1992 MASERATI SHAMAL - £56,000
The Maserati Shamal Biturbo is named after a warm wind in the Mesopotamian desert, the Shamal marked a radical evolution in the Biturbo family tree. Styled by Marcello Gandini it was a proper 2+2 coupé with a very aggressive stance. The wheelbase is the same as the Karifs, but the cabin allows more room for rear passengers.
Meant as an all-out performance GT, the Shamal inaugurated the new generation of V8s. Boasts 4 DOH camshafts 4-valve-heads and the usual twin-turbo, twin intercooler set-up, good for a staggering 326 bhp and 436 Nm of torque from 3.2 liter. The Getrag 6-speed manual gearbox was the first one mounted in a production Maserati, and indeed an advanced feature for the time.
Clad in 245-wide Michelin MXX (225 at the front) with a wider track, the car has redesigned rear suspensions and an electronic adaptive damping system all around. The top claimed speed was 270 kph (169 mph) on the later versions.
Year of Manufacture: March 1992
V8/ 3.2 Liter
Left Hand Drive
2 Previous Owners.
Only driven 45,030km.
Maserati Dating Letter or the Technical Document available.
Matching number Engine, Gearbox and VIN since manufactured.
Originally Shipped to Japan, then Dubai and finally shipped back by me to the UK.
The undercarriage is rock solid, free of rust and all original.
Black leather seats are all in great condition, interior has the expected discoloration for the age.
Factory original air-conditioning system plus the adaptive suspension, with variable damping rates for each wheel.
The car has only been serviced with a change of the Timing Belt since arriving in the UK
DVLA cleared and registered.
The fact that only 369 units of this powerful beast were sold, certainly adds to its investment potential along with having a stylish coupe to drive.
This very same Shamal was bought in Dubai from Tariq Javaid who put a utube video of the car on the road being driven which has had 43K views
- 27980 Miles
- RefCode: DIY1177372