Maserati 4.2 GT Spyder
– Maserati, the absolute opposite of the ordinary. – Giorgetto Giugiaro.
A name that, as far as we are concerned, should be in the spotlight even more often. Responsible for a significant car design in his career. The Volkswagen Golf I and the Delorian DMC-12 came out of his design quiver, after which he knocked on the door of the fountain of Neptune in Maggiore.
There he sketched the 3200 GT, a car that, like many legends, came just a little too early for the market. Now that it is a little older, its beauty is increasingly apparent.
Now there is often confusion about the ‘boomerang’ rear lights, or ‘those ugly square ones’. This was because the beautiful(er; the new ones are not that ugly…) boomerang tail lights did not pass the ballotage in America. All the pioneering Italians in the Bronx were so disappointed that Maserati quickly came up with a solution.
The square rear lights, the sequential gearbox with Maranello sauce and a 4.2 V8 instead of the 3.2 V6. In 2001, the Spyder was introduced. You won’t hear us say it often, but in this case for sure; less is more. Whereas the 4200 GT (facelift of the 3200 GT) had very prominent air vents on the bonnet, the Maserati Spyder was much tighter. The air vents on the bonnet were even absent. A case of less is more.
Ours is, as you may already be used to, a little extra special. It is fully dealer maintained, has very low mileage, no sticky buttons and for the observant purist; a sporty gearbox! Unfortunately, only 700 of these cars were born with a manual gearbox. Of course, that makes him rationally interesting darling!
The bright blue colour matches the beige leather beautifully, a timeless and chic composition with just enough flair. A presto!
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