Wednesday, July 05, 2006

If Only I Had a Garage: 1982 Maserati Quattroporte



Okay, seriously, this is my if-only-I-had-a-garage car of all time. The Series III Maserati Quattroporte: massively imposing but impeccably elegant, the classic '70s creased-and-folded Giugiaro wedge writ extravagantly large, with an interior that called to mind an Italian bordello and a big ol' twin-cam V-8 hooked up to a GM Turbo Hydromatic Chrysler TorqueFlite. What more could you want?

These were $70,000 cars when new, and that was a fucking long time ago. The buy-it-now on this one is $2995. Grab a hair dryer and peel off that horrible gold pinstriping, swap out the cheesy faux-BBS rims and you got yourself a beaut!

(Alright this one might look a little rough but I swear, you can get a pristine example for like $7500. I'm dying over here.)

Click on the pic to check out the auction.

2 Comments:

Anonymous alan said...

there is something exceedingly, grossly, obscenely attractive about the old q'portte. wet dreams about a fat opera singer - love it.

7:08 PM  
Blogger Davis Chino said...

PEET! You and yr QP obsession....

8:40 PM  

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