1964 MASERATI QUATTROPORTE 1 4200.
We are very pleased to be able to offer what is believed to be the oldest,known surviving Maserati Quattroporte 1,manual 5 speed,ZF gearbox.
Chassis number 008,the 4th car built as we believe chassis numbers went up in 2's(?),was built in 1964 and UK registered in 1965.It is an original UK,RHD car,matching numbers and has a recorded mileage of just 43k miles.Perhaps it was a UK Motor show car?
Originally sold to a Mrs Marjorie Gray of Godstone,Surrey.It then passed into the ownership of Captain Humphrey Drummond,a very colourful character and later a Lord.It has had just two more owners since.It was latterly owned by motoring journalist Douglas Blain,who was editor of Car magazine from 1963-1971 and now is the publisher/contributor of The Automobile Magazine.
As a very early car,it has what are early production items such as an alloy bonnet & bootlid.It was also fitted with factory,air-con from new.Also being an earlier car it has the De Dion/coil rear suspension set up and wood free dashboard/trim.
From the start point of a very original,unmolested,low mileage car an extensive restoration has recently been started.This has included a full mechanical rebuild,engine,gearbox,front & rear suspension,brakes etc.In fact not much has been left mechanically,down to a full new,stainless steel exhaust system and new tyres all round.
The bodywork has also been restored and the interior has been retrimmed and refurbished as required,with new recovered front seats,carpet set and re-coloured rear seats and other trim items.
All chromework has been re-chromed ready for fitment and brand new,remanufactured stainless steel bumpers have been made.
The car now requires paintwork and reassembly,finishing off.
This presents as a great winter project and a rare opportunity to acquire a rhd QP,with the added bonus that it is probably the the oldest surviving example,with an interesting history.
The car is being sold with it's original buff log book & original owners handbook.Original,period sales brochures and workshop manuals.
Please enquire for further details.
Any inspection welcome.