A low mileage Quattroporte six cylinder with celebrity owner history and much recent work by McGrath.
The Quattroporte Series IV, designed by Marcello Gandini for Maserati, was announced in 1994 with a 2.0litre V6 twin-turbo engine on the home market and a 2.8litre version for the export market. Right hand drive imports started in the UK soon after and the model continued until 2000. This later V6 version, badged ‘Seicilindri’ was made in 1999, after the revamped Maserati factory had re-opened. This was the last of the V6 cars to use the Biturbo engine.
This particular example was sold new in the UK in July of 1999 and has spent much of its life with two celebrity lady owners. Even now it shows only 43,000 miles, backed up by service history with H R Owen. We first saw the car in 2015 and carried out a substantial cylinder head overhaul and in-depth service including the cambelt. Having serviced it once again for the last owner, we bought the car in late 2016 and carried out further work including a radiator overhaul, new steering joints and new front brake discs and pads before sending it for some paint repairs, wheel refurbish and new tyres.
Since all of that work was completed, we have only done a few hundred shakedown miles. The 2.8 engine is very smooth and powerful and perfectly suited to the ZF four-speed auto. Everything works on this car and it comes with air conditioning, electric windows and mirrors and a replacement DAB radio with iphone connectivity.
It is in fantastic, original condition, inside and out and even under the bonnet and must represent a very easy entry to the world of Maserati. It will come with a fresh MOT and low user service.
There are very few V6 Quattroportes in the UK of any type and certainly only a handful in right-hand drive. Combine this with low mileage, good history and provenance plus fastidious preparation by ourselves and you must conclude that this is a great buy.
|Engine||2.8litre four-cam V6 with twin turbos|
|Power||286bhp @ 6,000rpm|
|Running gear||ZF four-speed automatic driving limited slip Ferrari axle|
|Chassis||Independent suspension all round|
|Body||All steel four-door Berlina body designed by Marcello Gandini and built by Maserati|
|Rarity||1 of 93 2.8 litre RHD cars|