<b>1974 Maserati Bora 4.9</b> <br />Chassis no. AM117/49-US762<br />Engine no. AM107/11/49 762
Lot 9
1974 Maserati Bora 4.9
Design by Bertone
Sold for US$ 140,250 inc. premium

Lot Details
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1974 Maserati Bora 4900
Design by Bertone

Chassis no. AM117/49-US762
Engine no. AM107/11/49 762

4,930cc DOHC V8 Engine
4 Weber Carburetors
320bhp at 6,000rpm
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*One of just 275 4.9-Liter Boras produced
*Offered with history file, books and tools
*Beautifully presented inside and out
*Striking Oro Kelso paintwork


THE MASERATI BORA

The brief called for a car that was clearly a Maserati, modern but devoid of the exotic look that unnecessary decorations can create, strikingly sporty but not inordinately aggressive. In short: innovative but not revolutionary - Italdesign press release, 1971.

Introduced at the 1971 Geneva Motor Show, The Tipo 117 Bora was Maserati's first and only mid-engine V8 supercar, following the trend set by the Lamborghini Miura in 1966. Maserati commissioned Italdesign, Giorgetto Giugiaro's nascent design firm, to develop this new genre of Maserati. This design, while unmistakably Giugiaro, featuring striking styling similarities with the DeTomaso Mangusta, BMW M1, and even the Delorean DMC 12, is also true to the brief quoted above and worthy of a Maserati GT car, with clear connections to the Ghibli that came before.

Underneath the striking Italdesign body, the Bora bore a 4.7-liter alloy V8 mated to a ZF 5-Speed transaxle and a fully independent double-wishbone suspension system designed by Giulio Alfieri, the co-designer of the legendary 250F Formula 1 car. Starting in 1973, larger 4.9-liter engine was available as well, gaining 10 horsepower over the 4.7-liter version.

Along with being a capable mid-engine supercar, the Bora was considerably more practical than its competition. The Bora featured dual pane glass and a carpeted engine bay to greatly reduce engine noise, as well as a full-sized trunk - a rare feature in a mid-engine supercar. The Bora was also one of the first new models to be released after Citroen gained a controlling interest in Maserati in 1968. As a result, the Bora features innovative features like hydraulically operated headlights, seat adjustment, and pedal box. The Bora also featured a telescoping and movable steering wheel, making it much less of an ordeal to enter an exit than its competitors from Sant'Agata and Maranello.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This 1974 Maserati Bora 4900 has great presence and typifies '70s style. Sporting Oro Kelso paintwork and Cromadora alloy wheels with striking concave polished steel hubcaps, and a stainless-steel roof, this Bora is a very well presented and an attractive example of Maserati's iconic supercar. Prior to 2016, this car was owned by a collector for many years, who kept fastidious records throughout the term of his ownership, which have been compiled and accompany the car. The consignor acquired this handsome Bora in early 2016 shortly after it received a service to ensure its drivability.

Cosmetically, the Giorgetto Giugiaro-designed bodywork is very straight with nice panel gaps and overall fitment. The eye-catching Oro Kelso Gold Metallic paintwork has a nice surface and retains a vibrant luster. The brushed stainless-steel roof is in great condition as well, without visible etching or incongruous scratches. The rest of the brightwork and wheels are in similarly good condition. Inside, the inviting saddle leather interior has a nice, even patina and the unique sectioned bucket seats have good loft. Mechanically, systems remain in their original configuration, aside from extra provisions taken to make the innovative hydraulic systems more robust through a custom-made reservoir system. This Bora is in beautiful overall condition, and ready to be enjoyed by its next owner for its performance, innovation, and style.
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