Our reader Matthias touched base with us and informed us the Maserati Indy we featured this time last year is back up for sale. These Indys are an uncommon sight when it comes to vintage Maseratis. This particular example has an interesting provenance and wears an eye popping color befitting a 1970s motor. The seller is asking $59,000, a figure that is negotiable, but not unrealistic for a car of this caliber.
Maserati Indy 1972 EUROPEAN CAR, only 18.000 originally miles, with rare 4.7 Engine, 4 webers (including original airfilter) and 5-speed ZF manual gearbox, electric windows, power steering, air conditiong etc. Fully equipped. Full documentation, clean US-Title AND Mexican Title. Car was sold new in Italy in 1972 and imported into USA/New York to a lawyer in 1977. Sold and imported to another Lawyer to Mexico-City in 1981, sold to Monterrey (Mexico) in 1986, changing owners there two times over the years and finally sold to Saltillo, Mexico to actual owner in 2006 and actual located in Laredo, Texas, USA (close to port of Houston,interesting for Export).
She is in excellent conditions because she was stripped 10 years ago down to scratch, to be repainted from base. The restauration was completed with new weatherstrips and rubbers and hoses etc. while trying to keep her as originally as possible. She is not welded! No Rust. She has never seen salty coast areas, always has lived in dry climate. Of course she never had an accident. Mechanically she is also very good due to the low kilometers and care. Interior is in excellent condition and mostly original, see pics.
She just got a "Big Inspection" with all fluids changed and all adjustments (including valveplay) made. Ready to drive. Please ask any questions in German (my origin), English or Spanish, my French is unfortunately bad 🙂
The car is sold privately and I offer you of course an independent opinion for this car, if you like 🙂 As told, the paperwork is clean and the car has a fully documentation since born. The car is sold now, because she was stored for some years in a dry garage without driving her due to family reasons, and finally this gave the idea of selling her now into good hands. It would be great to have her back on the street with someone who loves her.
Please contact: Matthias, email@example.com
The below post originally appeared on our site May 29, 2012:
This past weekend marks the 96th running of the Indianapolis 500. One of the most storied events in motor racing, this race has seen dynasties amongst drivers and manufacturers come and go. Few, however, might be aware that Maserati won this race two times on the trot, in 1939 and 1940. The winning car was the 8CTF, with a three liter, 8 cylinder supercharged engine. Driven by Wilbur Shaw, the car was nicknamed the "Boyle Special" in honor of the US sponsor of the team. Maserati almost won again in 1941, but a rear wheel broke loose with 62 laps to go and put the car out of the race.
About 30 years on, Maserati paid homage to these race wins by naming its new sports car after the event. The Indy was a four place, V8 engined coupe positioned under the Ghibli and designed to take over for the Mexico and Quattroporte. This example for sale in Texas is an older restoration with the 4.7 liter engine.
Here for sale is a 1972 Maserati Indy, 18,358 original miles with the big "rare" engine for this model/year: 4.7L, V8. Comes with a complete History. I'm helping a friend to sell his car, so I will try to describe the best possible. Options: 4.7L; with 4 webbers; A/A; 5 Speed Manual Transmision; original and fresh weather stripping; leather interior in perfect condition.
History: 1972 to 1977 in Italy; imported to USA in 1977 owned by one person until 1981. Sold and imported to Central Mexico for the owner until 1986; sold and owned from 1986 to 1990; sold and owned from 1990 to 1992; sold and owned from 1992 to 1996; sold and owned from 1997 to 2006; and owned from my friend from 2007 to present. The Maserati in in Texas now for sale. Having all documents and names of all owners. Restoration was done in the late 1990's keeping its originaty.
The seller claims that this car has the "big" engine, but in fact, Maserati offered the even larger 4.9 liter V8 in the Indy starting in 1971. It was detuned to 320 horsepower, 15 less horsepower than what was offered in the Ghibli at the time. This older restoration is showing signs of age. An Indy in perfect condition may command anywhere from $50,000 to $70,000 depending on the robustness of the market, so I would suspect this example may net around $40,000 to $45,000. This car could benefit from some attention towards trim items and a little freshening up of the engine bay. Then you would have a driver in good condition that would be worthy of the odd show and display event.