The Bora was Maserati's flagship mid-engine exotic car. This particular Bora represents the end of an era as it was the third to the last car built.
As Maserati was winding down the production of the Bora it made little sense to have to certify the Bora for model year 1978 when only a few cars were going to be sold into the USA market. Bora #1044 was completed in September of 1978 but imported into the USA as a 1977 model. The manufacture date on the door states 12/77, although we know this was done simply to avoid having to meet 1978 certification.
I have own over 15 Boras in the past and this is by far the nicest. It is truly a time capsule! The car was sold new in Los Angeles and now has only 18K miles and still has its original paint and interior. The paint is in great condition, especially when considering it is now a 37 year old car. The original stickers and cad plating are very nice with just the right amount of patina. This is one of those cars you just do not want to touch and modify.
Mechanically the car runs very good. I recently had the valve clearances and carbureators adjusted. The hydraulic system was also serviced. Tires are Michelin XWX in very good condition.
According to factory documentation the exterior color is Oro Longchanp and the interior is orange. On paper a gold car with orange interior sounds hideous ... but in person this car is absolutely stunning! Includes the jack, spare tire with cover, tool kit, owner's manual, and fitted luggage.
Do not confuse this car with your average Bora. I have seen many Boras over the years I have been collecting Maseratis and few come close to this car. This Bora must be seen to truly appreciate its condition! Finding another all original Bora in this condition is very difficult.
A few months ago Bill Pack, an artist/photographer, took photos of the Bora This car was has many interesting angles and details that make it suitable to artistic photography. You can view his images by clicking here or on the this image.
Last year this car was an awards winner at the highly prestigious Amelia Island Concours D'Elegance