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)

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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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