19th Oct, 2022 13:00

Imperial War Museum, Duxford

Lot 4

1991 Maserati Bi -Turbo Spyder E
No Reserve

Sold for £11,812

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: IOM Registration
Chassis No: ZAM33B28AKA190221

PLEASE NOTE: An MOT has not been arranged pre-sale and therefore the Maserati is offered without a current MOT.

  • Only five owners from new with current ownership for over 20 years
  • 1 of just 147 RHD 2.8 litre Spyders made
  • Only c.53,500 miles from new
  • Subject to much improvement in 2021
  • Offered with the original stamped service book
  • Coachwork by Zagato
  • Offered at ‘No Reserve’ from the late Robert Riding’s Estate, the vast majority of which has been left to charity with the RNLI as the predominant beneficiary

The last of the founding Maserati brothers, Ettore, died in 1980 and, after Citroen engines had been used and Chrysler had become a shareholder, new owners De Tomaso sold out to Fiat in 1993, the Bologna firm now being part of the Fiat empire along with such other equally famous Italian marques as Alfa Romeo, Lancia, and great rivals Ferrari. The Bi-Turbo was first made in 1981 as an up-market Sports-Saloon employing a unitary-construction bodyshell. This attempt to broaden the market for one of the great names of Italian motoring history was equipped with MacPherson strut front suspension, independent rear suspension via coil-sprung trailing arms and disc brakes on all four wheels. A Bi-Turbo could be ordered with V6 or V8 motor of 2.0, 2.5, 2.8 or 3.2-litre capacity, and the option of both fixed head or open Spyder bodywork.

Manufactured in 1991, the Zagato-bodied Spyder was supplied new via Maserati dealers in Manchester, Kesterlian Sackville, being registered new as ‘H577 ANF’ on the 1st of October that year. Fitted with the 2790cc V6 engine with the (special order) four-speed ZF automatic transmission, the Maserati is finished in Red with Cream leather interior upholstery and a Black hood. The Bi-Turbo has a recorded mileage just shy of 53,500 miles (at time of consignment) and has had only five owners from new, residing in the ownership of Robert Furniss Riding from 2001. Offered at ‘No Reserve’ from the late Robert Riding’s Estate, the vast majority of which has been left to charity with the RNLI as the predominant beneficiary.

Generously equipped from new with optional extras including air-conditioning, electric-powered seats, power-assisted steering, four-speed automatic gearbox and the full Maserati enhancement kit, the Bi-Turbo Spyder has received much improvement during its current ownership. Enhancements have recently included servicing and a cambelt change less than 500 miles previous, with replacement power-steering belts, and new front brake pads in 2016. A further cambelt change and service, air-conditioning remediation, electrical fettling, overhauled front struts and suspension were also provided in 2021.

The Maserati is offered with a history file which includes the original stamped service book (displaying entries from Maserati main dealers, specialists and others), owner’s manual, original sales literature, a large collection of invoices from during Robert’s ownership, copies of previous V5C documents, previous Isle of Man tax discs and the Isle of Man registration document. A stylish modern classic and temptingly offered at ‘No Reserve’.

PLEASE NOTE: We have been advised that vehicles registered on, and imported from, the Isle of Man are not subject to Import Duty. Nor is a NOVA application required for their re-registration in the United Kingdom.

About the late Robert Furniss Riding:

Born in 1940, the only child of only children parents, Bob was educated at Stockport Grammar School then read natural sciences at Christ Church, Oxford. He joined William Deacon’s Bank, and had a stellar ascent through it and its subsequent iterations ending up as Group Treasurer of the Royal Bank of Scotland. He grasped the opportunity of early retirement in 1990 and moved to the Isle of Man where he had been left a house by an aunt. But Bob was far from being inactive, throwing himself into the local community and taking on the turnaround of a local private bank as its Executive Chairman.

Sailing had been a preoccupation during his time in the City, but on coming to the Isle of Man, Bob switched his energies and focus to collecting “quality cars” – principally the products of Cricklewood, Derby and Crewe, but with some maverick exceptions such as Maserati and Caterham. Daimlers and Lanchesters also featured, and he had to move to a large country house to find garaging for the ever-growing collection. His cars were regularly campaigned at rallies for the appropriate marque and were often deserved winners of various trophies. He also got involved in the relevant enthusiast clubs, usually ending up as Chairman – and his list of appointments included the Chairmanship of the Manx Classic Car Club and the Manx Motor Racing Club.

Bob was always a keen supporter of local charities, particularly maritime and those involving young people, and many will have cause to remember with gratitude his generosity and his apparently bottomless well of technical knowledge on “quality cars”, so freely shared. Bob left his Estate predominantly to Charity with the RNLI being the Residuary Beneficiary. Thus, in effect, the entire proceeds of the car collection sale will be received by the RNLI.

For more information, please contact:
Paul Cheetham
07538 667452


Auction: Imperial War Museum, Duxford, 19th Oct, 2022

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