1967 Maserati Mistral 4.0 Alloy Coupe by Frua

Juan Martinez ©2020, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

Styled by Pietro Frua, the lithe Mistral was the first in a series of great Maserati sports cars named for fearsome winds, which went on to include the Ghibli, Bora, Shamal and Khamsin, among others.

The Mistral was also the last of its kind, at least in terms of its engine. Equipped with the largest-displacement version of the twin-spark, 6-cylinder Maserati engine that could trace its way back to the motor that powered Juan Manuel Fangio’s Tipo 250F to Grand Prix victory, the Mistral was offered in both steel and aluminum (or “alloy”) bodies beginning in 1967.

Offered in its original Rossa Cordoba paint with black Connolly leather interior, this sporting Maserati is one of only 828 built. Though it is currently in non-running condition, this Mistral presents an appealing project to those willing to restore the luster to a mid-century Maserati classic.

Documented with Maserati Classiche paperwork, including the certificate of origin, technical and aesthetic characteristics, the internal factory order, delivery note and factory build sheet.