Maserati Mexico 4200

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Body styleCoupé
TransmissionManual
Mileage80642 km
Year1969
VAT / MarginMargin
  • Matching numbers
  • Maserati Certified
  • Original interior
  • Nice drivers example
Price on request

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We have not one but two of the mere 485 built: the Mexico. A rarity that perhaps didn’t receive the recognition it deserved in its early years. It is a unique and stylish coupe that accommodates four people. Designed by Vignale, guaranteeing its own style and distinctive design. Out of those 485, 310 were delivered with the characteristic 4.2-litre V8, a highly distinctive engine for Maserati. The remaining 175 cars had the 4.7-litre engine on board, which we also have in our inventory. For the blue one, please feel free to check elsewhere on our website.

At the Turin Motor Show in 1965, Maserati unveiled a prototype based on a 4.9-litre 5000 GT chassis. The design was created by Virginio Vairo, who worked at Vignale. The model received an incredibly positive reception at the show and was later sold to the Mexican President, Adolfo López Mateos. The car soon became known as the Mexico. When John Surtees won the Mexican Grand Prix the following year in his Cooper-Maserati T81, it became clear to Maserati that coincidences do not exist, and decided to create a production version of the Mexico.

In 1966, the Mexico became a reality, now built on the shortened platform of the first-generation Quattroporte. Initially, the Mexico was only available with a 4.7-litre V8, with the cylinder banks beautifully positioned at a 90-degree angle. Four double 38 DCNL5 Webers fed the engine, resulting in 290 horsepower from the eight cylinders. Those were significant figures for that era. In 1969, the smaller 4.2-litre version became available. You may have already noticed that we are dealing with an early 4.2-litre variant.

During the production years (1966-1972), the Mexico underwent several changes. The already luxurious interior was upgraded, making leather upholstery, electric windows, a wooden dashboard, and air conditioning standard features. Power steering was also present. An automatic transmission was optional but not included in this particular model. Fortunately, because the manual gearbox pairs fantastically with the V8.

Although the 4.2-litre variant originally came with steel wheels, this particular example has the stylish and sought-after 650×15″ Borrani wire wheels. Please note that the car was originally delivered with these wheels, as mentioned in the Maserati Classiche certificate. The Mexico was also the first Maserati equipped with power-assisted disc brakes on all wheels. Power steering is also present in the Mexico, which is convenient for a not-so-light car like this 2+2.

This black Mexico has a very stylish presence. Given the car’s recipe, that is no surprise: black paint, cognac-coloured leather upholstery, and plenty of chrome. It’s virtually impossible to create anything that would not be elegant with these ingredients.

Original and well-preserved, that’s how this Mexico prefers to be described. The paintwork has been neatly redone in the past, resulting in a car that is hard to take your eyes off. The condition is impeccable, with chrome, paint, shine, and details all as expected. The panel gaps are also clean, with the seams between the body panels in excellent order.

The interior is typically Italian: beautiful gauges, wood, lots of leather, and a very stylish design. The entire interior appears to be new and has developed a tasteful patina. The dashboard features beautifully lacquered wood, housing the Veglia Borletti instruments. It’s a stunning place to be.

The car comes with a Maserati Classiche certificate, confirming that it has matching numbers. Therefore, the magnificent eight-cylinder engine is the same one with which the car left the factory in 1969.

In short, it is a very well-maintained Mexico with a characterful patina that gives it a beautiful, original appearance. Mechanically, the car is in perfect order, with maintenance carried out diligently over the years and documented through the accompanying invoices. Together with the proper certificates and the fact that this car retains its original engine and wheels, it has become a highly desirable classic.

Gallery Aaldering is Europe’s leading Classic Cars specialist since 1975! Always 400 Classic and Sportscars in stock, please visit www.gallery-aaldering.com for the current stock list (all offered cars are available in our showroom) and further information. We are located near the German border, 95 km from Düsseldorf and 90 km from Amsterdam. So easy traveling by plane, train, taxi and car. Transport and worldwide shipping can be arranged. No duties/import costs within Europe. We buy, sell and provide consignment sales (selling on behalf of the owner). We can arrange/provide registration/papers for our German (H-Kennzeichen, TÜV, Fahrzeugbrief, Wertgutachten usw.) and Benelux customers. Gallery Aaldering, Arnhemsestraat 47, 6971 AP Brummen, The Netherlands. Tel: 0031-575-564055. Quality, experience and transparency is what sets us apart. We look forward to welcoming you in our showroom