The Mexico was launched at the Turin Motor Show in 1966. Replacing the Sebring four-seat sedan model, Maserati’s new Maserati V8 sport sedan had elegant, yet understated bodywork from Carrozzeria Vignale, Maserati’s favourite stylist. The car was aimed at luxury four-passenger sedan customers, but with a much sportier character than the larger Quattroporte.
The 4.7 litre V8 gave 290 horsepower, sufficient power to propel it to about 225 km / h, although some sources claimed to have reached about 240 km / h. With the exception of the swinging rear axle, Mexico’s mechanical components were identical to those of the contemporary Quattroporte with independent front wishbone suspension, four disc brakes, a standard five-speed ZF gearbox or an automatic transmission option. The production of the Mexico ceased in 1973 after 480 cars with which the contemporary Ghibli seemed to have been produced in mass with its 1,274 copies.
This matching numbers example has only 52500km on the clock and was ordered on the 18th of April 1968 from Sport Auto Roma, delivered in June of that year to its first owner. The current owner has had the car since 2007 and include in its history file are service records mounting up to EUR50,000. Earlier work includes axle rubbers, brakes, clutch hydraulics, fuel tanks, hoses, water pump, AC overhaul and Seatbelts.
The car has had its carburettors overhauled in 2013, had 4 new tyres in 2017 and more recently had an engine overhaul and service in 2018. Car comes with German papers, 2 sets of keys, original manual, handbooks and Maserati Certificate of Origin.
|Auction||Techno Classica Essen|
|Auction Date||13th April 2019|
|Day of Auction||Day 1 - Saturday|
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