Originally delivered to Dr. Mario Mazzacurati in Rome, it made its way East to New Zealand to Mr. K. MacD Hunter who, clearly, had exquisite taste as the car he chose to invest in was a rare Italian sporting coupé. Any parts required were painstakingly written to Modena for, often by a new system at the time called a Facimile. The car was maintained over many years in this way until the early 2000’s when it was comprehensively restored. The coachwork was stripped to bare metal and painted in the correct Italian colour of Marrone Rossiccio from the original Argento Auteuil or silver. It was also re-trimmed in Italian leather at great expense along with the addition of electronic ignition. That tremendous power plant was also rebuilt under the watchful eye of Mr. Hunter before it was imported into the UK in 2015. The work continued this side of the Pacific with a gearbox rebuild by Ferrari specialists, SMDG of Horsham, as well as a number of other miscellaneous items including fuel pump, bearings, half shafts and, of course, a massive service. Bill McGrath then supplied new clutch and release bearings.
Presented in, what can only be described as, show condition throughout, this automotive work of art is also accompanied by the much coveted Maserati Classiche documents including the ‘Historical Information’ and ‘Technical and Aesthetic Characteristics’ paperwork.