This 2003 Maserati 4200 Coupe is a very smart example of the Giugiaro-styled grand tourer, presented in a rare and handsome factory colour scheme, and with very good service history. Under the bonnet is the strong and sonorous Ferrari-built 4.2-litre F136R V8 engine, producing 385bhp, with rear-wheel drive via the six-speed Cambiocorsa automated-manual transmission with paddle shifters. The odometer shows 60,606 miles from new.
First registered on 9 April 2003, this sleek four-seater remained with its original owner until 2015. Between 2007 and early 2015, the car is understood to have been registered in Northern Ireland, and serviced by Maserati dealer Charles Hurst during its time there. It was subsequently bought by the seller, so this car has just two private owners from new. He has enjoyed around 13,000 miles behind the wheel, and has kept the car well maintained by Maserati dealers and specialists.
The deep metallic Verde Goodwood paint is in good condition, and is befitting of the flowing, elegant bodywork. The only blemishes of note are some small stone chips, which have been touched in, and a chip on the windscreen – however this is out of the driver’s field of vision. A set of original 18-inch light alloy 15-spoke wheels completes the graceful styling, although the seller notes that they may benefit from refurbishment work to bring them up to a higher standard.
Moving to the interior, luxurious tan leather features throughout, covering the seats, dashboard, centre console, and upper door cards. Both front seats are also heated, with two memory positions available to the driver. The swathes of hide are complemented by brown piping on the dashboard, and beige carpets and floor mats, all of which are in good condition.
There is some light wear to the driver’s seat, steering wheel, and centre console, which is commensurate with the mileage, and the original Maserati script is missing from the ashtray cover. There are a few small blemishes on the control buttons, but they seem to be largely free of the usual sticky plastic coating. As well as being equipped with the desirable Skyhook adaptive suspension system, this 4200 Coupe was also specified from the factory with satellite navigation and xenon headlights.
Mechanically, this car is in fine fettle, testament to the work carried out by Maserati dealers and specialists throughout its lifetime. Most recently, a major service was carried out by PK Supercars in November 2019 at 60,491 miles, during which all fluids were changed, and the clutch wear was recorded at 28.5%.
Prior to this, services were carried out in May 2016 at 54,958 miles, and in May 2015 at 47,049 miles. In addition, during the seller’s ownership all wishbones have been replaced, as has the primary catalytic converter, the pump and relay for the hydraulically operated F1 transmission, and one of the Skyhook shock absorbers, which should ensure many miles of enjoyable motoring for its next owner.
The Coupe’s last MOT test was carried out on 1 May 2019 at 60,481 miles, resulting in a clean pass with no advisories. All four tyres were replaced three or four years ago, with 6mm of tread remaining on each, with Goodyear Eagle F1 tyres on the front wheels and Michelin Pilot Sport 4 rubber on the rear axle.
The car is accompanied by all of the original books and literature, including the owner’s manual and stamped guarantee and maintenance record, as well as a raft of old service receipts and invoices. The original tool kit and storage bag, both keys, and the radio code card are also present.
This Maserati 4200 Coupe Cambiocorsa is an exotic modern classic, and an exemplar of stylish Giugiaro design. It remains a rare sight on UK roads – especially in this very rare colour combination – but is sure to attract admiring glances wherever it goes. The 4200 Coupe is an enjoyable and practical GT, and this car is sure to impress its next owner.
Summary of service history:
- 25/10/06 – 4,196 miles - Graypaul Maserati
- 31/07/09 – 19,325 miles - Charles Hurst Maserati
- 06/07/10 – 23,990 miles - Charles Hurst Maserati
- 03/08/11 – 30,515 miles - Charles Hurst Maserati
- 23/08/12 – 35,700 miles - Charles Hurst Maserati
- 31/10/13 – 41,333 miles - Charles Hurst Maserati
- 27/10/14 – 45,084 miles - Charles Hurst Maserati
- 20/05/15 – 47,049 miles - Autoshield Maserati
- 25/06/16 – 54,958 miles - PK Supercars
- 25/11/19 – 60,491 miles - PK Supercars