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This Maserati Khamsin, as offered by Classic Park, has one of the latest production numbers. It is number 392 out of 435. The car is carried out In the colour ‘Rame’ (copper) with ivory-coloured leather. The luggage compartment can be covered with a factory original rolling screen (‘rollo’). This is an extremely rare option. The complete history of this car is known.
The car was build and delivered to a Maserati dealer in Lecce, Italy in august 1980. He registered this car in 1983 and sold it to the company Autosport in Bologna in 1984. In 1985 it was sold again, to a man in Castelfranco Emilia who gave the car to his son in 1991. In 2000 the Khamsin was sold to The Netherlands where It had the same owner for 13 years. It was sold again in 2013 to its current owner who used the car in national and international events conducted by the Maserati Club. The car was been scarcely used by the current owner.
The Khamsin is fully original with matching numbers and was never fully restored. However, ten years ago it was painted in its original colour by a specialised Italian company. Photos of this paintjob are available. While the car was painted, the interior was cleaned as well. The car’s service history is detailed, with extensive services and specialised companies. The past couple of years, the cylinder heads, gearbox, differential and sub frame and parts of the hydraulic system have been reconditioned. The only non-original modification on the Khamsin is the stainless steel exhaust system. The state of maintenance makes this car very reliable and without a doubt suitable for long drives.
Driving this car is a joy, it makes a fantastic sound, is very comfortable and even by today’s standards seriously fast. The brakes are powerful, much better than other supercars form that era. The clutch is hydraulically operated and therefore very light to operate. This makes driving in slow traffic easy, especially in comparison to other cars from that era. The fully functioning air-conditioning system has been modernised to accommodate coolants that are used today.
New original Michelin XWX tires were fitted two years ago and only a few thousand kilometers have been driven since. The original magnesium(!) Campagnolo-rims are in excellent condition. The original instructions book, toolset and the spare wheel are present as well as a very extensive service history.
1983 Maserati Khamsin is listed till salu on ClassicDigest in Koppenhoefstraat 14NL-5283 VK Boxtel by Classic Park for €199000.