1979 RHD Maserati Merak SS (Tipo 122A)

Lot: TBA

Estimate (£): 14,000 - 20,000
(+buyer’s premium of 13.2% including VAT @ 20%)
Offered for sale is a 3.0L 1979 Maserati Merak SS manual that has been with the current owner for the last year. Coming with no history file, this lot's condition scores 49 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

Fabulous opportunity to finish the restoration of a rare 'SS'...

  • RHD, UK-supplied, 1979 car with the desirable Bora dashboard and 3-spoke padded wheel
  • Originally finished in Rosso Maserati over Nero with factory gold wheels
  • The more powerful 220bhp, V6 'SS' with 3xWeber 44DCNF carbs and 9:1 compression
  • Stripped back to bare metal to enable a close inspection of all panels (some surface rust)
  • Black leather interior (stored seperately) appears to be in very good condition
  • We are advised that all components (apart from clips, fixings etcs) are present
  • 1 of only 300 in RHD, this matching numbers SS could be an exciting project


Lot Details

Registration: NLW 812V RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1979 Engine size: 3.0L
Make: Maserati Odometer reading (miles): 45000
Model: Merak SS MOT expiry:
Warranted: No Chassis number: AM122.A.549

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 49 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Lightened (50kg) SS shell stripped back to bare metal for restoration. Some surface rust.


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


Removed and dry stored about 20 years ago, complete and in nice condition. Some minor trim may require new leather /covering.


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Original matching numbers engine and box, removed - health check pending.


Gears: Drive-shaft:


Fully operational before being removed from car about 20 years ago - health check pending.

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


Appears to be fully complete.


Minor: Major:


Functional before strip down 20 years ago. Dry stored.

Vehicle History


Anecdotal story of the original strip for restoration 20 years ago, no paperwork. I visited the unit where it had been stored, and took some video / photos of the car in situ along with its stable mates, a Dino, a Montreal and a 911.

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history