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The Maserati Merak was introduced in 1972 and in production until 1983. Designed by Giugiaro, the Merak shared most of its sheet metal with the Maserati Bora, which was the V8 Giugiaro-designed GT introduced the year before. The Merak was equipped with a 3-liter V6 engine capable of 190 hp, which kept cost in check. By fitting a smaller V6 in the Bora chassis, a small pair of rear seats could be added to the Merak, making it a more convenient sports car. Changes were made to the model through the end of 1975, and a more powerful SS variant was added to the catalogue. The changes were the result of the De Tomaso takeover, after Citroen gave up Maserati’s ownership. Mainly, the conventional brakes and ZF transaxle were substituted, and a new dashboard was introduced.
Looking to purchase a classic Maserati?
If you’re currently looking for a 1980 Maserati Merak to add to your collection, The Beverly Hills Car Club team would be happy to assist you. Not only does their Los Angeles classic car dealership features a wide inventory of classic cars for sale, in all conditions, but also, the knowledgeable staff will share valuable tips and advice on the model to make your purchase experience a success. For one, they’ll tell you to thoroughly check for rust on body panels, as well as cam chain issues. Parts and service on those models isn’t easy so it’s always best to get an automobile in the best possible condition. Acquiring a classic Maserati is a big investment and if the car has to spend countless hours in the shop, it will become a burden rather than an enjoyment, as it should be.
The Beverly Hills Car Club team is looking forward to speaking with you soon about your 1980 Maserati Merak plans and exchange classic car stories. Come visit the team anytime if you’re near the Los-Angeles based showroom. The experts will show you their collection and maybe you’ll find the classic of your dreams!
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