This is a 2002 Maserati 3200GTA Assetto Corsa finished in silver with a black leather interior with red piping. The car has done 82,000 miles.
Sir Stirling Moss’ favourite Grand Prix car was the Maserati 250F of which he raced his privately owned 250F for the full 1954 season. Which may be why Stirling Moss was present when the Maserati 3200 GT was presented to the press in September 1998 by Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, along with Giorgetto Giugiarox, the designer of the car.
The Maserati 3200GT is a four-seater grand tourer produced from 1998 to 2002, replacing the Shamal as the flagship grand tourer of the marque. The luxury coupé had a good pedigree with the Ghibli, Bora and Merak amongst its stable. Interior design was commissioned to Enrico Fumia and completed by 1995. In 1999, an automatic transmission equipped model of the 3200 GT became available, either referred to as 3200 GT Automatica or 3200 GTA. Introduced at the March 1999 Geneva Motor Show, it was equipped with a 4-speed conventional torque converter automatic transmission supplied by Australian firm BTR. The engine output remained unchanged, though the engine was set up specifically for the automatic transmission; according to Maserati, the weight increase over the manual gearbox was limited to 30 kg (66 lb), for a 1,620 kg (3,571 lb) total kerb weight. This model was produced until 2002 and in total only 2,106 GTA cars were produced.
Developed with the intention of delivering a more engaging and driver focused grand tourer, the Assetto Corsa handling package incorporated lower and stiffer springs, a thicker front anti-roll bar, brake ventilation ducts, uprated brake pads, and a sharper steering rack. Just 259 cars were built with the Assetto Corsa package; only 75 were sold in the UK, and this car is number 15 of 75.
Under the bonnet sits the twin-turbo 3.2-litre V8 engine producing up to 370bhp and coupled to an automatic gearbox.
There are no significant dents or dinks in the body work but the paint work is scruffy all around the car. Inside, the leather trim and interior show some signs of wear and tear befitting the cars age and mileage.
This car comes with the original owners manual and operating booklet for the Becker sound system. There is also the original service booklet which contains 3 stamps from Maserati main dealerships and a further service from a specialist in 2008. After that, a thick wedge of invoices takes over to complete the cars extensive service history. The documents suggest the car has had plenty of money spent on it since new and the file also contains every Mot from new as well as the original EEC certificate of conformity.
She's had 5 former keepers and passed an MoT in April 0f 2022. This is a rare limited edition in useable condition at a great price.