320 bhp, 4,930 cc DOHC V-8 engine with four Weber DCNF carburetors, Automatic transmission, four-wheel independent suspension with coil springs and telescopic hydraulic dampers, and hydraulically actuated front and rear disc brakes. Wheelbase: 100.3 in.
- Asking price: $200,000 USD
- Chassis no. 1200
- Engine no. 2123
- Body no. 550103
Introduced as production of the Ghibli was coming to a close, Maserati unveiled the Khamsin at the 1973 Paris Motor Show. Offering 2+2 seating, the Khamsin was fitted with Maserati’s 4.9-liter DOHC V-8 engine, which was capable of producing 320 brake horsepower, leading to a top speed of 172 mph. This would be the first Maserati with a unitary construction bodyshell, and also the first front-engined Maserati with a four-wheel independent suspension. Maserati borrowed hydraulic braking, clutch assistance, and power-steering systems from parent company Citroën, which gave the car’s road manners a sophisticated feeling. The driver’s seat and headlight pods were also hydraulically actuated.
Currently, the car displays less 58,000 miles on its odometer, all of which are believed to be original. This Khamsin presents very nicely throughout and would make a wonderful weekend driver. The car is accompanied by a set of owner’s manuals, parts manuals, and some extensive Khamsin maintenance material.
As the last Maserati constructed under Citroën management, the Khamsin holds an interesting place in the company’s history. With only 430 produced, they are seldom seen but have a passionate following of enthusiasts and owners.
Complete overhauls within the last 5,000 miles include (but not limited to) Engine, Paint, suspension and hydraulic system maintenance.
The overall fit and finish is great, however the interior has been left in a very clean original state. So if your looking for that irreplaceable factory driving experience from within, this is your car.