Based on one of De Tomaso’s epic visions and creations, the Maserati Biturbo SI is the heir of Maserati’s sporty coupe by definition, the Biturbo. Featuring twin intercoolers, NACA air ducts on the hood and an electronically controlled fuel injection system, this Maserati is offered by its second owner with just above 30,000 km, its originali tool kit and tool bag and an extensive documentation!
When Maserati entered the Biturbo era, during Dicember 1981, company owner Alejandro De Tomaso envisioned the coupé as the key segment that would increase the brand’s power with a new model, able to offer top performance at a competitive price. What better way to attract customers, eh?
The newly introduced Biturbo engine has proved to be a quick success: a compact 90-degree V6 which highlights induction via two small turbochargers, later branded as the world’s first application on a production car. When 1983 came, the more powerful Biturbo S was introduced and so were the Biturbo I and SI models, respectively in 1986 and 1987, as the conclusion of a production line which still keeps collectors thrilled after over 30 years, with their immortal design and affordability.
Externally, this Biturbo SI is presented in reportedly near-to-mint condition, with features including yellow front fog light, dual exhaust pipes and the original 14” alloy wheels, that come wrapped in Kaiser Kenda Radial tyres, 205/50R14 for both front and rear, and look in good condition. The seller reports the body recently underwent a light paint refurbishment to repair some minor flaw which appeared over time. Photos in the gallery show the paint and body up close, as well as wheels and tyres.
Internally, the cabin features bolstered front bucket and individual near seats, which are upholstered in tan suede with brown leather inserts, and matching trim extends to the dash, door panels and centre console, which are reported to be preserved and not restored, as their consumption appears to be period-correct. Amenities include a woodgrain Trim, electrically operated windows, air conditioning, a woodgrain shift knob and an analog clock.
The three-spoke wood-rimmed steering wheel fronts Jaeger instrumentation, including a 240 km/h speedometer, a tachometer with a 6,400 rpm redline and gauges for boost, coolant temperature, fuel level, oil pressure and voltage, all of which are reported to be perfectly working.
The six-digit mechanical odometer displays … km.
The 90°, 2.0-litre, three-valves, SOHC, twin-turbo V6 Maserati engine is reported to be working fine and to be properly serviced since the beginning of the current ownerships, as shown by the pictures available in the gallery.
Power is sent to the rear wheels through a five-speed manual transmission with a dog-leg shifter.
This Red Maserati Biturbo SI car is sold by its current and third owner along with its entire factory book set, ownership titles, tool kit and tool bag, “Targa Oro” ASI certification, a large service documentation and its original keys.