The Maserati 3200 GT was styled by Italdesign whose founder and head, Giorgetto Giugiaro, previously designed, amongst others, the Ghibli, Bora and Merak and so certainly had the pedigree behind him. Sold mainly in Europe, the 3200GT shared the twin-turbo 3.2 litre, V8 featured in the Quattroporte IV and Shamal, revised and tuned to 365bhp. The tail-lights consisted of LEDs arranged in the shape of a boomerang. The outer layer of the ‘boomerang’ provided the brake light, with the inner layer providing the directional indicator. Sadly, the US insisted on bulbs and so, as is so often the way, style made way for bureaucracy. Nevertheless, it went on to be a great success until 2007, when it was replaced by Maserati’s bigger and more elegant GranTurismo which saw the return of LED taillight clusters, this time meeting US regulations.
This nicely presented 3200 GT has a very impressive service history, with a total of seventeen garage visits have been recorded in total over the years (with the cambelt being changed three times). A new gearbox was fitted in the summer of 2017, and in August 2017 the 3200 enjoyed a further service at Maserati London. All previous MoT certificates support the mileage as recorded on the odometer.
Finished in the stylish combination of Grigio Touring with a Navy leather interior, these wonderful thoroughbred GTs look fantastic and go just as well, and this well-historied example is no exception. An impressive motor car and exceptional value.
|Auction||The Spirit of Motoring, London October 2017|
|Day of Auction||N/A|
|Registration Number||UK Registered|
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