Maserati followed-up its first mid-engined supercar – the Bora – with the similar Merak a year later, the body design being placed once more in the hands of Giugiaro who cleverly used the Bora’s overall shape. Launched in 1972, the Merak was intended to compete with Ferrari’s successful Dino 246 and used a stretched, 3.0-litre, 190bhp version of the four-cam V6 that had debuted in the Citroën SM. Citroën owned Maserati at that time, and the Merak made use of the SM’s transmission, power-assisted disc braking and clutch. The later right-hand drive cars (such as our example) used the superb driver-oriented dashboard of the Bora. The unitary construction chassis and all-independent suspension remained basically as the V8-engined Bora’s, but being lighter the Merak’s handling was superior. Unlike the Bora, the Merak offered the convenience of ‘+2’ seating in the rear and superior all-round vision thanks to its distinctive rear ‘flying buttresses’. Competition from Ferrari’s new Dino V8 prompted the introduction of a lighter and more powerful version in 1975 – the Merak SS with 220bhp engine, larger carburettors, higher compression ratio and revised interior. Widely recognised as one of the finest, if not the finest, of contemporary V6s, the Merak SS engine proved smooth, powerful and capable of delivering its thrust over a surprisingly wide range for such a high performance engine. Like any true thoroughbred, the Merak possessed handling commensurate with its breathtaking acceleration and 150mph maximum speed. “Performance and handling are the raison d’être of a mid-engined sports car, and the Merak’s astounding cornering power is a match for its straight-line punch”, observed Motor magazine. Changes made to the SS suspension greatly improved ride comfort over that of the original Merak, while alterations to the instrumentation, switch gear, and interior, and other refinements addressed some of the criticisms levelled at the earlier version. The most successful Maserati of its day, the Merak ceased production in 1982 after 1,832 had been built, 626 of them being the SS version. Around a third of those were right hand drive. A total of 117 Merak SS were imported into the UK of which less than half are believed to have survived. Our stunning Merak SS is the ultimate model of Merak to own, being a late RHD UK-delivered car with genuine low mileage, the more desirable Bora dashboard, and in fabulous condition. Such examples very rarely come to market, especially in this condition, so this represents a very special opportunity.
With only 6 owners since new she presents beautifully and has enjoyed thousands spent at Mcgrath Maserati during the past 6 years ensuring she is amongst the best examples available.
A top end rebuild has also been carried out and she drives superbly with an encouragingly solid feel to the chassis/drivetrain unlike most poorly maintained cheap examples on the market that require full restoration.
Supplied fully inspected,serviced with a 12 month warranty.
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 )
Maserati Merak SS, year 1979. Colour red with a black leather interior and black carpet. This fabulous Maserati Merak SS was sold new in the USA. In the year 2015 the automobile was imported to the Netherlands. This car is a true time-machine; a Maserati Merak SS in pristine original condition and a .....
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 .....
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.
Designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro, the Maserati Merak was launched at the Paris Motor Show in 1972. Sharing much with the more powerful, more luxurious, 4.7-litre V8 Maserati Bora released the previous year, the ‘Bora Junior’ was aimed very much at the Lamborghini Urraco / Ferrari 308/GT4 market. Virtually .....