The 1960s were exciting times for Italian sports cars. The decade saw the birth of such icons as the Lamborghini Miura, Alfa Romeo Spider and Ferrari Daytona. We also saw the introduction of some fantastic touring vehicles, such as the Maserati Mexico. This car came about in a roundabout fashion. Upon crashing their 5000GT, a Mexican customer shipped their car back to Italy where it was given a special Vignale penned body, and was called the Mexico. Exhibited at the Turin Salon in 1965, the car was later seen coincidentally as a celebration of Maserati's Formula One victory at the Mexican Grand Prix the following season. Available with either a 4.2 liter or 4.9 liter V8, this four seater could reach over 150 mph. This Maserati also had the distinction of being their first car fitted with factory four wheel ventilated disc brakes, an amazing advancement for the time. This particular Mexico, for sale in the outskirts of Berlin, Germany, could be described as a driver with freshening throughout the years.
A highly elegant 4-seater GT coupe and should V8 engine to the upper class in the splendor of the Maserati brand shine even more. A total of 482 vehicles of this type were produced. The Maserati Mexico on offer is it is one of the vehicles that were equipped with the 4.2 liter engine. For years, the car has been lovingly cared for and maintained. In 1999 the vehicle got a new motor and in 2006 a further restoration. A few years ago the paint was renewed. The leather has a fine patina and still seems to be entirely original. Key to start the rotation, and a powerful V8? The car sounds perfect. Electric windows, classic vehicle.
The asking price of €59,750 (~ $75,800) is about in line with lesser known Italian classics from Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati itself. I really admire this car because it has a nice patina, inviting a new owner to use this car as it was intended, rather than simply hide it away for investment purposes. Whether it is blasting down an Autobahn or going for a jaunt down Rt. 1 on the California coast, it would be nice to see such a nicely preserved, but used, example go to a loving home.