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
Double Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Telescopic Dampers
Live Axle w/Leaf Springs, Telescopic Dampers
1861 kg / 4100 lbs
2750 mm / 108.3 in
5000 mm / 196.9 in
1720 mm / 67.7 in
1360 mm / 53.5 in
5-Speed Manual or Optional Automatic
~230 kph / 142.83 mph
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