1970 Maserati Indy

Designed to take over where the Mexico and Quattroporte left off, the Maserati Indy had the appearance of a stretched version of its stablemate, the Ghibli. Offered with either a 4.2 liter or 4.7 liter V8 for the 1970 model year, these coupes were named in honor of Maserati's two Indy 500 victories. Over a six year production run, a little over 1,100 of these coupes were produced. This 1970 example for sale in California is equipped with the 4.2 liter engine, 5-speed manual gearbox and a classy color combination of black over tan hides.

1970 Maserati Indy

I am pleased to offer my 1970 4.2 Liter Indy coupe with 5 speed manual and powersteering. It was imported from Italy (Milano) in the 1980s and the car is in very good condition. The engine was completely overhauled and recently finished after the restoration project stalled for a few years. It literally has only 15 miles on the new engine and is presently being run in. Smooth and powerful the new engine will be even better after a brief break-in period. The front suspension is new along with a long list of mechanical upgrades and rebuilds. All systems are working and it is a wonderful driving car. I have many receipts for the restoration work done in the past.

The interior has been completely redone in beautiful italian leather and wool carpets and is stunning in every way. The 4.2 engine was the only engine offered in the 1969 and early 1970 Indy and it is a very strong and reliable unit reving to 5600rpms and getting over 22 mpg. A total of 1136 Indys were produced from 1969 thru 1973 and the later cars featured the larger 4.7 and 4.9 engines to offset the impending emission controls. Black is the original color for this car and the tan leather interior is virtually new in every respect. As Maserati GT car's values rise to well over $100,000.00, the Indys are catching the attention of collectors due to their build quality, fluid lines and comfortable and usable rear seat area. There are many cheap unrestored Indys out there and they will cost as much as a Ghibli to restore so best advise is to find a solid and well sorted example while they are still affordable. This is a numbers matching car and is refinished in the original solid black paint. New exhaust and detailed front suspension and very clean chassis.

In comparison to the Ghibli, values on Indys are typically not as stratospheric. The best example of an Indy may bring between $50,000 to $60,000, and I would suspect this car's reserve price is hovering around that range. The color combination, condition and newly rebuilt motor are sure to appeal to collectors looking to procure an example of a lesser known Italian exotic.

-Paul

Posted under: Maserati
Dated: Jul 20 2012

3 Comments

  1. hom says:

    This car is the perfect mix of ugly and awesome looking. I am confused.

  2. Martin Mansson says:

    Hi Paul,

    I see this beautiful Maserati indy in black with cream interior….

    Nice. Still for sale? It is in the US?
    It seems like the car had been given a good restoration and interior upgrade with new carpets. Could I be so bold as to ask what upholsty workshop you used.

    I wonder since I have a nice Indy that I bought last year and that needs new carpets. Did a lot of driving with my family this summer and car is great. Resides in Sweden and I bought it up north close to Polar Circle (!) where it had spent is life since 1979. Now in Stockholm area…

    Interior looks exactly like the black car’s interor, so I could even select the same colour/fabric that was used on the black car. Could I maybe order same carpets from same workshop? They may even have kept some moulds/patterns/templates or whatever it is called?

    Would be most appreciated if I could get some help re this. No upholstery firm in Sweden have done any Indy’s for the last 30 years, so they are all out of skills and experience at the moment!

    Kind regards,

    Martin Mansson

    Martin@stuff.se

  3. paul says:

    Hi Martin,

    Thanks for writing. The auction is no longer active, so I could best surmise the car has been sold. We do revisit cars that appear on the site from time to time if they come up for sale again and I’ll keep an eye out for this one.

    Thanks for reading,

    Paul