Maserati Kyalami, 1980
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Maserati Kyalami, 1980

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Maserati Kyalami, year 1980. Colour blue metallic with a beige leather interior, brown Alcantara dashboard and brown carpet. This rare Maserati Kyalami was imported from Rome, Italy. The beautiful bodywork was given new paint in the past which shows some dull (less shiny) spots on the adjacent panels. This Kyalami features the 4.2 Litre Maserati V8 engine and a 5-speed manual gearbox. The car has been reconditioned mechanically by a well known classic car restoration company, the car runs, shifts, brakes and drives perfect! The car is registered in The Netherlands and it comes with a recent Dutch APK (MOT /TUV).
This rare Maserati, only 150 built, is one of the last affordable Italian super cars from the 1970/1980'ies. This beautiful original car is being sold as presented. The car will profit from a professional interior/leather cleaning job and paint detailing. This however is up to the new owner to decide on. A sound investment and a delightful exclusive automobile to drive and to own!


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The Maserati Kyalami 2+2 seater two door saloon was introduced in the year 1976 after Alejandro De Tomaso had taken over the proud make. The automobile was based upon the De Tomaso Longchamps which was designed by Tom Tjaarda at Ghia. For Maserati the exterior was slightly altered by Pietro Frua. The modern Longchamps/Kyalami design proved to stand the test of time very well; the Longchamps was built from 1972 until 1990 and the Kyalami from 1976 until 1983. The cars featured a unitary bodywork structure, independent suspension and disc brakes all round, and powerful V8 engines. The De Tomaso Longchamps was fitted with Ford V8 engines. The Maserati featured thoroughbred Maserati power plants. First the 255 bhp. 4136 cc. V8 with double overhead camshafts (DOHC), and from 1978 the 280 bhp. 4930 cc. V8. Both cars are rare, the Longchamps production consisted of 412 cars, the Kyalami production ceased after only 150 cars being built.

Technical data

V8 engine (DOHC)
cylinder capacity: 4136 cc
carburettors: 4x twin choke Weber (40 DCNF-6).
capacity: 266 bhp. at 6000 rpm.
torque: 392 Nm at 3800 rpm.
top-speed: 237 km/h.
acceleration 0-100: 8 sec.
gearbox: 5-speed, manual
brakes: disc brakes all round
weight: 1631 kg.