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Estimate: £24,000 - £28,000
+buyer's premium of 15% including VAT @ 20%
Launched at the 2004 Geneva Motorshow, the GranSport was a sportier version of its predecessor, the Maserati Coupe. It featured the same delectably sonorous 4244cc V8 engine, however, a new exhaust system, improved intake manifolds, and bigger valves squeezed an extra 10bhp to bring it up to a nice, even 400bhp supported by 333lbs/ft of torque. 0-62mph occupied around 4.9 seconds and the revised aerodynamics enabled a top speed of 180mph. The six-speed paddle shift system ('Cambiocorsa') was also upgraded and re-calibrated resulting in faster, crisper changes and the suspension was lowered by 10mm and the geometry tweaked. Chrome mesh grilles were added to the front and rear bumpers and 19" 'Trofeo' wheels gave the car a much more purposeful look. The interior benefited from sports seats, a slimmer centre console, carbon fibre details and a new steering wheel. All these improvements came together to create the car the Maserati Coupe always should have been but never quite achieved.
This particular example is a 2006 Maserati GranSport V8 delivered through H.R.Owen, London to its first and only owner and is finished in Grigio Alfieri with a Nero leather interior. The original service book accompanies the car and shows three main dealer services at 4,137 miles, 13,280 miles, and 18,417 miles. Most recently, the car has been the recipient of another service at a Ferrari main dealer and it will arrive at the sale with a fresh MOT. Supplied with a UK V5c and its bookpack, this single-owner car has covered a mere 25,432 miles and has to be one of the best of its type currently available on the market.