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Lot 308: Maserati Mistral 3.7 Coupe

Motorcycle and Motorcars, Bonhams & Butterfields (14 November 2009)

Last of the classic six-cylinder Maseratis, the Pietro Frua-styled Mistral commenced production in 1963. The 3.7-liter version of the Modena manufacturer's long-stroke engine was fitted to most cars, other options being the 3.5-liter or, from 1966, the 4.0-liter unit. A handsome two-seater on a shortened, square-tube chassis, the Mistral was built in coupé and spyder versions, the former's opening rear window hatch making it unusually practical for a sports car. A five-speed gearbox, disc brakes and fuel injection were standard equipment; automatic transmission, air conditioning and a limited-slip differential the options. Production ceased in 1970, by which time a total of 827 coupés and 123 spyders had been built.

This 3.7 liter Mistral coupe, manufactured in 1966, shows exceptionally well, having been subject to an extensive restoration in original red with tan leather interior. The car comes complete with five original Borrani wire wheels and the original Borrani hammer for them. With excellent mechanicals, including the 245bhp motor and 5-speed Z-F transmission, the car drives like the wind for which it was named. Offered on a Certificate of Title.

Lot Details
Auction Motorcycle and Motorcars
Bonhams & Butterfields, Los Angeles
TypeCar
Lot Number308
Estimate$65000-$75000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price$49500
Hammer Price (inc premium)$57915
Year1966
Condition rating1
Registration number
Mileage-
Chassis numberAM109402
Engine number
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors2