and 1975.
The car was styled by Vignale, and this car is powered by a 4.2-liter V8 that made 260 horsepower. Later they would offer 4.7- and 4.9-liter V8s. Of the total, 440 of them were 4200 models, which was the most of the bunch.
This example spent time in South Africa and the U.K. For an Italian GT car from the 1960s/70s, the Indy has never really taken off, price-wise. The estimate here is $47,000-$56,000, which is a fraction of its Maserati contemporaries. Click here for more info.
Simply, this car exemplifies great, classic, Italian styling. It is among the handsomest grand tourers of the era, with styling penned by Giorgetto Giugiaro at Ghia. The first Ghibli debuted at the 1966 Turin Motor Show with power from a 4.7-liter V8.
The SS variant arrived in 1969 with a 4.9-liter V8 rated at 330 horsepower. Convertibles also arrived in ’69. This coupe was originally a different color but was repainted blue in 2007. It also has a light beige interior and a modern stereo. It’s made to be used.
In all, 1,170 Ghibli coupes were produced through 1973. Just 425 of those were SS coupes powered by the 4.9-liter engine. This one has a few days left, and you can view more about it here.
Offered by Silverstone Auctions | Northampton, England | May 20, 2023
The Merak was sort of like the Bora’s baby brother. In fact, the whole front section (just about everything forward of the doors) is lifted directly from the Bora. The Merak has twin chrome bumpers up front if you want visual cues. It also has a vertical rear window, flying buttress C-pillars, and a vented engine cover.
But, perhaps, the biggest difference between the two cars is the cylinder count. Unlike the V8-powered Bora, the Merak is powered by a 3.0-liter V6, that in SS specification, made 217 horsepower.
They made about 1,000 SS cars between 1975 and 1983. Quite a few are in basket case territory today, but this one has had a “recent” mechanical overhaul and a cosmetic refresh. It has an estimate of $50,000-$55,000. Click here for more info.
Offered by RM Sotheby’s | Amelia Island, Florida | March 4, 2023
The A6GCS was among the final models designed by the Ernesto Maserati before the family company was taken over by the Orsi family. The A6 1500 was a road car that went on sale in 1947. Meanwhile, the sporting derivative, the GCS was also launched that year.
The A6 1500 gave way to the A6G 2000 in 1950, which is why this GCS is equipped with a 2.0-liter inline-six. It wears open-wheel coachwork by Fantuzzi and is one of 14 or 15 to have been built.
It was delivered new in Brazil, where it won its class at a race at Interlagos in 1951. It remained in South America until being discovered in the early 1970s as a project and taken to the U.K., where nothing of note happened to it. It would be restored in San Francisco, remaining with its owner there for over 20 years before being purchased by the current owner in 2004.
No estimate is provided, but this is stated to be one of eight surviving examples. Click here for more info.
Offered by Bonhams | Paris, France | February 2, 2023
Maserati has been around since the mid-1920s, but not many of their early cars survive. Most of that has to do with the fact that not many were built, because they were all low-production racing cars.
The 4CM was an open-wheel Grand Prix car produced between 1932 and 1938. It was the Maserati Brothers’ first light racing car, powered by a supercharged 1.1-liter inline-four that was good for 125 horsepower and 130 mph. This particular car was one of the last of the model built. It was purchased new by driver Johnny Lurani, and it’s competition history includes:
1938 Tripoli Grand Prix – 3rd (supposedly) (with Johnny Lurani)
1938 Targa Florio – DNF (with Lurani)
It was first restored in the 1960s and, after, was shown at a Swiss classic car show before being hung on a wall for 38 years. It was returned to usable condition in 2017 and was on track at the 2021 Monaco Grand Prix historics. It has an estimate of $1,200,000-$1,500,000. Click here for more info.
Offered by Mecum | Kissimmee, Florida | January 4-15, 2022
Maserati’s first Ghibli debuted at the 1966 Turin Motor Show. It was a sleek grand tourer with styling by Giorgetto Giugiaro at Ghia. Production lasted from 1967 through 1973 when it was kind of replaced by the Khamsin.
Coupes and Spyders were offered with two different engine choices. Initial cars, including this one, were powered by 4.7-liter V8 that was rated at 306 horsepower. This particular car was upgraded to SS specification when it was restored, so it now has the more desirable 4.9-liter powerplant.
There were 1,175 Ghibli coupes produced. This red-over-tan Maserati grand tourer has been with the same owner since just 2014, and it’s now selling at no reserve. Click here for more info.
Offered by Historics Auctioneers | Weybridge, U.K. | November 26, 2022
The Bora was Maserati‘s first mid-engined car. It debuted after Citroen took over Maserati, and it was styled by Giorgetto Giugiaro at Italdesign. The car debuted in 1971 and lasted through 1978. It sort of spawned a V6 sibling, the Merak.
The 4.7-liter V8 in this car was the first engine available before a 4.9-liter unit became an option in 1973. The engine was actually a version of that used in the later Ghiblis, which is the car the Bora replaced. Output was rated at 310 horsepower when new, and top speed was 170 mph.
Just 289 examples of the Bora 4.7 were produced, which made it slightly more common than the 4.9 (by like 14 cars). This one has been completely restored and will sell at no reserve. Click here for more info.