Maserati has always been synonymous with producing luxury sports and performance cars with Italian styling flair. Meaning ‘four doors’ in Italian, the Maserati Quattroporte, is a luxury saloon car of which there have been six generations, the first one being launched in 1963.
This particular car is a fifth generation example of the Quattroporte penned by the famous Italian design house Pininfarina. Making its world debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show on 9th September 2003, the Quattroporte boasted an impressive 0-60 mph time of 5.2 seconds and a top speed of 171mph continuing the Maserati tradition of producing luxury performance cars.
This exceptional Quattroporte was ordered new by Sir Elton John with Verde paintwork perfectly complimented by the Biscuit leather interior with rosewood veneer. The list of extras is no less than extensive including rear DVD player and screen, games input, two headphones, remote control and six CD autochanger. A copy of the V5 shows Sir Elton John, with the current number plate, as the original owner, registered to his London address.
There is also the original Maserati welcome letter to ‘Mr John’ together with an unused personal 24 hour concierge member’s card with Sir Elton’s name on it. The car garnered extensive national press at the time of sale in 2010, after five years of ownership by the legendary artist and the press cuttings are also included in the history file. With approximately 28,000 miles indicated, the car is described to be in excellent condition throughout. Certainly this car would be the boon of any motoring or musical enthusiast’s collection.