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From George in Australia
 
IL GRANDE RADUNO MERAK
 
 

For further information, programme details and your registration form, please visit
merakgroup.com/first-annual-maserati-merak-meeting-italy-2015/.

 
 
 
 
 
From Enrico in the UK
 
ZAGATO MOSTRO
 

Zagato have produced a limited edition coupe in praise of the 1957 Maserati 450S Costin-Zagato, The "Zagato Mostro", powered by a Maserati V8 and limited to only five examples, will debut at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este in Italy the weekend of the 24th May.

 

The Zagato Mostro

The Zagato Mostro
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

The interior of the Zagato Mostro

The 1957 Maserati 450S Costin-Zagato
 

Photos courtesy of Zagato.

 
 
 
 
 
From Henry J. in the UK
 
AN EARLY 1992 MASERATI GHIBLI
 

"Hi Enrico,

I'd like to tell you about my search for an early example of a nineties Maserati Ghibli 1st series. Following a long search which included the pages of Autoscout24.com, I came across an interesting example in Italy. The seller proved to be very helpful and sent me details and photos of his Ghibli finished in Blu Sera metallizzato.

Unfortunately, I am now in the later years of my life, and was hoping for a more tame version. The interior was more in line with what one would expect from a track car rather than a road car, however I was informed that the seller still has the original seating, which is included in the sale.

I have to admit, had I been much younger, I would have jumped at this opportunity with its reasonable asking price of 15,000 EURO. A road going Ghibli with exciting track day possibilities !!!

Enjoy !! Regards, Henry J." "The Ghibli in question is one of the few remaining examples of the first series cars with fuel injection, with an engine that easily "Pumps up the Power", is very strong and with a "Long Life" !!!!

The car, finished in Blu sera Metallizzato, has undergone a facelift with a custom made aesthetic kit, not available on the open market, made by a factory specialized in lightweight resin, giving the car a more original and fresher look.

The engine has new spark plugs, new starter, new fuel pump, aviation fuel lines, trim and spacers, control chip prepared by Maserati Corse and free flowing air filters.

The original interior has been carefully looked after in storage, and the present interior has low-sided race seats finished in Maserati Blu Sera, and in the rear a bench board in place of the seats, as well as supplimentary race instruments.

The exhaust system is custom made and the price includes 2 rear wings, one in aluminium and the other of carbon fibre made in America by race car specialists.

The car has a broken left-hand side headlight but replaceable without any problems and the paintwork needs re-polishing, but I will take care of that prior to sale.

Included in the asking price are a set of new tyres and all the accessories shown.

The original interior (seating), front grille and steering wheel are included in the asking price of 15,000 EURO.

The car has NEVER been on a race track !!!!"

Car is located in AREZZO, Toscana.

Should anyone be interested, the seller can be contacted at tommaso.tognaccini@gmail.com.

 

Aluminium rear wing for Maserati Ghibli 1a serie
 

Maserati Ghibli 1a serie

Maserati Ghibli 1a serie
 

Maserati Ghibli 1a serie

Maserati Ghibli 1a serie
 

Custom built rear bumper
and rear light cluster surround trim
 

Unique custom headlight surround trim

Optional carbon fibre rear wing
 

Customised side skirts
 

Original 16-inch 1000 Miglia alloy wheels

Custom rear bumper
 

Customised bumper with adjustable front splitter
 

Maserati Ghibli 1a serie

Maserati Ghibli 1a serie
 

Low Sided Motoquality Race Seats

Cockpit designed to give a race car fell !!

 

Simoni Racing X3 race steering wheel

Supplimentary race instumentation
 

Low Sided Motoquality Race Seats


Standard dooor panels

Rear bench with fire extinguisher
 

Maserati 2.0-litre Type AM496 engine with cam breathers, aeronautical fuel hoses and free-flow air filters.
 

Maserati 2.0-litre Type AM496 engine

Maserati 2.0-litre Type AM496 engine
 

Maserati 2.0-litre Type AM496 engine

Maserati 2.0-litre Type AM496 engine
 

Custom built cam breathers

Custom built cam breathers
 

Magnaflow rear exhaust box
 
 
 
 
 
From Paul in the USA
 
THE MASERATINI
 

"Hi Enrico,

This is a mock up of the car, with the ultra rare rear spoiler only available in Europe. My good friends over there, rallied together and sent it to me.

You can now start to get a sense of what the car is going to look like. This is part of the vision I had for it, when I saw the rusted hulk of a car back six months ago.

This lightweight, V8 powered, street legal rally car is only a couple short months away from fruition. Nothing great has ever been achieved without enthusiasm and vision.

See this form, picture it black with yellow and silver accents. Because that’s what we’ll have soon enough.

The remaining parts that are still Maserati are:

The rear differential & hubs, rotors, axles with k frame, the front K frame, steering rack, front strut housings and hubs & rotors, the front anti-roll bar itself, half of the front springs were retained, the fuel tank is still factory, the window motors, the rear tail lights and the brake pedal, the gas pedal. Also the power brake booster and master cylinder.

The emblems & badges. Nothing else was any good. If there were any useable parts, they were sold to my eBay buddy and the parts are available on eBay US. I basically gave everything to him.



That’s it. The reason it’s that way is because the car was too far gone to save. The parts are insanely expensive and hard to find, and not worth it at the end for resale, even if you could locate all the parts to restore one of these cars. These things have very little value here unless they are perfect examples of like new cars and we all know how rare those can be. I wanted a Maserati and now I have one. I also have very little actual money invested in this thing. When it drives down the road, it’s still a Maserati. Except now it will run and drive 100% of the time and be very simple, easy & cheap to fix. Besides, it’s just a toy. It’s going to make smoking tire you tube videos and then end up on ebay with a starting bid of one dollar. Whatever happens after that, hey- so be it. If nobody buys it, it will end up on a Jeep frame and we will take it off road.

We have brake calipers from a Honda Accord. Front strut cartridges from a Volvo 240, rear coil overs from a Pontiac Solstice. A BMW fuel pump, a drive shaft made from Lexus parts and a Ford ranger pickup truck. The V8 engine and automatic transmission are from a Lexus LS400. The exhaust pipes are made from a 2002 Corvette. The driver & passenger seats are from a 1998 VW Jetta. The radiator is aftermarket Chevy 350 style. Front anti roll bar drop links are made from a Chevy astro van.

Some of the parts worked easily and others were a nightmare to retrofit on to this thing. When you drive it, it’s amazingly powerful. I have not taken it out on the road yet, it isn’t legal yet but soon will be. Today I am finishing the roll cage and getting it ready for the safety harness style seat belts. I am also going to fit a large hand brake lever, because this car will drift at the slightest touch of the throttle and ebrake turns will be absolutely hilarious.

It’s all in fun and a great hobby to be involved in.

Thanks for your help and interest, maybe someone will buy that fusebox, because I had to build one from scratch out of the Lexus parts and certainly won’t be needing it !

Paul."
 
 
 
 
 
From Newspress in the UK
 
ARRAY OF MASERATIS AT CASH & ROCKET TOUR 2015.

THE LUXURY SALOONS FROM THE ITALIAN CAR MANUFACTURER TRAVEL ACROSS EUROPE AS PART OF THE 2015 EDITION OF THE ALL FEMALE CHARITY TOUR
 

London, 15 May 2015 – Five red Maserati luxury saloons are ready to leave one of the most celebrated hotels in the world, London’s exclusive Dorchester, to begin the Cash & Rocket Tour, an event now in its fourth edition and organised to raise money for three very worthwhile charities.

On the eve of the event, the Dorchester Hotel hosted a gala dinner and charity auction which raised over £550,000. The most exclusive items on the block included: a haute couture Valentino gown, return flights to Cannes in a private jet and a Chopard watch. Many celebrities and VIPs attended the event to help raise money and celebrate the launch of the Tour, including actor Luke Evans, models Selita Ebanks, Arizona Muse, Jade Parfitt and Ashley Graham, Topshop tycoon Sir Philip Green, with daughter Chloe and wife Lady Tina, Leah and Jo Wood, Chelsy Davy, socialite Yasmin Mills and singer Natalie Imbruglia.

 

Maserati Ghibli at the Dorchester Hotel

Cash & Rocket Tour 2015
 

Maserati display at the London Eye

Julie Brangstrup and Chloe Green
 

Selita Ebanks and Miriam Aldainy with Maserati Ghibli

Sports Illustrated model Ashley Graham with Maserati Ghibli
 

Actress Matilde Gioli with Maserati Ghibli

Socialite Yasmin Mills and Model DJ Zara Martin
 

Model Selita Ebanks with Maserati Ghibli

Jo Wood with Maserati Ghibli
 

The organisers have set an ambitious goal for Cash & Rocket Tour 2015 and hope to raise more than a million pounds, topping the previous record, money which will go to the three nominated charities.

The three non-governmental organisations which inspired the Cash & Rocket Tour and are supported by it – Shine on Sierra Leone, OrphanAfrica and Sumbandila – are all involved in the promotion of community projects intended to improve the future prospects of thousands of deserving young people living in Central and South Africa.

The protagonists of this charitable fund-raising project, the Cash & Rocket Tour, are 70 successful women, leading figures in the worlds of film, television, fashion, business, the arts and music, who will take turns driving a convoy of red automobiles through the UK, France and Italy.

Maserati will be participating with five saloons which will join the total fleet of 35 vehicles, all boasting bright red, the colour of the Tour’s flag. Starting off tomorrow morning from Audley Square, Mayfair, the Maserati Quattroporte and Ghibli models will be driven by the first shift of the all-female crews supporting this charity event.

Among the celebrities at the wheel of the Maserati Ghibli will be the former angel of Victoria’s Secret, Selita Ebanks, and the stunning Spanish model Nieves Álvarez. Taking turns at the wheel of the Maserati Quattroporte editors and influencers in the realms of fashion and lifestyle active on Buro 24/7, the most important media platform in Eastern Europe.

Today, the press day for the Tour, the philanthropic ladies, will be driving through the centre of London, from the London Eye, where the luxury vehicles will be lined up, to Regents Street, via Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, The Mall and Oxford Street.

Tomorrow morning the convoy of red cars will set off for Paris, passing through the Eurotunnel towards the Paris headquarters of Valentino on Place Vendôme, for an evening programme continuing to feature the hallmark colour of red.

The convoy, having passed through Lyon and then Milan, where it will stop for a cocktail party at Palazzo Bocconi, will conclude on Tuesday 19th May in Cannes.

This parade of luxury cars will make a grand entrance into the star-studded setting of the town’s Film Festival, moving down La Croisette until it reaches Allée de la Liberté Charles de Gaulle, where a contingent of Maseratis will be proudly lined up for a photo shoot, before proceeding in an elegant procession across the prestigious red carpet. The Tour will end in grand style with a dazzling cocktail dinner hosted by Chopard, the Swiss-based luxury watch brand.

For further information regarding the Tour, visit: www.cashandrocket.com. It features photos, gossip, human-interest news and updates documenting every phase of this memorable journey. This way you can follow the entire event and personally share in all the thrills, excitement and glamour of the Cash & Rocket Tour. In order to donate yourself and be updated on the amount of money received thus far, just click the following link: https://teams.cashandrocket.com/.

Text and photos courtesy of Maserati

 
 
 
 
 
From Newspress in the UK
 
MASSIMO BOTTURA,
MASERATI BRAND AMBASSADOR .
 

The premier Modenese chef and the Trident: the perfect marriage of “slow food” and “fast car”.

 

Maserati Trident Award for Massimo Bottura

3 Michelin star chef Massimo Bottura and Harald Wester
 

Thursday, 14 May 2015 – Earlier this week, luxury Italian automotive manufacturer Maserati and top chef Massimo Bottura began a partnership that will unite the excellence of the Trident marque with the acclaimed gastronomic virtuosity represented by Modena’s premier chef and his restaurant, Osteria Francescana, boasting 3 Michelin stars, currently regarded as the third best in the world.

At the Modena plant where Maserati has its headquarters, Massimo Bottura picked up his sporty black Ghibli S Q4, distinguished by its dynamic and futuristic finishing touches, custom-designed to the chef’s personal specifications down to the last detail.

Delivery took place in the presence of Harald Wester, CEO of Maserati, who wanted to personally thank the culinary wizard, presenting him with the “Maserati Trident Award”, a commemorative statuette of Bologna’s Neptune Fountain, the mythology-inspired monument which 101 years ago prompted Mario Maserati to adopt the Trident as his company logo, the imposing three-pronged spear which has continued to serve as the company’s distinctive emblem. “This initiative represents a tasty collaboration,” explained Harald Wester “marking a genuine convergence of excellences, celebrating the unique value of two Italian enterprises enjoying worldwide fame.”

 

Massimo Bottura gets his new Maserati Ghibli S Q4

Massimo Bottura leaving Maserati Head Quarters
 

A great lover of music and art, ever since he was just a boy, Massimo Bottura has been a devoted fan of Maserati cars, admiring their grace and power as they swept along the streets of Modena; a Ghibli was the missing trophy in his outstanding collection of contemporary vinyl discs and works of art.

“The Ghibli S Q4 represents a perfect blend of pure style, vibrant personality, sophisticated detailing and that unique Italian flair for design, a flair based on an enviable cultural legacy and painstaking research: that’s why I immediately felt it was right for me,” the chef proudly exclaimed.

Maserati and Massimo Bottura, acting as an Ambassador at Large, will be sharing the spotlight in a number of joint initiatives.

 

Text and photos courtesy of Maserati

 
 
 
 
 
From Newspress in the UK
 
MASERATI IGNITES CYCLING SPIRIT
WITH MASERATI TOUR DE YORKSHIRE RIDE
 

Wednesday, 06th May 2015 – On Sunday morning luxury Italian automotive manufacturer Maserati, brought the memories of the 2014 Tour de France back to life, with the inaugural Maserati Tour de Yorkshire Ride. The ride gave amateur cyclists the unique opportunity to cycle 55km, 108km and 142km routes along many of the roads that the Grand Départ had incorporated a year previously.

 

Maserati Tour de Yorkshire Ride 2015

Maserati Tour de Yorkshire Ride 2015
 

Maserati announced in March that it was to sponsor the Tour de Yorkshire Ride sportive as part of their Maserati Cycling initiative, which also included the signing of ex-pro cyclist David Millar as an ambassador. Indeed, Millar took part in the Maserati Tour de Yorkshire Ride alongside his father, Gordon.

 

Maserati Tour de Yorkshire Ride 2015

Maserati Tour de Yorkshire Ride 2015
 

Despite torrential rain, the 5,500 amateur cyclists taking part didn’t let the weather dampen their spirits. Maserati was determined to make this a ride to remember with the third and final Maserati-sponsored feed station offering riders something a little different. The riders enjoyed British classics with an Italian twist to fuel them on the final stretch: Traditional Yorkshire pudding with Italian Lucanica sausage and red onion confit, followed by cranberry & Marsala flapjacks.

Peter Denton, Region Manager Maserati North Europe, said: “Maserati is incredibly excited to be involved with such a high-profile event as the Tour de Yorkshire Ride. It was an extremely challenging day with the weather adding difficulty to what was already a tough task for the riders. However, I’m delighted that the event has been such a huge success and that so many cyclists have had the chance to ride such a testing course. Fingers crossed for next year that we’ll be lucky enough to get some sunshine.”

 

Maserati Tour de Yorkshire Ride 2015

Maserati Tour de Yorkshire Ride 2015
 

David Millar, Maserati Cycling Ambassador, commented: “It’s fantastic that Maserati is supporting the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire Ride, as this is such a huge event for British Cycling. It’s a rare experience to get to ride on the same roads that the pros are racing on.

"Having ASO organising this event with their experience in putting on the Tour de France, alongside Human Race, is brilliant for the Tour de Yorkshire. The production value and level of professionalism that they provide are unrivalled. I think the success of today’s event on many levels was fantastic and I’m excited to see what else Maserati has in store for next year’s ride.”

For highlights of the Maserati Tour de Yorkshire Ride click here – www.youtube.com/watch?v=054H1NE5Uh4.

For more information on Maserati, visit: www.maserati.co.uk.

 

Text and photos courtesy of Maserati

 
 
 
 
 
From Newspress in the UK
 
ANOTHER POSITIVE MONTH OF MASERATI SALES
AS IT SURPASSES EXCELLENT RESULTS OF 2014.
 

Thursday, 7th May 2015 – In April, Maserati confirms the results that set a new record in the first quarter of 2015.

With 148 new cars registered in April, the UK market reaches a cumulative figure of 523 vehicles for the year so far, an increase of +65% compared to the same period of the previous year.

All the main European markets (United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, France, Spain, Switzerland and Benelux) recorded positive results during April, with an average increase of about +20% over the same month in 2014.

The Ghibli Diesel also received a major mark of approval with regard to the corporate market, being named “best company car in Germany”, both in direct competition with the highly acclaimed German cars and in the imported car category. This rating was awarded by a sample of 270 German fleet managers chosen by the respected industry journal Firmenauto, owned by the Motor Sport Presse group.

The Quattroporte, Italian flagship for excellence, and the Ghibli, the first executive saloon in the premium E segment to be produced by the Trident marque, have contributed significantly to the excellent results achieved by Maserati.

Text courtesy of Maserati.

 
 
 
 
 
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 236 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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