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Lot : MASERATI 430

Vintage, Classic & Collectors Motor Vehicles, BCA (22 April 2008)

Best known for their racing and sports cars, Maserati moved into the luxury market under the stewardship of Alejandro de Tomaso with the Kyalami, a re-engineered version of the Longchamps from his eponymously named company. The effective replacement for this was the 1981 Bertone-penned BiTurbo Coupé, powered by a twin turbo-charged V6 engine with 3 valves per cylinder and an output of 180bhp from an Italian tax-beating 1996cc. The engine was subsequently enlarged to 2.5-litres for export markets and the cars featured an outstandingly well-equipped wood and leather-trimmed cabin.For 1989, many important changes took place. The engine displacement was increased from 2.5 litres to 2.8 litres and power was up to 225hp at 5600rpm and 246lb-ft of torque at 3500rpm (250hp in Europe). The Spyder continued and the new 228 and 430 models replaced the previous coupé and 4-door, respectively. The Biturbo name was dropped but the Biturbo heritage was evident in the new cars. The 228 featured a redesigned 2-door body with a stretched wheelbase over the original coupé. The 430 remained similar in appearance to the earlier 425 model.First registered on 24th January 1992, this example of the 430 4-door saloon is extremely well presented in Silver with grey leather and suede interior trim. Sitting on refurbished alloy wheels, it is most pleasing in appearance and we are informed that it drives exceptionally well. The comprehensive specification includes power steering, air climate control, wood fascia and steering wheel, electric seats, mirrors and windows and air horns.

Lot Details
Auction Vintage, Classic & Collectors Motor Vehicles
BCA, Surrey
TypeCar
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Estimate£3000-£3500
Outcome NOT SOLD
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Year1992
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Number of doors4