1969 Maserati Quattroporte IBastian Voigt Collectors Cars
- February 28, 2020
- Posted by Simon Streich
Bastian Voigt Classics Cars is offering you a comprehensively restored Maserati Quattroporte I with an original interior in great condition.
In the 1960s, more and more of Maserati’s clients asked for a fast sedan with four doors. So, at the Torino Salon in November 1963, Maserati presented the Quattroporte. That was the birth of the four-door sportscar, a then new class that remains popular until today.
A body designed by Pietro Frua was placed on the significantly extended chassis of the 5000 GT. It offered a spacious passenger compartment but still looked light thanks to large windows and narrow columns. The bonnet, which sloped forward, was a visual link to the Maserati sportscars.
The car was powered by a newly designed eight-cylinder engine based on the 5000 GT engine. A manual five-speed transmission or a three-speed automatic were also available.
Options such as electric windows, air conditioning, power steering and automatic transmission provided the comfort required for a luxurious sedan.
Between 1963 and 1970, a total of 776 Quattroporte I cars were built. The 260 or so cars of the first series (until 1966) had rectangular headlights. With its 4.1-litre engine, the car reached speeds of up to 230 km/h with the manual transmission and 210 km/h with the automatic one. An independent front wheel suspension, the De-Dion rear axle and a dual-circuit servo brake system provided driving characteristics praised by testers.
The car is available for an inspection by appointment only in 33415 Verl, Germany. We are happy to show you the car and the documents and have a lift available as well.
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