1977 Maserati KhamsinSOLD
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Estimate: Ç28,000-32,000


Following the tradition of naming their models after strong winds, Maserati revealed the Khamsin at the 1972 Turin auto salon, where its superb looks drew strong praise from all observers. After a two year gestation period the new car entered production in 1974, where it met head on its market place competition, Lamborghini's Espada and the Aston Martin V8. Powered by a 4.9 litre version of Maserati's own quad camshaft V8, which was derived from the unit used to good effect in the firm's sports racing cars, this was common to the Bora and Ghibli SS and produced a claimed 320bhp at 5,500rpm. Obviously such a power output was sufficient to propel the car to very high speeds, whilst braking and steering incorporated Citroen's revolutionary hydraulics, providing superb manoeuvrability and control. The styling is timeless, as one would expect from Marcello Gandini the genius who heads Bertone's design company. Typical of Gandini's maverick design touches are the asymmetric vent across the bonnet and the vertical glass tail panel, with inset rear light clusters. This was without doubt an extraordinarily successful design. Limited production ran from 1974 until 1978, with a total of only 352 cars being produced.

Manufactured in 1977 this Maserati Khamsin, chassis 1238 has been part of an enthusiasts collection for the last 16 years. The car has only covered 17,600 miles from new, and as such is in very good order mechanically and cosmetically. The car is finished in Maserati red with a grey leather interior which is also in good condition. This is a fine example of a rare Italian thoroughbred that is on the button and ready to be enjoyed. The car comes complete with all European taxes paid.



Selten zeigen sich Autso wie dieser Khamsin mit so wenig Meilen auf dem Tacho: seit 1977 haben sich dort nur 17.600 Meilen angesammelt, er ist bereist seit 16 Jahren Bestandteil einer privaten Oldtimersammlung und zeigt sich laut seines Besitzers sowohl technisch als auch optisch in gutem Zustand. Rot lackiert mit grauer Lederinnenausstattung, ein seltener Sportwagen mit der gewuenschten Herkunft.

Reference Number 2233

as of 7/17/2006

Overview
Car 1977 Maserati Khamsin
VIN 1238 
Exterior / Interior Color      Red 
Options Exterior: Alloy rims 
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