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Lot 106: Maserati Quattroporte

Classic Vintage Cars & Motorcycles, Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers (27 November 2013)

Ever since the Aga Khan ordered the first bespoke four-door Maserati in 1962, the famous Bologna firm has always had a Quattroporte saloon in its range of luxury sporting machines. After the gorgeous Series One Quattroporte of the 1960s, the next three series suffered from somewhat indifferent styling and build quality through the next three decades but there was a glorious return to form in 2004 when the wonderful Series Five made its debut. Now under Ferrari ownership with a brand new factory in Modena, build quality of the new Quattroporte was exemplary and it received a rapturous reception from press and public alike, being widely hailed as the finest and most beautiful four-door saloon in the world. Powered by a magnificent Ferrari-developed dry sump 32-valve 4.2-litre V8 producing 400bhp and 340lb/ft of torque, it could sprint to 60 in just 5.2 seconds with a top speed of 171mph. With a wonderfully cosseting interior and capable of 25mpg on a run, it was also blessed with one of the finest exhaust notes ever heard  just start this one up and have a listen! Dating from March 2005, this particular car has had just three owners from new and has been in the current ownership since 2009. Finished in silver grey metallic with a black leather interior, it has a 6-speed DuoSelect paddleshift gearbox and is packed full of all the luxuries you would expect in a 70,000 car including built-in sat nav, electric heated memory front seats, electric rear seats, electric rear window blind, front and rear parking sensors, electric mirrors, Xenon headlights with electric washers and a CD autochanger. Always in regular use, it has clocked up some 83,000 miles to date with a full service history comprising 9 stamps to date, the last less than 3,000 miles ago. The current owner fitted a new clutch in 2011 and all new brake discs and pads in 2010 and states that the car has always proved utterly reliable and a real pleasure to drive. Said to be in excellent condition for its age and mileage with just a few minor stone chips here and there, it is taxed to March 2014, MOTd until next February and needs nothing other than a lucky new owner behind the wheel. It looks huge value at the modest guide price suggested and your cataloguer, for one, would dearly love to own it.

Lot Details
Auction Classic Vintage Cars & Motorcycles
Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers, Herefordshire
Lot Number106
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£13800
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Condition rating2
Registration numberFJ05 OJG
Chassis numberZAMCD39C000016554
Engine number89858
Engine capacity (cc)4244
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors4