The Maserati Quattroporte of the 1960’s is a well-known car to any enthusiast but this extraordinary example will be new to many. This vehicle was one of five Quattroportes commissioned by Constuzione Estintori Anticendio (CEA) of Bologna, with a special body made by Grazia. This car was then used on Italian race tracks as a safety and fire support vehicle from 1973 to 1978.
The engine is the well-known V8 with four overhead camshafts and 4136cc. / 260bhp at 5200 rpm. This meant that there would be no delays when it came to dealing with potential accidents or fires during a time when Formula 1 was one of the most dangerous sports in the world. The 5-speed ZF transmission completes the package with Girling Disc Barkes for stopping power. At all corners there are Borrani steel wheels mounted without decorative covers as denotes the serious job this vehicle was designed to do (but are available and are included).
This wonderful vehicle has recently come out of a 6 year restoration where the primary goal was to maintain as much originality as possible. The original engine has been completely rebuilt and other mechanicals refreshed. The body was treated to fresh paint in Modena and the interior refreshed by Maserati specialists in the original workshops.
Confirmed by the vendor, the vehicle’s noble history is entirely documented through provenance, and is sold with the documents of the Maserati archive.
An extraordinary piece of engineering, motor racing history and undoubtedly unique; this will be an opportunity not to be missed and is unlikely to be possible again.