The Maserati Boomerang was a concept car designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro in 1971 and was the inspiration for the design of the Bora which arrived in 1973. The Bora, Maserati’s first production mid-engined supercar ,distinguished itself from its two rivals, Ferrari and Lamborghini by maintaining the true character of a Maserati: luxury, comfort, a well equipped interior, ample luggage space and effortless speed. The pedals and the driver seat adjust hydraulically to fit any size driver and the instrument panel is similar to one found in a light aircraft; a gauge for everything needed to pilot the supercar.
Only 235 4.9-liter V-8 Boras were produced and the 1973 model is unique in that it does not have the DOT rubber bumpers of the later versions. The V8 engine with 4 Weber carburetors produced 320HP/ 335 ft lb of torque and a top speed in excess of 170mph. The Bora shown here has just over 25,000 miles since new with an all original interior and driveline as it has spent most of it’s life in storage.
The car has been serviced, the A/C upgraded, and new Michelin XWX tires mounted. The car is fast but easy to drive around town because of the torque produced by the powerful V8 and the smooth shifting 5-speed ZF transaxle with hydraulic clutch. The hydraulic assisted brakes bring the car to a smooth rapid stop at any speed.