Presented in 1971 and produced till 1978, the Bora took its name from a type of cold, sometimes hurricane-force wind that blows off the Adriatic Sea. It was a radically new car, using a steel monococque structure, with steel body panels. The stainless steel roof and A-pillars and glass-paneled fastback roofline were unique in the supercar segment, and we’d see Giugiaro later apply a similar theme to the all-stainless DeLorean. For the Bora’s design, Maserati again drew on the talents of Giorgetto Giugiaro, who had done the Ghibli while in Ghia’s employ. He did the Bora as a project of the firm he founded, Italdesign.
Courtesy Bonhams, Chassis no. AM117278 sold in 2016