The first model of Maserati Quattroporte was produced from 1963 to 1969 and saw multiple upgrades throughout the years. The very first cars featured a 4.1-liter engine, later destroked to 4.2 liters and upped to 4.7 liters in 1966. The De Dion rear suspension was replaced by a live axle on semi-elliptic leaf springs, which was far more reliable. The beautiful V8 engine of the 1968 Maserati Quattroporte I was developed from the racing units that made Maserati successful on the track, and was delivering an output of 290 hp for a factory-claimed top speed of approximately 140 mph. In addition to being well engineered, the Maserati Quattroporte I had beautiful bodywork, created by Pietro Frua. Its clever mix of sharp and curvy lines will inspire the many generations of Maserati four-door sedans to come.
Maserati was the leader of the performance GT sedan niche when they first launched the model in 1963, and are still a reference for four-door luxurious sports cars nowadays. The first generation of Quattroporte was a success although the production of the model was discontinued in 1969 due to financial troubles. Should you be interested in purchasing a 1968 Maserati Quattroporte I, it is recommended to use the help of an expert, to make sure you are fully aware of the technicalities of the vehicle you are about to acquire. With few models made, it is not that easy to find one you like. With that being said, it is always best to aim high within your budget, to make sure you are getting a classic you can drive away in. A few things to check in particular are the service history and factory updates, the authenticity certificates and matching numbers, and rust on body panels.
The Beverly Hills Car Club team is looking forward to hearing about your search for a 1968 Maserati Quattroporte I and is happy to share valuable advice. Browse the online inventory and have a look at the models of classic Maserati currently available at the Los Angeles classic car dealership. Do not hesitate to give the team a call if you are looking for something in particular or if you have any questions.
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