H&H Classics celebrates Maserati’s Centenary in with gorgeous 1970 Indy at its 21 June Rockingham Castle sale
On 21 June, H&H Classics will offer this fantastic Verde Metallizzato 1970 Maserati Indy at its Rockingham Castle auction.
Maserati customers always valued effortless GT comfort over long distances rather than hair-raising performance, and few models epitomise this better than the Indy, the Vignale styled 2+2 first presented at the 1969 Geneva Show. The name ‘Indy’ commemorates Maserati’s victories at the Indianapolis 500 in 1939 and 1940.
With a four-cam, 4.2-litre V8 producing 260bhp, the new car promised a top speed of over 150mph – for four adults. And it was able to deliver this in typical Maserati style: high quality leather, chromed switches and gear-lever, a practical glass hatch-back over the generous 18cu ft luggage area, with twin fuel tanks for serious European travelling.
This Maserati Indy was first registered on 1 July 1970 and has spent much of its life in mainland Europe. It has been the subject of an extensive four-year restoration in Germany that included a bare-metal respray, thorough engine overhaul and full interior re-trim. For the last three years the car has been with the same British collector. Left-hand drive, it has power-assisted steering and the desirable 5-speed manual gearbox.
H&H Classics’ managing Director, Simon Hope, is an avid enthusiast of the marque and strongly believes that these big-engined Maseratis represent great value:
“We’ve seen such a colossal rise in values of equivalent Lamborghinis, Ferraris and Aston Martins, the time of the Trident has surely come. Think about it: Moss, Fangio and Nuvolari won races for Maserati, and you can trace the origins of the Indy’s quad-cam motor to the 450S sports-racer. “Besides, what other car will take four adults and a fair bit of luggage in such style? With that badge… and in such an evocative colour from the 1970s?”
The 1970 Maserati Indy 4.2 is estimated at £35,000 – 45,000.