1985 Maserati Biturbo
Original window sticker
Thousands of dollars in receipts for upkeep
MIE front air dam installed
Very rare kit
Italian leather interior
Six-cylinder twin turbo engine
Five-speed manual transmission
Fresh Engine Service
When Alejandro de Tomaso acquired Maserati in 1976, he had ambitious plans for the marque. His plan was to combine the prestige of the Maserati brand with a sports car that would be more affordable than the earlier high-priced models that had traditionally made up the Maserati range. In fact, Maserati ceased making supercars like the ones developed under Citron ownership altogether, like the Bora and Khamsin.The Biturbo was initially a strong seller and brought Italian prestige to a wide audience, with sales of about 40,000 units. Sales figures fell in subsequent years. De Tomaso also used another of his companies, Innocenti, to produce Biturbo body panels and also to provide final assembly of Biturbos. De Tomaso later sold Maserati to Fiat, who grouped the company with their erstwhile rival Ferrari.
MotoeXotica Classic Cars is pleased to present this 1985 Maserati Biturbo you see. We purchased this fine auto from a Maserati aficionado in California where the car has been since new. Purchased by the second owner in 1990, he owned the car until 2008 when the previous owner purchased it. Between the last two owners, thousands of dollars were invested, and we have receipts for nearly all of the work done. We have records that go back to October 1985 as well as the original window sticker. The Rosso Corsa Red paint on the car is in great condition and has been professionally resprayed with a base coat / clear coat. There has been a new MIE front air dam installed as well as a rear bumper kit which gives the car a very sporty look. This is an extremely rare and hard to find kit. The bumpers show no damage and are in great condition. The hood louvers are a great addition and look great. These are one of the many subtle enhancements that the car has which also includes dual exhaust and fog lights.
Inside, the Italian leather looks great and shows no significant wear. The dash has been recovered along with the door panels and headliner with alcantara and leather. Typically you will see the headliner sagging along with the fabric in the door panels. None of this is evident in this car. All of the seats are in great condition and the leather looks great. The same goes for the carpet. There has been a Kenwood AM/FM/CD player installed that sounds great out of the Blaupunkt speakers under factory Zendar speaker grills.
Under the hood, the twin turbo six-cylinder runs great since the recent engine workconsisting of rebuilding the carburetor, new head gaskets, re-sealing the upper end, replacing fuel vacuum and cooling lines where needed, cleaning the inter-cooler and boiling the radiator. The power is transferred to the wheels by a five-speed manual transmission. The engine compartment is very clean and has had polished valve covers installed as well as a polished plenum. The motor has just had the timing belt replaced as well as the tensioner bearing. The wheels are incredibly rare, true knock-off 16 x 7.5 chrome MonoToora Itailian wheels wrapped with BF Goodrich G-Force T/A's that all have good tread life left on them. The trunk is very clean and includes many books, car cover, Toora wheel tool as well as a bin of the original parts from the car.
This is an awesome Biturbo that has been owned by two Maserati owners that have taken great care to preserve the car and make it better then new. This is probably one of the nicest we have ever seen. Current mileage shows 75,007, and the VIN number is ZAMAL1108FB312480. The car is being sold on a clean, actual mileage California title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!
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