January 29, 2007

First U.S. Maserati Quattroporte Automatic brings US$790,000 for charity

2007 Maserati Quattroporte automatic, at the Detroit auto show
2007 Maserati Quattroporte automatic, at the Detroit auto show. Click image to enlarge

Naples, Florida – A one-of-a-kind custom-made 2007 Maserati Quattroporte Automatic, the first U.S. model now in private hands, brought US$790,000 at the Seventh Annual Naples Winter Wine Festival in Florida. The profits go to the Naples Children & Education Foundation.

The Festival’s highlight is an auction that includes vintage wine, excursions, private dinners with celebrities, and this year, the opportunity to be the first U.S. owner of a Quattroporte Automatic. The vehicle features a Ferrari-engineered 400-hp engine, six-speed automatic transmission, and mahogany interior with ivory leather. Unique to the vehicle are 20-inch polished wheels, and carpets and customized door mouldings stitched with “Naples Winter Wine Festival 1 of 1”.

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