The first Maserati Quattroporte was launched in 1963 and featured a 4.1-liter V8 engine, capable of producing up to 260 hp, for a top speed of 130 mph. Available with a three-speed automatic or a five-speed manual gearbox, the Quattroporte was a very luxurious and comfortable, yet excitingly fast four-door sedan. In 1966, twin headlights were installed and the engine was upgraded to a capacity of 4.7 liters, with a factory-claimed top speed of 140 mph. Featuring a luxurious interior with options such as air conditioning and a redesigned rear suspension, the 1966 Maserati Quattroporte was the latest version of the model and was perfected by the engineers. Unfortunately, Maserati discontinued the model in 1969 due to financial troubles, but the brand would still be the reference in terms of performance premium GT sedans and soon release a new model.
A 1966 Maserati Quattroporte I is a wonderful model to step into the classic car ownership. Iconic thanks to its intriguing, subtle, and classical design, this first generation of four-door sedans shaped the long series of Maserati Quattroporte to come. This model of classic Maserati is not one you will see every day and true connoisseurs will appreciate the unique character of this special vehicle. Be sure to check the car thoroughly for rust on body panels, as any classic car from the era can carry damages that will end up costing a significant amount to restore. Hiring a classic Maserati specialist is highly recommended in order to carry out a pre-purchase inspection and evaluate the car. You will want to make sure you are perfectly aware of the condition and features of the vehicle you are purchasing before you commit, in order to avoid any bad surprises.
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