An epic 2016 Maserati Quattroporte that’s been converted into a sleek Shooting Brake (or wagon, take your pick) is currently up for sale from Classic Driver in the UK.
The Maserati Quattroporte has never been produced in Shooting Brake (or estate) guise from the factory but roughly a decade ago, Carrozzeria Touring built four ‘Bellagio Fastbacks’ based on the previous-generation Quattroporte. One of these car’s came up for sale at an RM Sotheby’s auction in 2013 and disappointed he wasn’t the winning bidder, a British enthusiast decided to build his own Quattroporte Shooting Brake. This is the result.
As no such version of the latest-generation Quattroporte exists, the owner consulted a number of leading prototyping companies in the UK about building the car but most reportedly wanted to charge about £200,000 ($244,591) for the conversion plus the price of the Maserati itself. The owner wasn’t willing to pay that much and got in touch with a man named Adam Redding who has experience restoring Jaguar E-Types, Aston Martins, Lancias, Bristols, Dinos and more. Redding accepted the challenge.
The conversion started with the rear quarters of the Italian sedan being cut and much of the roof removed. Custom bodywork was then designed and manufactured into a sleek shape that makes the car look like something Maserati itself could have made.
One of the biggest challenges of the entire build revolved around the fitment of an electric tailgate that had to be modified to communicate with the Maserati’s computers. All up, it reportedly took around 1,500 man-hours to finish the car.
While it’s unclear why the owner is looking to sell the vehicle, we do know that it has covered just 8,714 miles (14,023 km) and retains its standard 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 engine delivering 271 hp. No asking price has been made public.
H/T to The Drive!