$47,040
Sale Price
$50,000 - $60,000
Est. Range
No
Reserve
13 August 2021
Sold Date
85
Lot Number
#4+
Visually maintained, largely original
Bonhams
Auction House
Chassis no. AM120US1116. Metallic Burgundy over white leather. 4930/320hp, Borg-Warner automatic, Campagnolo wheels, Michelin XWX tires, power windows, air conditioning, original, Blaupunkt pushbutton radio.

Evaluation: One of 430 built and a US market car. Rough old repaint with some scrapes in the front edge of the driver’s door and cracks in the front bumper. Several dings in the wheels. Two dents in the left window trim. Faded, warped dash top. Dry, mildly discolored leather. Dirty engine bay.

The Khamsin’s looks aren’t for everybody, but they’re interesting cars. This one, however, has seen better days. It has been sitting since the late 1990s, so it needs plenty of attention, and probably some more after that.

Bottom Line: Named in the Maserati tradition after a hot North African wind, the Khamsin was Maserati’s most expensive car when it was introduced but today lags behind some of its more attractive and/or more exotic cousins. The old mantra of “buy the best one you can afford” is as true for vintage Italian cars as it is for anything, so this rough one with an automatic had limited appeal. A project car bought for a project car price.

by Andrew Newton
2 September 2021

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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
#2 vehicles could win a local or regional show. They can be former #1 vehicles that have been driven or have aged. Seasoned observers will have to look closely for flaws, but will be able to find some not seen by the general public. The paint, chrome, glass and finishes will all appear as excellent. No excessive smoke will be seen on startup, no unusual noises will emanate from the engine. The vehicle will drive as a new vehicle of its era would. The one word description for #2 vehicles is “excellent.“
Condition #3: Good
#3 vehicles could possess some, but not all of the issues of a #4 vehicle, but they will be balanced by other factors such as a fresh paint job or a new, correct interior where applicable. #3 vehicles drive and run well, but might have some incorrect parts. These vehicles are not used for daily transportation but are ready for a long tour without excuses, and the casual passerby will not find any visual flaws. “Good” is the one word description of a #3 vehicle.
Condition #4: Fair
#4 vehicles are daily drivers, with flaws visible to the naked eye. The chrome might have pitting or scratches, the windshield might be chipped. Paintwork is imperfect, and perhaps the body has a minor dent. Split seams or a cracked dash, where applicable, might be present. No major parts are missing, but the wheels could differ from the originals, or other non- stock additions might be present. A #4 vehicle can also be a deteriorated restoration. “Fair” is the one word that describes a #4 vehicle.
Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
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