Today, the Maserati Quattroporte has become the luxury sedan choice for those seeking something a little more harder edged than what's on offer from the German executive car establishment. In one short decade, its amazing how successful Maserati has become. Success in large part due to this sedan. But success wasn't always a given with Maserati. The earlier Series III Quattroporte wasn't as successful, with just a shade over 2,000 built over a ten year production run during the era of the Biturbo, which did much to tarnish the image of the Trident brand. Rarely seen on the streets these days, this Series III Quattroporte for sale in Michigan has covered but 35,000 miles.
This auction is for this rare and immaculate 1985 Maserati Quattroporte, V8, automatic, leather, all power. Unbelievably clean. Drives so smooth and takes bumps like a new car. I drove it many times on the freeway up to 90mph and it handled like a new car. Has exhaust manifold leak and it is a little noisier than normal. Tires are dry and I suggest replacing all tires. The rest of the car is in excellent condition. Must see to believe.
It's a given that a thorough mechanical inspection would be needed for this car and it would have been good if the seller would have highlighted what records were available for this car. Good Series III Quattroportes are fairly obscure collector vehicles and as such, prices have been kept to a dull roar. The best Quattroporte may run you around $10,000 to $15,000; I would suspect this car might bring somewhere between $5,000 and $7,000.