Lot 308: Maserati Mistral 3.7 Coupe
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 coupÃ© 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 coupÃ©s 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.
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Bonhams & Butterfields, Los Angeles
|Hammer Price (inc premium)||$57915|
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|Number of doors||2|