Ciao! 1982 Maserati Quattroporte III

by Gunnar Heinrich ::: img via Maserati Club ::: Maserati Quattroporte III

LIKE the Rolls-Royce Camargue, Jaguar XJ40 chassis XJ, and the K-body Caddy Seville of the same decade, the 80s Maserati Quattroporte is a four door GT that today’s Fiat-owned Maserati probably hopes time will forget. Or at least forgive. But for the owners of these distinct 80s grand tourers… the Quattroportes are Masers that you cannot help but love.

Truth is, if you could find that one example that wasn’t completely dodgy you’d be hooked. Kind of like Angelina Jolie in Girl Interrupted – you’re strongly compelled without somehow acknowledging the red flags and orange hazard triangles.

Oh, and this one’s a beauty, too-  just take in that tobacco hide and bird’s eye trim. I bet the V8 just bellows!

Allora, Italian 80s modernism at its most glorious and infamous. For stout hearts and deep pockets.

[Maserati Club]

Thanks, Jim!

November 28, 2011

About the Author: Gunnar Heinrich is publisher of Automobiles De Luxe online and is executive producer of the Automobiles De Luxe Television series on PBS member station CPTV.

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