2013 Maserati GranTurismo MC Convertible on Cars & Bids article highlights:
- In addition to updating the GranTurismo overalls for 2013, Maserati gave the GranTurismo Convertible the sporty MC treatment
- One of these sporty drop-top GTs is currently on Cars & Bids at a below average price
- Although you should get a pre-purchase inspection before bidding, the Maserati GranTurismo is quite reliable with proper maintenance and practice
It’s close enough to the solstice so I’m confident to call the convertible season officially open. But even if the auto market wasn’t crazy right now, the awesome drop-top weather wouldn’t be good for your wallet. Thankfully, not all roadster prices have gone through the roof. And if you want some cheap vitamin D, the 2013 Maserati GranTurismo MC Convertible is listed at Cars & Bids maybe a great recipe.
The 2013 Maserati GranTurismo MC Convertible opens up the skies as you explore country roads in style
|2013 Maserati GranTurismo MC Convertible|
|curb weight||4350 pounds|
|0-60mph time||4.9 seconds|
As you can tell from the name, the Maserati GranTurismo Convertible, also known as the GranCabrio, is a GT car. In other words, it’s a comfortable, stylish cruiser that can also do sports car stuff if the driver sees some nice curves. However, some drivers were a little more proactive with corner spotting, but didn’t want to lose the open-air experience. So when Maserati updated the GranTurismo line for 2013, Maserati also introduced the GranTurismo MC Convertible.
Like all 2013 Maserati GranTurismo models, the MC Convertible features a Ferrari-built 454 horsepower V8, ZF automatic transmission and a limited-slip differential. However, the MC transmission has model-specific programming. Plus, while that V8 sounds brilliant in the stock car, the MC has a sports exhaust that really gets the music going. And these are just the powertrain changes.
On the outside, the 2013 Maserati GranTurismo MC Convertible has a higher rear spoiler – made of carbon fiber – for extra downforce. In addition, it is made of carbon fiber. The front splitter and rear diffuser also reduce lift. The front of the MC Convertible also includes aerodynamic wings and brake cooling ducts. Plus, the drop-top rides on MC-specific 20-inch wheels, as well as firmer springs and adaptive shocks. And in addition to redesigned sports seats, the interior features a flat-bottomed steering wheel, aluminum pedals and carbon fiber shift paddles.
One drawback to the 2013 Maserati GranTurismo MC Convertible’s cloth roof is how it eats into the trunk when folded down. However, the three-layer design makes the interior quite quiet when folded up. And neither you nor your three passengers – yes, it’s a four-seater – won’t mind the boot space with that V8 soundtrack. And while the suspension upgrades improve handling, the MC Convertible GT does things just fine.
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Although Maserati gave the 2013 GranTurismo MC Convertible some carbon fiber as standard, the example is on Cars & Bids has some more. For example, the side mirrors have a carbon fiber housing and there is more inside thanks to the MC Sport Line Interior Carbon Package. However, as noted earlier, this is still a capable drop-top GT. So also leather upholstery, navigation, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats and a Bose audio system.
While not a one-owner car, this 2013 Maserati GranTurismo MC Convertible has a clean, accident-free history, exclusively in warm-climate areas. In addition, it has just under 31,500 miles on the clock. And other than some scuffs and scratches, plus a little touch-up paint, it’s in excellent condition. It’s not exactly standard though, as it has tinted windows, tinted headlights and taillights, Novitec springs and ADV.1 wheels. However, the factory wheels are included in the sale.
This car also comes with quite a few maintenance booklets. Furthermore, the seller has done a lot of work during the possession. In September 2021, for example, they replaced the battery and tested the alternator. And in August 2021 they replaced the engine oil, engine air filter, auxiliary drive belt, water pump, front brake discs, right rear shock, lower shock absorber bushings, seat motor and all brake pads. They also flushed the power steering fluid, brake fluid, and coolant at the same time.
This 2013 Maserati GranTurismo MC Convertible is a bargain, but is it a good one?
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At the time of writing, this 2013 Maserati GranTurismo MC Convertible is priced at $35,000 with two days left in the auction. That’s a significant discount for a car that originally started at over $150,000. And it’s about $24,000 cheaper than the cheapest GranTurismo MC Convertible with comparable miles on car dealer†
But while it’s cheap, some potential bidders may be concerned about the reliability of a used Maserati. As always, a pre-purchase inspection is recommended. It’s worth noting, however, that the ZF GranTurismo automatic transmission is one of the most reliable Maseratis used, especially if it has a 4.7-litre V8. In addition, the seller recently replaced the battery, which should prevent electric gremlins, Piston heads muses. And while you may need a new hood in the future, that’s part of owning a soft-top convertible.
So if you want to enjoy the sun in a stylish, sonorous, sporty car, this Maserati GranTurismo MC Convertible could be your cheap answer.
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