1966 Maserati Quattroporte Series 1
Engine: 4.1 L  V8
Power output: 256 HP
Transmission: ZF five-speed manual
Suspension: Four-wheel independent
Wheelbase: 110 in
About our 1966 Maserati Quattroporte Series 1
This car has been kept in original condition with constant attention to authenticity while maintaining its road going characteristics. It shows only 76,000 miles from new and was previously part of an exciting private collection of  Maseratis where it enjoyed an indoor existence sparing it from deterioration common with daily use cars. It is finished in dark blue with luxurious matching leather interior and complimented with walnut accents. It is equipped with a ZF five-speed transmission and air conditioning.
History of the 1966 Maserati Quattroporte Series 1
Maserati’s reputation in the 1950s for building fast and competitive race cars stimulated the growth of  an ever increasing demand for road going cars. With this interest in daily use cars, Prince Karim Aga Khan ordered a special Maserati 5000 WP,  designed by Pietro Frua. The following year, Maserati debuted the first-generation Quattroporte of 1963, which bore a striking resemblance to the Aga Khan design. Born was the Series 1 Quattroporte sedan, a powerful road car suitable for spirited driving down the new and improved roads of Europe.  Quattroporte, meaning four-doors in Italian, was a luxury automobile produced by Maserati at various times during its history.

From 1963 through 1966 a total of 230 examples of the Quattroporte Series I were constructed.  In 1966, minor aesthetic changes occurred including the addition of twin headlights, already standard on U.S. cars. It was equipped with a 4.1 L, V8 engine, producing 256 HP at 5,600 rpm, and either a five-speed ZF manual transmission or a three-speed automatic. Maserati claimed a top speed of 143 mph. Later a 4.7-liter V8 engine became available from 1968, that produced nearly 300 HP.