MASERATI MERAK 3000 - 1973
Model Merak 3000 - Manual Transmission Body Type Coupé Price €81.000
Make 1972-1983 Color Oro Longchamps
Year 1973 Interior Black
Specific description According to Maserati Classiche, this stunning and rare Merak 3000, left the factory on 5th September 1973 and was sold to its first owner in Bologna. Chassis number “0526” is believed to have had some five owners from new, all resident in Italy. The car was restored by a specialist in Modena in 2013. The body was repainted in the stunning original color “Oro Longchamps” and the engine serviced. The interior has been expertly re-trimmed in black leather, a welcome and longer lasting alternative to the original dark grey velvet. The brakes were overhauled only 6 months ago. Offered to join a stable of Italian supercars.

Model description The Maserati Merak (Tipo AM122) is a mid-engined 2+2 sports car produced by Maserati between 1972 and 1983. The Merak was closely related to the Maserati Bora, sharing part of its structure and body panels, but was powered by a 3.0 L V6 in place of the latter's 4.7 L V8. The extra cabin space gained by fitting a smaller and compact powertrain was used to carve out a second row of seats - suitable for children or very small adults - making the Merak not just a less expensive alternative to the Bora but also a 2+2. The Maserati Merak was introduced at the 1972 Paris Auto Show, over a year after the Bora. The Merak and the Bora share the front part of bodyshell up to the doors. The front ends are differenced mainly by the use of dual chrome bumpers in place of twin trapezoidal grilles, but the similarities end at the B-pillar. Giorgetto Giugiaro at Italdesign was commissioned the transformation of his last work the Bora into the Merak. Unlike its bigger sister the Merak doesn't have a true, fully glassed fastback, but rather a cabin ending abruptly with a vertical rear window and a flat, horizontal engine bonnet pierced by four series of ventilation slats. Giugiaro completed the vehicle's silhouette by adding open flying buttresses, visually extending the roofline to the tail. The main competitors of the Merak were the similarly Italian, mid-engined, 3-litre and 2+2 Dino 308 GT4 and Lamborghini Urraco P250.
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