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From Jeff in the USA
 
MASERATI BITURBO E
 

"Hi Enrico,

I spotted this nice low mileage example of a Maserati Biturbo E on the "Bring a Trailer" auction website, without a reserve, and thought your fellow enthusiasts would enjoy these excellent photos. These days, you don't see many examples as good as this one !!! Check out their description below.

"1985 Maserati Biturbo E

This 1985 Maserati Biturbo was purchased new in San Francisco and has remained in California since new. Now with the third owner, it was recently purchased from the estate of the second owner, a factory-trained Ferrari mechanic who purchased the car from Sonnen Motors in 1992 and stored it in the back of his shop since 1999. The car is well documented from new and free of serious corrosion. It was stored indoors with an empty fuel system and several gallons of oil poured in to protect the engine, and once acquired by the seller a service was performed including new fluids, filters, and a new fuel pump. The car runs and drives fine as shown in the video below, but should be gone over before adding serious miles. Sale includes the original window sticker, factory tools and extensive documentation from new.

Paint is believed to remain original and still presents nicely with no peeling clear or other major flaws. Trim is complete, glass is free of chips and cracks and all rubber including bumper trim, window gaskets and inner weatherstripping remains in good condition. OEM wheels are in good condition, and the only rust the seller can find is a small bubble under the passenger side taillight. The car is photographed in detail in the expandable gallery below. Here’s the car as found in the previous owner’s San Rafael shop. Note the orginal blue and yellow plates which are retained.

The car was given a professional detail inside and out and cleaned up nicely. All plastic lenses are well-preserved with no cracking or fading, doors open and shut well and panel gaps appear to be factory-set.

The interior presents similarly and the model’s comfy butterscotch leather looks well preserved. Wood veneers are equally nice, the leather dash top shows no cracks or and all gauges, lights and switches work including the sunroof. Carpets have been cleaned and the headliner does not sag.

The 36,085 miles shown on the odometer are believed to be accurate based on included maintenance records. Note the unique stock shift knob with dog-leg first gear.

The car’s original 18v, twin turbo, 2.5 litre V6 was preserved during storage and fired to life easily after a proper service. This was largely thanks to the removal of all fuel from the tank and lines, as well as what the seller says was several gallons of oil poured into the engine itself.

Getting the car running again required fitment of a new fuel pump, filter and gas as well as an oil change. Once connected to a fresh battery the seller says it fired quickly and soon settled into a smooth, steady idle.

Though it now runs and drives with good pick-up through all five gears, the seller says the new owner should perform a thorough going over and install new tires before embarking on a long trip or daily driving. Two additional lift shots are provided in the gallery, as well as one of the bare trunk floor. Sale includes all original manuals, tools, window sticker and extensive paperwork documenting service over the years."

Regards,

Jeff."

 

Maserati Biturbo E "INTERCOOLER"...

 ...the Ugly Duckling
 

Maserati Biturbo E "INTERCOOLER"...

 ...becomes a attractive Sporty Swan !!!
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
From Gesè in Spain
 
MASERATI SPARK PLUGS
 

"Dear Enrico,

I am writing to ask if you can help me with information on the following articles.

I have found a box containing ten of these spark plugs, and I don't know what car they are for, or if they may be of any interest to anyone.

However, I do not own a Maserati and they are of no use to me.

I hope that you can supply me with some information about these articles. I am writing from a small town in Spain, and I work for a small garage.

My name is Gesè.

I await your reply."

 

Maserati PL 230 TP spark plug

The box containing 10 plugs
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
From Hisato in Japan
 
MASERATI CLUB OF JAPAN - TOURING MEETING
 

"Dear Enrico,

I came back to Japan four days to join the Maserati Club of Japan Touring. (Actually Touring was held in June).

This Touring was planned near Nagoya and some members from Tokyo joined even long distance to enjoy good winding and delicious Tuna sushi.

We stopped on the top of Kobo mountain, parking by Koyasukobodaishi-zou ("zou" means "statue") - Height 16.7m, Stick length 22m, Ear 1m, Eye 1m, Height of baby 5m.

Koyasukobodaishi-zou is the biggest statue in orient area was build on the top of Kobo mountain which is one of land mark for visitor. Kobodaishi holds a little child in the his left hand with a lot of love. Pray for easy birth/ pregnancy.

Here are some pictures from this Touring.

Best Regards,

Hisato."

 

Maseratis parked and ready for the Off !!

A drive along winding roads
 

Maseratis taking a rest for lunch

Maseratis taking a rest for lunch
 

Lunch at the Sushi Bar

Delicious Tuna Sushi !!!
 

The beautifully proportioned OSCA Mt4

The beautifully proportioned OSCA Mt4
 

Parking at the hill top area

Parking at the hill top area
 

Parking at the hill top by Koyasukobodaishi-zou

Parking at the hill top area
 

Parking at the hill top area

Parking at the hill top area
 

Parking at the hill top by the Temple Bell

Parking at the hill top area
 

Parking at the hill top area

The end of another successful meeting
 
 
 
 
 
From Enrico in the UK
 
SCALEXTRIC AND MASERATIS
 

"Dear Maseratisti,

I recently purchased identical Scalextric Sport sets for my granddaughter and grandson. Unfortunately neither sets had Maseratis as their race cars, but were equipped with Bugatti Veyrons.

This I could not allow, so I searched the internet for slot car Maseratis and was pleasantly surprised by the volume of choice; from the Tipo 250F to the Trofeo Cambiocorsa, and Trofeo MC to the triumphant MC12.

Most cars are beautifully decorated in their racing livery, with working lights and magnatraction for improved road holding, which certainly comes in very useful when in the hands of over excited grandchildren, and yes, occasionally a racey grandfather !!!

I wonder how many Maserati Clubs have thought of investing in a Scalextric Maserati racing set-up for the benefit of their members ???

 

The Scalextric "SUPERCARS" non-digital sets

The Bugatti Veyron cars
 

The newly extended track !
 
THE SCALEXTRIC MASERATIS AVAILABLE ON EBAY
 

Maserati 250F - 1958 British Grand Prix - Carroll Shelby

Maserati 250F - 1957 Pescara Grand Prix - Joe Bonnier
 

Maserati Coupe Cambiocorsa

Maserati Coupe Cambiocorsa
 

Maserati Coupe Cambiocorsa

Maserati Coupe Cambiocorsa
 

Maserati Trofeo GranTurismo MC
Maserati Trofeo World Series 2012 - R.Kuppens #99

Maserati Trofeo GranTurismo
Maserati Trofeo World Series 2012 - G.Sernagiotto, G.Fascicolo #7
 

Maserati Trofeo GranTurismo MC
Trofeo World Series 2013 - M.Cesari, S.Bettini #46

Maserati Trofeo GranTurismo MC
Maserati Trofeo World Series 2013 - G.Fascicolo #7
 

Maserati Trofeo GranTurismo
Maserati Trofeo World Series 2013 - Per Nielsen #4

Maserati Trofeo GranTurismo MC
Maserati Trofeo World Series 2013 - A.Simoni, R.Ragazzi #23
 

Maserati MC12
Vodaphone Racing - L.Cappellari, M.Cioci

Maserati MC12
Mega Drive Team - G.Matteuzzi, P.G.Perazzini #1
 

Maserati MC12
FIA GT Oschersleben 2004 - A.Bertolini, M.Salo #33nbsp;

Maserati MC12
Playteam Sara Free - A.Bertolini, A.Piccini, G.Giannoccaro and A.Pier Guidi
 

Maserati MC12
Vitaphone Racing - M.Bartels, A.Bertolini
 
 
 
 
 
From Werner in Germany
 
MASERATI-MEETING, FRANKFURT KLASSIKSTADT
 

"Dear Enico,

I wish to inform you about our Maserati-Meeting which will be held on the 6th of September at the Frankfurt Klassikstadt.





Thank you for your work !

Best Regards,

Werner."
 
 
 
 
 
From Claudio in Italy
 
IL GRANDE RADUNO MERAK
 

"Ciao Enrico,

come saprai dal 24 al 26 Luglio si è svolto sul Lago di Como "il Grande Raduno Merak", un interessante esperimento di raduno "monomodello", tipologia di evento che in alcune nazioni (come il Giappone) è assai diffusa, mentre in Italia è molto rara.

Il raduno è stato organizzato da un ragazzo greco molto in gamba, Dimitrios Michelinakis e da sua moglie Anastasia. In Grecia purtroppo non esiste ancora un Maserati Club, ma Dimitrios è il punto di riferimento per i collezionisti Maserati della Grecia, ed è anche sempre presente a rappresentare la sua nazione ai Maserati International Rally.

Nell'ambito del weekend del raduno, hanno presenziato circa 15 Merak provenienti da tutta Europa, oltre ad un equipaggio proveniente dall'Australia !!!! Io, pur non possedendo una Merak, sono andato alla cena del venerdì sera a portare a Dimitrios i miei saluti personali e quelli del Maserati Club Italia, visto che hanno partecipato al raduno diversi soci del Maserati Club Italia, tra cui due membri del Consiglio Direttivo (Antonio Vivenzio ed Antonello Salvi) giunti entrambi da Roma con le loro Merak, e anche lo stesso Dimitrios è nostro socio e frequenta spesso i nostri raduni in Italia; infatti come club siamo stati lieti dargli supporto diffondendo questo evento presso i nostri soci.

Dimitrios è un super-appassionato delle Merak e gestisce anche il Registro Internazionale Merak: www.merak-registry.com/.

Buone Vacanze Enrico, e a presto !

Claudio.
"

 

"Hi Enrico,

As you know from the 24the to the 26th of July "The Great Merak Gathering" took place on Lake Como, an interesting experiment for a single model rally, a type of event that is widespread in some countries (such as Japan), whilst in Italy it is very rare.

The rally was organized by a very capable Greek gentleman Dimitrios Michelinakis and his wife Anastasia. Unfortunately there is still no Maserati Club in Greece, but Dimitrios is the reference point for Maserati collectors that country, and is also ever present representing his country at the International Maserati Rallies.

As part of the weekend's meeting, attended by about 15 Meraks from all over Europe, as well as a crew from Australia !!!! I, although not possessing a Merak, attended the dinner on the Friday evening to offer Dimitrios my personal greetings and those of the Maserati Club Italy, as several members of the Maserati Club Italy attended the rally, including two members of the committee (Antonio Vivenzio and Antonello Salvi) who both came up from Rome with their Meraks, and also the very Dimitrios, a fellow member who often attends our meetings in Italy. In fact, as a club we were pleased to offer him support in popularising this event with our members.

Dimitrios is a super-fan of the Merak and an administrator for the Merak Registry at www.merak-registry.com/.

Happy Holidays Enrico, and see you soon !

Claudio."

 

Grande Raduno Merak

Claudio Ivaldi at the Grande Raduno Merak
 

Beautiful cars, splendid location

Grande Raduno Merak
 
 
 
 
 
From Dirk in Germany
 
OLDTIMER GRAND PRIX 2015
 

"Dear Enrico,

Here are the pics from this year's Oldtimer Grand Prix at Nürburgring. Feel free to post them.

Was great to meet other Maserati enthusiasts.

Unfortunately I didn't see the 5 x 250 F or the 300S or the 200S which were supposed to race.

Maybe they were well hidden.

All the best,

Dirk."

 

Maserati Bora

Maserati Bora
 

Bora and Khamsin

Mexicos
 

Maserati Quattroporte I

Maserati 3500 GT Spyder Vignale
 

Maserati Kyalami

Maserati Kyalami
 

Maserati Mexico

 
 

Maserati Mexico

Maserati Mexico
 

Maserati Mexico

Maserati Mexico
 

Maserati Mexico

Maserati Khamsin
 

Maserati Mexico

Maserati Mexico
 

Maserati Mexico

Maserati Mexico
 

Maserati Tipo 8C

Maserati Tipo 8C
 

Maserati Tipo 8C

Maserati Tipo 6CM
 

Maserati Tipo 6CM

Maserati Tipo 6CM
 

Maserati Tipo 6CM

Maserati Tipo 6CM
 

Maserati Tipo 6CM

Maserati Tipo 8C
 

Maserati Tipo 8C

Maserati Tipo 8C
 

Maserati Tipo 61 "Birdcage"

Maserati Tipo 61 "Birdcage"
 

Maserati Tipo 61 "Birdcage"

Maserati Tipo 61 "Birdcage"
 

ISO-Bizzarini and Jaguar C-Type
 
 
 
 
 
From Enrico in the UK
 
REGISTRO FOTOGRAFICO MASERATI STORICHE
 

Hi Maseratisti,

Thought you'd like to know how I've been progressing with my photographic register.

If you would like to make a contribution to my photographic register, please send photos and details to enricomaserati@btinternet.com. Thank you !

Regards,

Enrico.

 
 
 

Now 237 cars listed so far (was 198)

3500 GT
 
 

Now 68 cars listed so far (was 66)

3500 GT Spyder Vignale
 
 

Now 92 cars listed so far (was 85)

Sebring
 
 

27 cars listed so far

5000GT
 
 

Now 99 cars listed so far (was 72)

Quattroporte I
 
 

104 cars listed so far

Mistral Coupe
 
 

36 cars listed so far

Mistral Spyder
 
 

143 cars listed so far

Mexico
 
 

Now 334 cars listed so far (was 326)

Ghibli Coupe
 
 

54 cars listed so far

Ghibli Spyder
 
 

Now 179 cars listed so far (was 157)

Indy
 
 

105 cars listed so far

Bora
 
 

209 cars listed so far

Merak and Merak SS
 
 

132 cars listed so far

Khamsin
 
 

34 cars listed so far

Kyalami
 
 

94 cars listed so far

Quattroporte III and Royale
 
 
 
 

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