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ClassicsThis 1971 Maserati Mexico Is Super Rare (and Might Be a Super Value)

18:21  08 january  2019
18:21  08 january  2019 Source:   automobilemag.com

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Is Super Rare ( and Might Be a Super Value ). I say this in good conscience as I recommend those on a budget to check out this fabulous 1971 Maserati Mexico currently up for grabs on Bring So consider the Mexico . It almost matches the elegance of the Ferrari but has only three-quarters of

I say this in good conscience as I recommend those on a budget to check out this fabulous 1971 Maserati Mexico currently up for grabs on Bring a We ' re just saying that those financially healthy enough to consider something exotic from the 1970s and 1980s should stop and create a realistic

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Be careful out there, folks. One impulsive bid can lead to months or years of mechanical heartache and financial ruin, all because you splurged on an absurdly unreliable classic that seemed like a better idea in theory than it does sitting under a cover in your driveway, relieving itself of vital fluids almost as quickly as it empties your bank ledger.

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I say this in good conscience as I recommend those on a budget to check out this fabulous 1971 Maserati Mexico currently up for grabs on Bring a Trailer. Well, not any budget—you'll likely need another budget to care for a 40-plus-year-old Italian car, which are hardly poster children for mechanical solidity. We're just saying that those financially healthy enough to consider something exotic from the 1970s and 1980s should stop and create a realistic idea of what they want from a classic before plunking down half a million on a bottomless money pit.

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This 1971 Maserati Mexico Is Super Rare ( and Might B Where the GranTurismo is in more dire need of an update is with its gearbox. The ZF six-speed is a relic at this point, and prone to somewhat lazy downshifts if you leave the reins in the computer’s hands.

This 1971 Maserati Mexico Is Super Rare ( and Might B Some Arizona Residents are Attacking Waymo’s S Every Tesla Just Got ,000 A new Bugatti is a momentous event. Discounting special editions, only two new Bugatti models were created for limited consumption in the past 25 years.

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Do you really need that $300,000 Ferrari 365 GTC/4? Sure, it has 12 cylinders and a Ferrari badge up front, but are you getting your money's worth? Unless you really, really want that car, your chrome might be a little dulled the minute you see that stunning 250GT SWB skip the line at the concours entrance.

So consider the Mexico. It almost matches the elegance of the Ferrari but has only three-quarters of the mechanical hassle in theory—that Ferrari V-12 is great, right up until it needs all six carburetors adjusted. The Maserati scoots along with a big, thumpin' 4.7-liter V-8, spitting out an understressed 290 horsepower compared to the Ferrari's 335.

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This power is sent to the rear wheels through a five-speed ZF-sourced manual transmission. According to the listing, the engine was refreshed sometime during the seller's ownership with a fuel-system rebuild, the fuel tanks were cleaned, and the carburetor and brake system have been rebuilt. A "tune-up" was performed in early 2018. There's only 27,000 miles on the odometer, so this should prove to be something less than tired.

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This 1971 Maserati Mexico Is Super Rare ( and Might B Now, Tyson’s F50 is back up for grabs, carrying a high pre-sale estimate of ,400,000. This might seem lofty, but according to Hagerty Insurance, this is a cool ,000,000 more than the regular sale price, and right in-line with the newer

This 1971 Maserati Mexico Is Super Rare ( and Might B Meanwhile, a 1963 Porsche 356 B Carrera 2 Cabriolet found a new home at ,250,000. One of just 67 such cars ever produced, this Porsche is an elegant road car that features the rare 130-hp four-cam racing engine, which helped

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If its rarity you're after, only 175 Mexicos with the 4.7-liter engine were reportedly built, making this rarer than many of the contemporary 2+2 Ferraris. It's not going to be as cheap to run (or to buy) as the 1981 Pontiac Bonneville Safari we posted a little while back, but this is likely one of the lowest-impact cruisers you can still nab from one of the most iconic automakers in the business. Head over to Bring a Trailer to get a bid in before it's too late.

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