1960s / 2014 Los Angeles Motor Show / Italian / Maserati

Live from the Los Angeles Motor Show: 1963 Maserati Quattroporte

ranwhenparked-laas-maserati-quattroporte-1963-2Maserati is celebrating its 100th anniversary at this year’s edition of the Los Angeles Motor Show by displaying a rare first-generation Quattroporte.

Owned by California’s Riverside Museum, the example pictured below is the sixth Quattroporte built and likely the oldest example that is still in running condition. It is entirely original but it has been given a new coat of paint, new carpet and new upholstery.

Power comes from a 4.1-liter V8 engine that traces its roots back to the unit that powered the 450 S race car. Linked to a five-speed manual transmission developed by ZF, the V8 generates 260 horsepower at 5,000 rpms and 289 lb-ft. of torque at 3,800 rpms, enough to send the Quattroporte from zero to 6o mph in 8.2 seconds and on to a top speed of 145 mph (233 km/h).

Maserati built less than 800 examples of the first-gen Quattroporte from 1963 to 1969.

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