If there’s one sedan out there that has just the right amount of style, performance, and sex appeal, it’s the Maserati Quattroporte. So what happens if that sex appeal finds the touchdown line and helps spawn a family? What do you do from there?
If you’re former president of Ducati motorcycles, Dr. Carlo Bonomi, you buy one of the four-off copies of the 2009 Maserati Quattroporte Touring Bellagio Fastback by Touring Superleggera, a five-door station wagon version of the six-figure sports sedan. Since the door count changed from four to five, we’ll just call it the Cincoporte.
Bonomi is done with it and has seen fit to give you–yes, you!–the opportunity to buy his customized Maserati Quattroporte, as RM Auctions will be selling off the bespoke fastback wagon thing you see here. Special features unique to the Touring Bellagio include tilting rear seats, a small champagne fridge, two seven-inch monitors built into the back of the front seats, a dog carrier divider, updated tail lights from the refreshed version of the car, 19-inch Borrani wheels, and hidden storage for two shotguns. In British speak, this sort of car is known as a “shooting brake” exactly for the aforementioned features.
Powering the 2009 Maserati Quattroporte Touring Bellagio is the standard 4.2-liter V-8 engine you’ll find under the hood of most any four-door version, still rated at 395 horsepower. RM Auctions projects the car will go for €80,000 to €120,000, which translates to between $103,000 and $155,000 at current exchange rates. A quick search online shows the the for sale price of your average 2009 Maserati Quattroporte at $65,000, making this one-of-four wagon an expensive proposition. A similarly powerful brand new Porsche Panamera S can be had for $94,175, making the Maser an even harder pill to swallow.
But tycoons and enthusiasts alike, if this five-door fastback is your thing, you’re not going to find another one like it for a long time to come, so bid up.
Source: RM Auctions