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Maserati Bora 4.9 1973


In March 1971, the Bora was unveiled at Geneva, and once again, Maserati selected the name of a wind for its dramatic Giorgetto Giugiaro-designed (Ital Design) mid-engine GT.

The Bora featured a sporty but comfortable air-conditioned passenger cabin and a sophisticated, innovative chassis. Citröen encouraged high-pressure hydraulics for the windows, pop-up headlights, adjustable seats and pedal box, plus vented disc brakes. With its ultimate 320 bhp, 4.9-liter V-8 and five-speed gearbox, the Bora was capable of zero-to-60 times of 6.6 seconds and a 170-mph top speed.

Upon its launch, Le Mans champion and noted journalist Paul Frère described the Bora in these terms:

“The Bora is one of the fastest cars on the market at the moment, but its charm lies mostly in the tranquil ease with which it reveals its prowess. A true aristocrat, indeed.”

This very exclusive Maserati Bora 4.9 -of which there were only 275 built-, was once brand new shipped to the USA. According to the chassis number the Bora is a European version.

In 1993 the car returned to Europe and was registered in Germany until 2011 (a copy of the old German badge is present).

During 2011 the Bora was transferred to Sweden, where a restoration of the bodywork and engine overhaul took place. The engine has run only 1058 km after revision. This Maserati Bora is in top condition both inside and out. Everything about this car is functioning properly. The hydraulic brakes, hydraulic adjustable driver’s seat and hydraulically adjustable pedals all work perfectly. For collectors and investors, this is certainly an interesting car to include in their collection.

  • Airbags
  • Floor Mats
  • Leather Package
  • Seat Heating

Technical specifications

Model Bora 4.9
Ignition Bosch coil ignition and distributor
Lubrication concentric gear pump
Transmission ZF 5-speed + reverse synchromesh, rear wheel drive, single dry plate clutch, self-locking differential
Reduction 0,044641204
Gear ratios I=2.58; II=1.52; III=1.04; IV=0.846; V=0.74; R=2.86
Chassis self-supporting body/chassis
Front suspension transversal deformable four-side with coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers and stabiliser bar
Rear suspension coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers and stabiliser bar
Brakes dual hydraulic high pressure circuit, second mechanical system on rear disks for parking
Brakes front 280 mm ventilated disks
Brakes rear 280 mm ventilated disks
Steering rack and pinion with dampers
Cooling system water cooled via a centrifugal pump and two electrically-driven fans
Length 170 inches (4,335 mm)
Width 69.6 inches (1.768 mm)
Height 44.6 inches (1,134 mm)
Wheelbase 102.3 inches (2,600 mm)
Front track 58 inches (1,474 mm)
Rear track 56.9 inches (1,447 mm)
Dry weight 3,549 lbs (1,610 Kg)
Kerb weight 4,034 lbs (1,830 Kg)
Tyres front 205/70 VR 15 Michelin as standard, Pirelli radial on request
Tyres rear 215/70 VR 15 Michelin as standard, Pirelli radial on request
Wheels 7 ½ / 15
Top speed 177 mph (285 kmh)
Bodywork 2-door 2-seater mid-engine coupé
Fuel tank 19.5 Imperial gallon / 25 US gallon (90 litres)
Range 400/500 km (320/400 miles)
Engine 90° V8, mounted longitudinally amidships
Bore and stroke 93.9x89 mm
Total displacement 4,930 cc
Displacements (unitary) 616.25 cc
Compression ratio 8.05.01
Maximum power 330 bhp at 5,500 rpm
Maximum torque 49 Kgm at 4,000 rpm (355.5 lbs/ft)
Timing gear two valves per cylinder, twin overhead camshafts per cylinder bank
Fuel feed naturally aspirated, four Weber 42 DCNF carburettors
Fuel & lubricant N.O 90/100 RM

Maserati Bora 4.9

Top speed peaked at 273 kph (171 mph). 564 Boras rolled of the production line in eight years, nearly half of them in the 4.9 guise. Amongst original Bora owners was long-time Maserati customer Karim Aga Khan and movie producer Carlo Ponti, Sophia Loren’s husband.

A racing version of the Bora was developed in 1973 following the French importer Thepenier’s request to compete in Group Four, but at that time – and after extracting over 430 hp from the car – Maserati could not reach the production figure of 500 cars required to obtain its homologation. The oil crisis, combined with new tax restrictions passed by the Italian government, had, in effect, significantly reduced the market for such high performance cars. Production of the Bora stopped in 1978.

Year: 1973
Body Style: Coupé 2 doors
Mileage: 1058 KM
Transmission: 5-Speed Manual
Location: Netherlands
Drivetrain: Rear-Mid-Engine RWD
Exterior Color: Black
Interior Color: Black
MPG: City / Highway

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