1984 Maserati Bitrubo - Professional Drivetrain Swap from Fuel-Injected '87
Price: - Item location: Wilmette, Illinois, United States
- Make: Maserati
- Model: Biturbo
- Year: 1984
- Mileage: 56,514
- VIN: ZAMAL1102EB317799
- Number of cylinders: 6
- Power options: Power Windows
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Options: CD Player, Leather Seats
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1984 Maserati BiturboYou are bidding on a mechanically sorted Maserati Biturbo with an unmatched pedigree.
History: This was the personal car of the owner of Fremont Foreign Auto, an Italian car specialist in Fremont, CA. He swapped the drivetrain along with the rear end, wheels, and some interior components from the donor vehicle, which I was told had covered less than 20k miles.
Reliability: Fuel-injected 2.5L twin turbo V6 and five-speed manual transmission from a 1987 Maserati Zagato Spyder (same platform, so everything bolts right in). Fuel injection cures many of the reliability problems that colored early Biturbos' reputations.- California BAR certified- New fuel pump and alternator were installed in November 2017.- No other needs or issues. I would drive it across country tomorrow.
Character:The throbbing exhaust note and 3,000rpm turbo rush give the car a far richer personality than contemporary BMW, Mercedes, or Alfa alternatives.The chrome tubing and wrinkle-coated valve covers under the hood is more in-line with Ferrari than even Alfa.
Body:- Paint is excellent and body is straight- Surface corrosion around the edges of the hood vents is the only rust
Interior:- Aftermarket CD/Bluetooth stereo with phone/microphone interface- Period correct Momo steering wheel with Maserati crest- Odometer inoperable but 56,514 indicated- A/C condenserkicks on, no visible leaks, but air is slightly cooler than ambient at best
Reason for Sale:- I acquired the car from a dealer in Idaho this spring. You can see dozens of pictures on his site: http://www.modernclassicautos.com/1984-maserati-biturbo/- His walk-around video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgKheP3ORe0&t=106s- You can see the car, with other Maserati, Ferrari, and Alfa Romeo, on the Freemont Auto site: https://www.fremontforeignauto.com/
I have moved and lost a garage space, so I would prefer to sell it rather than park it outside.