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 19K miles and still has its original paint 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.
I uploaded many photos to DropBox where they can be view and downloaded to you computer: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/egelmgyvbkdnnd2/AACbCqLitNI4kGHfB4wzVUoIa?dl=0
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.
This car has won awards at the highly prestigious Amelia Island and Hilton Head Concours D'Elegance