1974 Maserati Bora 4.9
- One of only 275 4.9-liter Boras created
- Believed to be the car featured in the 1974 Bora and Merak brochure
- Outstanding original color combination, matching numbers
- Well maintained and largely original; 15,129 actual miles
The car is without a doubt one of the most appealing Boras extant. With 15,129 documented miles at the time of cataloguing, it still wears most of its original paint, and fully original interior, including the carpeting and headliner. The body is solid and rust-free, with no evidence of prior damage; panels fit well throughout, and even the hallmark contrasting brushed stainless steel roof panel is in great condition. Mechanically, the four-cam V-8 runs and idles well, with plenty of power, and no engine leaks or smoke noted during a recent test drive. The current owner notes that all gauges, including the clock, are in working order, and the factory air conditioning works well. He chose to fit the car with the desirable European bumpers, ordered from Italy, which considerably improve its appearance over the original U.S.-specification “safety” bumpers. Accompanying the car is a copy of its brochure, owner’s manual, tools, and historical documentation.
A very original Bora that combines a lifetime of care and low mileage with well-sorted usability, this is an excellent, honest example for the Maserati enthusiast who appreciates originality and demands quality.