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Chassis no. ZAMFD39B000035658 - Engine no. 126854
Coachbuilder: Carrozzeria Touring
Categories: A- Concept and show cars; E- Historic event cars; L- Limited edition cars (no. 4 remaining of no. 4 manufactured, no. 4th built)
Owner: Private Collection
One of only four Bellagio. It was displayed at Salon Auto Lyon 2011.
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The renaissance of the Carrozzeria Touring of Milan coachbuilding company began with the Maserati Bellagio project. Bespoke “shooting brakes” have long been a part of the English sports car tradition, with prominent coachbuilders turning powerful coupés into stylish, tailor-made fastback motor cars. Italian manufacturers have rarely addressed the same concept. Carrozzeria Touring took a new Maserati Quattroporte Series V and created a stylish and sporting station wagon. Having stripped the car down, a new series of panels were handbuilt and fitted to extend the roof and provide a hatchback boot. Further internal modifications gave a fold-down rear seat to enable a flat load area, giving practicality as well as style. Clients who commissioned such a unique vehicle could further personalise it was a limitless range of options for interior appointments and the car was then repainted externally in a colour of the client’s choice.
Unveiled at Villa Erba during the Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza in 2008, the Bellagio fastback coachwork by Touring Superleggera has been painstakingly constructed to the highest possible levels. The name of the new car evokes the glorious luxury and style of the town of Bellagio on Lake Como.
Also allied to the new Touring Superleggera Company is Ruote Borrani and to celebrate the launch of the Bellagio, a new bi-metal wheel was commissioned from Borrani. Here again, there was a clear historical precedent as Borrani supplied a bi-metal wheel for the Touring of Milan designed Maserati 3500GT from 1957 to 1964.

To date, four Bellagios have been built, all different in detail and owned by Maserati collectors worldwide. This particular Bellagio was the last built from a new Quattroporte 4.2 litre Automatic and debuted at the Salon Auto Lyon in 2011. After that it was featured on the Touring stand at many other shows after that.
 




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