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From Dave in Australia


"Hello Enrico,

54 years ago in Auckland New Zealand, a local car dealer and workshop owner named Ross Jensen owned and raced two 250F Maseratis - The ex Moss car (and later a Piccolo re-bodied 250F).

He also used to store cars that had arrived by ship from the UK and Europe. A friend of mine ...Garth Taylor... used to work for Ross Jensen and took the attached photos at the workshop in January 1959.

Photos 1–4: Show the Temple Buell cars as they had arrived off the ship. Note spare exhaust pipes and the gearchange mechanism - and the cars just sitting on the street. Both cars were 'race prepared' on site, then started and driven around the block with the complete approval of the local Police Dept. They were driven by Harry Schell and Carroll Shelby. Also another was driven by Jo Bonnier that same year.

I saw Guerrino Bertocchi driving the Fantuzzi tail car on the autostrada in Auckland on the way out to practice before the Grand Prix in January that year.... he had a big smile on his face !

Photo 5: Ross Jensen's first 250F, which was the ex-Moss car (2508).

Photos 6-9: Ross Jensen's second car ...which I believe later was modified by Hans Tanner etc. to become the TecMec.

Please Credit: Garth Taylor for all of these photos.

Best wishes,


©Garth Taylor

No 1: The Temple Buell cars as they had arrived off the ship.
©Garth Taylor

No 2: Note spare exhaust pipes and the cars just sitting on the street.

©Garth Taylor

No 3: Note the gearchange mechanism !
©Garth Taylor

No 4: The cockpit of Ross Jensen's first 250F, the ex-Moss car (2508).

©Garth Taylor

No 5: Ross Jensen's second 250F,
later modified to become the TecMec.

©Garth Taylor

No 6: Ross Jensen's second 250F,
later modified to become the TecMec.
©Garth Taylor

No 7: Ross Jensen's second 250F,
later modified to become the TecMec.

©Garth Taylor

Nos 8 and 9: Ross Jensen's second 250F,
later modified to become the TecMec.
©Garth Taylor

"Attached is a photo from our dinner in Carpi a few weeks ago. Adolfo Orsi is really quite a character, a lot of fun to be with and SO knowledgeable about molto vecchie machinne etc...not only Maserati."

Dott. Adolfo Orsi, Ermanno Cozza, Mr. Smith and Dave Williamson enjoying a meal in Carpi

"And here is one of the affable Ermanno Cozza seated in his office back in 2006."

Sig. Ermanno Cozza in his office back in 2006.

"By the way, I have 90% finished an exact replica of a 250F steering wheel. I got the drawing from Ermanno Cozza a few years ago.



Dave's recreation of the steering wheel from a Maserati 250F


From Philippe in Belgium


Our passionate Maserati friend in Belgium has very kindly sent us these photos of some of the Maseratis present at this year's event.

He also included the cover of the 2013/2014 issue of Menu Dei Motori which includes a celebration of Maserati's 100th anniversary.

Thank you Philippe !!!

Shadow DN1/3A and the more glamorous side of the event !

Maserati Ghibli II

Are Maserati now producing Mini Bikes ?

The De Tomaso Pantera

Maserati Tipo 6CM #1558

Cooper-Maserati T51

Maserati 300S

A Maserarti 250F receives its final tweak !

The memorable Maserati Tipo 61 'Birdcage'

Sheer beauty from every angle !

From Newspress in the UK


Students of the Royal College of Art (RCA) had the opportunity to listen to one of the most influential exponents of Italian and global car design Lorenzo Ramaciotti, Head of Global Design Fiat-Chrysler, this week as part of the Fiat initiative entitled the “Two of a kind” project.

The project challenges the Vehicle Design students at the prestigious RCA in London to explore how Fiat’s most iconic models, the Fiat 500 and the Fiat Panda, might look in the future.

The all-new Maserati Quattroporte parked outside the RCA

Alfa Giulietta, Maserati GranTurismo Sport and Quattroporte

With this in mind, Lorenzo Ramaciotti, gave an extremely insightful talk on “The Roots of Italian Car Design”, describing how Italian design has built a worldwide reputation through projects for many manufacturers from all continents.

On display outside the RCA were examples of Maserati and Alfa Romeo’s latest products, with the flagship Maserati Quattroporte luxury four door saloon along with the high performance Maserati GranTurismo Sport and an Alfa Giulietta Sportiva, which the students were able to examine up close.

Lorenzo Ramaciotti, presenting “The Roots of Italian Design”

Lorenzo Ramaciotti, presenting “The Roots of Italian Design”

This will serve the students of the “Two of a kind” project to develop and enrich their own knowledge by delving further into the three concepts of the legacy of Italian car design: sportiness-dynamism, elegance-balance and character-personality. With knowledge of the roots of the history, in an international context with students from all over the world, it will be particularly useful to imagine how to build its evolution into the future.

Head of Global Design Fiat-Chrysler, Lorenzo Ramaciotti

Head of Global Design Fiat-Chrysler, Lorenzo Ramaciotti

The students of the Royal College also had the opportunity to present their initial research on the “Two of a Kind” project to Lorenzo Ramaciotti and fellow designers from the Centro Stile in Turin, Andreas Wuppinger and Andrea Mocellin.

In their set teams, the students each took the floor presenting their initial ideas and research, explaining their approach and design strategies which they will apply to their chosen vehicle. The designers then gave each team constructive feedback to help them in the next stages of the project.

In the next lecture in late October Marco Tencone, Head of Design for Maserati and Alfa Romeo, will give an in-depth study into the typical forms of Italian design.

Lorenzo Ramaciotti (centre), Andrea Mocellin and Andreas Wuppinger

Vehicle Design students of the RCA present their research

Text and photos courtesy of Maserati

From Michael in the UK


I have for sale a rare painting of a racing Maserati 300S by Dion Pears: "Maserati driven by Stirling Moss".

Oil on canvass with brass plate.

Size framed: 100cm X 70cm.

I also have an email from Sir Stirling Moss giving information on the painting.

Price: GB £1,000 ONO.

For futher information please contact me on +44 07958 306 019 or
via email at

"Maserati driven by Stirling Moss" by Dion Pears

From Ken in the USA


"Good evening Enrico,

Recently my friend sent me a package, and in it contained a 1:43 Prevost #53 Bill Krause Maserati Birdcage Tip 60/61 model car.

The only reference I have found to this French company is off of your website. While many Minichamps examples exist, I haven't found a Prevost. It is in the original packaging, and unassembled.

My question is in two parts I suppose, and partially a mystery. Underneath the car, the words "Gaston did it" have been etched in (picture attached).

Can one assume this is in reference to the Birdcage's splash into the spotlight by such drivers as Gaston Andrey in Nassau that first race season for the 60/61 ? And if so, why is it etched into Bill Krause's Riverside livery #53 ?

Anyway, just thought I'd share, I'm 27, and adore and have owned Maseratis through the last few years, and see eye to eye with your exuberance for an amazing car and company.

Thank you,


Ken's 1:43 scale diecast model of the Maserati Tipo 60/61 'Birdcage'

The "Gaston did it" etching on the floorpan

"Dear Ken,

Thank you for your email.

Sorry I couldn't get back to you sooner, but I have been away on a short break to Italy, and unfortunately returned with a nasty bout of flu.

I must assume that the model when purchased was intended to be completed with the Bill Krause's Riverside livery #53.

I can't think of any reason for the etching other than the previous owner intended to complete the model with the white and red stripe livery for Swiss driver Gaston 'Gus' Andrey, and not as the model was intended.

Do you have any photos and details of the Maseratis you have owned ?

All the best,


From Enrico in the UK



Here is a short film of Eleanora Tassarini, then secretary of the Maserati Club (Italy), showing an American gentleman around the factory. -



From Davide in Italy


Cari Amici,

vi aspettiamo numerosi venerdi 1 novembre a mirandola,alla decima edizione del "Memorial Marco Turci", raduno di auto storiche e sportive pro terremoto Mirandola, andremo anche in autodromo a modena per scaldare un pò le gomme delle nostre macchine !!!!!

Di seguito l'indirizzo della pagina facebook della manifestazione

un grazie a tutti quelli che parteciperanno !!!

Davide Zaccarelli."

Dear Friends,

We are expecting many of you at Mirandola on Friday the 1st November, for the 10th staging of the "Memorial Marco Turci", a rally for classic and sports cars in aid of the Mirandola earthquake disaster. We will also be visiting the Autodromo at Modena for you to heat up those tyres on our cars....just a little !!!!!

here is our page on Facebook dedicated to the event

A big thank you to all those who will participate. !!!

Davide Zaccarelli."

The 10th Mqarco Turco Meeting in aid of the Mirandola earthquake disaster

From Kumar in Singapore


"Hi Enrico,

I am looking for the two doors, front windscreen, for my Maserati Merak.

Can anyone please help ?

Thank you,


Kumar's Maserati Merak... need of a new windscreen and a pair of doors !

Dear Friends,

If you can help Kumar in any way, please let me know.

Thank you.


From DMC Luxury Tuning in Germany


A few stunning photographs of DMC's Luxury Maserati GranTurismo S captured by Chinese Artist PRIMAGE.

Maserati owners that seek to strenghten their Trident, most likely have Luxury Tuner DMC on their list of potential candidates. One of their stunning packages is the "SOVRANO" Styling and Performance Kit for the Gran Turismo. The latest car was chosen by Chinese artist PRIMAGE for a series of breath taking photos that we want to share with you herewith.

Set in the beautiful scenery of China, this Maserati stands out of the crowd. The car not only has the STRADALE styled front bumper, but the excitingly designed GT3 hood as well.

A new rear fascia consists of a lightened carbon fiber diffusor and an awesome lip spoiler. Both items improve aerodynamics and look breathtaking.

A new set of sport wheels finishes the final touches, and we are still excited to see the photos, even after having seen them so many times. A good photographer and a good product can bring our the true beauty.

All body components can be installed by one of DMC 's global dealers, located globally in North America, Asia and the Middle East. If you opt for the engine modification however, it would be highly suggested to fly your car to the company‘s workshop in Germany or Switzerland.

One special character of DMC's Maserati kit is the custom made front badge. CNC'ed from Forged Alloy, the same material found in luxury wheels, it shows the authenticity of the product and gives the car a very unique touch.


DMC Luxury is currently leading the race for high-tech quality carbon fiber production on an industrial level. The company's founders have been actively involved in tuning Ferraris and Lamborghinis for many years before deciding to start DMC. Nowadays, the company's focus is on the refinement of luxury automobiles by creating dynamically enhanced body kits & car interiors. A strong focus on carbon fiber and special leathers like Ostrich define the tuner's design character. We welcome you to visit to learn more about our line of carbon fiber designs for Lamborghini and Ferrari automobiles.

Text and images courtesy of DMC Exotic Car Tuning Limited

DMC Exotic Car Tuning Limited
Heerdter Lohweg 226A
Duesseldorf 40549

From Enrico in the UK


Often derided by the U.S. public because of its similarity to the much less expensive Chrysler LeBaron, the Chrysler TC by Maserati is nevertheless a reasonable example of a low-cost collectable Maserati, especially when the model is that powered by the Maserati built 2.2-litre turbocharged engine producing a respectable 200 bhp !

So when I saw this fine example on eBay, I thought you should know about it. And, don't those front seats look comfortable !!

A 1989 Chrysler TC by Maserati #ZC2FR110XKB204102

This Chrysler TC by Maserati has all the options including the much sought after "Maserati" engine. This is a one owner vehicle with the original mileage, 77,489 miles.

It is the rare 5-speed model with only 501 models produced. It also is equipped with the factory stage 2 upgrade.

The 1989 TC used a slightly detuned 160 bhp (119 kW; 162 PS) Daytona-spec turbocharged 2.2-litre straight-4. This intercooled version, known as the Turbo II, was coupled to an A413 three-speed automatic transaxle.

The Turbo II was later replaced by a Mitsubishi-sourced 3.0-litre 141 bhp (105 kW; 143 PS) V6 engine for the 1990 and 1991 model years, with the automatic transaxle being upgraded to a four-speed A604 unit.

501 cars were built with an optional drivetrain consisting of a Getrag manual transmission and a 16-valve head version of the 2.2-litre. This engine is often called the "Maserati" engine because it was built by Maserati and has a Maserati-branded cast valve cover. The 200 bhp (149 kW; 203 PS) 16-valve 2.2-litre "Maserati" engine's cylinder head was cast in England by Cosworth and finished in Italy by Maserati.

The pistons came from Mahle GmbH in Germany. The camshafts were designed by Florida-based Crane Cams and were manufactured by Maserati in Modena. The "Maserati" engine used a specially-made 2.2 block, upgraded crankshaft and rods. A Japanese turbocharger was sourced from IHI. The rest of the engine used common Turbo II parts made in the United States.

The TC's platform was based on a shortened Dodge Daytona chassis with suspension and axles from the original model (except for the 5-speed Getrag with "Maserati" engine). The bodywork was produced by De Tomaso subsidiary Innocenti. The struts and shock absorbers were specially designed for the car by Fichtel and Sachs, and a Teves anti-lock braking system was standard. The special wheels were made in Italy by the Formula One supplier Fondmetal.

The TC featured a detachable hard top with opera windows and a manually operated cloth lined convertible top that was available in either tan or black. For the 1989 model year, interior leather colors were ginger or bordeaux. Available exterior colors were yellow, red, or cabernet. The bordeaux interior was only available with the cabernet exterior, both of which were dropped in 1990 when black and white exterior colors were added along with a black leather interior.

The most rare TC built was a "special" at the end of the production run for a Chrysler executive. It was white with a bordeaux interior and the Maserati engine, the only 1991 car to have that color interior or engine. The TC's dash, door panels, seats, armrest, and rear fascia panels were covered in hand-stitched Italian leather. Inside door jambs were finished with stainless steel panels and sill plates. The convertible boot, over which the hardtop rests, is a body colored metal panel. A special interior storage compartment came with an umbrella, tool kit, and small spare tire that allowed the use of the full-sized trunk even with the top down.

Standard equipment included a 10-speaker Infinity AM/FM cassette stereo system, power windows, 6-way power seats, power door and trunk locks, map lights, puddle lamps, cruise control, and tilt steering wheel.



Check out the bargain asking price at

The immaculate Chrysler TC by Maserati...

...presently for sale on !






















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