Rare Alloy Coupe: 1967 Maserati Mistral

This gorgeous 1967 Maserati Mistral is a long-time family owned example with the desirable 4.0L engine and aluminum body panels. The seller describes it as being in his family since new and always a Texas car that remains in completely original condition, right down to the five Borrani aluminum wheels. Although it is not currently running, the car looks like a solid foundation for a project that remains intact and ready for restoration. Find it here on eBay with a Buy-It-Now of $105,000.

The body looks spectacular, with no signs of major damage or dents from poor storage. All lenses and glass appear sound as well, as does the limited amount of chrome ornamentation. The seller does note a small, spider-fracture in the windshield on the driver’s side. Overall, for a vehicle that has been stored since the early 90s, this Maserati remains in shockingly good condition. According to the seller, the cylinders were filled with Marvel Mystery Oil before being parked.

The reason for the long-term hiatus was due to the family member looking after the Maserati falling ill. Although it was a running car under that caretaker’s ownership, the vehicle eventually stopped running before being passed to the current owner. The interior remains in serviceable condition, with the seats splitting and some other cosmetic defects throughout – but not nearly as tatty as you’d expect for a long-idled Texas car. The seller notes the ignition switch is broken.

The Mistral featured Lucas mechanical fuel injection, and the seller admits to not being familiar enough with the system to properly diagnose it. It’s too bad he didn’t have a chance to experience this car at peak performance, as the Mistral was the last Maserati to use the lovely DOHC twin-plug straight six that powered Maserati’s Grand Prix cars. A truly special car. The seller has listed the Maserati with a suggested opening bid of $55,000, but no takers at the moment.

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Comments

  1. healeydays

    Not sure I would pay their asking price seeing that restored ones are not that far away from their buy it now price and that looks to be an expensive restoration.

    https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/maserati/mistral/2138843.html

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    • Rhett

      A better deal all the way around, even if it is the six. First order of business, cut the tailpipes back about a foot!

  2. Rhett

    My second favorite GT behind a 330 California. 100k? Years from now it might look like a bargain.

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  3. Marc

    Looks like a Jensen interceptor

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    • angliagt angliagt Member

      I always thought that these used the same body as an AC.
      They look almost identical,but have never seen the two side-by-
      side.

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    • chrlsful

      hot hatch !

      Like the i6, later motors were a lill much…

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  4. ChasH

    The body is aluminum but underneath appears to be very rusted steel. Luckless fuel injection too.

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  5. t-BONE BOB

    This will be gorgeous when restored

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  6. Gerard Frederick

    Anyone knowing the dismal quality of Maserati will run in the opposite direction. Those who are fooled, well I feel sorry for them. Maseratis are mechanical mistakes and it is quite unbelievable that this error on wheels is regarded with affection by ANYONE.

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  7. JBP

    $ 105,000 is a lot of Money, for a project.. but what a cool one.. love classic Italian sport coupe`s a shame im not the only one..

  8. Del

    The car does indeed look like Jensen.

    Not running and ignition broken.

    Sounds like a theft recovery.

    In average running condition these are valued at 75 grand and up.

    Even his starting bid is too high with no interest to date.

    He may have to adjust his sights

  9. John

    I have one of these, a 1966 4.0 Mistral.
    The ignition switches are prone to fall apart inside. I replaced mine with a NAPA universal switch that crossed over from the original part.
    The Lucas fuel injection, once rebuilt is very reliable.
    Where the aluminum body panels attach to the metal frame, galvanic corrosion can occur.
    The engines are very robust and reliable, unlike a Ferrari or Lambo.
    I agree the starting price is too high. $70k is closer. These bring more money in Europe.

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