Lot 139

1967 Maserati Mexico 4.7 Coupé By Vignale

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€120,000 - €140,000 EUR | Not Sold

Monaco | Monte Carlo, Monaco

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Chassis No.
AM112/1 162
Engine No.
AM112/1 162
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Previous US title
  • One of 485 Maserati Mexicos built from 1966 to 1973; one of 175 produced with the larger 4.7-litre V-8 engine
  • Finished in factory-correct Rosso Cordoba with a Senape interior
  • Equipped with air conditioning and power steering
  • The ideal candidate for comfortable long-distance touring
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The Maserati Mexico’s body is based on a prototype example that was fitted to a 5000 GT chassis, exhibited by Vignale on the coachbuilder’s show stand at the Salone di Torino in October 1965. The prototype show car was sold to the Mexican president of the day, Adolfo López Mateos, and the subsequent production car was named after him.

This is one of just 175 examples of the Mexico fitted with Maserati’s 4.7-litre DOHC V-8 engine, rated for 290 brake horsepower and paired with a five-speed ZF gearbox. Compared to the version of the car with the smaller 4.2-litre engine, of which 305 units were built, the larger displacement option is rarer and subsequently coveted by enthusiasts. The Mexico became the first Maserati to be equipped with servo-assisted disc brakes on all four wheels, and—with its coupé body shell poised over a 2,640 mm wheelbase—fits the profile of a plush grand tourer of choice for significant road trips, ably assisted by the impressive powertrain.

Produced on 22 September 1967, correspondence from Maserati shows this car was originally delivered to West Nyack, New York. This Mexico was finished in Rosso Cordoba with a Senape interior, and today the car retains these original factory colours. It features power steering, air conditioning, and a wood-rimmed steering wheel, a wood dashboard, and door cappings. Brown carpet covers the floor, and the headlining is cream leather. The car includes a ratcheting jack and a spare wire wheel. While the early history of this example remains largely unknown, the car lived in Florida for several decades before being imported into France in 2016.

This Mexico is a charming example of Maserati’s two-door grand tourer. With the larger engine and five-speed gearbox, it should provide its new owner with lively performance and a memorable driving experience.