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1991 Maserati Spyder E

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  • Mileage~91,689
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • Engine2.8-litre
  • LocationSheffield

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1991 Maserati Spyder E

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Introduction

Paul Wright

An Italian biturbo classic styled by Zagato - full of Italian luxury that can still hold its own today.

In 1981 we saw the launch of the Biturbo Spyder. It came with a 2.0-litre engine with a twin-turbo setup, with one turbo serving each bank of the V6. Originally the car came as a two-door coupe and was then followed by a four-door sports saloon.

Just 3 years later saw the introduction of the 2.5 litre V6 Biturbo. Maserati were set on making a comeback with the Spyder, after a company takeover and the introduction of a new management structure had caused some setbacks for the model. Getting the Spyder onto British soil would come at a price, with the car costing £4,000 more than the Coupe, and a whopping £9,000 more than a BMW 325I Cabriolet.

In May 1988, the models received a face lift with some small cosmetic changes to the interior trim, whilst still retaining all the luxury we were accustomed to. The main change was the increase from a 2.5-litre to the more powerful 2.8-litre, like the one we have here.

For Andy, owning this Maserati has meant he's now ticked it off his 'cars to own' list, and with his eye on another classic to fettle with, means the Maserati is up for grabs.

This auction listing was written from information supplied by Paul after meeting Andy the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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Meet the owner

A huge fan of anything classic - when the Maserati came up for grabs, it was another one for him to tick off his once owned list.

Andy purchased this lovely 1991 Maserati Spyder E around six months ago, from a gentleman who had owned the car for the past 16 years.

The previous keeper had used the car less and less in recent years, as you can see from the MOT history. Prior to him selling the car he had a couple of areas on the bodywork taken care of to freshen it up. These were rear arches, that have seen some fresh paint, along with the wings.

When Andy got the car, the exterior body work was extremely good, as you would expect after some attention. The convertible roof needed a new window as this had deteriorated after being stored folded up. The interior needed a little attention to the seats too. The alcantara seat bolsters were looking a little tired, and so Andy had these replaced with some white leather, as getting a colour to match the centre or replacement alcantara in the correct colour was proving difficult.

Now Andy has owned the Maserati, another car on the infamous 'cars to own list' has caught his eye, and so the Maserati is being sold.

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Exterior

The Spyder is finished in bright red - some would say, it’s the only colour an Italian sports car should be finished in - who are we to disagree!

Wheels and Tyres

The 15” wheels are all in very nice condition with just a few age related marks to be seen, but there doesn't appear to be any corrosion to the faces.

The tyres are Goodyear on the front and Michelin to the rear, all of which have a good amount of tread remaining.

Bodywork

The bodywork of this Maserati is in excellent condition. All the panel gaps around the car look to align just nicely on the Italian classic. There doesn't look to be any obvious dinks down the flanks of the car, and the '90s lines sit nice and crisp on this Spyder.

As mentioned, the hood has had a new plastic window installed to replace the deteriorated one. The rest of the hood is in excellent condition, with no damage that we could see.

Please see the gallery for more detailed images.

Paint

Finished in bright red, this Maserati certainly stands out and draws attention wherever it goes.

The paintwork is in excellent order.

The rear arches are in excellent condition with no signs of corrosion, and even feeling the inside edge of the arch is smooth and feels to be free from any corrosion.

Being picky, there are just a few stone chips to the leading edge of the bonnet and the lower section of the bumper. There are also a few stone chips to the rear bumper edges.

Yes the car has had some paint, but this was just to freshen it up to the lovely condition it is in today.

Please see the image gallery for more detailed shots.

Glass and Trim

The windows all appear to be in excellent condition, with no obvious scratches or chips that we could see at the time of our visit.

The trim around the windows is all in very good order, with just a small amount of overspray spotted on the windscreen rubber. There is a small blister on the opposite side, just on the edge of the rubber. The rear window is new and the roof is generally free from any creasing.

The headlights and fog lights are bright, clear and free from any noticeable chips, and the same can be said for the indicators and rear lights.

Interior

Cream leather and as much comfort as your favorite armchair - the Italians went to town with the specification on the Spyder E.

Seats and Carpets

The seats in the Spyder were originally finished with cream leather centres and alcantara bolsters. These were quite worn, and, unable to get the correct material, Andy has opted for a more hard wearing leather for the bolsters which is in white.

The rear of the car does have some seat squabs fitted should anyone fancy attempting to squeeze in. The seats are in good condition and we would say they have not had much use. The door cards are in good condition with just the odd age related scuff.

The carpets have some Maserati mats to protect them, and the driver’s side does have some wear, as to be expected. Under the mats, the carpet is in excellent condition. In the boot area, this again is nice and clean with no signs of wear to the carpet.

The jack is present and sits to the left.

Dashboard

The dashboard of the Spyder is finished in Alcantara and leather, which has no signs of any damage or scuffs. The instruments have no warning lights displayed, and the odometer is showing a reading of ~91,689 miles. The dash has a wood trim attached, which is all in nice condition, across the dash and down onto the centre console.

Please see the interior gallery for more detailed shots.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

The steering wheel is a wood rim wheel and it is in good condition with no obvious signs of any excessive wear.

The wooden gear lever is in the same condition, and does not show signs of any heavy wear.

Mechanics

2,790 cc Biturbo gave the Spyder E a restricted 197 bhp at 5,000 rpm - plenty of power when you throw some early '90s boost into the mix.

Engine and Gearbox

The 2.8 Biturbo fired up instantly and sounds fantastic exiting through the four tailpipes. The car is reported to drive very well, pull strongly through the gears and shows good boost.

Andy reports that the gear change is nice and smooth as it glides through the gearbox.

Suspension and Brakes

The stance of the Spyder is very typical from a vehicle styled in this era. The car sits nice and level and is a pleasure to look at, as well as drive.

The discs look to be in good condition with no lip to the edges. Andy reports that these bring the car to a halt nice and straight.

The Drive

A lovely car to drive as you cruise down the motorway, or for some mid-range performance around the twisty bits. You can certainly have some fun in the Spyder, especially when you get it around the 3,000 rpm range and the boost kicks in.

With a 0-60 mph in 7.2 seconds and a top speed of 128 mph, the Spyder had the boost deliberately restrained to 0.8 bar to reduce turbo lag.

Electrics and Other

Everything in the car is reported to be working just as it should, apart from the passenger window which is not working, this would need investigating

The only upgrade inside the car is the addition of a Pioneer head unit. One thing that is nice to see, is that the clock in the Maserati is working, as they quite often don’t.

The switchgear over the dashboard and for the heater are all in good condition, with no excessive wear to them.

History and Paperwork

Plenty of early '90s service stamps are present - when the car was covering most of the miles.

Pleaase review the image file to see copies of invoices for work carried out to the Maserati, and the service book is present showing regular services through the '90s.

A good MOT history shows the car has been maintained, even though it’s not really been used much.

The MOT on the Spyder is valid until 6th September 2022.

We’ve done all our usual seller checks including photo ID, V5 and the vehicle is HPI clear.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
07.09.2021 MOT 91,599
25.08.2020 MOT 91,556
13.08.2019 MOT 91,553
11.05.2018 MOT 91,532
07.07.2015 MOT 91,532
17.07.2014 MOT 91,529
19.06.2013 MOT 91,521
30.04.2013 MOT 91,434
30.04.2012 MOT 91,434
19.06.1997 Service 66,525
21.09.1995 Service 59,135
10.05.1994 Service 50,900
10.06.1993 Service 42,482
24.04.1993 Service 37,767
16.02.1993 Service 31,102
01.12.1992 Service 24,186
04.09.1992 Service 17,812
15.06.1992 Service 10,908
20.04.1992 Service 5,645
27.02.1992 Service 81
Key Details
  • ModelSpyder E
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • Reg. Date01.11.1991
  • CC2790 cc
  • Mileage~91,689 on clock
  • HistoryGood
  • ColourRed
  • Interior ColourCream
  • Interior TrimLeather
  • Chassis #ZAM333B28AKALA190259
  • Engine #AM473552653
  • MOTYes Exp 06.09.22
  • MOT ExemptNo
  • Road Tax ExemptNo
  • HPi ClearYes
  • Former Keepers5
  • LHD or RHDRHD
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Key FeatureExcellent Condition






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