1972 Maserati Indy

4.7 Coupe 4.7 L

Vehicle values by condition

Fair
Condition 4
£35,100
#4 cars are daily drivers, with flaws visible to the naked eye. The chrome might have pitting or scratches, the windshield might be chipped.
Good
Condition 3
£42,700
#3 cars could possess some, but not all of the issues of a #4 car, but they will be balanced by other factors such as a fresh paint job or a new, correct interior.
Excellent
Condition 2
£51,800
#2 cars could win a local or regional show. They can be former #1 cars that have been driven or have aged. Seasoned observers will have to look closely for flaws.
Concours
Condition 1
£62,100
#1 vehicles are the best in the world. The visual image is of the best car, unmodified, in the right colours, driving onto the lawn at the finest concours.
Insurance premium for a
1972 Maserati Indy 4.7 Coupe 4719
valued at £42,700
£243.99 / year*

History of the 1970 - 1974 Maserati Indy

1970 - 1974 Maserati Indy
1970 - 1974 Maserati Indy

There was a sense among exclusive sports car manufacturers in the late 1960s that the world needed a 2+2 supercar. Lamborghini built the Espada, Ferrari built the 365 GT 2+2 'Queen Mary', Iso had its Lele, and Maserati’s entry was the Indy. The idea was to give the Grand Touring models a little extra style and space.

Designed by Vignale, the Maserati Indy was based on the Maserati Quattroporte chassis and succeeded the conservative (and much smaller) Sebring. Initially offered with the 260bhp, 4,136cc Quattroporte V-8, later models received the 290bhp 4.7-litre V-8 in 1970, and 335bhp 4.9-litre engine in 1973. A 5-speed ZF gearbox was standard, with a 3-speed Borg-Warner automatic optional. Electric windows were standard.

The Indy resembled the 2-seater Ghibli at the front, with pop-up headlights and wrap-around bumper, but the roofline was pushed up five inches and extended for rear headroom, which compromised the design. There was an opening rear hatch and the body was welded to the chassis, instead of bolted, as in previous models. A total of 1,136 Indys were built, at the rate of four or five a week, and among the last was a special US market Indy America model.

A large number of 2+2 supercars were sold but they have failed to find much support among collectors, and prices have languished. As always in these cases, the check you write to buy one is only the first, if repair work is needed. Rust is a big concern and detailed provenance must include where the cars were located, as well as complete bills for service and repair work. With so many built, the Indy is one of the cheapest ways into a supercar. Just don’t expect prices to rise much anytime soon.

Interestingly, when Alejandro de Tomaso took over Maserati in 1976, (after its brief romance with Citroen) he cancelled the Indy and re-engineered his Ford-powered DeTomaso Longchamps 2+2 to accept a Maserati 4.2-litre V-8. The new car was called the Kyalami. The nose was restyled by Ghia, and later examples were fitted with the 335bhp 4.9-litre V-8. But nobody was fooled by such badge engineering, and the Kyalami sold only 150 examples between 1977-1983. Unaccountably, the DeTomaso Longchamps lingered until 1990.

All 1972 Maserati Indy body types

Year Make Model Submodel Body Type Engine size Average value
1969 Maserati Indy 4.2 Coupe 4.1 L £ 26,900 35,800 44,800 53,600
1970 Maserati Indy 4.7 Coupe 4.7 L £ 35,100 42,700 51,800 62,100
1972 Maserati Indy 4.9 Coupe 4.9 L £ 38,500 46,400 56,100 73,000
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