Maserati’s first four door model made its debut in 1963. The new car, known as the Quattroporte – denoting four doors – had a graceful saloon body styled by the famous stylist / designer Peter Frua and was powered by a 4.1-litre V8 engine featuring the usual four camshafts and four Weber carburetors, while there was a choice of manual ‘ZF’ and automatic transmission. As could be expected from a car of such pedigree, it attracted the rich and famous as buyers, among them Sir Peter Ustinov.
Built year: 1967
Engine type / cc: V8 / 4,136cc
Engine output: 256bhp / 5,600rpm
Top speed: 230 km/h
Number produced: 679