My personal zenith (or is that nadir?) of junkyard finds was three Maserati Biturbos in one yard on one day. I can’t help but think it was the result of a collector/restorer/Stockholm-syndrome victim’s stash being cleared out by relatives/The Authorities. Of course, I was there looking for e12/e24 BMW 6-Series parts with a number of cars to choose from, so maybe these things just naturally gravitate towards San Fernando Valley wrecking yards.
If that’s the case, this one’s Florida location has it a long ways from its inevitable destination. That’s good, as it looks about one owner away from death: it’s missing some trim, has “light surface rust” (but actually concerning bubbles around the tail lights and elsewhere), and “needs complete tune up and brakes”. Hello
darkness deferred maintenance, my old friend…
Two interesting things pop out in one picture: it’s got only 3,300 miles (on a six-digit odometer) and either a non-functioning oil pressure gauge or non-functioning oil pump. Assuming that’s just a bad gauge, you could work on it while driving it and enjoy high-100s horsepower while constantly pointing out it’s not a Volkswagen Fox. If it’s as bad as things seem, you could part out a few functional bits to some collector in the San Fernando Valley, use those gorgeous leather seats for office chairs or recliners and make a sweet coffee table out of the motor, like our own Jim Yu did.
Looks like we’ve cleared $1,100 and the reserve, so there’s really nothing holding you back from a non-TC $1500 Maserati when the auction ends Wednesday!
1984 Maserati Biturbo for sale – eBay Motors