1973 Maserati Bora 4.9: 11 Jan 2019 For Sale by Auction
Lot Number 116
Chassis Number AM 117490536
Model Bora 4.9
Maserati needs no introduction. Already a legendary racing marque before the war, the company turned to the limited production of sports cars for the road in the 1950s. These proved to be highly successful, and so manufacture continued throughout the '60s with the company taking credit for some of the most desirable cars of the era.
The early '70s brought the advent of the mid-engined sports car, and so the great front engined Grand Tourers of the period such as the Ferrari Daytona and Maserati Ghibli gave way to this ruthlessly fast new breed. The flagbearers of this new supercar genre were the Ferrari Boxer and the Maserati Bora, road cars capable of over 170mph that, for the first time ever, had cornering capabilities to match their speed.
The Bora, styled by Giugiaro at Ital Design, was powered by a 350bhp light alloy V8 lengthways ahead of the rear wheels, and had innovative four-wheel coil spring independent suspension. In ride and handling it was typical of its class – although defining its class simply as 'superior' is rather vague, especially since it was about 30 per cent more expensive than its counterparts.
In EU specification this wonderful Bora comes with German historic registration documents and a Certificato di Origine from Maserati Italy. The car was extensively restored some years ago with many new parts and is described to be in near perfect condition by its vendor.
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