1973 Maserati Bora 4700 Coupé  Chassis no. AM 117 422 Engine no. AM 107 07 47 422
Lot 16
1973 Maserati Bora 4700 Coupé
Chassis no. AM 117 422 Engine no. AM 107 07 47 422
Sold for € 230,000 (US$ 263,994) inc. premium

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1973 Maserati Bora 4700 Coupé  Chassis no. AM 117 422 Engine no. AM 107 07 47 422 1973 Maserati Bora 4700 Coupé  Chassis no. AM 117 422 Engine no. AM 107 07 47 422 1973 Maserati Bora 4700 Coupé  Chassis no. AM 117 422 Engine no. AM 107 07 47 422 1973 Maserati Bora 4700 Coupé  Chassis no. AM 117 422 Engine no. AM 107 07 47 422 1973 Maserati Bora 4700 Coupé  Chassis no. AM 117 422 Engine no. AM 107 07 47 422 1973 Maserati Bora 4700 Coupé  Chassis no. AM 117 422 Engine no. AM 107 07 47 422 1973 Maserati Bora 4700 Coupé  Chassis no. AM 117 422 Engine no. AM 107 07 47 422 1973 Maserati Bora 4700 Coupé  Chassis no. AM 117 422 Engine no. AM 107 07 47 422 1973 Maserati Bora 4700 Coupé  Chassis no. AM 117 422 Engine no. AM 107 07 47 422 1973 Maserati Bora 4700 Coupé  Chassis no. AM 117 422 Engine no. AM 107 07 47 422 1973 Maserati Bora 4700 Coupé  Chassis no. AM 117 422 Engine no. AM 107 07 47 422 1973 Maserati Bora 4700 Coupé  Chassis no. AM 117 422 Engine no. AM 107 07 47 422 1973 Maserati Bora 4700 Coupé  Chassis no. AM 117 422 Engine no. AM 107 07 47 422 1973 Maserati Bora 4700 Coupé  Chassis no. AM 117 422 Engine no. AM 107 07 47 422 1973 Maserati Bora 4700 Coupé  Chassis no. AM 117 422 Engine no. AM 107 07 47 422 1973 Maserati Bora 4700 Coupé  Chassis no. AM 117 422 Engine no. AM 107 07 47 422 1973 Maserati Bora 4700 Coupé  Chassis no. AM 117 422 Engine no. AM 107 07 47 422 1973 Maserati Bora 4700 Coupé  Chassis no. AM 117 422 Engine no. AM 107 07 47 422 1973 Maserati Bora 4700 Coupé  Chassis no. AM 117 422 Engine no. AM 107 07 47 422 1973 Maserati Bora 4700 Coupé  Chassis no. AM 117 422 Engine no. AM 107 07 47 422
1973 Maserati Bora 4700 Coupé
Chassis no. AM 117 422
Engine no. AM 107 07 47 422
*Delivered new to France
*Matching chassis and engine numbers
*Circa 40,000 kilometres from new
*Maserati Classiche certificate

'For a man who wants the last word in sports cars, a mid-engined machine is essential. Racing single-seaters are built to this configuration and so the mid-engined car must be right!
'It is thus of great interest that the famous Maserati firm, which has tended to be somewhat conservative in recent years, has now placed an advanced mid-engined coupé on the market.' – John Bolster, Autosport.

The highlight of 1971 Geneva Salon was undoubtedly the sensational new Maserati Bora. With the Bora's introduction, the great Modenese manufacturer followed other supercar constructors in going mid-engined while at the same time abandoning its traditional tubular chassis technology in favour of unitary construction. Named after an Adriatic wind, the Bora was the work of Giorgetto Giugiaro's Ital Design, at least as far as its bodyshell was concerned; the mid-mounted engine was Maserati's familiar four-cam V8 in 4.7-litre form, the five-speed transaxle came from ZF and the all-independent double-wishbone suspension was penned by Giulio Alfieri, co-designer of the legendary 250F Formula 1 Grand Prix car. One of the first 'new generation' models to appear following Maserati's acquisition by Citroën, the Bora used the latter's hydraulic technology to adjust seats and pedals, raise the headlamps and operate the excellent power-assisted brakes. A slippery shape plus 310bhp made for a very fast car - top speed was over 160mph (258km/h) - and the Bora had acceleration, handling and braking to match.

By January 1976, Maserati's management apparently had discussed shelving the Bora but later that year decided to continue, though with an enlarged 4.9-litre V8 engine. Only some 25 Boras were made that year, and the total produced from 1971 to 1978 was only 564. The type was finally phased out in 1979. Motor magazine concluded its March 1973 road test thus: 'The Bora impressed us as one of the best and most civilised mid-engined exotics we've tried, better developed than most of its ilk and immensely rewarding to drive, especially to drive fast on cross-country roads.' What more could any enthusiast want?

This particular Bora's accompanying Maserati Classiche certificate confirms matching chassis/engine numbers and states that the car was originally finished in Celeste Chiaro (light sky blue) with Senape Connolly leather interior. It retains this original finish today. We are advised that it has only been repainted once, 10 years ago. Between 1973 and 1990 the Bora was resident in France; it then spent the next 14 years in Japan in the ownership of the Maserati Classic Car President. The car has covered only some 40,000 kilometres from new. Recently serviced and ready to go, it is said to be 'as new', both inside and out, rust and damage free. Running and driving excellently, the Bora is offered with the aforementioned Maserati Classiche certificate, all tools, Netherlands registration papers, and roadworthiness certificate valid until 2017. Surely one of the very best Boras currently available.
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