1967 Maserati Mexico 4.7 Coupe

Coachwork by Carrozzeria Vignale

Named in tribute to Cooper-Maserati’s victory in the 1966 Mexican Grand Prix, the Mexico made its debut at the 1966 Turin Motor Show, commemorating John Surtees’ triumph in the final round of the 1966 Formula 1 World Championship. Designed by Carrozzeria Vignale, Maserati’s favored coachbuilder of the era, the Mexico presented a blend of elegance and athleticism, targeting clientele seeking a luxurious yet sportier alternative to the Quattroporte saloon.

Powering the Mexico was Maserati’s renowned four-cam V8 engine, utilized in 4.7-liter capacity, originally designed for competition and refined over time for road use. Generating 290bhp in its 4.7-liter form, the Mexico boasted a top speed of approximately 225km/h (140mph), with some sources suggesting speeds nearing 240km/h (150mph). Additionally, a more fuel-efficient 4.2-liter variant was offered, delivering 260bhp and slightly lower speeds.

Featuring a chassis akin to the Quattroporte, including double wishbone independent front suspension and disc brakes, the Mexico provided a comfortable yet dynamic driving experience. Accommodating four adults and luggage, its interior boasted plush seating and a well-appointed dashboard. Production concluded in 1973 after manufacturing 480 units, with 305 equipped with the 4.2-liter engine, underscoring its exclusivity compared to the more prolific Ghibli.

Photo Source: RM Sotheby’s