Would you pay $16,000 for this old, rusty Maserati Merak from 1979? It is being sold by a seller in Krakow, Poland, who describes it as a restorer's dream and believes it is well worth the high price.
The 1979 Maserati Merak SS is shown in total disrepair in the listing. The mid-engined 2+2 sports car's frame is split in half to begin with. It almost appears as though the body has been slashed in half with a chainsaw.
The interior has also been completely neglected, and the exterior is rusted to the last millimeter.
The 1979 Maserati lacks a windshield, exposing the once-luxurious interior to the elements completely.
Despite everything, Cady_fat_cat, the seller, claims that the car is an excellent prize.
According to the listing, it has the original three-spoke steering wheel, "most sought-after driver-oriented dashboard," and original Campagnolo wheels.
It appears that the Merak also has power windows, but it is unknown if they are still functional.
The vehicle is further described as "mostly complete" by Cady_fat_cat.
And he is right. It does have parts, but they are no longer whole.
Therefore, you are aware of where to go if you are looking for a Maserati Merak that is "mostly complete."
About the Maserati Merak
Maserati made under 2000 units of the 3.0-liter V6 Merak somewhere in the range of 1972 and 1983.
Also, it made only 1000 of the SS rendition publicized here.
The base cost of the Merak was about $20,000 when it initially carried out, however presently you'd be supposed to pay about $60,000 for a great shape Merak today.
As a matter of fact, this 1979 Merak we found, was recorded for €87,000.
Therefore, it's possible that the advertised $16,000 Merak is actually a bargain.
We'll let potential buyers decide on that.