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Friday 26 April 2019

1967 MASERATI QUATTROPORTE 1 4000 BERLINA SPORTIVA TIPO 107 - SILVERSTONE AUCTIONS The Heythrop Car Sale Heythrop Park, eChipping Norton, OX7 5UF SATURDAY 11th MAY 2019


 The Heythrop Car Sale
Heythrop Park,
eChipping Norton, OX7 5UF
SATURDAY 11th MAY 2019

Registration: PHJ 138E
Chassis Number: AM1071126
Engine Number: 1071126
Number of cylinders: 8
CC: 4136
Year of Manufacture: 1967
RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Estimate (£): 45,000 - 55,000

(+buyer's premium of 15% including VAT @ 20%)
  • One of only seven UK right-hand drive examples
  • Five previous keepers (three in the same family)
  • Original driver's handbook, and a copy of workshop parts listing
  • Large history file dating back many years, including tax discs and MOTs
  • Invoices totalling £40,000 expenditure in the last nine years with marque specialists

The Quattroporte joined the Maserati stable in October-November 1963 when it was launched at the Turin Motor Show, where a pre-production prototype shared pride of place with a Mistral Coupe on the extravagant Maserati stand. Styled by Frua, the V8-powered Quattroporte was a landmark model for Maserati, being the Modena firm's first four-door saloon and its first model to utilise unitary construction. The car was powered by a downsized - to 4.2 litres - version of the 5000 GT's four-cam V8 producing 260bhp and mated to either a five-speed ZF manual transmission or a three-speed Borg-Warner automatic on request. It featured independent front suspension and a De Dion rear axle, though the latter was replaced by a conventional elliptically sprung live axle in 1967. Car & Driver magazine recorded a 0-60mph time of 8.7 seconds and wound their Quattroporte up to 120mph, estimating that there was another 10mph still to come, all of which was some going for a fully-equipped four-seater weighing close to two tons. The Tipo 107 was revised in 1966 adding the twin headlights already used on the U.S. model and the interior was completely redesigned including the dashboard which now had a full-width wood-trimmed fascia. Regular production began in 1964 with the Quattroporte competing head-on with the two other established four-door Grand Tourers, the Facel Vega and the Lagonda Rapide looking for wealthy buyers wishing to traverse Europe at 120mph on the ever-increasing network of new motorways.
Swift and luxurious, the Quattroporte was necessarily expensive, with ownership confined to a relative handful of wealthy connoisseurs. Sales never reached the anticipated volumes, and by the time production ceased only 679 examples of the Quattroporte Tipo 107 and 107/A had been produced. Of these 679, this is one of only seven right-hand drive Tipo 107 Quattroportes and was first registered new on 11/01/67 to a Dr Ernest Kay of London NW11 finished in Grigio Metallizzato with contrasting Nero Perlato roof, trimmed in Pelle Bianca Leather, and fitted with the 4.1-litre V8 engine and manual transmission. It has been enjoyed by only five previous owners (three of which were from the same family) and has covered a total of 73,900 miles. It would appear to have been well maintained by marque specialist McGrath Maserati and is supplied with a comprehensive history file which contains the current V5c registration document, many other bills for maintenance, tax discs dating back four decades, a CD of restoration work carried out in 2010, and many old MOT certificates corroborating the indicated mileage. 
The schedule of works carried out during the current owner's tenure is as follows:
31/07/2009  £4,070.75 McGrath Service
08/09/2009  £7,150.57 McGrath  Resto
11/09/2009  £1,229.18 McGrath Service
10/02/2010  £569.88 Waterside Service
23/08/2010  £4,000.00 Waterside Resto
18/09/2010 £4,000.00 Waterside Resto
10/10/2010 £4,000.00 Waterside Resto
03/12/2010 £3,000.00 Waterside Resto
04/04/2011 £956.40 Waterside Resto
31/07/2013  £3,812.53 McGrath Service
25/06/2014  £338.28 McGrath Clutch
23/05/2017  £2,933.50 McGrath Service
Total  £40,061.09                  
Garaged, serviced and used regularly as a daily driver around London by our vendor, it has been on a number of major journeys to France and Scotland. One of only seven right-hand drive examples, this is an original and useable 60s Maserati at a very sensible guide price.
NB. The car is now registered PHJ 138E and no longer JBW 60B

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