1975 Maserati Khamsin
The Maserati Khamsin was perhaps the pinnacle of the Marque's traditional classic front-engine, rear wheel drive GT's. It was Giulio Alfieri's last creation, where he was able to develop it without any restrictions from Citroen. The "Tipo AM120" as it's known by its internal name was the successor to the gorgeous Ghibli and it was conceived to be the top model Maserati at that time.
Powered by the magnificent AM115 4.9 litre V8 of the Ghibli SS, the Khamsin is perhaps the true last classic GT ever made by Maserati. Named after the Khamsin wind (meaning 50 in Arabic), a dry and hot wind that blows for 50 days in the desert, it stayed in production for 10 years, between 1973 and 1983 and around 430 have been made. During development, Maserati asked and obtained Citroen's unique DIRAVI steering system, which allowed to have wheels perfectly perpendicular on the ground at all times. The distinctive and eye catching design by Marcello Gandini places this Maserati among the most beautiful GT's ever built by the Company. Seductive yet aggressive, the Khamsin represents the last cry of a romantic era where cars were built for pleasure and not for marketing reasons.
Fully restored by Maserati specialists of Campana in Modena, this 1975 example finished in astonishingly elegant Bleu Sera with white leather interior has been part of the same collection for more than 25 years. Fully functioning and ready to use, this Khamsin represents a true conoisseur’s choice.