Our car is a left-hand drive, EU-specification Maserati Merak SS, with a ‘square’ dashboard and is finished in Rosso Red with a black leather interior and matching carpets. The car has been in a private collection for some thirty years which accounts for the mileage of just 69,000 km (42,875 miles), and comes complete with the original order documents and factory build sheets along with a recent certificate of authenticity issued by Maserati Classiche.
Imported by Auto-König of Munich, the car was sold and delivered to Herr Peter Achter on 25 July 1979. In the mid-eighties, the car was sold to a collector in Austria; it remaining in his collection, largely unused, for the next thirty years.
Designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro, the Maserati Merak was launched at the Paris Motor Show in 1972. Sharing much with the more powerful, more luxurious, 4.7-litre V8 Maserati Bora released the previous year, the ‘Bora Junior’ was aimed very much at the Lamborghini Urraco / Ferrari 308/GT4 market. Virtually identical to the Maserati Bora from the nose to the B-pillars, the Maserati Merak used an all-steel monocoque and was powered by a remarkably compact, mid-mounted, 3.0-litre 12-valve, dohc V6 engine mated to a 5-speed gearbox-transaxle unit that allowed rear seats – albeit very small rear seats – to be accommodated.
In March 1975, the Maserati Merak SS was introduced at the Geneva Motor show, this ‘evolution model’ going into production the following year. The new model was 50 kg lighter and 30 bhp more powerful, thanks to the use of larger Weber 44DCNF carburettors and a higher compression ratio, and brought a variety of mechanical improvements and styling changes.
Produced between 1972 and 1983, 1,850 Maserati Meraks were produced, 970 of them being the Maserati Merak SS, of which 592 share the same EU, ‘square dashboard’ specification as our car.
In superb condition for an unrestored car, we’ve carried out a full service and recommissioned it; overhauling the hydraulic system, rebuilding the rear brake calipers, auditing the electrical system and registering it in the UK.
This is a great opportunity to own a car that’s slightly ‘different’, and something that, while it’s eminently driveable now, would certainly benefit from further restoration, perhaps even to concours standard. If you’d like more information, or would like to arrange a visit to discuss its possible future with you, please contact us.
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Features CD Changer, Build Receipts , Side Airbags, Seatbelts, Rear Defogger, Passenger Airbag, Driver Airbag, Back-Up Camera, Anti-Theft System, Power Windows, Power Steering, Power Seats, Power Locks, Power Brakes, Fuel Injection, Four Wheel Disc Brakes, Cruise Control, Anti-Lock Brakes, Tilt Wheel, Telescopic Wheel, Leather Seats, Heated Seats, Heat, Air Conditioning, Sunroof, Navigation System
Painted Brake Calipers - Red Full Premium Leather High Gloss Piano Black Interior Trim Maserati Active Shifting Paddle Shifters in Aluminum Power Trunk Closer (Includes power trunk closer with contactless opening and closing.) Harman Kardon Premium Sound System (Includes Harman Kardon brand sound system with 12-channel 900 watt class-D amplifier and ten speakers.) 20 Inch Urano Polished Alloy Whee
Painted Brake Calipers - Red High Gloss Piano Black Interior Trim Maserati Active Shifting Paddle Shifters in Aluminum Power Trunk Closer (Includes power trunk closer with contactless opening and closing.) Harman Kardon Premium Sound System (Includes Harman Kardon brand sound system with 12-channel 900 watt class-D amplifier and ten speakers.) 20 Inch Urano Polished Alloy Wheels (Includes 20 inch
Mica Paint Painted Brake Calipers - Red High Gloss Ebano Wood Interior Trim Maserati Active Shifting Paddle Shifters in Aluminum Harman Kardon Premium Sound System (Includes Harman Kardon brand sound system with 12-channel 900 watt class-D amplifier and ten speakers.) 19 Inch Sport Proteo Polished Alloy Wheels (Includes 19 inch Sport Proteo style machined polished alloy wheels.) Mica Paint Painted
Exhaust tip color: chrome Mirror color: body-color Grille color: black with chrome accents Rear bumper color: body-color Window trim: chrome Exhaust: quad tip Door handle color: chrome Front bumper color: body-color Steering ratio: 13.73 Turns lock-to-lock: 1.4 Center console trim: leather Center console trim: wood Door sill trim: stainless steel Armrests: rear center folding with storage Floor ma
High Gloss Interiors 20 Trident Stitched Head Restraints Stitching for Internal Areas Door handle color: body-color Mirror color: body-color Front spoiler Rear spoiler color: body-color Rear bumper color: body-color Grille color: black with chrome accents Exhaust: dual tip Exhaust tip color: black Window trim: black Rear spoiler: lip Front bumper color: body-color Turns lock-to-lock: 1.5 Floor mat
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