Just looking honest - opinions?

Contigo

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4200 Spyder.

For me I never really did like the looks of a Spyder, the short wheelbase makes it look too stumpy.
 

zagatoes30

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4200 Spyder.

For me I never really did like the looks of a Spyder, the short wheelbase makes it look too stumpy.
Interesting how views differ, I think the 4200 Spyder is one of the best proportioned convertibles there is, long elegant nose with a nicely formed rear. I even think the Prelude lights work on the Spyder where as I hate them on the Coupe.

65k miles with a manual box seems well priced but that is probably due to time of the year, buy now use it in spring and early summer sell it on whilst there is still some sun and make a few quid.
 

Vampyrebat

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Interesting how views differ, I think the 4200 Spyder is one of the best proportioned convertibles there is, long elegant nose with a nicely formed rear. I even think the Prelude lights work on the Spyder where as I hate them on the Coupe.

65k miles with a manual box seems well priced but that is probably due to time of the year, buy now use it in spring and early summer sell it on whilst there is still some sun and make a few quid.
Agree with everything you say here Andy, apart from the Prelude lights on the coupe;)
 

Ewan

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For only £2k more you could buy the 05 (facelift version with numerous updates and more rigid chassis) manual Spyder that's for sale at Shiltech. It's done 20k less miles as well, and you'd be buying from a respected Maserati specialist. It would be the Best Buy of the manual cars currently available.
 

BuckRog64

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I'd say now is absolutely the best time to buy a spyder. Potentially several k less that it would fetch in the spring.

I guess a manual spyder must be a pretty rare thing.
 

Ewan

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It's on Pistonheads. Silver with black, 2005 facelift model, 45k miles, £19.9k. Looks a good buy to me, with a PDI, service and warranty from a respected specialist. If it was May it would fly out, but in December it might be snapped up for even less.
 
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Mick, that looks lovely.....EwNs one sounds even better being a face lift......These are are the up price wise,as well.....Most face lift Spyders seem to be over 20k these days.
 

Vampyrebat

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For only £2k more you could buy the 05 (facelift version with numerous updates and more rigid chassis) manual Spyder that's for sale at Shiltech. It's done 20k less miles as well, and you'd be buying from a respected Maserati specialist. It would be the Best Buy of the manual cars currently available.
Ewan
If it's the silver one on PH from Shiltech it is a 2002 model and they have swapped the front nose for a face-lift, you can tell also by the rear end, it doesn't have the face-lift bumper. It may of had a front end shunt and they decided to update it at the time of the repair or maybe they just wanted to update it...............Still; looks very nice though.
 

Ewan

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In that case I stand corrected. I'd not realised it was an older car just with a new nose cone. If I were looking for a Spyder it would have to be an original updated facelift version, built in 2005 or later. I've had two of the earlier ones (2002/3) and personally wouldn't go back to that version as the lack of chassis rigidity was an issue for me on those.
 

Gp79

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That silver one is a few different shades - front wing, drivers door, I couldn't live with that.