2007 Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT
Only 59,600 miles from new with 7 service stamps to date; ZF 6-speed paddle-shift gearbox; very smart indeed; cost over £83k new; irrestible at this price!
The fifth generation Maserati Quattroporte (Tipo M139) ran from 2003 – 2012 and was the first Quattroporte to be made entirely under the watchful eye of Ferrari who had taken a 50% controlling stake in Maserati a few years before.
Utterly different to its rather angular predecessors which had been around since 1963, it had voluptuous four-door coachwork styled by Pininfarina and was powered by Ferrari’s F136 engine, a wonderfully sonorous 4.2 V8 which produced 395bhp and could launch the car to 62mph in 5.4 seconds on its way to a top speed of 170mph.
From 2006 an improved Sport GT version was available (as here) with more sporting Skyhook adaptive dampers, uprated Brembo brakes, a more vocal exhaust and an improved 6-speed ZF automatic gearbox with paddle-shift manual mode and smoother changes, 35% quicker in sport mode. It also had various trim upgrades including black chrome on the mesh front grille and the side air intakes, carbon fibre dash trimmings, alloy foot pedals and Alcantara headlining. At £83,300 new, the Sport GT was about £8k more than the standard QP.
Supplied new by HR Owen of London in September 2007, this Sport GT looks wonderful in metallic black with a tan hide interior. It has covered 59,600 miles to date with a good service history comprising 7 stamps in the book, the last at 48,598 miles in December 2017. An invoice shows that the coolant system was flushed and the antifreeze renewed in August 2021 when the heater hose was also replaced (a known weak spot of the model). The V5C shows 7 former keepers, the current since November 2019.
As you can see in the photos, it is a most impressive looking car with few signs of wear, the only defects we noted being a tyre pressure warning indicator on the dash display, some kerbing to the left rear wheel and some minor microblistering to the paint on the bonnet. Driven some 90 miles to the sale, it has an MOT until June 2022, has been starting promptly and running beautifully as we have moved it around on site and comes with all its original handbooks in the original leather wallet.
A fabulous thing all round, with huge presence and charisma, it looks irresistible at the modest guide price suggested.
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