Quattroporte II Barn Find A rare Maserati Quattroporte II prototype has resurfaced. Believed to have been destroyed, AM123.002 has been discovered languishing in a Spanish warehouse after 30 years.
The Quattroporte II was created under Citroën’s ownership of Maserati in 1974. Originally intended to have a redesigned Maserati V8, the car appeared with a modified V6 derived from the Citroën SM and front-wheel drive. The project foundered when Citroën’s interest in Maserati collapsed and the brand was relaunched under Alessandro De Tomaso’s tenure.
Only 13 Quattroporte IIs were built. AM123.002 was sold to Spain and after just 34,000km, an unresolved engine problem led to the car being stored and was subsequently reported as being destroyed. It was discovered during a warehouse clearance in 2017 and obtained by a Belgian collector. It’s to be restored by Mistral Classics, retaining as much of the original paintwork as possible.
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