1977 Maserati Merak Coupe / AM122US2238 Chassis Information

1977 Maserati Merak photograph

1977 Maserati Merak photograph

1977 Maserati Merak photograph

1977 Maserati Merak1977 Maserati Merak1977 Maserati Merak
Coupe
Chassis #: AM122US2238
Sold for $31,900 at 2008 Hilton Head Sports & Classic Car Auction.
Alessandro DeTomaso, with assistance from the Italian Government, purchased the Maserati Automobile Company from Citroen in 1975. This purchase made the Maserati company an Italian company once again. With the purchase, several changes were made to the cars that were already in production. For the Merak, this meant that the complex hydraulic suspension and brake system was eliminated and switched with a more reliable setup consisting of conventional coil-over shock and A-frames. A ZF transmission, also found in the Ford GT, was added.

The continued development throughout the years to the Merak resulted in the SS version. Improvements throughout the vehicle, both mechanically and aesthetically, resulted in a weight reduction of over 300 pounds. The hydraulic headlight door servos were replaced with simple electric motors, aiding in reducing the overall weight. Mounted mid-ship was a more potent three-liter engine which now offered 220 horsepower. Top speed was around 140 mph and this was with reasonable fuel consumption at any speed.

This example has traveled less than 25,000 miles since new. It spent most of its earlier life in Texas and as such, is fitted with air conditioning. The interior is original and features tobacco leather. It has been given a bare-metal re-spay to Concours standards in the original Bright White livery.

In 2008, this Merak SS 2+2 Coupe was offered for sale at the Hilton Head Sports & Classic Car Auction presented by Worldwide Auctioneers. It had an estimated value of $35,000 - $45,000. As the gavel fell for the third and final time, bidding had reached $31,900 including buyer's premium. Since there was no reserve on the vehicle, the lot was sold.


By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2008


2008 Hilton Head Sports & Classic Car Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$35,000-$45,000 
Sale Price :
$31,900

2018 1
2015 1
2012 1
2008 2
2007 1
2002 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2018$82,500$82,5001
2015$42,900$42,9001
2012$57,613$57,6131
2008$36,850$41,8002
2007$33,000$33,0001
2002$25,025$25,0251

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1977 sales)
1977 Maserati Merak SS
Chassis#: AM122US2210
Sold for $82,500
  2018 Bonhams : Scottsdale
 
1977 Maserati Merak SS
Sold for $42,900
  2015 Auctions America - Auburn Spring
 
1977 Maserati Merak SS
Chassis#: AM 122 US 2220
Sold for $57,613
  2012 Artcurial Motorcars at Rétromobile
 
1977 Maserati Merak
Sold for $31,900
  2008 Hilton Head Sports & Classic Car Auction
1977 Maserati Merak image  1977 Maserati Merak image  
1977 Maserati Merak SS
Chassis#: AM122AUS2266
Sold for $41,800
  2008 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona
 
1977 Maserati Merak SS
Sold for $33,000
  2007 Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction
 
1977 Maserati Merak SS
Sold for $25,025
  2002 Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1977 Maserati Merak's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1977 Maserati Merak SSAM122A4352012 Silverstone : The Spring Sale   

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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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