Lot 222: Maserati 2400 Cambiocorsa Coupé
The Maserati 4200GT is an evolution from the previous model 3200GT and also a reference to the increase in engine size from 3.2 litre to 4.2 litre. The Spyder was first unveiled to the public at the 2001 Frankfurt Auto Show with the Coupé's debut following shortly after at the 2002 Detroit Auto Show. Both cars were designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro of ItalDesign, who also designed the Maserati Ghibli. The Maserati 4200 Coupé is a true four-seater capable of comfortably seating two adults in the back. It has a wheelbase of 104.7 inches which is about three inches longer than a Jaguar XKR and twelve inches longer than a 996 Series Porsche 911. The naturally aspirated V8 engine was based on a Ferrari unit producing 385hp at 7000rpm; the manual gearbox is a six-speed that was available either as a GT (manual gear shift) or CC (Cambiocorsa) using paddle shifters. The GT version utilizes a foot operated clutch, whereas the Cambiocorsa (meaning 'race change' in Italian) is an electrohydraulic manual transmission that uses a Formula One type gearbox with hydraulic operation and electronic management operated by F1-style paddles behind the steering wheel; similar to the system used in Ferrari cars. The gearbox is located at the back of the car with the rear differential giving equal weight disproportion between the front and rear of the car giving better road holding. This righthand drive Maserati 2400 Cambiocorsa Coupé was one of the last 2400 Coupé's built before the introduction of the Maserati Gransport; regarded as the 'face-lift models', they incorporated a number of changes. The main change is to the front and rear bumpers, the front is fitted with a horizontally ribbed radiator grille and the rear is sportier and features wide air intakes shielded by black, tight mesh grill. Other cosmetic changes were; the addition of the Trident badge to the rear side panels, the interior could be contrasted with different coloured leathers on the seats, blue and white graphics on the instruments and the seven spoke wheels which became standard. Mechanically the 4200 suspension software, setup and geometry are identical to the Gransport as are the gearbox software and the gear selection lever. Finished in Sebring blue with light tan leather interior, this car is described as being in lovely condition throughout and believed to be one of 52 cars built to this specification. Supplied new by Graypaul in Scotland where the car was fully maintained, it was sold in 2009/10 at which point the car then came down to Exeter. Serviced at 47,230 miles in February 2012 by a specialist in Hampshire, this lovely Maserati is ready to be used and comes complete with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in January 2013 and service books giving the service history of the car.
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|Hammer Price (inc premium)||£16016|
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|Number of doors||2|