The 1983 MASERATI MERAK SS, designed by Giorgetto Guigiaro, was a lightweight, more powerful model released in 1976, 3yrs after the basic model debuted. It featured a 50kg(110 lb) weight reduction and a 30 PS power increase to 220 PS (162 kW; 217 hp) due to the adoption of three larger 44 DCNF 44 carburettors and a higher 9:1 compression ratio to its longitudinally mounted V6 engine. The SS is specifically recognizable by its black grille between the pop-up headlights but also shares its nose with the previous, more expensive ‘Bora’. Guigiaro introduced to flying buttresses to visually extend the tail after removing the fastback by abruptly ending the cabin with a vertical rear window and a flat horizontal engine cover. Only 1000 units of the SS had been made by 1983, when it was discontinued.
AUTHENTICITY : Each drawing is limited to 10 signed and numbered prints regardless of size and comes together with a certificate & 10SERIE 'medallion'
PAPER : Professionally ink printed onto 350gsm Hahnemühle Museum Etching paper to achieve the best color & light fastness.
Profile : A 14 x 34mm (0,55 x 1.33inch) beveled profile made from Obeche (African Maple) which is depended upon for its stability and relative resistance to warping once machined. It is offered in either color black, white or our exotic African hardwood 'Kiaat'.
'Museum Glass' is 'non-reflective' and absorbs damaging UV light to allow over 98% transmission allowing only the best vibrant colors to translate and is advised for all the limited & signed prints.
'Standard' picture framing glass is a 2mm clear float glass. It is inexpensive and will protect your artwork from dust and physical damage.
Full archival acid-free board with 10mm deep-sunk (spacer) in same to create depth and set the artwork back off the glass.