1963→1970 Maserati Quattroporte

1963→1970 Maserati Quattroporte

1963→1970 Maserati Quattroporte

The fastest 4-door sedan of the Sixties – 210 to 230 kph (131 to 144 mph) depending on engine, gearbox and final drive. Stylist Pietro Frua took inspiration from the 5000 GT coupé he had coachbuilt for the Aga Khan two years earlier. Body production (772 in total) by the Vignale factory. Entirely new chassis design with box-sectioned rails. DeDion-style rear suspensions at first, replaced by a rigid axle from 1966.

Powered by a new V8-engine of 4.2 litres/260 hp (available with 4.7 litres/290 hp from 1966), fed by four twin-choke carburettors and with single ignition. 5-speed manual or 3-speed automatic gearbox. Anthony Quinn, Stewart Granger, Marcello Mastroianni, Alberto Sordi and Rainier III of Monaco were among Quattro Porte owners and a certain Peter Ustinov bought two of them

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
type Series Production Car
production years 1963 – 1970
built at Modena, Italy
production 566
succeccesor 1974 Maserati Quattroporte II
engine 90° V8
position Front, Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
ignition Marelli Coil
valvetrain DOHC, 2 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed 4 Weber 38 DCNL5 Carburetors
displacement 4719 cc / 288.0 in³
bore 94 mm / 3.7 in
stroke 85 mm / 3.35 in
power 216.3 kw / 290 bhp @ 5200 rpm
specific output 61.45 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 155.83 bhp per tonne
torque 423.02 nm / 312 ft lbs @ 3800 rpm
body / frame Unitary Steel Monocoque w/Front Steel Subframe
driven wheels RWD
front tires Pirelli 205×15
rear tires Pirelli 205×15
front brakes Ventilated Discs
rear brakes Ventilated Discs
front wheels F 38.1 x 15.2 cm / 15 x 6 in
rear wheels R 38.1 x 15.2 cm / 15 x 6 in
f suspension Double Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Telescopic Dampers
r suspension Live Axle w/Leaf Springs, Telescopic Dampers
curb weight 1861 kg / 4100 lbs
wheelbase 2750 mm / 108.3 in
length 5000 mm / 196.9 in
width 1720 mm / 67.7 in
height 1360 mm / 53.5 in
transmission 5-Speed Manual or Optional Automatic
top speed ~230 kph / 142.83 mph
fuel capacity 80 litres or 21.12 gal.

 

 

Auction Sales History

 

1968 Maserati 4.2-Litre Quattroporte Saloon AM107 2280 – sold for €73,666
This Quattroporte left the factory in October 1968 and was delivered to its first owner in Italy, as confirmed by an email from Maserati. A resident of Brescia, the first owner kept the car until 1979 when it was purchased by the second, who kept it until 2014. The car was delivered with the five-speed manual gearbox, while the colour scheme was, and still is, ‘Argento Auteil’ with blue leather trim. This charming Quattroporte is believed to have undergone a conservative restoration some years ago, but importantly still retains its lovely, patinated original blue leather interior. The engine was serviced in 2014 by Maserati specialist Candini of Modena and the car comes with the original Italian libretto, Certificato di Proprieta and ASI passport.
Auction Source: 2015 Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais