4 May 2020 - Car is for sale in Germany - asking price 695.000 EUR
Chassis AM 109S.063, a rare 3.5 litre model with five speed gearbox, was constructed in 1965 and first registered in Great Britain on 3rd January 1967. One of only 12 RHD cars built and we believe one of just 4 surviving examples today and having travelling a documented 90,000 miles. Subsequently owned by Roger Lucas, a Vice-President of the Maserati Owners Club, it was acquired by Ian Wade for his substantial private collection in 2002.
Subject to a thorough refurbishment in the mid-‘80s, including a full repaint, rebuilt Borranis, re-chroming of bumpers, a new clutch, new windscreen, new stainless steel exhaust system, engine and gearbox rebuild and a complete overhaul of the starter, alternator, brakes, injection unit and suspension.
In last ownership the car has been looked after and serviced every year, changing all fluids before being stored for the winter months. A recent re-trim of the interior of the car, along with a head off, overhaul, new guides, valves and springs all the bills are available in the very comprehensive history file.
A new set of tyres were purchased in 2016.
Since the 1980’s, the car has been featured in numerous books and magazine articles, including the main cover feature of the February 1999 issue of Auto Italia magazine (a copy comes with the car), in which it was pitted against a Ferrari California Spyder and was favoured !
The car also features in the following books: (copies with the car)
Ultimate Sports Car by Quentin Wilson
Maserati Heritage, published by Osprey
La Storia, The History of Maserati published in-house by Maserati.
In addition, this Mistral has won a number of awards, including:
The Maserati Club Concours Award at Woodstock in 1988
The Best Maserati Award at the Auto Italia Brooklands festival 1998
Fifth Overall Concours Prize at the 1993 Maserati International Meeting in Cologne.
Complete with a full file detailing all work carried out on the car since 1984 and a well documented and significant history, lots of recent work, including a retrim in 2011, this is an excellent opportunity to acquire a very rare right-hand drive example of one of these highly sought-after classic Maseratis. A dream come true for any aficionado of fine classic sports cars.