One of the most beautiful four-seater coupes ever produced was introduced by Maserati in 1969, the streamlined Indy designed by the great Giovanni Michelotti for Vignale. A more-accommodating alternative to the fabulous Ghibli, the Indy was conceived as a fast luxury transporter for long-distance touring.
The Pick of the Day is a low-mileage 1972 Maserati Indy in the striking color combination of Arancia (a pale orange) with a black leather interior. The St. Louis, Missouri, dealer advertising the Masser on ClassicCars.com describes it as being in “spectacular condition.”
The Indy is powered by Maserati’s 4.7-liter V8 rated at 290 horsepower and linked with a five-speed manual transmission, which is much preferred over the automatic. The engine is all-aluminum with four camshafts and is fed by four dual-throat Weber carburetors.
Fulfilling its role as a luxurious GT, the Indy is loaded with premium features, and the car’s sumptuous interior looks in the photos to be in like-new condition.
“This magnificent motorcar is believed to have been driven just 18,437 miles from new, and it still retains its original 4.7-liter matching-numbers engine,” the dealer says in the ad. “It is fitted with many desirable options including power steering, power windows, factory air conditioning, Koni shocks, and desirable ZF five-speed manual transmission.”
“Equipped with power steering, a pair of back seats and a large rear hatch that included the rear window, the Indy is a much more practical and pleasant to drive car than the Ghibli and could be enjoyed more regularly.”
Prices for vintage Maseratis have not skyrocketed as much as those of classic Ferraris, but they can get pricey. This Indy is offered by the dealer for $149,900, which is well above Hagerty’s price guide figure for a No. 1 car.
This coupe does seem to be in superb condition, however, as shown in the extensive photo gallery with the ad, and it includes full documentation and service records, the dealer says. So, it could be worth the extra outlay for the right well-funded collector.
To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day