In 2017, if you want to purchase a new Maserati Quattroporte GTS, then you’ll need about $147,000 at your disposal because that’s the starting MSRP for this Italian supersedan.
Powered by a Ferrari-developed V8 engine, the 2017 Maserati Quattroporte GTS can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds and reach a top speed of 182 mph, according to Car and Driver.
Those are the type of performance specs you’d expect to see from an Italian exotic, but what if only have about $10,500 in your bank account and can’t do with a Maserati Quattroporte?
Through the magic of the internet, we’ve found the perfect vehicle for you. That’s because a 1984 Maserati Quattroporte III recently popped up on Craigslist for wait…you guessed it, $10,500.
Just like the 2017 model, this 1984 Maserati Quattroporte III is motivated by eight powerful cylinders, but it comes in the form of a 4.9-liter double overhead cam V8 that’s good for 288 horsepower. That’s significantly less than the 523 ponies found underneath the hood of new Quattroporte GTS. Nevertheless, that might be acceptable considering this 1984 Maserati costs about $137,000 less than the new one.
The ad for this car does reveal that work was done to the engine, brakes, and shocks, but the person listing the vehicle insists that it still runs great and the air conditioner blows nothing except cool air.
There are a few blemishes to the car’s exterior, with the most notable being on the car’s roof. On the inside, the car’s soft leather upholstery appears to be in excellent shape, according to report by Jalopnik.
The choice is up to you.
Pay $147,000 for a new Maserati Quattroporte GTS or spend $10,500 to get your hands on this 1984 Maserati Quattroporte III.
You’re still getting a rare Italian exotic either way.