2004 MASERATI QUATTROPORTE Registration Number: RX54 BCZ Ch...



£11,000 - £13,000



Registration Number: RX54 BCZ
Chassis Number: ZAMCD39C000014161
Recorded Mileage: c.44,900 miles

Maserati introduced an all-new version of its long-running Quattroporte (four-door) model in 2004 and in doing so came up with an outstandingly luxurious conveyance that nevertheless was aimed squarely at the enthusiastic owner-driver. A luxury saloon with the soul of a sports car, the new Quattroporte featured DuoSelect six-speed sequential manual transmission complete with Formula 1-style paddle gearshift. The latter could be switched to fully automatic mode, and when used manually it automatically blipped the engine during downshifts. Displacing 4.2 litres, the Quattroporte’s quad-cam V8 revved to 7,200 and produced 394bhp, a remarkably high specific output for a normally aspirated engine, particularly that of a luxuriously appointed four-seater saloon. Unusually, Maserati chose not to limit the car’s top speed, unlike the majority of its (mainly) German rivals; thus the Quattroporte was allowed to realise its full potential, achieving a maximum speed of 171mph with 0-60mph in 5.2 seconds.

By mounting the dry-sump engine aft of the front axle line, Maserati’s engineers achieved a slight rearward weight bias, endowing the Quattroporte with sports car-like balance and communicative steering. The suspension - Maserati’s familiar Skyhook - incorporated both anti-dive and anti-squat geometry while offering electronically controlled adaptive damping and excellent ride comfort. Performance was restrained by ventilated Brembo disc brakes all round, supplemented by four-channel ABS, electronic brake force distribution, traction control and stability control. The first Maserati to be styled by Pininfarina for 50 years, the Quattroporte combined elegant Gran Turismo looks with a sumptuously appointed interior.

This supremely elegant Quattroporte was supplied new by Maranello of Egham in September 2004, at a cost exceeding £75,000. The Maserati was specified in a discreet shade of Grigio Alfieri with a tan leather interior.

Maintenance is key with Maseratis of this era, pleasingly this example has been very well cared for over the years. Until 2016 the car’s upkeep was entrusted to main dealers Maranello and Lancaster, with a total of 9 services being performed. Thereafter the Maserati was cared for by Maserati specialist Giallo Cars, servicing the car a further three times before the car was dry stored for a period. When removed from storage last year the Quattroporte was treated to a further major service, a replacement clutch (at a cost of £4,800), and a replacement windscreen.

We are delighted to offer this wonderfully exciting and luxurious sporting saloon, with exceptional pedigree, for a fraction of its original purchase price. The Quattroporte is supplied with its Maserati book pack, both keys, two files of service receipts, V5C and older MoT certificates, and indoor car cover.

Auction Date: 11th Mar 2023 at 2pm

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Sale Dates:
11th Mar 2023 2pm (Lots 1 to 42)