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1978 Maserati Bora Coupe / AM 117/49-US 960 Vehicle Information

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1978 Maserati Bora photograph

1978 Maserati Bora photograph

1978 Maserati Bora photograph

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Sold for $132,000 at 2015 Bonhams : The Scottsdale Auction.
Giorgetto Giugaro and his new Italdesign studio was tasked with designing a new mid-engined two-seat coupe. The result of their work was to become known as the Bora, named for the maritime winds that blow off Italy's Adriatic coastline. The car was given a steel chassis and body monocoque and rested on a 102-inch wheelbase. The first several hundred examples were given Maserati's 4.7-liter 90-degree V8; later examples were powered by an enlarged 4.9-liter version, which offered more power and torque. The engines had a block and cylinder heads formed from aluminum. The engine was mounted longitudinally behind the cockpit. The engine, suspension, and transmission were cradled by a separate steel rear subframe. Giulio Alfieri was tasked with designing the suspension layout. He chose upper and lower wishbones with coil springs at both ends.

With the 4.9-liter engine developing 320 horsepower and offering a top speed of 162 mph, the Bora was certainly in supercar territory. The GT car rested on Campagnolo alloy wheels, and featured a brushed stainless steel roof and windscreen pillars. The interior was rather luxurious, with leather used for on the bucket seats, dash, door trim, center console and rear bulkhead. Standard equipment included electric windows; most examples were given air conditioning.

This particular example was produced near the end of production. It was part of a small collection of high-performance Italian sports cars assembled by their late owner in northern California. It has seen little use and is in rather neglected condition. It is currently finished in Maserati Red, but it appears to have been originally painted yellow.


By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2015



2015 Bonhams : The Scottsdale Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $50,000-USD $100,000 
Sale Price :
USD $132,000

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1978 sales)
1978 Maserati Bora 4.9
Chassis#: AM 117/49-US 960
Sold for USD$132,000
  2015 Bonhams : The Scottsdale Auction
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Maserati Bora Vehicle Profiles
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Maserati Bora Coupe

Model Year: 1973
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Chassis Num: AM117 49US652
Engine Num: AM107 1149648
Model Year: 1973
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Chassis Num: AM117.450
Model Year: 1973
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Chassis Num: AM117/49 620
Engine Num: AM107/11/49 620
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Chassis Num: AM117/49.594
Engine Num: AM107/11/49.594
Model Year: 1973
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Chassis Num: AM117/49/588
Engine Num: AM11749588
Model Year: 1973
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Chassis Num: AM11749478
Model Year: 1973
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Model Year: 1974
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Model Year: 1974
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Model Year: 1974

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Chassis Num: 762
Model Year: 1974
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Chassis Num: AM117-49/US 688
Model Year: 1974
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Chassis Num: AM117/49-US 766
Engine Num: AM107/11/49 766
Model Year: 1974
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Model Year: 1975
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Model Year: 1975
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Chassis Num: AM 117/49-US 1046
Model Year: 1975

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Chassis Num: AM117 US 920
Model Year: 1975
Profile and Auction History
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Chassis Num: AM117/US*916*
Engine Num: AM107/11/49*916*
Model Year: 1975
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Chassis Num: AM11749US918
Model Year: 1975
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Model Year: 1977
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Maserati Bora Coupe

Chassis Num: AM117US1028
Model Year: 1977
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Maserati Bora Coupe

Chassis Num: AM 117/49-US 960
Model Year: 1978
Profile and Auction History


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