Selling your classic car? It's FREE to list your car on Honest John Classics | No thanks

H Reg Maserati Indy in 21st June H&H Sale

Published 27 May 2014

On 21 June, H&H Classics will offer a Verde Metallizzato 1970 Maserati Indy 4.2 V8 at its Rockingham Castle auction.

This is an important year for Maserati aficionados because it was 100 years ago when Alfieri and Ettore Maserati set up a small tuning business in Bologna. Later, they were joined by other brothers Bindo and Ernesto, and together produced some of the most successful racing cars of the inter-war years.

A Maserati customer was always one who valued effortless comfort over long distances rather than out-and-out performance, and few models epitomise this better than the Indy, a generous 2+2 by Vignale first presented at the 1969 Geneva Show. The name ‘Indy’ commemorated Maserati’s victories at the Indianapolis 500 in 1939 and 1940.

With a four-cam, 4.2-litre V8 producing 260hp, the new car promised a top speed of over 150mph – for four adults. And it was able to deliver this in typical Maserati style: high quality leather, chromed switches and gear-lever, a practical glass hatch-back over the generous 18cu ft luggage area, with twin fuel tanks for serious European travelling.

This magnificent Maserati Indy was first registered on 1 July 1970 and has spent much of its life in mainland Europe. It has been the subject of an extensive four-year restoration in Germany that included a bare-metal respray, thorough engine overhaul and full interior re-trim. For the last three years the car has been with the same British collector. Left-hand drive, it has power-assisted steering and the desirable 5-speed manual gearbox.

H&H Classics’ managing Director, Simon Hope, is an avid enthusiast of the marque and strongly believes that these big-engined Maseratis represent great value:

“We’ve seen such a colossal rise in values of equivalent Lamborghinis, Ferraris and Aston Martins, the time of the Trident has surely come. Think about it: Moss, Fangio and Nuvolari won races for Maserati, and you can trace the origins of the Indy’s quad-cam motor to the 450S sports-racer. “Besides, what other car will take four adults and a fair bit of luggage in such style? With that badge… and in such an evocative colour from the 1970s?”

The 1970 Maserati Indy 4.2 is estimated at £35,000 - 45,000.

For more information on this and other early entries to H&H Classics' Rockingham sale, held in association with the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts' Club, go to www.handh.co.uk
The catalogue for H&H's Rockingham Castle 21st June sale,closes this Friday 30th May at 12:00pm. If you have a motorcar that you wish to consign please contact info@handh.co.uk.

The latest highlights include:

1925 Bentley 3/4.5 Litre Tourer (Main Image)
Desirable 9ft 9.5in wheelbase car and used for numerous overseas tours

1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Limousine
Coachwork by Hooper and known to the Phantom III Technical Society

1952 Bentley MKVI 4.5 Litre Special
Lightweight GRP bodywork and desirable 'big bore' engine

1963 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Drophead Coupe
Converted by former HJ Mulliner employee John McKenzie in 1985

1965 Mercedes-Benz 230 SL
Older restoration, soft-top and hardtop roofs, manual transmission

1983 Jaguar XJ6 4.2
One previous family owner and 24,400 miles from new

1991 Alfa Romeo Spider S4
Formerly owned by a Belgian Countess and upgraded with Alfaholics fast-road suspension

Entered from a Private Collection:

1955 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud Standard Steel Saloon
Exhibited at the 1955 Earls Court Motor Show
1956 Bentley S1 James Young Four-Door Sports Saloon
Exhibited at the 1956 Earls Court Motor Show
1976 Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible
Two owners from new and much past restoration work
1993 Bentley Continental R
Extensive service history, 64,000 miles and private registration
1984 Mercedes-Benz 380 SL
Previous owner for eighteen years, hardtop and soft-top roofs
1969 Citroen DS21 Safari Estate
Five-speed semi-automatic transmission, LPG conversion
1974 BMW 3.0 CSL
1 of 500 RHD cars, factory reconditioned engine
1975 Bristol Type 411
Current family ownership virtually from new

Comments

Add a comment

 

Ask Honest John