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Coachwork by Vignale

1971 Maserati Indy

  • Numbers-matching 4.2L engine mated to a five-speed manual ZF gearbox
  • Outstanding design and comfort
  • Original Campagnolo alloy wheels and four-wheel disc brakes

VIN: AM116644

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After the success of the two-seat Ghibli that had been introduced in 1967, and with coachwork from Ghia, the following year would see the 2+2 Indy come into production. It was Maserati's first unit-body construction vehicle, this time turning to Carrozzeria Vignale for styling. Unveiled at the 1968 edition of the Turin Motor Show as part of Vignale's exhibition, it would not be until March of the following year at the Geneva Motor Show when Maserati showed the new Indy and started taking orders. Named to honor the marque's back-to-back wins at the Indianapolis 500 races in 1939 and 1940, this was no race car; rather, it was a civilized touring car designed for the road. Being able to accompany four passengers, the roofline was a bit more extended than the Ghibli's; however, Vignale's Giovanni Michelotti did an excellent job of creating a wind-splitting wedge design. Featuring independent front suspension with rear-wheel drive and leaf springs, it was conventional in many ways, but with modern looks and the latest in body assembly techniques. Four occupants could ride in comfort which is something few other 2+2 sports cars of the day could claim. Among the list of standard equipment for this model was air-conditioning and power steering, as well as disc brakes on all four wheels. One magazine of the day, Autocar, published its thoughts on the Indy stating, "Classic touring car with V-8 engine and 160 mph potential. Beautifully smooth power unit, silky gearbox and light, power-assisted steering. Good brakes, balanced handling, comfortable ride, superb stability. High price but few disappointments."

On offer is this attractive 1971 Maserati Indy showing some 44,683 kilometres on the odometer at the time of cataloging. Wearing an attractive blue exterior with a complementary black leather interior, the 1971 Maserati Indy exudes timeless elegance. The sleek and aerodynamic lines of this grand tourer create a visually captivating presence. From its distinctive front grille to the bold curves of its body, the Indy boasts a design that turns heads and commands attention. Despite its age, this Maserati remains a testament to the Italian brand's commitment to craftsmanship and attention to detail. Under the hood, the 1971 Maserati Indy houses a 4.2-litre matching-numbers engine, with its quartet of Weber carburetors, which provides an exhilarating performance. The engine, combined with the rare five-speed manual gearbox, offers a truly engaging driving experience. Whether cruising on open highways or tackling winding roads, the Indy delivers a dynamic and spirited ride, showcasing Maserati's dedication to creating cars that are both luxurious and thrilling to drive.

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