Tribute: ’70 Maserati Indy
In 1937, the brothers Maserati unburdened themselves of the day-to-day financial chores and gave that task to the Orsi family. They stayed involved in the area they knew best – engineering. Smart move because that additional amount of focused brainpower resulted in two successive race wins on United States soil. In 1939 and 1940, Maserati won the Indianapolis 500 with Wilbur Shaw in an 8CTF. That made Maserati the first and the only Italian constructor to win the legendary American race. In tribute to those wins, Maserati named their new GT the Indy. The body was designed by Vignale and it was to replace the 2-door Mexico. The Indy is easy on the eyes but not as dramatic as the Ghibli. It was offered with 4.2, 4.7 and finally 4.9 liter V-8s. Today’s Indy is a 4.2 liter version with a recently rebuilt engine. The seller says it has a rare power steering option (we don’t exactly how rare it really is). The rest of the Indy was redone and the only outstanding issue is a non-functioning A/C. The 4.2 liter is the least valuable and the 4.9 liter engined cars are the most rare. Therefore, we think the seller is reaching a bit with a $65,000 asking price. Click here for the listing.