Description: Previously owned by and featured on the album cover of Andy Leek of Dexy Midnight Runners fame.
Our Maserati Merak has undergone a full 'no expense spared' restoration from the ground up and is truly stunning, adding this to our list of potential award winners.
An original Right Hand Drive which is quite a rare find, every part of this car has been either rebuilt or replaced to exacting standards. She has been repainted in her original colour of Verde Indy Green and has been re-trimmed in vibrant red leather with matching green stitching, green carpets, black centre console and dash covering.
The engine and gearbox has been fully re-built by our renowned race engine builder Don Warman.
A full project description and storyboard can be found on the Bridge Classic Cars website under projects.
This car is being offered at two thirds of the detailed restoration cost and we have figures to prove this fact.
The Maserati Merak was introduced at the 1972 Paris Auto Show, over a year after the Bora. The Merak and the Bora share the front part of bodyshell up to the doors. The front ends differ, mainly by the use of dual chrome bumpers on the Merak, in place of twin trapezoidal grilles on the Bora, but the similarities end at the B-pillar.
Giorgetto Giugiaro at Italdesign was commissioned to transform the Bora into the Merak. Unlike its bigger sister the Merak doesn't have a fully glassed fastback, but rather a cabin ending abruptly with a vertical rear window and a flat, horizontal engine bonnet pierced by four series of ventilation slats. Giugiaro completed the vehicle's silhouette by adding open flying buttresses, visually extending the roofline to the tail. The main competitors of the Merak were the similarly Italian, mid-engined, 3-litre and 2+2 Dino 308 GT4 and Lamborghini Urraco P250. However unlike its transverse V8-engined rivals the Merak used a more compact V6, that could therefore be mounted longitudinally.
Having been designed during the Citroën ownership of Maserati (1968–1975) certain Citroën hydropneumatic systems were used in the Merak and early Merak SS. In these cars the braking system was hydraulically assisted and operated, and the pop-up headlights hydraulically actuated. The clutches on these cars used the same hydropneumatic system as the brakes, but only some cars included servo assistance on the clutch.
Viewing by appointment only. Office hours are Monday to Friday (Saturdays and Sundays can be arranged) 8am to 5pm. If you would like to know more then please call Craig on the details below .
Please note; the vehicle is being sold in Barons Auctions - British Heritage, Classic and Sports Cars, held at Sundown Racecourse on Tuesday 5th June 2018. For auction details please call Barons Auctions on the details below .
For sale Maserati Merak 3.0, 1974, red with beige corduroy interior. Very nice and original car, no rust.
This car was just imported from Italy. Well running and driving, had a recent service.
Asking price 59.500 Eur
Offered is a 1973 Maserati Merak 3000 Fully Restored.
Highly Collectible Model.
Delivery by container to your nearest port anywhere in the world or to your front door within Europe.
Delivery to your front door in the UK is included in our final price of £65,000 and you could expect delivery .....
1973 MASERATI MERAK 3000
EARLY MERAK : ONE OF ONLY 630
CHASSISNUMBER : AM1220428
RESTORED IN BELGIUM 2016
RESTORATION FILE PRESENT
DRIVES VERY WELL
REGISTERED IN BELGIUM
This car is located at Topclassics in Wervik 8940 ( Belgium )
Specifications: V6 mid-engine with 2965 cc and 190 hp, 4 camshafts and 3 Weber dual carburetor coupled to a 5-speed gearbox. Hydraulic increased 4 discs brakes and power steering incl. 15 "magnesium wheels. Power windows and leather seats. This car was just extensively equipped Revision and with a new .....
The Maserati Merak SS was introduced in 1972 and production ran for ten years. The model was produced in very low numbers, under 2000 were ever made including 993 Merak SS models according to the Maserati owners club. The Merak has the Maserati designed quad-cam V6 engine and in comparison to the V8 .....
La Merak est une voiture fabriquée par le constructeur italien Maserati entre 1972 et 1983. On doit ses lignes au designer Giorgetto Giugiaro. C'est un coupé 2+2. La Merak a été fabriquée en trois versions, chacune sous le contrôle d'un des trois actionnaires différents de la marque : Citroën, GEPI et De .....
Maserati Merak 3.0 with onLy one owner from new, car was restored this year, were spent over 25.000 euros with invoices.
Car in superb condition, with original interior.
Ask me for more details we have over 60 picture of the car.
Beautiful Maserati Merak 3000 in black with beige velours interior. Car was delivered new in Italy. Recently the car received a major service and overhaul , with bills in excess of € 45.000. Car drives excellent, and has a fantastic charisma.