- Written by webmin
Nowadays, we hear plenty about the concept cars built to draw car show spectators to carmakers’ stands, but what of the regular production cars that the carmakers had on hand to show spectators what they could actually go out and buy when they leave the show? I suspect that most are simply sold through the regular channels, or to a friend of the company at a discount, and any records of their stage history is lost. Not so with this 1967 Maserati Mistral, which is documented as having been on display at the 1967 New York Auto Show. From the seller’s description:
Optional – 4.0 Liter engine, * Optional – A/C, * Optional – Power Windows, * Optional – 5 Borranis wire wheels with 5 new XWXs, * Special Ordered Rear Seat Cushions (rare). * Includes original Books and Tool Kit. * Car was personally tested by Legendary Maserati Driver Guerino Bertocchi. This is a 3 owner unmolested original car with Fuel Injection still in place. Extensive records for the last 25 years including a video of the engine rebuild. The car was used very little in its first 17 years registering only 12,000 miles. It is a very solid original car with a great patina, not a show car. It runs, drives great and has been very reliable. Just completed a 500 mile trip. The car is for someone that appreciates originality, paint still looks good, it does have age scuffs, cracks etc. (i.e PATINA). This car should continue to be kept mechanically sound, but not cosmetically restored. An unmolested original car like this is a rare find. They are only original once! A total of 828 Mistral coupes were built. Only 298 were equipped with the Ultimate and Final 4.0 version of Maserati’s F1 World Championship winning inline 6. Few were as fully optioned as this car including the very rare special order rear seat cushions. The refined and elegant design built in Aluminum was done by Carrozzeria Frua. This is a Great Rally car with all the classic styling of a 60′s Italian exotic, comfortable for long drives with lots of luggage space and more than enough power to match its equivalent model Ferrari, Lamborghini or Aston Martin. A fantastic value in comparison. Lost of spare parts. Reason for sale – Out of garage space.
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