1975 Maserati KhamsinSOLD

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

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Estimate: $30,000-$40,000 US

Offered Without Reserve

AUCTION RESULTS: Lot was Sold at a price of $22,000

Specifications: 280bhp, 4930cc, four-cam V8 engine with four Weber dual-throat 42DCNF carburetors, automatic transmission, four-wheel independent suspension with coil springs and power assisted four wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 2,250mm

Maserati is one of the great Italian racing dynasties. They built winning racecars throughout the prewar period. After WWII, the company began producing a series of sports racers that would ultimately lead to the company ’ s first street cars. It is interesting to note that prior to the introduction of the 3500, total production was only about 130 cars!

Adolfo Orsi, a successful Italian industrialist, purchased Maserati in 1938. Following WWII, the Orsi family embarked upon a dual plan for Maserati, deeply involved in racing but simultaneously building series production sports and GT cars. The Orsis sold out to Citroen in 1969 and shortly thereafter, in 1971, Maserati introduced the V8 powered Bora, which shared its platform and Giorgetto Giugiaro ’ s Ital Design styling with the V6-engined Merak. One of the fruits of the marriage with Citroen was the incorporation of the French company ’ s innovative hydraulic technology, notably in the excellent braking system and the adjustable seat and pedal assemblies.

Introduced at the Paris show in 1974, the elegant Khamsin was intended to replace the Ghibli. The Khamsin was one of the first cars to fully reflect the involvement of Citroen, and one of the longest lived, remaining in production until 1983.

The vendor reports that the example offered here has very low original mileage and appears to be completely original. There is no evidence of any corrosion or collision damage or repair, and the coachwork appears in very good order. Although showing some age, the white paint and tan leather interior are quite presentable. In addition, the Khamsin offered here is an original left hand drive model with an automatic transmission. Title and registration shouldn ’ t be any trouble as this example was originally built for North American consumption. As such, it should provide many years of driving enjoyment, accompanied by the glorious engine sounds that only the Italians seem to be able to make.

Reference Number 10134

as of 6/1/2007

Car 1975 Maserati Khamsin
VIN AM*120*US*1004 
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