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1967 Maserati Mistral Coupe 4.0 Original paint, interior, Borrani
Maserati’s replacement for the 3500GT was first shown in Torino in 1963 and went into production a year later as the Mistral, thus beginning Maserati’s tradition of naming their cars after winds. This beautifully proportioned Frua-designed two-seat coupe was on a box section tube frame and would be the last Maserati to use the fabled DOHC twin-plug straight-six engine that had its origins in GP racing.
Initially the car was shown with a 3.5-liter version of DOHC motor, however this quickly gave way to a 3.7-liter unit with 245 hp and a 4.0-liter version with 255 hp in 1966, all of which used Lucas fuel injection and bolted to a five-speed ZF transmission. The 4.0-liter cars were good for sub-7-second 0-60 times and top speeds in excess of 140 mph, with four-wheel disc brakes, independent front suspension, and Maserati’s typical Salisbury rear axle insuring that the car was up to the task. Subtle bodywork changes came in 1966 at roughly the same time as the introduction of the 4.0-liter motor, and later cars had alloy wheels in place of the original’s Borrani wires.
From 1964 to 1970, Maserati built 830 Mistral coupes and 125 Mistral Spyders, with the Spyder typically equipped with a removable hard top in addition to its soft convertible top. Today, the Maserati Mistral is often regarded as Frua’s prettiest design, and model is recognized as a top performer of the era. Intermittent Lucas injection problems were common on 3.5- and 3.7-liter cars, but this issue was largely nonexistent in the 4.0-liter examples.
This 1967 Maserati Mistral 4000 features the most desirable 4.0 litre motor. It has been parked in Kitsap County, Washington since 1978. The former owner purchased it in 1969. The motor was dismantled in 1978. The original motor appears complete and will come with car. The motor was torn apart and needs to be rebuilt. It features factory Lucas fuel injection. The motor is in a crate and not on site but photos are available.
The car is in incredible time capsule condition it has multiple paint flaws but the interior is exceptional and 100% original. The doors open and close like new. This car could still be easily made a “preservation” class car though will need some minor area painting. Presented in its original “argento” exterior with the phenomenol oxblood leather interior (my assistant calls it northern burgundy) so let’s just say “Romanee-conti” interior.