1998 Maserati Quattroporte MkIV

Extremely rare RHD 3.2 V8 Ottocilindri; four owners, the current for 12 years; impeccable service history; new stainless steel exhaust; a lovely example in all respects

Maserati launched its first Quattroporte back in 1963 and has continued to make a version of this luxury four-door sports saloon ever since. The fourth generation model came out in 1994 and was the first Maserati to be produced under new owners Fiat, who had bought this illustrious Italian marque from Alejandro de Tomaso in 1993.

An evolution of the Biturbo platform, the Quattroporte IV was styled by Marcello Gandini (of Lamborghini Miura and Countach fame) and featured his signature slashed rear wheel arch design which had first been seen on the Countach and later on the Maserati Shamal. Initially powered by the 280bhp twin-turbo 24-valve 2.8 V6 from the Ghibli, the Quattroporte IV got the flagship Shamal engine in 1996, a 336bhp twin-turbo 3.2 V8 which gave it blistering performance – 0-60 in 5.8 seconds and a top speed of 168mph. A Getrag 6-speed manual gearbox came as standard, but a more town-friendly ZF 4-speed automatic was also available as an option.

Supplied new by Meridien Modena of Hampshire, this Quattroporte Ottocilindri 3.2 V8 was first registered in Guernsey in January 1998. Finished in Verde Foresta with a magnolia hide interior and automatic transmission, it has covered 80,700 miles to date in the hands of just four owners with an excellent service history comprising 22 stamps in the book, the last at 80,463 miles in October 2021, giving an average service interval of 3,700 miles – pretty impressive by any standards.

Serviced 10 times by Meridien up to 52,230 miles in 2008 (and once by Maranello Sales and once by a specialist), all subsequent servicing has been done by The Maserati Shed of Fareham (formerly known as Roberts Aerospace & Automotive). The cambelt was last changed at 76,628 miles in 2016. A thick file of invoices document all of the upkeep over the years, recent expenditure of note including all four wheels being refurbished in 2017 and the fitment of a custom-made stainless steel exhaust in 2018.

Our vendor acquired the car in 2010 and has covered 24,000 trouble-free miles in it since, including tours of the Alps and the Italian lakes, stating that “it is quite the nicest car I have owned”. He also states that only 415 Ottocilindri models were built of which only around 70 were RHD and that he has never encountered another during his 12-year ownership.

Supplied with an MOT until September 2022 with just two minor advisories (handbrake weak; rear brake disc worn/pitted), it also comes with all its original handbooks in the original leather wallet plus an indoor car cover.

A true modern classic, this rare and impeccably maintained Maserati is in super condition throughout and looks excellent value at the modest guide price suggested.

Documents: V5C; MOT Sept 2022; 10 old MOTs; many invoices; service book with 22 stamps; original bookpack

For more information contact James on 07970 309907 or email [email protected]

Reg No: R28LHO
Chassis Number: ZAM337B0000350126
Engine Number: 750285
Engine Size: 3217cc

Sale Section & Buyers Premium (ex VAT): Car 12%, Minimum £150

Estimate: £6,000-8,000

Lot 16

Lot ended

Wednesday 16/02/2022

Hammer Price (inc. buyers premium)

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