Some of the most important Maseratis of the classic era have been restored by McGrath Maserati.
Our first was a 1957 A6G 2000 Frua Spyder in the early 1980s, followed by the Mistral Spyder prototype #003. Since then we have amassed an enormous back catalogue of restoration work on models from 3500GT to Kyalami.
From the body to the engine, interior to chrome, our philosophy is always the same. We believe that a properly restored car should drive as well as it looks. Beauty is not just skin deep. And that while the finished car should retain great elements of its originality it should also be in a condition similar to that which a special ‘motor show’ car might have been when new.
Many of our restorations cross continents for weekend enjoyment: others visit shows and prestigious Concours events. Our ultimate goal is to create again a car that can do both.
It will be welcome at all the most prestigious Concours events in the world as well as provide the ultimate in continental touring.
No engine modifications were necessary as the fuel-injected 3-valve is a fantastically gutsy and reliable power unit, always the heart of these cars.
The car came back into the spotlight in the 1990s when a previous owner carried out a restoration before selling the car to a celebrity chef, known for his penchant for Maseratis.
This car was originally ordered new by Mario Condivi, who was the UK importer for Maserati in the 1970s with his company MTC Cars.
Built in 1969, this was the very last Mistral produced, a 4.0 litre version, but originally a left-hand drive Coupe.
The interior of the car, like the exterior, was originally green, perhaps specified by Maserati to appeal to a British audience at the Motor Show.