Keyless Kink: 1965 Maserati Quattroporte Series I- Sold?

by | Aug 2022 | Classifinds, Free For All Friday

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September 8, 2022, Update – We just confirmed the listing for this “Classifind” expired, so with no replacement found, we’re assuming this ride is “Sold?” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

For anyone who believes you cannot find rare cool cars listed on Craigslist anymore, we submit Exhibit A in the form of this 1965 Maserati Quattroporte Series 1 originally listed in August 2022 on Craigslist in Palisades, New Jersey (New York). Number 34 of only 234 produced between 1963 and 1966, this example features only 51,000 original miles and the much rarer ZF five-speed manual transmission.  Years before the seller’s father lost the keys to the car, this Quattroporte served as Maserati USA’s Pebble Beach display vehicle in 2003.

Currently offered for $64,000 or best offer Classic.com, the analytics and search engine for the collector car market, confirms the ask is towards the middle of the five-year rolling average of this guide’s summary for two-door Maserati Mitrals produced in the 1960s.  By clicking on the green dots in the graph below, you can navigate to each comparable car sold as a way to help you evaluate the price of the Maserati featured here:

As a second data point, the  Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals the seller’s ask falls between this guide’s #2 Very Good” estimate of $49,000 and its #1 “Excellent” appraisal of $70,000.

Maserati built the Quattroporte (Tipo AM107) between 1963 and 1969. It was a large saloon powered by V8 engines—both firsts for a series production Maserati automobile. Maserati introduced the Quattroporte at the 1963 Turin Motor Show, where a pre-production prototype was on the Maserati stand next to the Mistral coupé. Regular production began in 1964. The Tipo 107 Quattroporte joined two other grand tourers, the Facel Vega and the Lagonda Rapide, capable of traveling at speeds of up to 124 mph on the new motorways in Europe. It was equipped with a 260 horsepower 4.1-Liter V8 engine connected to either a five-speed ZF manual transmission or a three-speed Borg Warner automatic on request. Maserati claimed a top speed of  143 mph. The car was also exported to the United States, where federal regulations mandated twin round headlamps in place of the single rectangular ones found on European models.  Maserati manufactured only 230 of its first generation Quattroportes Between 1963 and 1966.

The Maserati official YouTube Channel features this video subtitled in English about the history of the original Maserati Quattroporte sedan:

This 1965 Maserati Quattroporte is only number 34 of the 230 built and features the very rare five-speed ZF manual. Plan on bringing a flatbed truck to haul this piece of vintage Maserati back to your garage, where you can tackle the missing key issue and begin the restoration from there.

Here’s the seller’s description:

“1965 Maserati Quattroporte Series 1

 

51,000 miles shown (believed original)
Matching numbers car AM107.034
4.2L V8
Navy Blue over Pumpkin leather
Rare manual transmission
Extremely original car, and one of the earliest series 1 QP bodies, with history as Maserati USA’s Pebble Beach display vehicle in 2003.
My father purchased this car in 2011 out of California. It was driven sparingly and then parked. Unfortunately, the keys were lost at some point, so it has sat for the last few years.
The car is original, unmolested, and in nice shape overall. The paint shows well, the engine bay is extremely clean, and the interior has just the right amount of patina.
The car did run when it was parked but will need a new ignition cylinder fitted (with a new key), and the brakes/clutch system bled. There is some rust near the front jacking points, but the rest of the car is solid. Comes with a brand new stainless exhaust system uninstalled.

 

There is a lot of information about this specific car online if you google the VIN AM107.034. Asking $64,000 and am open to offers, and happy to answer any questions as best I can.

Show or go: What would you do with this 1964 Maserati Quattroporte?  Please comment below and let us know!

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