2001/4 Maserati Shamal88.900 EUR - Asking Price
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Unique opportunity: Maserati Shamal in as new condition. Only 7500 km, second owner. Part of precious Maserati collection. Probably the best in the world! Only 369 built.

The Shamal was designed in collaboration by Marcello Gandini and Maseratis own Styling department. It sits on the shorter 2.4-meter wheelbase, as also used by the Biturbo Spyder and Karif. Gandinis styling signature is visible in the slanted profile of the rear wheel arch, also present on the Quattroporte IV and first seen on the Lamborghini Countach. An unusual design element introduced by Gandini on the Shamal was the additional spoiler in front of the windshield, also seen on his redesign of the DeTomaso Pantera and later across the remainder of Maseratis Biturbo-based lineup. It was intended to direct the flow of air (as well as water) across the windscreen and to push the wipers down at high speeds. The feature was never adapted by other automakers.

The center pillar is also an actual roll bar, not simply a styling element. Finished in black, it wraps around the cabin. Shamal badging appears on either side of the central pillar in chrome lettering. The car came with 16-inch alloy wheels, a small rear spoiler and a blacked-out grille with chrome accents, the only chrome element on the car aside from the badging.

Another defining feature of the Shamal are its numerous headlamps in individual housings: outer round Carello low beams of the then-new projector type, inner rectangular high beams, combined turn signals and position lamps in the bumper, and two pairs of square lights in the lower grillefog lamps and driving lamps. This headlight design was then introduced across the rest of the updated Biturbo range in 1991.

The two-seat interior of the Shamal features extended leather seat cushions, temperature control and the famous Maserati oval clock, which is situated in the centre of the dashboard. It continued Maseratis tradition of building cars with cheerful, well-appointed interiors, with leather or wood coverings for almost anything one would touch, such as the center console, handbrake handle, or the gear lever which is finished in burled elm.
The Shamal used a traditional front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout and an all-steel unibody construction. Suspension was by MacPherson struts upfront and semi-trailing arms at the rear. All cars were equipped with an adaptive suspension developed by Maserati together with Koni. The system varied the damping rates, based on road conditions and the level of comfort desired. Mechanically, the Shamal was unusual in that its engine could be removed without a lift. It is mounted on a subframe (which also holds the intercoolers and the radiator) which can be slipped out the front once the front bumper has been removed.

The Shamal was powered by an AM 479 3,217 cc V8 engine, with two overhead camshafts per cylinder bank, and four valves per cylinder. It was twin-turbocharged with two IHI turbines and intercoolers, and equipped with a Marelli IAW integrated electronic ignition and fuel injection ECU per cylinder bank. The engine put out 326 PS (240 kW; 322 hp) at 6,000 rpm and 431 N⋅m (318 lb⋅ft) at 3,000 rpm. Power was sent to the rear wheels through a six-speed Getrag G560 manual transmission and Maseratis Ranger limited-slip differential.

Perfect collectors item!

Reference Number 602265

as of 1/1/2020

Location
City Munich
State Bayern
Country Germany Germany
 
Private Seller
Overview
Car 2001/4 Maserati Shamal
Exterior / Interior Color      Red /      Black 
Condition Pristine 
Mileage 7.500 km 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift