AM109.SA1*673* - Mistral Spyder 4000 - 1967


This 4L Mistral Spyder was sold in 2017 by Gooding & Co at their Amelia Island auction for 478.500 USD.

Important Giovanni Michelotti Design Executed by Pietro Frua
Rare Open Maserati; One of Only 120 Mistral Spiders Built
One of 37 Examples Equipped with the Ultimate 4-Liter Engine
Ideal Candidate for a Concours-Quality Restoration
Early History Documented by Maserati Historian Dr. Adolfo Orsi

Comments by Ivan Ruiz upon seeing the car

This very rough 4.0 liter spyder sold for $478,500 at the Gooding auction in Amelia Island.

The car was mostly complete and original, but needed everything. The scariest part was all the rust. There were large holes in the rocker panels and heavy electrolysis in the front wings. To restore this car correctly the exterior metal would have to be removed, the inner structure repaired and then the outer skin re-welded.

I do not want to even guess what it will cost to restore, but it will take at least 3 years, probably longer.

On the positive side, it is a 4.0 liter car with its dry type Lucas injection, so the new owner is at least starting with a car with all the right features.