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From Paul in the UK




I have four Maserati handbuilt models for Sale from the BBR (of Italy) Range; two MC12s, one Quattroporte and one GranTurisimo.

The cars are mint - never displayed (I'm an avid BBR Model collector) and have 300+ models, including over 35 Maseratis. One day I will take some photos of the Maseratis and post to your site.

These cars are surplus to my requirements at this time.

The costs are MC12S at £125 each.

GranTurisimo £135.

Quattroporte £110.

I do not know if you are familiar with BBR but they are fantastic quality indeed.



P.S. If you're interested in one or more of these models, please contact me at"


Four BBR models in mint condition!

1:43 scale model of the Maserati MC12 by BBR of Italy

GB £125

1:43 scale model of the Maserati GranTurismo by BBR of Italy

GB £135

1:43 scale model of the Maserati GranTurismo by BBR of Italy


1:43 scale model of the Maserati Quattroporte by BBR of Italy

GB £110

1:43 scale model of the Maserati Quattroporte by BBR of Italy

1:43 scale model of the Maserati MC12 by BBR of Italy

1:43 scale model of the Maserati MC12 by BBR of Italy

GB £125

"I had BBR make me a Black Ghibli - 1 of 1. It's amazing!!

1:43 scale models are my passion (apart from one-offs). BBR are great along with MR, Technomodel and DVA - all Italian or originate from Italy.

I have quite a rare Technomodel Frua Car - I will take some shots for you.

Unfortunately in 1:43 scale, 95% of the handbuilt stuff is Ferrari (not really unfortunate) as they are fantastic, but when you want Maseratis it can be frustrating ...

I think I have every BBR Maserati made so far - maybe except a couple of MC12s, but its the 60's saloons I'm missing, hopefully with their plans we may see some soon.

I'm also trying to get them to release a Bora, and maybe an Indy.

I obtained a great handbuilt from Replicars of a Khamsin which is very very good, but when you have other BBRs, stuff like Minichamps doesn't sit well next to it, if that makes sense."


A one-off 1:43 scale model of the 1967 Maserati Ghibli by BBR of Italy


A 1967 Ghibli in black - Limited Edition of ONE!

Paul's collection of BBR models

Paul's collection of Maserati models by BBR



From the Maserati Media Center



A magnificent debut on the track for the new Maserati GranTurismo MC, which, driven by the Lorenzo Casè / Cédric Sbirrazzuoli duo, obtained a convincing second place in race 1 held today in Spa.

24/07/2009 - Spa-Francorchamps

A magnificent debut on the track for the new Maserati GranTurismo MC, which, driven by the Lorenzo Casè / Cédric Sbirrazzuoli duo, obtained a convincing second place in race 1 held today in Spa.

After difficult qualifying practices due to the wrong choice of tires, AF Corse team's Maserati started out from thirteenth place with Sbirrazzuoli at the wheel. Lap after lap, he increased the rhythm and gained positions up to sixth place. At the twelfth lap, the young Monte Carlo driver drove into the pit stop to switch drivers, giving up the wheel to Lorenzo Casè. The experienced Italian driver then executed a sequence of fast laps that enabled him to quickly close the gap from contenders in front of him and overtake a few of them to reach the fourth position.

In an intense finale, Casè managed to arrive at less than two seconds behind Michael Mallock (Aston Martin GT4) who, thanks also to the fact that the two leaders of the race left the scene, was the first one to go under the checkered flag, just in front of the Italian driver.

The excellent potential of the newest Trident car, which the drivers described as "competitive, well balanced, easy to drive and extremely fast at the curves", is therefore confirmed at the racetrack.

The two Maserati Trofeos from Team Giudici also achieved a good result: Gianni Giudici got seventh place and tenth place was claimed by Andrea Perlini.

Race 2 of the GT4 European Cup, round 8 of the series, will start at 9:00 am tomorrow and will last 40 minutes.

Lorenzo Casè: "I inherited the car when it was in a good position after Cédric (editor's note: Sbirrazzuoli) had climbed up several places with respect to our starting position. I was able to take advantage of my experience during the qualifying practices in which, in my case, I was able to drive with slicks, so I immediately got a better feel of the car. I pushed it hard and the car allowed me to go at a good fast and constant pace that soon took me closer to my adversaries. When I reached the leading group, the two BMWs who were leading at the time collided, vacating two positions. Perhaps we could have won with the rhythm we were able to set toward the end if we had still had one or two laps to go. We are nevertheless very satisfied considering our starting position added to the fact that we were debuting".

Cédric Sbirrazzuoli: "I am happy with my first stint, it went quite well. I was able to improve my racing time lap after lap and to jump up from thirteenth to sixth place despite not having yet found a good feel for the racetrack".

Amato Ferrari: "We're very satisfied with the result because we didn't expect to end up in the podium so soon as it was the first time we were racing with this car. The GranTurismo MC has proven its excellent potential, and I think we'll have fun in the next races".

©Maserati/Studio Mazzi

Andrea Perlini in the Maserati Trofeo of Team Giudici
©Maserati/Studio Mazzi

Andrea Perlini in the Maserati Trofeo of Team Giudici
©Maserati/Studio Mazzi

Gianni Giudici in the Maserati Trofeo of Team Giudici
©Maserati/Studio Mazzi

Lorenzo Casè and Cédric Sbirrazzuoli on the podium
©Maserati/Studio Mazzi

#40 The Casè/Sbirrazzuoli GranTurismo MC GT4 on its race debut
©Maserati/Studio Mazzi

#40 The Casè/Sbirrazzuoli GranTurismo MC GT4
©Maserati/Studio Mazzi

#40 The Casè/Sbirrazzuoli GranTurismo MC GT4
©Maserati/Studio Mazzi

#40 The Casè/Sbirrazzuoli GranTurismo MC GT4 on its way to 2nd place

Photos and text courtesy of Maserati

From Newspress in the UK



For the second year running Maserati GB hosted a very special day for their lady clients yesterday at London’s most exclusive Club: the Hurlingham.

Maserati lady clients were joined by supermodel and Maserati ambassador Jodie Kidd and milliner Cozmo Jenks as they attended Salon Privé Ladies’ Day at the Hurlingham Club.

The day started at René Caovilla’s store on Old Bond Street, London, where clients were treated to a private preview of René Caovilla’s stunning Autumn Winter 09/10 shoe collection, and were also able to admire Cozmo Jenks’s eclectic selection of bespoke hats.

A fleet of Maserati Quattroportes and GranTurismos were then on hand to chauffeur the ultra glamorous ladies, two of whom were chosen as finalists in the “Best Dressed Lady” competition.

At the Hurlingham Club, the organisers of Salon Privé had put together an amazing selection of modern and classic vehicles. The latest creations from the Trident Marque, the Maserati Quattroporte Sport GTS, flanked by the GranTurismo S and the GranTurismo S Automatic, took pride of place on the Supercar Lawn, and the Summer Ball was the perfect conclusion to the day, raising several thousands of pounds in aid of the Prince’s Trust.


Supermodel Jodie Kidd, wearing sandals by Rene Caovilla
and hat by Cozmo Jenks with Maserati Quattroporte Sport GTS

Supermodel Jodie Kidd arrives at the Rene Caovilla
store in Old Bond Street in a Maserati Quattroporte Sport GTS

Milliner Cozmo Jenks and Wasps rugby star Paul Sackey (centre) pose with
the finalists for the “Best Dressed Lady Award” at Salon Prive’ Ladies’ Day 2009

Photos and text courtesy of Maserati

From Jesse in the USA

"Hi Enrico,

You don't know me, but my name is Jesse. I stumbled upon this picture, I have the original. It was taken by a friend of a friend who was evidently standing on the tire wall when taking this picture with a 50mm lens.

I can tell from the picture that it is a Maserati (you can see the emblem), but that is all I know about it. I was wondering if you might know what car this is and who the driver is?

If not that is ok but it would be greatly appreciated.

Feel free to use this picture if you want to.



The great Juan Manuel Fangio at the wheel of the Maserati V12 250F T2

"Hi Jesse,

Thank you for your email.

Nice photo!

Do you know where the photo was taken, it would help a great deal?

I believe the Maserati is the first version of the V12 250F T2. I'm as sure as I can be that the driver is Juan Manuel Fangio. Unfortunately I cannot tell if the photo was taken during testing or during a race.



From Ary-Hans in The Netherlands



"Hi Enrico,

Here is a little more information in (more or less English) about the Tango Dutch GT 4 race series and the Maserati GranTurismo MC.

In this racing competition are 22 cars:

- Porsche 997 GT4
- Ford Mustang FR 500C
- Aston Martin N24
- Aston Martin Vantage G4
- Ginetta G 50
- BMW M3 GT4
- Chevrolet Corvette C6.

One of the most famous drivers is Jeroen Bleekemolen (first in the Porsche Supercup and driver in the A1 GP).

Two Maserati Gran Turismo MCs have been prepared to participate in the series. One of these cars is for Nicky Pastorelli, the son of the Maserati dealer Franco Pastorelli.

Perhaps he will start this weekend in Spa/Francorchamp.




The Maserati GranTurismo MC



I know that as an owner I am biased, but there is something special about the 1992-1997 2-litre Ghiblis. They are after all the last 2-litre engined cars to be produced by Maserati in Modena.

The first Maserati to bear the Trident logo was the Tipo 26, back in 1926. This race car was powered by a 1.5-litre 8-cylinder supercharged engine, and following Maseratis long tradition of producing smaller engined cars, the 2-litre Ghiblis by a V6 turbocharged engine.

For those enthusiasts thinking about buying a Maserati, I think it's worth recalling this excerpt from an article, "The Little Ghibli stays at home" by Andrew Frankel, on the Maserati Ghibli that appeared in Autocar magazine back in 1993.

"The greatest shame about the Ghibli is, for UK buyers at least, the best Ghibli of all will be left at home. It has only a two-litre version of the twin-turbo V6, but before you dismiss it as an Italian tax-breaker, consider this. Its engine comes direct from the Barchetta racing car, which means 306bhp at 6250 rpm and 276 lb ft of torque. It also means you get a six-speed gearbox as standard.

Its punch is extraordinary. A day at Goodwood with the entire Maserati range confirmed it to be a better car than even the mighty V8 Shamal. The engine is smooth, incredibly flexible given its small capacity and soaked in torque: I found you could balance it through Goodwood's fiendishingly tricky corners with a precision and confidence I cannot remember from another turbo car.

Maserati's UK importer says it will not sell the car because it feels customers would react against being asked to pay £35,000 for a two-litre.

They would if they drove it!"

Well they certainly won't cost you £37K today, a really nice right-hand drive example, and I don't mean a high mileage car in poor condition with little or no service history, will set you back between £10-£15,000. Even good left-hand drive examples have held up well (EURO 12-20,000), helped by the larger European market. Always look for a car with a detailed verified service history by a recognised Maserati workshop, it will cost you more, but could save you a fortune long-term.



I'm trying to put together a database of left-hand drive Ghiblis (2-litre and 2.8-litre) from 1992 to 1997, so if you drive one of these Ghiblis please contact me at Thank you.


  Left-Hand Drive Ghibli II Production




  Chassis Number

  Engine Size

  Present Status

  First Car Produced


  Ghibli 1a serie



  Not known

  My Ghibli !!


  Ghibli M.Y.94



  On the road

  Last Car Produced


  Ghibli GT



  On the road


Now check out these photos of Ary-Hans' 1996 Ghibli GT. You have to admit, it's a really nice example!!






















I was also racing in several other Italian cars, notably Alfa Romeos; Alfetta, GTV Bertone and the 75.




Ary-Hans in the Alfa Romeo 75


Ary-Hans in the Alfa Romeo Alfetta



Ary-Hans in the Alfa Romeo GTV by Bertone

From eBay in the USA



Ciao Maseratisti!

In case you haven't spotted it already, I thought you'd like to check this very nice Maserati 430 out, #ZAMBN1102*KB327520*!

Finished in a metallic silver/blue with blue leather and suede interior, it is powered by a fuel-injected 2.8-ltre engine producing some 225bhp.

Certainly a very nice example.
























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