1970 Maserati Indy 4200

When looking to replace the Mexico model, Maserati both looked towards the future and the past. Named to celebrate two Indianapolis 500 victories in 1939 and 1940 with a 8CM, the Indy was decidedly futuristic compared to Maseratis of the 1960s. Along with the Ghibli, Vignale's new design would take Maserati through the 1970s with additions of the mid-engined and similarly styled Bora and Merak, but the more traditional Indy led the way. A bit of a rare site these days, this Indy has undergone a restoration and is ready to roll:

Year: 1970
Model: Indy
Engine: 4.2 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 65,000 mi
Price: $70,000 Buy It Now

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Design : by Michelloti for Vignale - lovely hatchback gran turismo seating 4 with huge trunk area. First Maserati unibody construction - rock solid. Gorgeous V-8 engine by Alfieri. Original factory installed power steering - a rare and desirable option for an Indy.

Condition: Car was restored in the recent past and is an excellent quality driver. Overall condition would be about 8.5 of 10. Interior is new (leather and carpet) and in pristine condition. All gauges function. Original York AC on car - needs recharging or servicing. Engine was professionally rebuilt and is in excellent condition. Tuned exhaust system. Paint is in very good condition - with a few chips from being driven. No dents in the body. Wheels professionally refinished (5).

Features: Manual transmission (ZF-5 speed); power steering; front seat belts; radio; concealed battery kill switch.

History: Have owned this Indy for two years now - sorting out the details. Originally sold in Florence, Italy.

Shipping: Shipping and Customs Brokers can be arranged by the seller at cost to the buyer for shipment to Europe or the USA.

Payment: Paypal or direct bank wire transfer.

The Indy 4200 is listed elsewhere for sale and the auction is subject to termination from prior sale.

While the restoration is more recent, the condition isn't perfect; and to me, that's fine - allowing you to drive the car and not worry about ruining value or condition. This Indy has power steering which is a plus, but is the lower spec 4200 motor instead of the full-bore 4.7 or later 4.9. While today these Indys aren't worth what the big brother Ghibli is, that message apparently hasn't stopped this owner from asking top dollar. Hagerty lists a condition 1 4.2 Indy as a $60,000 car; this car is priced $10,000 above that although the seller notes it's not perfect. However, you could easily drop $10,000 or more trying to get a bad Indy slightly better, so if you like the color combination a well placed call and some cash might just change that figure to something you'd like a bit more.

-Carter