Last year, we featured the Aston Martin DB7 in the Hagerty Bull Market List. This year our resident GT is this stylish slice of Giorgetto Giugiaro penmanship, the 3200 GT.
Now, we know what you’re thinking. That you’ve heard stories about Maseratis, and not ones about its motorsport pedigree and the days of Moss and Fangio taking the chequered flag at the wheel of the 250F. No. You’ve heard tales of road cars that require deep pockets and still deeper reserves of patience to remain loyal to.
Only those who have lived with a Maserati know the truth. But who could blame someone for falling for a car like the 3200 GT? It has aged ridiculously well. Would it be rude to ask its age? Well, since you asked so nicely, it’s 23-years old now, so at the cusp of turning from an everyday car to a cherished modern classic that’s reserved for high days, holidays and perhaps that special moment when you hand the keys to your daughter or son for them to drive away from their wedding day.
Carfection’s Henry Catchpole is just as taken with the twin-turbo V8 engine, which he suggests is said to develop more power than Maserati claimed – possibly more than 400bhp. It is fast, the claimed performance figures seem conservative, and the character is more sports car than GT. Yet you still have a four-seat cabin which is lavishly trimmed and surprisingly well made.
In short, it’s a lot of car for your money. And who better to paint a picture around the values of these cars and where they stand in the market than our very own John Mayhead, Editor of the Hagerty Price Guide, who discusses the telltale signs that the 3200 GT is made of the right stuff for the Bull Market List.