AM117/49US*588* - Maserati Bora 4.9 - 1973


Ordered May 1,1973, Chassis 588 was destined for California soon after. As per the Maserati Classiche certification, this Bora left the factory with the larger and more powerful 4.9 Liter, quad cam V8 engine and a Blaupunkt “Frankfurt” radio- both of which still can be found in the car. Readily apparent is the wonderful condition of this fine Maserati sports car. Having been the recipient of a restoration, the body shows with clean lines and proper sheet metal fitment. The expectedly red paint shines along with the minimal touches of brightwork. Inside, the black leather swathed interior presents with equal attention to detail.

More importantly, a comprehensive project addressing the mechanicals of the Bora was conducted over the course of 2015-2019. A complete engine and transmission rebuild from crank to cams has resulted in a strong and fresh motor ready to deliver howling pulls at speed. Of particular concern in today’s traffic is the dispensation of heat. To ward off the imminent issue, the cooling system received a new high-performance electric water pump and SPAL pulling fans. The extent of the work- totaling tens of thousands of dollars- goes beyond what can be described in such a brief description, so it is best recommended to view the history file which dates back to 1987. In addition, both the owner’s and maintenance manuals and tools will be included alongside the car, as well as the original bonnet.