Maserati needs no introduction. Already a legendary racing marque before the war, the company turned to the limited production of sports cars for the road in the 1950s. These proved to be highly successful, and so manufacture continued throughout the ‘60s with the company taking credit for some of the most desirable cars of the era.
The early ‘70s brought the advent of the mid-engined sports car, and so the great front engined Grand Tourers of the period such as the Ferrari Daytona and Maserati Ghibli gave way to this ruthlessly fast new breed. The flagbearers of this new supercar genre were the Ferrari Boxer and the Maserati Bora, road cars capable of over 170mph that, for the first time ever, had cornering capabilities to match their speed.
The Bora, styled by Giugiaro at Ital Design, was powered by a 350bhp light alloy V8 lengthways ahead of the rear wheels, and had innovative four-wheel coil spring independent suspension. In ride and handling it was typical of its class – although defining its class simply as ‘superior’ is rather vague, especially since it was about 30 per cent more expensive than its counterparts.
Offered here is a lovely matching numbers example of the more desirable 4.9 specification Bora, that has received a vast amount of work over recent years. The extensive work undertaken ranges from retrimming the interior to fully inspecting and servicing the engine. Little details were also taken car of such as modernising the air conditioning unit to use R134a gas, which we are told was very helpful over the summer!
Having had all the necessary work undertaken by the vendor, the car is said to run beautifully. Fully serviced and ready for its next custodian.