When Maserati returned to the US market they brought along a new, upgraded version of the 3200 GT, their avant-garde coupe and convertible. This new car, known as the 4200 GT, harkened back to the glory days of Maserati’s elegant, coachbuilt grand tourers of the 1960s. With a sonorous Ferrari V8 up front, flowing lines by Giugiaro at ItalDesign, and a luxurious cabin, the 4200 GT firmly established the company in North America. The car also debuted exciting new technology, namely the Cambiocorsa F1-derived electrohydraulic gearbox. With the ability to thrill on a twisty back road like its Ferrari siblings, or cruise for hours on end in luxury and comfort, the Maserati is an excellent driving companion infused with the best of Italian design and engineering.
CONDITION AND HISTORY
Presented in Grigio Alfieri over a Bordeaux leather interior, this 4200 GT Coupe is an exceptionally well-maintained example with only 26,800 miles on its odometer. Recently available from a private collection, it features the exciting and visceral Cambiocorsa electrohydraulic manual gearbox paired with a powerful Ferrari V8. Originally owned in Michigan and Illinois, it has received regular, extensive service and remains in pristine condition throughout.
With a deep shine and little evidence of wear, the car’s paint presents nearly perfectly, the only flaw being a small paint chip on the tip of the front bumper by the right front wing. The headlights are clear and unblemished, while the chrome grill and trim look straight, shiny, and new. A double-layer clear bra protects the entire front fascia, while the rear bumper shows no signs of parking damage. The elegant 15-spoke wheels are much the same, with only minor curb rash to note.
Inside, the rich Bordeaux leather and black carpeting looks excellent, complemented by a light headliner, two-tone instruments, and the signature Maserati clock front and center. There is very slight wear on the driver’s seat bolsters as well as some console buttons, but overall the cabin appears factory fresh. With useable rear seats and a real trunk, the 4200 GT Coupe is practical too: a true grand tourer with the soul of a racecar. All factory manuals, navigation DVDs, and the tool kit are present in their correct booklets, as are both sets of keys.
The dry sump Ferrari F136 R engine provides nearly 400 horsepower and benefits from a Tubi exhaust bellowing a sonorous roar throughout the rev range. Docile in traffic but a complete thoroughbred when driven hard, the engine starts easily, revs smoothly, and its quality reflects the exacting service schedule of the car’s past. Similarly, the gearbox is in perfect shape, with a recent scan showing 70% clutch life remaining. Gentle when light on the throttle, but savage when the pedal stays down, the Cambiocorsa system is straightforward and immensely satisfying. A full auto mode is also provided and works well.
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