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1966 Maserati Quattroporte

Engine No. AM1071084
Amelia Island 2020 - Gooding & Co.
Friday, 6 March - Saturday, 7 March 2020
$44,800
Sale Price
37
Lot Number
#3
Original
Gooding & Company
Auction House
Chassis No. AM1071084, Engine No. AM1071084. Dark blue over black leather. 4136-cc, 260-hp V-8. 5-speed manual. Four Weber carburetors, steel wheels with hubcaps, narrow whitewalls. Wood-rim steering wheel, wood shift knob, later cassette stereo, dash clock, Smiths gauges, power windows, and air conditioning.

Evaluation: Visually maintained, largely original | Chrome is tired and scratched, and there are a few dents in the front bumper. Older repaint looks fine from a distance but has several scratches, orange peel on the rear, and severe blistering on the right rear door and above the right front wheel. Light pitting on the wheels and door handles. Dry weather stripping. The dash and gauges look great, but the leather is dry and cracked. Some of the switchgear is worn as well. Maintained underneath, but a bit grubby. Mostly original and reasonably well kept. A rarely seen example of one of Maserati’s first four-doors.

Bottom Line: The Frua-penned body is attractive even if it isn’t staggeringly beautiful, and a quad-cam V-8 lurks under the hood. Also, there’s room for a few friends. And yet less than 50 grand isn’t out of the ordinary for a driver-quality Quattroporte. Classic Maseratis typically represent a good value as far as large classic Italian performance cars go—QPs even more so.

by hagerty Editor
1 February 2020
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Condition definitions
Condition #1: Concours
Condition #1 vehicles are the best in the world. The visual image is of the best vehicle, in the right colors, driving onto the lawn at the finest concours. Perfectly clean, the vehicle has been groomed down to the tire treads. Painted and chromed surfaces are mirror-like. Dust and dirt are banned, and materials used are correct and superbly fitted. The one word description for #1 vehicles is “concours.“
Condition #2: Excellent
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Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
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