1973 Maserati BoraSOLD

RM Auctions - Monterey Sports & Classic Car Auction - August 16-18

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Estimate: $60,000-$80,000 US

Offered Without Reserve

AUCTION RESULTS: Lot was Sold at a price of $77,000

320bhp, 4930cc mid-engine V8, 5-speed manual transmission, unequal length A-arms with coils springs and anti roll bars, 4-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 102.3"

Maserati, with its rich racing heritage, has a long tradition of producing beautifully designed and fast GT Coupes. The Italian firm built its first Coupe in 1946. From that first A6 Pininfarina, Maserati contracted Italy ’ s finest coachbuilders and designers over the ensuing decades to produce many of the sleekest GT designs on the market.

In 1970 Maserati returned to the mid-engine concept it had considered earlier in the 1960s. Maserati was now under Citroen ’ s control and management was eager to take the company in a completely different competitive direction. In March 1971, the new Bora was unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show. Once again Maserati chose the name of a wind for its dramatic Giorgetto Giugiaro-designed (Ital Design), mid-engine GT. The Bora featured a sporty, but comfortable cabin with its air conditioning and sophisticated, innovative chassis. Citroen encouraged high-pressure hydraulics for the windows, pop-up headlights, adjustable seats and pedal box, as well as vented disc brakes. With its 320bhp, 4930cc mid-engine V8, and 5-speed manual transmission, the Bora was capable of 0-60mph in 6.6 seconds and a top speed of over 160mph.

Maserati offered the Bora in many colors, but this combination truly accentuates the Bora ’ s low slug styling with its sharp, crisp front end and Kamm tail. This Maserati Bora, featuring factory black paintwork, has been well maintained over the years. It remains a very original example with its factory mag wheels and brushed aluminum roof. Inside, the beautifully contrasting, supple tan hides are in very good condition, bearing only the expected and normal cracking. The original factory grey carpets show little wear. Mechanically, the Maserati has been religiously maintained and its V8 engine is ready to roar.

Upon its launch, former Ferrari driver, Le Mans winner and journalist Paul Frère described the new Maserati Bora in these terms: “ The Bora is one of the fastest cars on the market at the moment, but its charm lies mostly in the tranquil ease with which it reveals its prowess. A true aristocrat, indeed. ” A scant 530 Bora GT Coupes were built from 1971 to 1978 making this Italian supercar super rare as well as super fast. Driving gloves will be required.

Reference Number 10133

as of 6/1/2007

Car 1973 Maserati Bora
VIN AM*117*49478 
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