QP 4 wanted.

RMC

Junior Member
Messages
39
Looking to buy a QP 4. Wondering if it's better to have 2.8 V6, or 3.2 V8 ? Better to have an EVO ?
 

Motorsport3

Member
Messages
839
Generally the later you get the better as with any maserati really. V8 is a powerhouse but V6 is lighter on front wheels with a classic turbo lag.
I've got a late pre-evo 2.0 v6 manual and like it a lot. Has the feeling of a classic car. As with any of these get the best you can find.

20230602_161140.jpg
 

RMC

Junior Member
Messages
39
Thank you. I'm thinking parts my be more difficult to obtain for a non-Evo ?
 

Ewan

Member
Messages
6,451
Parts supply isn’t much of a problem, and no different between EVO and non-EVO.
Having had 3 EVO V8 versions, I now have a pre-EVO V8 and prefer it. But there’s very little in it, so just buy the best you can find.
 

Motorsport3

Member
Messages
839
A few can be found in my home country. Particularly 2.0lt v6 such as this example -


Largely dry climate and exotic status means they should be in good shape.
 

Ewan

Member
Messages
6,451
Typical. There's two people I know of looking for a good QP4, just a time I don't want to sell mine.

I bet when I do want to sell, there'll be no one!
 

Ewan

Member
Messages
6,451
I've been doing a little basic research.

It looks like approximately 15 non-EVO QP4 cars were sold in the UK, between 1995 and 1998.
After this, approximately 30 EVO QP4 cars were sold here, between 1998 and 2001.

Obviously not all of these still exist or are road-worthy. I'd guess at a maximum survivor list of maybe 10 non-EVO cars and 20 EVO versions (if that). So it's very slim pickings.
 

RMC

Junior Member
Messages
39
Mmm..... I previously owned a silver V8 evo manual which turned out not to be what the seller had stated so I sold it, which I now regret.

There's a non-evo car coming up on Bonhams cars online, but it has 146,000 miles on the clock. It's previously appeared on a Car and Classic auction, unsold.
 

Ewan

Member
Messages
6,451
I like the look of the grey with blue car.
But it’s a very early example, with very high mileage, only a V6, an import, with virtually no service history, and warning lights. So it would need to be properly cheap.