The Maserati Bora is a mid-engined two-seat coupe manufactured by Maserati from 1971 to 1978. The Bora featured a sporty but comfortable cabin with air conditioning and an innovative chassis. The Citroen-based, high-pressure hydraulics controlled the windows, pop-up headlights, adjustable seats and pedal box, as well as the ventilated disc brakes. With its 320-hp, 4,930-cc mid-engine V-8 and five-speed manual transmission, the Bora was capable of 0- to 60-mph times in 6.6 seconds, and a top speed exceeding 160-mph.
This 4.9-liter Bora was delivered new to Maserati Automobiles, Inc. in Los Angeles, California. It was originally specified with Nero paint and Red Connolly Leather interior. Today, the car still retains its stunning original color combination as verified by the Maserati Classiche department.
Ten years ago, this Bora was sold to a Palm Springs collector who subsequently commissioned a complete engine rebuild from Dino Motors of San Mateo, California.
Its most recent service was carried out by DGR Performance of Oceanside, California in 2011. This service included rebuilding or replacing suspension bushings, ball joints, a hydraulic pump and a new exhaust muffler. Since its engine rebuild, this Bora has accumulated only 3,000 miles.
The car will be offered on Saturday, July 18, 2015, and is estimated to fetch $190,000 – $240,000.