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Maserati Merak : 1974

Only 1699 were built.
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The Merak was built with Citroen parts to help keep production costs down. Only 1699 were built with the 3.0 litre v6 between 1972 and 1983.


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1974 Maserati Merak. (image credit: Coys).

The Maserati Merak, announced at the Paris Salon of 1972, was a little brother to the mid-engined V8 Bora. It used the same Ital Design steel body, but with a smaller V6, 3-liter engine, as found in the Citroen SM coupee that liberated space for two child-sized rear seats.

The all-alloy powerplant, equipped with triple Weber carburetors, had been built by Maserati for Citroen at the Modena factory, as Citroen had a controlling interest in Maserati during the early '70s. Thus the five-speed transaxle used in the front-wheel drive SM could also be found in the Merak, adapated for rear-wheel drive.

The outright performance of the Merak was quick by most standards, with a top speed of 135 mph and 0 to 60 in 8.2 seconds. Fuel consumption worked out at a reasonable 19 miles to the gallon. Meraks were known to handle quite proficiently as the mid-engine design provided fine balance and traction. Additionally a small amount of luggage space was made available in the nose of the car.

(source: Sports Car Market)


MASERATI BROCHURES
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Maserata Merak catalog cover.

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A very rare, 16 page Bora (on left) Merak (on right) factory brochure, "The Wind & the Star". (source: Maseratti Net).

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1978 Maserati Merak 2000 brochure cover.

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Merak 2000 GT Sticker.

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Maserati Merak Emissions Plaque (110 x 120mm).

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COMMENTS
galih rachdityo3208 days ago

this is one of the great car that have ever build in the 70's

MC M32956 days ago

It's only a matter of time before these cars become truly collectable. The production numbers say it all. As the writer of this page states "Only 1699 were built". We will not see prices like this in 3 to 5 years from now. In the interim, if you buy one, you have a great mid-engine, Italian, sexy, semi-exotic sports car to drive and enjoy!

Shawn2388 days ago

Very cool car! It reminds me quite a bit of the Pantera, which is one of my favorites.

Being a Maserati, of course, makes it cooler than the Pantera. Especially being built with Weber carburetors.

Shawn

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