Engine:4.2L DOHC V-8
Transmission: 5-Speed ZF
Odometer Reads: 97,324 (Km)
*Early Mexico – 6th Production Car Built!
*Rare Borrani Wire Wheels
*Maserati Classiche Certificate Available Soon
Teaming up with (arguably Maserati’s go-to coachbuilder) Vignale, a prototype of coachwork was prepared atop the underpinnings of the successful 5000GT for the 1965 Salone di Torino. This prototype promptly sold to Adolfo López Mateos, then President of Mexico and the moniker was born. One year later the production version went on international display at the Paris Auto Show.
Somewhat of a departure from Maserati’s traditional approach to the 2+2 GT, the Mexico filled the gap in their line-up, featuring the best aspects of both the bulky Frua Quattroporte and the performance Ghia Ghibli. Luxury abounds with the wood embellishments and plush accommodations for all four passengers (in which, the rear occupants can actually fit!). Maserati’s first 4-wheel vented, servo assisted disc brakes came as standard along with air conditioning and power windows. Options for power steering and a Borg-Warner 3-speed automatic transmission were available and, when one preferred, the car could be ordered with the Borrani wire wheel option. Though the Mexico was hefty with all the appointments, it wasn’t sluggish, and could nearly keep pace with its Ghibli brother’s 155mph top speed!
Equipped with the powerful four-cam V-8, this car came with the preferred 5-speed ZF gearbox and desirable Boranni wire wheels. This car was previously acquired outside Sarasota, Florida around 25 years ago, and has been largely untouched in a barn for the last decade. A Maserati Classiche Certificate is currently on order, and many of our questions will soon be answered! The engine number is a match to the chassis (a startling 6th car off of the line!) and the interior is believed to be original aside from the cloth recover on the seats. Featuring Euro lenses and a speedometer that reads metric increments, this car was clearly not delivered new to the U.S. Upon a close inspection, there is evidence that the original color may have been blue.
The engine is now running again, though this car will still require a complete service to be ready for the road. Classic Investments employs technicians highly experienced with the Maserati marque – please inquire about our ability to provide any services required.
As we eagerly await original documentation of this car’s early life, we look forward to addressing all of your questions. For the fastest answers, call Stephen at 303.668.4555.