1975 Maserati Khamsin

The year 1975 marked the point at which Alejandro de Tomaso took over the reigns at Maserati from Citroën. The Khamsin, which means strong wind in Egyptian, was one of the last cars developed under Citroën control. Designed by Marcello Gandini at Bertone, this car featured a unique rear glass panel with floating tail lights, a styling touch that would show up on more mainstream cars in the near future. It also incorporated Citroën's DIRAVI variable assist power steering. This Khamsin for sale in Missouri is a US model that has had the desirable European bumper conversion, bringing back the sleek look the designed originally intended.

1975 Maserati Khamsin

1975 Maserati Khamsin. Finished in gorgeous black with red and black leather interior! 44,470 original miles. Restored. High cost European bumper conversion. One of 421 produced. One of 155 imported to the US. 4.9 liter V8, 315 horsepower. Automatic transmission. Meticulously maintained. Documented service and maintenance. Unmatched exclusivity. California car.

Maseratis from the 1970s represent a good way into exotic Italian iron for less money than a comparable Ferrari or Lamborghini from the era. Some may view the automatic transmission as a detriment, but for a grand touring machine, it's not completely out of place. The black on red color combination is stunning and an uncommon, timeless shade for a car from the 1970s. With so few built, this Khamsin offers exclusivity that is hard to match at prices ten times over what this car is on offer for.

-Paul