1976 Maserati Merak SS Coupé  Chassis no. AM122A1344

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1976 Maserati Merak SS Coupé
Registration no. SOH 334R Chassis no. AM122A1344

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1976 Maserati Merak SS Coupé
Registration no. SOH 334R
Chassis no. AM122A1344
Odometer Reading: 59,550Km
MoT Expiry: 23/06/2021

*Originally owned by ABBA's Benny Andersson
*Much money spent since 2015 – bills on file
*Rarely seen in this order


Hailing from its Citroen ownership period, the Maserati Merak offered striking looks and a performance to match and was successful enough to see 1832 built, of which 626 were the SS model. This 1976 SS was sold new by Sweden's Maserati dealer to ABBA's Benny Andersson. It comes to the sale with vendor-assessed very good body, red paintwork, glass, trim and wheels/tyres: panel fit is good, with neat shutlines. The interior is rated as good and while the seat facings show some use they are devoid of rips and damage. The door cards and dashboard are in commensurate order. Notably the Blaupunkt radio cassette player with microphone, with which Benny Andersson is believed to have used to record musical ideas, is still fitted. Our vendor reports the engine to be good for starting, running and presentation, the rest of the running gear (as well as the electrical systems) also recorded as being in good order.

Originally owned by ABBA's Benny Andersson this is a supercar with serious celebrity credentials, this Merak SS also benefits from having much specialist expenditure in the last few years.

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Footnotes

  • Please note included in the lot are the Swedish number plates 'JNZ 683', ABBA book and framed photograph of ABBA with the Maserati.
    Vendor Score Total: 64/100

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    Key for sellers' assessments:
    1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
    2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
    3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
    4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
    5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

    EXTERIOR TOTAL: 20/25
    Body Work: 4
    Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 4
    Glass: 4
    Paint: 4
    Wheels/Tyres: 4

    INTERIOR TOTAL: 12/20
    Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 3
    Headlining: 3
    Seats: 3
    Trim: 3

    ENGINE TOTAL: 12/20
    Mechanical components: 3
    Running: 3
    Starting: 3
    Under Bonnet: 3

    RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 12/20
    Axles: 3
    Brakes: 3
    Gearbox/Clutch: 3
    Suspension: 3

    ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 6/10
    Ancillary components: 3
    Main components: 3

    Car History File: 2/5

Saleroom notices

  • Please note included in the lot are the Swedish number plates 'JNZ 683', ABBA book and framed photograph of ABBA with the Maserati.
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1976 Maserati Merak SS Coupé  Chassis no. AM122A1344
1976 Maserati Merak SS Coupé  Chassis no. AM122A1344
1976 Maserati Merak SS Coupé  Chassis no. AM122A1344
1976 Maserati Merak SS Coupé  Chassis no. AM122A1344
1976 Maserati Merak SS Coupé  Chassis no. AM122A1344
1976 Maserati Merak SS Coupé  Chassis no. AM122A1344
1976 Maserati Merak SS Coupé  Chassis no. AM122A1344
1976 Maserati Merak SS Coupé  Chassis no. AM122A1344
1976 Maserati Merak SS Coupé  Chassis no. AM122A1344
1976 Maserati Merak SS Coupé  Chassis no. AM122A1344
1976 Maserati Merak SS Coupé  Chassis no. AM122A1344
1976 Maserati Merak SS Coupé  Chassis no. AM122A1344
1976 Maserati Merak SS Coupé  Chassis no. AM122A1344
1976 Maserati Merak SS Coupé  Chassis no. AM122A1344
1976 Maserati Merak SS Coupé  Chassis no. AM122A1344
1976 Maserati Merak SS Coupé  Chassis no. AM122A1344
1976 Maserati Merak SS Coupé  Chassis no. AM122A1344
1976 Maserati Merak SS Coupé  Chassis no. AM122A1344
1976 Maserati Merak SS Coupé  Chassis no. AM122A1344
1976 Maserati Merak SS Coupé  Chassis no. AM122A1344
1976 Maserati Merak SS Coupé  Chassis no. AM122A1344
1976 Maserati Merak SS Coupé  Chassis no. AM122A1344
1976 Maserati Merak SS Coupé  Chassis no. AM122A1344
1976 Maserati Merak SS Coupé  Chassis no. AM122A1344
1976 Maserati Merak SS Coupé  Chassis no. AM122A1344
1976 Maserati Merak SS Coupé  Chassis no. AM122A1344
1976 Maserati Merak SS Coupé  Chassis no. AM122A1344
1976 Maserati Merak SS Coupé  Chassis no. AM122A1344
1976 Maserati Merak SS Coupé  Chassis no. AM122A1344
1976 Maserati Merak SS Coupé  Chassis no. AM122A1344
1976 Maserati Merak SS Coupé  Chassis no. AM122A1344
1976 Maserati Merak SS Coupé  Chassis no. AM122A1344
1976 Maserati Merak SS Coupé  Chassis no. AM122A1344
1976 Maserati Merak SS Coupé  Chassis no. AM122A1344
1976 Maserati Merak SS Coupé  Chassis no. AM122A1344
1976 Maserati Merak SS Coupé  Chassis no. AM122A1344
1976 Maserati Merak SS Coupé  Chassis no. AM122A1344
1976 Maserati Merak SS Coupé  Chassis no. AM122A1344
1976 Maserati Merak SS Coupé  Chassis no. AM122A1344
1976 Maserati Merak SS Coupé  Chassis no. AM122A1344
1976 Maserati Merak SS Coupé  Chassis no. AM122A1344
1976 Maserati Merak SS Coupé  Chassis no. AM122A1344
1976 Maserati Merak SS Coupé  Chassis no. AM122A1344
1976 Maserati Merak SS Coupé  Chassis no. AM122A1344
1976 Maserati Merak SS Coupé  Chassis no. AM122A1344
1976 Maserati Merak SS Coupé  Chassis no. AM122A1344
1976 Maserati Merak SS Coupé  Chassis no. AM122A1344
1976 Maserati Merak SS Coupé  Chassis no. AM122A1344
1976 Maserati Merak SS Coupé  Chassis no. AM122A1344
1976 Maserati Merak SS Coupé  Chassis no. AM122A1344
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