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From Keith in Hong Kong
 
MASERATI INDY AMERICA
 

"Good morning Enrico,

I am not sure if I mentioned before, but in June I purchased a 1972 Maserati Indy 4.7 liter at an auction in Hong Kong.

The car has been in Hong Kong nearly three years and was basically laid up as it was not registered and was not driven on the roads.

After purchasing the car in June, it has been the whole three months under repair and is now just about completed and I did the first road test on Wednesday this week.

 

Keith's beautiful Indy America
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

The Road test went well with the temperatures all ok as was the oil pressure.

We have done a lot of work on the car and Chris and John at McGrath Maserati have really been wonderful in their generous assistance and advice.

The work done over the past three months is really quite large and far more than I expected – but that’s hardly a surprise.

When I purchased the car, the original water pump was leaking badly from the spindle and there was no woodruff key in the keyway so the impeller was simply doing nothing.

The previous Owner had fitted an electric water pump onto the car.

I have now removed this electric pump and replaced the impeller and shaft plus seals on the original pump.

In your experience, is this original pump driven off the A/C Compressor really "man enough" to keep the engine cool ????

Many thanks your feedback and please feel free to put this question or photographs on your web site.

You can see my red 1995 Maserati Ghibli in the background - that really is a wonderful car.

The Indy is being trucked to Beijing this Monday to take part with nine other classic cars from Hong Kong in the Beijing to Shanghai Rally.

There will be about 40 or 50 cars taking part.

Last year I did it in my E-Type (MY 3000) and it was great fun – this will of course be a great test for all the work done on the car over the last three months.

 

Keith's wonderful trip in his newly acquired Indy America
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Last year I did it in my E-Type (MY 3000) and it was great fun !
 

Kind regards,

Keith."

 
 
 
 
 
From Dave in the UK
 
MASERATIS AT THE RACES
 

"Hello Enrico,

Just a note to let you know I've not forgotten about the photos. I've been through most of my photos now and pulled out the ones featuring Maseratis. Because most of them are ones I've scanned in from the original photographs they need to be edited and 'tidied up' a bit, and once I've done this I'll upload them to my Flickr account.

In the meantime, here's one of Josef Rettenmeier's 250F (#2508 - Sir Stirling Moss' old car) at the 2005 SeeRed meeting at Donington Park.

Regards,

Dave."

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
From Dirk in Germany
 
MASERATIS
AT THE GOODWOOD REVIVAL 2016
 

Dirk has very kindly sent me these photos taken at this year's Goodwood Revival.

If you wish to see more of Dirk's sterling work, please visit his "Goodwood Revival Album" at www.icloud.com/sharedalbum.

 

 
 

The unique relaxed atmosphere at the Goodwood Revival

Some spectators even brought their own seating !
 

 

 
 

Some spectators sat it out...

...whilst others enjoyed the fun of the fair !
 

The Mods were there with their Vespas and Lambrettas

As were the Rockers with their bikes !
 

Time to relax and take in a drink !

Could this be a group of Brexiteers out in force ?
 

 

 
 

Maserati Tipo 6CM

Maserati V8RI
 

Maserati V8RI

Maserati V8RI
 

The OSCA Tipo G 4500

4472.50cc V12 at 60° - 330bhp at 6200rpm
 

The aserati 250Fs

Maserati 250F
 

Maserati 250F 'Piccolo'

Maserati 250F 'Piccolo'
 

Maserati 250F

Maserati 250F
 

Maserati 250F

Maserati 250F
 

Maserati 250F

Maserati 250F
 

Maserati Tipo 151/3

Maserati Tipo 151/3
 

Maserati Tipo 151/3

Maserati Tipo 151/3
 

Maserati Tipo 151/3

Maserati Tipo 151/3
 

Maserati 300S

Maserati 300S
 

Maserati 300S

Maserati 300S
 

Maserati 300S

Maserati 300S
 

Maserati 200SI

Maserati 200SI
 

Maserati 200SI

Maserati 200SI
 

Maserati A6GCS

Maserati 300S
 

Maserati A6GCS

Maserati A6GCS
 

Maserati Tipo 61 'Birdcage'

Maserati Tipo 61 'Birdcage'
 

Maserati Tipo 61 'Birdcage'

Maserati Tipo 61 'Birdcage'
 

Maserati 5000GT by Allemano

Maserati 5000GT by Allemano
 

Maserati 5000GT by Allemano

Others go the whole hog with a Forties hair style
 

Maserati Ghibli Spyder

Maserati Ghibli Spyder
 

And when the rain came, some took shelter in the pits...

...whilst others looked for more ingenious cover !
 
 
 
 
 
From Bruno in Italy
 
MASERATI GHIBLI II
AT THE 46th TROFEO VALLECAMONICA HILL CLIMB
 

"Ciao Enrico,

Ecco le foto della mia Maserati Ghibli II al 46° Trofeo Vallecamonica Hill Climb.

Nella prima gara ho fatto 5'00.19, e nella seconda 4'54.16.

La mia Ghibli ormai ha motore e posteriore (differenziale e bracci ) del Ghibli Open Cup. Davanti abbiamo un modernissimo doppio braccio con mozzi Maserati 3200GT e freni Ferrari. Motore monta turbine maggiorate, collettori di scarico in titanio e modernissima centralina EFI EURO 6 con sistema multi mappe, traction control, anti-lag system e launch control.

Prestazione: 320cv con 1.1 bar, 390 cv con 1,3 bar, 425 cv con 1,65 bar...system anti-lag durante cambio marcio +0.3 bar.

Voglio portare al massimo livello di prestazioni e affidabilità la Ghibli e poi venderla per costruire un'altra Maserati da hill climb.

Saluti,

Bruno."

 

"Ciao Enrico,

Here are the phpotos of my Maserati Ghibli II at the 46th Trofeo Vallecamonica Hill Climb.

On the first run I clocked 5'00.19, and on the second 4'54.16.

My Ghibli now has the engine and rear end (differential and trailing arms) of a Ghibli Open Cup. Maserati 3200GT front shock absorbers and suspension arms with Ferrari brakes. The engine has larger turbochargers, titanium exhaust manifolds and the latest EFI EURO 6 control unit with self mapping system, traction control, anti-lag system and launch control.

Performance: 320bhp at 1.1 bar, 390bhp at 1,3 bar, 425bhp at 1,65 bar...system anti-lag during gear change +0.3 bar.

I want to take the Ghibli to its highest level of performance and reliability, and then sell it to construct another Maserati for hill climbing.

Cheers,

Bruno."

 

Bruno Piantoni at the wheel of his Maserati Ghibli II

Bruno's heavily modified Ghibli
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
From Christian in Switzerland
 
RARE MASERATI 430.4v 'NEW LOOK' FOR SALE !
 

"Dear Enrico,

With a heavy heart I have to sell one of my Maseratis; it's a model 430.4v from 1993.

Can you please publish the pictures as well as the text on your Enthusiast's Pages ?

Since it is a rare car I ask for SFr 4,000.-- or Euro 4,000.--

Thank you very much - best,

Christian from Basel."

 

Christian's rare Maserati 430.4v.

Contact point
 

Driver's cockpit

Rear seating
 

Some rust that needs a little attention !!
 
 
 
 
 
From Newspress in the UK
 
THE LAST ORIGINAL MASERATI A6 GCS BERLINETTA
TO STAR AT SALON PRIVÉ CHUBB INSURANCE CONCOURS D’ELÉGANCE SPECTACULAR
 

Max Girardo confirmed as Master of Ceremonies alongside Chief Judge and five-times Le Mans Winner Derek Bell MBE

• Three exciting new entries confirmed including multi award-winning Maserati A6 GCS Berlinetta - the only one remaining in authentic condition, third of four ever made

• 1957 BMW 507 entered by BMW UK from heritage fleet and ex-Rothschild 1971 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spider

• Classic car authority, Max Girardo, announced to lead proceedings as Master of Ceremonies

• Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance on Thursday 1st September at Blenheim Palace. Tickets available here

Now in its 11th year and firmly established as the UK’s most prestigious classic car competition, this year’s Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance, which opens on Thursday 1st September at Blenheim Palace, will showcase an awe-inspiring collection of some of the rarest and most valuable classic cars and motorcycles. Highly respected classic car expert and auctioneer, Max Girardo, will be hosting the Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance for the first time.


Sheer beauty in its sporting simplicity


Entries confirmed in the 65-car strong line-up include the stunning Pinin Farina-bodied 1954 Maserati A6 GCS Berlinetta, the third of just four cars built and the only one remaining in completely authentic, original condition. This particular car, which was exhibited at the Autosalon Paris in 1954 and competed in the Mille Miglia the following year, was awarded Best of Show earlier this year at Concorso d’Eleganza, Villa D’Este.

BMW UK will enter the Wind in your Hair class with its stunning, fully restored 1957 BMW 507 roadster, which currently resides in its heritage fleet. The car has been meticulously restored and retains most of its original features, including matching hard-top, which was sourced at great cost since all the hand-built hard-tops were paired with each car at the factory.

The Salon Privé organisers are thrilled to announce that classic car expert and accomplished auctioneer Max Girardo will be overseeing the event acting as Master of Ceremonies, alongside five-times Le Mans legend, Derek Bell MBE who remains as Chief Judge. Max, who has over two decades’ experience in the classic car industry, most recently founding his own West London-based dealership, Girardo & Co., will be introducing 65 extremely rare cars and 20 exceptional motorbikes to enthusiasts and guests attending the annual Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance competition.

“I am delighted to be involved with Salon Privé this year,” said Master of Ceremonies for 2016, Max Girardo. “Over the past decade Salon Privé has established itself as one of the world’s leading concours and specialist car events, and there is some stunning machinery on show at Blenheim Palace this September. It’s a genuine honour to be asked to present the concours cars on judging day, particularly given the exceptional quality on display. Cars like the Villa d’Este-winning Maserati A6 GCS and the Ferrari 500 TR Spyder are amongst the finest cars to be shown anywhere in the world."

Among other confirmed entries in this year’s event, is a beautiful 1971 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spider. With less than 10% of all of the V12-powered Ferrari 365 Daytonas leaving the Maranello factory gates as Spider variants, the Daytona Spider is a rare car to be seen publicly, especially in its recently restored condition.

The Spider on display at next month’s event is a one-of-eighteen European-specification left-hand-drive example. Delivered new in Italy, the car spent a vast amount of its time in America, as it was sold by North American Racing Team founder and Ferrari dealer Luigi Chinetti. It now resides in Europe, having been owned by The Honourable Nathaniel Rothschild in Switzerland and currently completes part of the Fica Frio collection.

 
 
 
 
 
From Craig in the UK
 
A Maserati 3500 GTI
 

"Dear Enrico,

As the restoration of my 3500 GTI, #AM 101*1988*, is now completed, I thought I would send a photo for your register.



Craig's magnificent Maserati 3500 GTI


This shot was taken by a young Swiss photographer, Daniel Zizka.

The car was restored over two and a half years by Paul de Turris and his team at DTR Sports Cars in Surrey, and I am delighted with the outcome.

Keep up the good work with the site !

Regards,

Craig."

 
 
 
 
 
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.

 
 
 

251 cars listed so far

3500 GT
 
 

71 cars listed so far

3500 GT Spyder Vignale
 
 

104 cars listed so far

Sebring
 
 

33 cars listed so far

5000GT
 
 

107 cars listed so far

Quattroporte I
 
 

126 cars listed so far

Mistral Coupe
 
 

39 cars listed so far

Mistral Spyder
 
 

148 cars listed so far

Mexico
 
 

350 cars listed so far

Ghibli Coupe
 
 

57 cars listed so far

Ghibli Spyder
 
 

197 cars listed so far

Indy
 
 

133 cars listed so far

Bora
 
 

236 cars listed so far

Merak and Merak SS
 
 

152 cars listed so far

Khamsin
 
 

37 cars listed so far

Kyalami
 
 

124 cars listed so far

Quattroporte III and Royale
 
 
 
 

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