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*Please note that this vehicle is titled 1973.
When Citroën took a controlling interest in Maserati in 1968, it married the financial resources and engineering prowess of the French automaker to the legendary Modenese sports and race car constructor. Their first joint effort – the Maserati Bora – would be a showcase of innovation and performance, arguably the most refined mid-engine sports car of the early 1970s.
The example offered here is a US-market 4.9-liter car, delivered in stunning silver over red leather interior. The color scheme works especially well on this car, as it cleanly integrates the Bora’s signature brushed stainless steel roof panel. This example also wears the slim, stainless steel European-specification bumpers in place of the cumbersome US versions. An expensive conversion, they are deemed essential by purists to preserve the lines of Giorgetto Giugiaro’s groundbreaking design.
Correct details such as a period-correct Becker Mexico radio, wheel covers, and an engine bay carpet point to an original and well-preserved car. New Michelin XWX tires were fitted in 2014, ensuring the car has the factory-correct stance. The novel Citroën-sourced hydraulics offer braking equal to the car’s acceleration, and the hydraulically adjustable foot-pedal set and driver’s seat result in comfortable touring for any size driver. The car offered here, in a striking color scheme with its robust 4.9-liter motor and European bumpers, offers an “ultimate-spec” example of Maserati’s mid-engine masterpiece.