2004 MASERATI QUATTROPORTE - Larini Exhaust Unique Spec For Sale
My very beloved QP DS is up for sale.
A family SUV is now required for my growing family hence the QP has to go.
The QP has served me well over the last four years.
It's Nettuno Blu with Beige interior and walnut wood inserts, one of the very best and desired colour combinations.
It has the following features which make it a unique proposition:
Full Larini Exhaust system (Cats + X-pipe + mufflers)( all info on the system and related sound and power increase available here: http://www.formuladynamics.com/)
Formula Dynamics DBW module for improved / faster gear changes (more info here: http://www.formuladynamics.com/products/qp_dbwem/qp_dbwem.php )
Fully integrated dashcam unit with front and rear views (A NextBase Duo)
20" QP Sport GTS wheels - tyres (Pirelli PZero)were replaced last year in pairs. All have good amount of tread.
Space saver spare wheel kit
It is highly unlikely another QP can be found with this spec in UK.
It also has Road Pilot installed with laser detection. This is very useful if a speed gun is pointed at the car. Also alerts to normal speed cameras and variable ones. The affiliated company is no longer operational so new updates are not available. But as a gadget to remind the driver of their speed and oncoming speed cameras, it has saved me many a flashes!
The QP has fully documented complete service history and has been looked after by independent garages of Grimaldi, Shiltech, Autofficina and AV Engineering. Invoices and receipts for all services, MOTs and all work done are available in a chronological order.
It has done approximately 81800 miles.
It has had an MOT and a full service in March. (Emissions issue this time. Sorted and re-MOT'd)
The QP runs as expected with a great sound track and effortless acceleration.
The drive is enjoyable at 20 mph as much as it is at higher speeds.
I have used it regularly except in rain and extreme winter, averaging 5k miles per year in my ownership.
The car had a new battery three years or so ago. It is always kept on trickle charger.
I have updated the SatNav database to a 2014 version, the last available for this system.
All electrics work. The Bose ICE, 6-CD changer, air-con, all windows, back curtains, sun-roof, auto-tilt on reverse, glove boxes, memory seats, all seat motion operations. Even the cigarette lighter, although the car belongs to a non-smoker so this is not used.
The seats are cleaned and conditioned once every 6-8 months so are reasonable fresh looking.
Things to be aware of:
Clutch is 94% worn. So will need replacing when it gives up. It has been advised to let it run as long as it can unless it starts slipping. It is not doing so now and gear changes are very much as expected.
A new clutch on these are cheaper to replace than the later models and cost is likely to be in the region of £1200 - £ 1500 including labour.
One wheel is scuffed and will need refurbishing. All were refurbished 2 years ago at the time of changing from standard to the current 20" Sport GT ones.
The QP is cleaned and maintained to a very good standard but stone chips and bubbling paint spots are consistent with age. There is one set of scuff marks on off-side front bumper caused by some irresponsible, careless driver in a superstore car park. However this has been largely cleared and is not apparent unless standing very close to the QP.
The QP will come with:
An external and internal cover
A complete unopened complete set of brake discs and pads worth £ 750.
New AC compressor (OEM) installed last year.
Private plate worth at least 1k
Some videos on here to help gauge what this QP looks and sounds like:
The tax is lesser by a margin on these compared to later models (£ 315 compared to £ 555) as well as the insurance is remarkably less.
I recommend the car for enthusiastic drivers rather than someone looking for a car to waft around in. The car is very rewarding and very different in experience to a ZF Auto saloon. When I was looking for a QP I had tried a Sport GT as well as a ZF QP, but settled on this car based on sound and drama alone.
I welcome all inquiries and viewings. Test drives are possible weather permitting. Inspections are welcome.
Please call for all queries and more details.
Service history :
Delivered new on 12/11/04 by HR Owen
June 2005 @6.8k w HR Owen
July 2006 @ 18.8k w HR Owen
Oct 2007 @ 31.6k w HR Owen
March 2009 @ 36.9k w HR Owen
Nov 2009 @ 43.4k w Grimaldi Engineering
Dec 2010 @ 52.3k w Grimaldi Engineering
Dec 2011 @ 56.3k w Grimaldi Engineering
Dec 2012 @ 59.3k w Grimaldi Engineering
Dec 2013 @ 60.1k w Grimaldi Engineering
Oct 2015 @ 67.7k w Autofficina Racing Technologies
Oct 2016 @ 73.5k w Shiltech Performance Cars
Feb 2018 @ 78.9k w AV Engineering
March 2019 @ 81.3k w AV Engineering
Overall it's a well cared for QP averaging between 5-6k miles per year.
A few more pictures uploaded here
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