In the garage in the US has found a unique coupe the Maserati Merak with nearly fully decayed body. About the find said on your YouTube channel blogger Roma-Urraco, searching for “time capsule”.
Such cars Maserati produced only 10 years – from 1972 to 1983. The company produced 1830 instances, and the model was positioned as a competitor to the Ferrari 308 and Lamborghini Urraco. The shape of the car developed the legendary Giorgetto Giugiaro: its authorship belongs to the design of the first generation of the Volkswagen Golf, Fiat Panda and Punto, as well as the Audi 80 and many sports cars of the brands Alfa Romeo, De Tomaso, Maserati and Lotus.
As you can see in the video, Merak is in poor condition – the car spent many years on the street without movement of any care. However, the original details are not lost: in the trunk is the spare wheel in the cabin with factory mats with the logo-a Trident. The odometer stood at a little over 34 thousand miles (about 55 thousand miles).
The engine was taken out, but not claimed – he found in the garage near the car. The coupé was driven by a 3.0-liter V6 producing 190 horsepower and is paired with a five-speed manual transmission. Maximum speed was 240 miles per hour.
Fate rare Maserati Merak in question: it can be put on the scrap, unless there is an enthusiast willing to Finance a complete restoration.