Maserati 4200 GT

Chris Russell ‘Pretty great as they came from Ferrari’

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  • Year: 2006

  • Mileage: 128,000

  • Acquired: 2016

  • Dream car: Jensen Interceptor

Why did you choose this car?

I love the look, shape, sound, speed and performance – and the thought of owning an Italian supercar for less than £20k. It’s a no-brainer, but the two-tone interior was the clincher.

What do you love most?

All of it.

What do you dislike?

If not driven for long periods, 4200s can develop silly little electrical faults.

Any modifications?

I’ve fitted a Capristo exhaust system, but otherwise I’ve left it completely
as stock. After all, they were pretty great and part Ferrari you know...

What major expenses have you had to pay out on it?

You don’t have to be rich to run one, but some money in the bank just in case is a must. Parts are easy to find on the internet, with places like Eurospares, eBay and so on. I am on the forum, where you can find a wealth of info. If I need any work doing, I take it to a specialist not far from me called the Supercar Centre here in Sheffield. Fuel can be expensive, with it running on super unleaded, but that’s what its like owning a performance car.

Any advice for buyers?

I would say the best advice I could give is once you have found the car you want, arrange for a specialist to check it out – that’s a must.

Any funny mishaps?

The wife’s face the first time I floored it – that still makes me laugh today.