1968 Maserati Mexico

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Argento Auteuil | Coupé | 5 Speed Manual | 4.2 litre V8 | 53,906 kms | SOLD

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Throughout the 1960’s, Maserati’s range of sports cars and Grand Tourers offered something to satisfy their audiences most particular desires.

Named in honour of Cooper-Maserati's victory in the 1966 Mexican Grand Prix, the vaunted Maserati Mexico debuted at the 1965 Turin Motor Show, positioned on the stand of coach builder, Carrozzeria Vignale- famous for working with automakers like Ferrari on the Type 212, Alfa Romeo and Lancia.

An evolution of the six-cylinder, four-seater Sebring model, Maserati's new V8-engined sports car boasted a blend of elegant yet muscular design with a spine-tingly good exhaust warble, raw straight-line performance and an interior layout unmatched by anything else, ever.
 
The Mexico was intended for customers who wanted a luxurious four-seater but preferred something more sporting than the larger Quattroporte saloon and with just 305 4.2 litre cars ever produced it has become incredibly rare, desirable and collectable today.

A car that engages with the gentleman in all of us, the Maserati Mexico is like your finest Italian suit. Every outing feels like an event.

Offered here is a numbers matching 1968 Maserati Mexico 4.2 litre presented in its original colour combination of Argento Auteuil over Black Leather and recently the subject of a sympathetic, professional restoration after spending some 28 years in storage.

Originally sold new to Rome, Italy in December of 1968, this incredibly rare car was then privately imported to Australia in 1977 and converted to right hand drive. The car then remained within the same family for the next 35 years before undergoing a total rebuild between 2012 to 2015.

The result produced a concours winning Mexico, namely the 2016 Auto Italia Showcase with the detailed works including a total rebuild of the original engine, transmission, differential, the entire braking system and suspension.

The body was well preserved after being off the road for so long and kept within dry storage in accordance with the cars accompanying photographs but was also subject to a bare metal refurbishment with the paintwork electronically matched to the factory Argento Auteuil.

Similarly, the interior was masterfully re-trimmed with all new carpets, leathers, timbers and switchgear using correct Maserati parts and today presents with a period correct and meticulous finish. The range of gauges and toggles never grows dreary, like a mix of F18 cockpit with Rolls Royce build quality.

Inside, out and underneath this artfully restored Maserati Mexico would suit the most fastidious owner and still features incredibly hard to find parts like its original Borrani wire wheels, Maserati embossed fuel cap, Smiths dash instrumentation and deep dish timber steering wheel.

Fast but unhurried, aggressive but elegant in its restraint this Maserati Mexico is a car that makes you want to drive for the sake of driving and is one of the finest we’ve come across.

Numbers matching, the subject of a zero expense spared restoration and perfectly prepped to drive off the showroom floor this rare show stopping sports classic is a must have addition to any garage or classic collection.
 


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