October 1965 was the year that history was made. A beautiful 2-door, 4-seater grand touring coupé, Maserati’s 2+2 prototype baby, was shown off at the Salone di Torino. After the show, the car was bought by none other than the president of Mexico, Adolfo LόpezMateos, himself! Imagine that, being named after an entire country! We’d be pretty stoked!
Produced between 1966 and 1972, the Mexico was available in two versions. 175 models were fitted with 4.7lt Tipo 107/1 V8 petrol engines, while the remaining 305 had 4.2lt Tipo V8 petrol engines. Both models are front engine, rear wheel drives, and are based on the first generation Quattroporte chassis. Drivers, were however given the choice of either a 5-speed manual transmission system, or a 3-speed Berg Warner automatic transmission – one of Maserati’s extra quirks.
With its rich leather seats, wooden dashboard and iodine lights, not to mention electric windows and an AC system, the Mexico definitely is a beauty to behold. And if you’re willing to go all out, there’s other Maserati quirks, including the choice of power steering and a radio.
Screaming its top speed of about 240km/h to 250km/h, the Maserati Mexico is the full package. Possessing all the qualities that a good car needs – grace, beauty, and speed – the Mexico stands up to its legendary Maserati heritage.
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