1974 Maserati Merak Coupe / AM122US1382 Chassis Information

1974 Maserati Merak photograph

1974 Maserati Merak photograph

1974 Maserati Merak1974 Maserati Merak
Coupe
Chassis #: AM122US1382
Sold for $22,000 at 2012 Mecum - Anaheim, CA.
Sold for $44,000 at 2013 Bonhams - Quail Lodge Auction.
Maserati's mid-engined supercar - the Bora - was followed-up by the Merak. It was launched at the 1972 Paris Motor Show and was a direct competitor for the Ferrari Dino 246 and used a stretched version of the Maserati-built four-cam V6 that had debuted in the Citroen SM. At the time, the Citroen company owned Maserati, so the Merak made use of the SM's transmission and power-operated, all-disc braking. Derived from a V8 engine designed by the great Giulio Alfieri, Maserati's V6 was increased in capacity from the SM's 2,675cc to 2,965cc for the Merak and developed 190bhp. Top speed was in the neighborhood of 152 mph. The car featured a unitary chassis and an all-independent suspension. Other features of the Merak included 2+2 seating and superior all-round vision thanks to its rear 'flying buttresses'.

A more powerful version, the 'SS', arrived for 1975, followed later by a 2.0-liter version - the Merak 2000 GT - introduced to take advantage of Italy's taxation rates for vehicles displacing less than 2,000cc.

Production of the Merak continued until 1983, after 1,832 had been built. Only 630 of these being the original version which had a production lifespan of 1972-1974.

Chassis no. AM122US1382
This is a numbers-matching Merak that has had only two private, San Francisco Bay Area-based owners from new. The first owner was Mr. William Bradley of Mountain View, California. It has the rarely seen European-specification chrome bumpers, direct from the Maserati factory in Italy. These bumpers replaced the much-disliked US 'impact bumpers' which did no favors to the attractive wedge-shaped GT.

The second owner was Frank Pepler of San Francisco, who had a complete engine-out restoration performed to Concours standards. The car was refinished in its original fly yellow color with its aluminum flying buttress rear roof pillars. Inside there is a black leather interior with a mouse hair dashboard. There is a Blaupunkt AM/FM radio, automatic antenna, clock, and power windows.


By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2013


2013 Bonhams - Quail Lodge Auction

Sale Price :
$44,000

2012 Mecum - Anaheim, CA

Sale Price :
$22,000

2018 1
2017 1
2014 1
2013 1
2012 2
2011 2
2010 1
2004 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2018$62,000$62,0001
2017$96,857$96,8571
2014$25,850$25,8501
2013$44,000$44,0001
2012$27,500$33,0002
2011$19,010$26,9502
2010$13,500$13,5001
2004$24,965$24,9651

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1974 sales)
1974 Maserati Merak Coupe
Sold for $62,000
  2018 Shannons - Sydney Classic
 
1974 Maserati Merak Coupe
Sold for $96,857
  2017 Shannon's - Sydney Summer Classic
 
1974 MASERATI MERAK 2 DOOR HARDTOP
Chassis#: AM122US1390
Sold for $25,850
  2014 Barrett-Jackson : Palm Beach
 
1974 Maserati Merak
Chassis#: AM122US1382
Sold for $44,000
  2013 Bonhams - Quail Lodge Auction
1974 Maserati Merak image  1974 Maserati Merak image  
1974 Maserati Merak 3.0L, 5-Speed
Chassis#: AM122US1382
Sold for $22,000
  2012 Mecum - Anaheim, CA
1974 Maserati Merak image  1974 Maserati Merak image  
1974 Maserati Merak Coupe 3 Litre - 5 speed
Chassis#: AM122US1390
Sold for $33,000
  2012 Russo & Steel - Monterey
 
1974 MASERATI MERAK
Sold for $26,950
  2011 Auctions America - Spring Carlisle
 
1974 Maserati Merak
Sold for $11,070
  2011 Branson Collector Car Auction
 
1974 Maserati Merak 2S
Sold for $13,500
  2010 Mecum Auctions - St. Charles Auction
 
1974 Maserati Merak
Chassis#: AM1220886
Sold for $24,965
  2004 Coys- British and Continental Sports and Touring cars
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1974 Maserati Merak's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1974 Maserati Merak 2012 Auctions America Spring Carlisle$21,250  

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Maserati Merak1978 Coupe
Chassis Num: AM122.A.US.2258
Engine Num: AM 114.63.30.610.128
Chassis information for the Maserati Merak SS1979 Coupe
Chassis Num: AM1220606

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