Continuing on with our Weekend Edition of the Hooniverse Weekend, with me stumbling around the “Other Makes” category of eBay Motors. This is an unmolested, original 1986 Maserati Quattroporte which is somewhat rare on this side of the Atlantic. Maserati has redeemed itself under the ownership of Ferrari recently, with sedans and coupes that are not only desirable, they are approaching reliability levels that were unheard of when this car was built. So, does this Quattroporte open enough doors for you? According to the listing:
An unmolested, meticulously maintained and completely original 1986 Maserati Quattroporte. An honest 2-owner car! The second owner acquired the car in 1990 and has lovingly looked after it right up to late this fall when he moved into a home where he could no longer care for it. The owner tells us that throughout his ownership the car has been professionally maintained by a Maserati specialist. Only driven in the nicest weather to an average of just under 3,000 miles a year and carefully stored between, the car remains totally original with only minimal signs of age or wear. The car is currently stored with the collection of the lawyer in charge of the sale of the car. All of the books are still in the original leather owner’s pouch, all the original tools and related equipment are still in the car and it comes with spare parts including fan belts, head gaskets, etc. (see link to pictures posted on line) The tires seem to be brand new and the car was serviced this past fall. The car was recently taken for a run, just after the pictures were taken. It starts well, makes no unusual noises, doesn’t smoke, runs extremely well and seemed to have no hidden issues. I’d expect that it could easily been driven as far as one would care to drive it. On a personal note, I’m amazed by the power it displays, especially considering the size of the car. If you can imagine being in your living room, sitting in an Italian leather arm chair and doing 150 miles an hour, you’ll have some idea of what a Maserati Quattroporte is all about! I believe you’d have a hard time finding a better Quattroporte of this vintage in any nicer colors. Only 2,100 Maserati Quattroporte III’s were produced between 1979 and 1989.
This listing has over None days to go, and the current bid is only at $3,220 as of this writing with an unmet reserve. The car shows 62,000 miles, which I believe is kind of high for a high-strung Italian car, but i could be wrong. So what would you do with this Quattroporte? See the listing here.