1972 Maserati Indy 4.9 Vignale
Lot 203
1972 Maserati Indy 4900 Coupé Chassis no. A1M116/49.1708
Sold for €17,250 (US$ 21,407) inc. premium

Lot Details
1972 Maserati Indy 4.9 Vignale 1972 Maserati Indy 4.9 Vignale 1972 Maserati Indy 4.9 Vignale 1972 Maserati Indy 4.9 Vignale 1972 Maserati Indy 4.9 Vignale
1972 Maserati Indy 4900 Coupé
Coachwork by Carrozzeria Vignale

Chassis no. A1M116/49.1708
Maserati followed up its stunning, Ghia-styled Ghibli two-seater with the equally elegant Indy 2+2, though the latter, announced in 1968 and noteworthy as the first unitary construction Maserati, was the work of Carrozzeria Vignale. The Indy first appeared publicly on Vignale's stand at the 1968 Turin Motor Show and was officially launched by Maserati at the Geneva Salon in 1969. Running gear was conventional, with independent front suspension, live rear axle and four-wheel disc brakes, while the power unit was - initially - the Modena firm's well-tried, 4.1-litre, four-cam V8, with 4.7- and 4.9-litre versions following. With 260bhp on tap, the top speed of Maserati's luxury four-seater was in the region of 150mph, a figure the subsequent larger-engined versions improved upon. The sleek Vignale coachwork was so effective that the Indy was able to carry four people in relative comfort without impairing its performance as a sports car. In 4.9-litre form the Indy's claimed maximum increased to 320bhp, which pushed its top speed to 165mph (266km/h). Power steering and air conditioning were standard on the '4900' model, 300 of which were made between 1972 and 1975.
This automatic transmission model was sold new in Florida, USA and in May 2004 was purchased by the current owner at Bonhams' Monaco Sale (Lot 210). The car currently displays a total of 48,660 miles (approximately 78,400 kilometres) on the odometer, some 5,000 of which have been covered since its acquisition in 2004. Finished in red with beige leather interior, the latter featuring period Voxson 8-track stereo, it is offered with service book, ASI technical sheet, Manufacturer's Certificate of Origin, State of Florida Certificate of Title, Contrôle Technique and Carte Grise de Collection. The addition of a mechanical oil pressure gauge is the only notified deviation from factory specification.

Maserati enchaîna sur sa magnifique Ghibli biplace dessinée chez Ghia avec l'élégante Indy 2+2, mais cette dernière, annoncée en 1968 et notable pour avoir été la première monocoque de Maserati, était l'œuvre de la Carrozzeria Vignale. L'Indy apparut pour la première fois en public sur le stand Vignale au Salon de Turin 1968, mais fut lancée officiellement par Maserati au Salon de Genève 1969. Le groupe motopropulseur était conventionnel avec des suspensions avant indépendantes, un pont oscillant et quatre freins à disques, mais le moteur était – initialement – le V8 à quatre ACT de 4,1 litres bien connu de la firme que suivirent les versions 4,7 et 4,9 litres. Avec 260 cv sous le pied, la vitesse de la luxueuse quatre-places de Maserati approchait les 240 km/h. La fine carrosserie de Vignale était si réussie que l'Indy pouvait emmener quatre personnes dans un certain confort sans abandonner les performances d'une vraie sportive. En version 4,9 litres, la puissance maximum atteignait 320 cv et la vitesse maximale de 266 km/h. La direction assistée et l'air conditionné étaient standard sur le modèle « 4900 » dont 300 exemplaires virent le jour entre 1972 et 1975.
Ce modèle à boîte automatique vendu neuf en Floride a été acheté en mai 2004 par le propriétaire actuel à la vente Bonhams de Monaco (Lot 210). Le compteur affiche actuellement 48,660 miles (environ 78,000 km) dont 8,000 parcourus depuis cette acquisition. Peinte en rouge avec intérieur en cuir beige et radio avec lecteur 8 pistes Voxson, elle est proposée avec son livret d'entretien, son attestation technique ASI, le certificat d'origine du constructeur, le titre de l'Etat de Floride, son contrôle technique et sa carte grise de collection. L'ajout d'un manomètre mécanique de pression d'huile est la seule différence notable avec les spécifications d'usine.

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