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1986 Maserati BiTurbo Spyder Vehicle Profile

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1986 Maserati BiTurbo photograph

1986 Maserati BiTurbo photograph

1986 Maserati BiTurbo photograph

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The Maserati Biturbo (pronounced Bee-Turbo) was introduced into the United States in 1984. The coupe featured a 2.5-liter V6 SOHC engine that developed 185 horsepower at 5500 RPM. The Biturbo had originally been introduced in Europe in late 1982 with a 2.0-Liter engine.

The engine was derived and heavily modified from the 2.0-liter Maserati Merak engine used in the Italian home market. It was an aluminum 90-degree V6 with cast-iron wet cylinder liners, three valves per cylinder, with one exhaust valve and two intake vales of dissimilar sizes. The engine bore was fat (91.6mm) with a relatively short stroke of 63mm. Two IHI turbochargers sat underneath the cylinder banks and blew air through a single 2-barrel Weber carburetor housed atop the engine in a plenum chamber. Peak torque of 208 lb-ft was available at a low 3000 RPM, and combined with a weight of around 2700lbs, helped propel the car from 0-60mph in about 7 seconds.

The Biturbo has a five-speed manual ZF transmission, manual rack-and-pinion steering, and a leather interior. The front suspension was MacPherson strut, and the rear was an independent semi-trailing arm design. Large non-ventilated ATE disc brakes were at the front and rear, with four-piston fixed calibers up front, and 14-inch 4-bolt wheels.

In 1985, the Biturbo was offered in the USA with the options of power steering and an automatic transmission. The Sensitork differential began to appear during this model year, a limited slip differential which replaced the earlier Salisbury unit.

A higher performance version of the Biturbo, called the E model, was offered during 1985 only. The E model had two-tone paint, firmer and shorter springs, a stiffer front anti-roll bar, re-valved shocks, larger tires (205/60-14 instead of 185), and different wheels. The Biturbo E had the options of either dual air-to-air or air-to-liquid intercoolers, the latter made by Spearco and available only on cars sold on the west coast. With the dual air-to-liquid intercoolers, the engine produced 205 horsepower @ 5250 RPM and 2600 lb-ft at 3500 RPM. The Biturbo E sprinted to 60 mph in about 6.3 seconds.

For the 1986 model year, the 2-door coupe was temporarily dropped from the lineup and two new models arrived: the Biturbo Spyder, a convertible, and the four-door Biturbo 425. All cars were equipped with automatic transmission and power steering, and water-cooled IHI turbochargers replaced the previous oil-cooled units, which tended to improve the reliability of the turbochargers. A slightly smaller Weber carburetor was fitted. The Spyder had a shorter wheelbase than the earlier coupe and seats for only 2 people, but the mechanicals were much the same. The four-door sedan had a slightly stretched wheelbase and increased height over the coupe.

This example is a one-owner car, having remained in the same ownership since new. It resides in the San Diego, California area and is a brillaint example of the Zagato-bodied Maserati Biturbo Spyder.



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1986 Maserati BiTurbo Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1986 sales)
1986 MASERATI SPYDER BI-TURBO CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: ZAMFL1103GA330950
Sold for USD$7,920
  2016 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1986 Maserati Biturbo Spider Convertible
Sold for USD$100
  2009 Leake Auctions - Houston - Annual Leake Auto Auction - Reliant Center
 
1986 Maserati Biturbo Spider Convertible
Sold for USD$1,100
  2009 Leake Auctions - Houston - Annual Leake Auto Auction - Reliant Center
 
1986 MASERATI BI TURBO
Sold for USD$8,500
  2006 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions - February 25-26
 
1986 MASERATI BI-TURBO SPYDER
Sold for USD$3,700
  2002 Palm Beach Auctions - February 2002
 
1986 MASERATI BI TURBO TWO DOOR CONVERTIBLE
Sold for USD$6,700
  2001 Kruse Auction - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1986 Maserati BiTurbo's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1986 Maserati BIT 425 4D 2004 Toronto International Fall Classic Car Auction$5,000  
1986 MASERATI BI TURBO FOUR DOOR 2003 Kruse Auction Ft.Lauderdale, Fl$4,300  

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Maserati BiTurbo Vehicle Profiles
Coupe
Maserati BiTurbo Coupe

Chassis Num: ZAML1105EB318039
Model Year: 1984
Spyder
Maserati BiTurbo Spyder

Coachbuilder: Zagato
Model Year: 1986
Profile
Convertible
Maserati BiTurbo Convertible

Model Year: 1987

Convertible
Maserati BiTurbo Convertible

Chassis Num: ZAM333B000HA101478
Model Year: 1987
Profile
Convertible
Maserati BiTurbo Convertible

Coachbuilder: Zagato
Model Year: 1989


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