Introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in March of 1971, Maserati’s new Bora, designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro, was the marque’s first mid-engined supercar. Equal to its impressive specification was its design, penned by the great Giorgetto Giugiaro, a man at the top of his game in 1971, and later named ‘Designer of the Century’. With its stylish, brushed stainless-steel roof and windscreen pillars, and a huge rear window, enveloping a stunning interior with the most comfortable bucket seats, the Bora was also conceived as a grand tourer, with a good size luggage compartment in the front and a carpeted engine cover in the rear. While mid-engined cars had proven to be wonderful sports cars but quirky and somewhat compromising as grand tourers, the Bora sought to bring sophistication to the mid-engined platform. Offering contemporary styling and four-wheel independent suspension, the Bora quickly proved itself to be a compelling alternative to a Ferrari, Porsche, or Lamborghini.
Utilizing Maserati’s familiar 4.7-litre four-cam V-8 engine, the Bora was fitted with a five-speed ZF transaxle. With 310 horsepower on tap, performance was brisk with a 0–66mph of 6.7 seconds and a top speed of 173mph. Due to Maserati’s partnership with Citroën, the Bora utilized a handful of components from the French manufacturer.
Notably, the Bora utilized hydraulic components from Citroën, namely its hydraulically operated brakes, pop-up headlamps, driver’s seat, and adjustable pedal box. From 1971 to 1978, just 564 Boras were produced. In addition, only 289 of these were fitted with the 4. 7-litre engine. Just 42 were produced in RHD format making this a very rare example.
This 1972 Maserati Bora was 5th RHD built. It has the 4.7-litre engine and so is a very rare right-hand drive example. It is part of a large car collection that has moved in a different direction and so due to not having the time to used it, it is being sold with a new 12 month MOT.
The car was restored in the 1990s and had the colour changed from a 70’s light metallic blue to this dark blue. In the last few years, it has had £30,000 spent on it with McGrath Maserati engine rebuild at 45, 514 miles and other maintenance by Bob Houghton.
The car is not in perfect restored Concours condition as the owner chose to keep the car as a GT driver that I could take out and not worry if it rains.
This stunning and former racing driver-owned Maserati is being advertised on behalf of a customer and is located in Melksham. As so, viewing is strictly by appointment only. Please contact us on +44 (0) 7714 705 492 for more information or to arrange a viewing.