Maserati Mexico 4200 Vignale
First registration 09.1969
Maserati Classiche certified
Only 305 built
Swiss road registration with veteran entry
The Maserati Mexico 4200 Vignale Coupé offered here is one of only 305 built. It was ordered at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1969, produced in May 1969 in Argento Auteuil color and Connolly nera (black) leather, and later delivered to a customer in France through the Maserati dealer Thépenier in Saint-Cloud. The car has been in Switzerland since 1990 and last owned for over 20 years. It has always been perfectly maintained and everything has been done without regard to cost. The last owner alone invested over CHF 130’000 in the car. This beautiful Maserati Mexico 4200 Vignale Coupé is matching numbers, Maserati Classiche certified and is, in the color Celeste Chiaro Metallizzato, on original Borrani spoke rims with center locks and freshly veteran-approved with new tires, in top maintained and very original collector condition. The original Becker Mexico radio/tape and original tool bag including jack come with the car as well as the original owner’s manual and a binder full of receipts and invoices including the factory purchase order and Maserati delivery papers from the period.
At the 1966 Paris Motor Show, Maserati unveiled the Mexico, a four-seat luxury GT coupe with notchback and eight-cylinder V-engine.
The car was built like the Quattroporte, but the first prototype was derived from a damaged 5000 GT, so it was equipped with a 4.9-liter engine.
As a true 4-seater, the Mexico had a very elegant body, designed in-house by Vignale. Unlike Maserati’s other 4-seater coupes, the model’s name did not derive from a racetrack, but was chosen because the prototype – which was once in the hands of Mexican President Adolfo López Mateos in the form of the 5000 GT – returned to Mexico after being presented at the 1965 Turin auto show. Fitting into this picture, although it was pure coincidence, was that John Surtees ended the 1966 Formula One season with a magnificent victory in the Mexican Grand Prix at the wheel of a Cooper-Maserati T81.
The Mexico was finally launched at the 1966 Paris Motor Show. Customers could choose between two engines – with 4.2 or 4.7 liters of displacement, which also powered the Quattroporte. The chassis, on the other hand, was derived from the Quattroporte model series with a wheelbase shortened by eleven centimeters.
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