19-20 August 2016

The Riverside International Automotive Museum Collection

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Lot 202

1968 Maserati Mexico 4.7 by Vignale

  • Chassis no. AM112/1 216
  • Engine no. AM112/1 216

Sold for $99,000

290 bhp, 4,709 cc DOHC V-8 engine with four Weber 38 DCNL5 carburetors, five-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs and live rear axle with semi-cantilevered leaf springs, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 103.9 in.

  • Offered from the Riverside International Automotive Museum Collection
  • One of 485 examples built
  • Retains its matching-numbers engine
  • Featured in Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car magazine

An elegant four-seater coupe that was first presented in concept form at the 1965 Turin Motor Show, the production-ready Mexico was released at the Paris Motor Show in 1966 thanks to strong interest in the initial concept. Fitted with a 4.7-liter engine derived from the Quattroporte, it was capable of producing 290 brake horsepower. With tastefully subtle bodywork and room for the driver plus three passengers and their luggage, this was a luxurious GT that could easily be used as a daily driver. A total of 485 examples were produced and many were sold to well-to-do individuals and celebrities, including Ronald Reagan, Virna Lisi, and Nino Benveuti.

Delivered new to Palermo, Italy, this particular Mexico was produced on 12 December 1967. Fitted with a five-speed manual transmission, it was originally finished in Oro Longchamps with a Red leather interior. While the car’s early history is not known, it was noted as being owned by Allen Steward of Alexandria, Texas, as of 1987. By the 1990s it had been purchased by Alfredo Brener, a noted Maserati collector in Houston. At that time, it was noted as being restored and refinished in its current shade of white, and it is believed that its original red interior was left untouched.

It was subsequently acquired by Doug Magnon for the Riverside International Automotive Museum in 2003 and has been regularly driven and maintained as necessary. While in the Museum’s stewardship, the car was featured alongside Mr. Magnon’s Maserati Indy, also offered today, in the May 2014 issue of Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car magazine.

Today, the car presents well as a charming example of Maserati’s lovely four-seater grand tourer. It still retains its matching-numbers engine and is accompanied by a Mexico brochure, parts manual, and a driving and service manual. The Mexico’s interior presents well with an appealing amount of patina, and it would surely hold up well for many more miles.

A truly gentlemanly Maserati, this would be a wonderful acquisition for the enthusiast looking to enjoy the thrills of Italian motoring with the entire family.

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