Maserati Mexico Coupe
To complement the Quattroporte sedan, Maserati displayed a prototype of a four-seat, two-door version on a shortened chassis in 1965. When production of the car commenced the following year, it was named Mexico, commemorating John Surtees’ Grand Prix victory there in a Maserati-powered Cooper. Powered by Maserati’s versatile 4.7-litre and later 4.1-litre V-8s, the Mexico was praised for its excellent driving dynamics and balanced two-door styling.
Maserati commissioned three Mexico prototypes from Bertone, Frua and Vignale, with the latter’s design favoured for production and some 250 examples produced at its new Grugliasco factory.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in October of 2011 at the Battersea Evolution, London.
260 bhp, DOHC V-8 engine, four Weber two-barrel carburettors, ZF five-speed manual gearbox, independent front suspension with unequal-length A-arms, coil springs and anti-roll bar, rigid rear axle with radius arms and semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 2,640 mm.
Source: RM Auctions