Launched in 1972, the Maserati Merak followed its sister, the Maserati Bora, introduced in 1971. The Merak was essentially a Bora with a V6 engineinstead of the V8 unit mounted on the Bora. The smaller engine made the car more affordable but also more practical, as an extra row of seats could be fitted in the back. The Maserati Merak was equipped with a well-tuned suspension system, including coil springs and telescopic shock absorbers. Disc brakes were fitted on both axles, the front ones being vented. The design was the work of Giugiaro who was commissioned to transform the beautiful Bora into a smaller but no less gorgeous Merak. An SS variant was made available in 1977, with a more powerful engine and a different interiorcarried from the Maserati Bora, instead of the Citroen pieces used on earlier models.
A 1979 Maserati Merak is a great classic Maserati and a smart choice if you’re looking for an affordable mid-engine classic Italian sports car of the 70s. One of the benefits of owning a classic Maserati is that they’re not as ubiquitous as Ferraris or Lamborghinis of the era. Moreover, the 1979 Maserati Merak is reputed to be relatively reliable, which makes maintenance a lot easier as parts aren’t always easy to come by for those models. When you find a model you like, be sure to carry out a pre-purchase inspection with a classic Maserati experts to find out exactly what condition the car is in, and what immediate service needs are required. A good expert, like those at The Beverly Hills Car Club, will also tell you what the value of the classic is on today’s market, according to its options, history, and condition.
Browse the online inventory of 1979 Maserati Merak for sale at the Los Angeles classic car dealership to find out if your dreamed Maserati is waiting for you there. If you don’t find it, please call The Beverly Hills Car Club team today as the experts are in constant search of new models and have contacts with sellers worldwide. The team is looking forward to your call!
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