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So if you have any news about Maseratis or have anything owners and enthusiasts should know, send details to

Trident on the vintage sign
in the Giuseppe Candini workshop
You can click on some pictures for a better view!!

From Enrico in the UK

"Hi Maseratisti,

I was wondering, did anyone attend the Le Mans Classic this year? Any photos of the competing Maseratis would be most welcome!

I understand that 7 sports racing Maseratis took part; #7 1956 Maserati 250SI,  #10 1957 Maserati 250S,  #16 1955 Maserati 150S,  #19 1955 Maserati 300S,  #38 1954 Maserati A6GCS,  #44 1954 Maserati A6GCS/53 and #47 1955 Maserati 300S.



From Frans in The Netherlands

"Yes Enrico,

We went there and it was ffffffantastic!

These are pictures of stationary cars. I didn't take much from them on the track, as we are to far from it and those wires!

Hope everybody enjoys the pictures, and till another time.

Best regards,



#19 1955 Maserati 300S

#19 1955 Maserati 300S

#38 1954 Maserati A6GCS

#38 1954 Maserati A6GCS

#16 1955 Maserati 150S

#16 1955 Maserati 150S

#19 1955 Maserati 300S


The Maserati Club France
A few of the Maseratis parked in their club area

Ghibli Coupe

Merak SS

Quattroporte I (2a serie)

Quattroporte I (2a serie)



3500GT Spyder Vignale


Sebring (1a serie)

Sebring (2a serie)

GranTurismo S - "White Tornado!"

"Hi Frans,

Thank you so much. It's great to see such a good turnout!

The friendship and support I receive from enthusiasts such as yourself overwhelm me sometimes.

Warmest regards,


From Paul in the UK

"Hi Enrico,

The Festival of Speed was excellent as always, the weather held out which is always good! Plenty of cars of interest including cars from the 1908 Grand Prix, which is now 100 years ago!

I have a few pictures of the black German registered MC12 which I will send to you once I have resized them!

I have also attached a picture of the 250F and of the prototype De Tomaso Pantera Series 2, which I think is of interest.

Many thanks,



The Maserati MC12 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2008



Dunlop displayed the most extreme Maserati of all time at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The V-12 engine of the Maserati MC12 Corsa produces some 755bhp and propels the Maserati from 0 to 62mph in 3.4 seconds, and a maximum speed of over 204 mph.

This Maserati MC12 Corsa was the first of twelve designed solely for use on the race track. However, this example, shod with the latest Dunlop Sport Maxx GT tyres, was commissioned by former German Touring Car (DTM) driver Hubert Haupt for road use.

The MC12 Corse is related to the MC12 Competizione which in 2006 won both the drivers’ and manufacturers’ titles in the FIA GT Championship.

The Maserati MC12 was on display in Dunlop’s exclusive area situated in the Stable Yard at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.


The Maserati 250F

The 1974 De Tomaso Pantera Series 2 Prototype, known as the TX

It was styled by Tom Tjarda and built by Ghia in 1971

"Hi Paul,

Thank you for the photos. That MC12 looks awesome, even when it's stationary!

All the best,


From Enrico in the UK

"Hi Maseratisti,

"Spy shots" of a supposed new Maserati Coupe/Spyder, purported to be fitted with a folding roof, have appeared in the motoring press, and on the net, in recent weeks.

It has been no secret that this model was an inevitable outcome given the successes of Maserati's recent models, the Quattroporte, GranTurismo and of course the MC12. The spy shots I have seen give absolutely no clue as to what this new Maserati will look like.

Whatever it is, and whenever it is launched, it is sure to be a little bit special. I make no apologies for not publishing and of these spy shots, as I prefer to wait for the REAL THING!


From Enrico in the UK

"Hi Maseratisti,

I was unable to get to Goodwood this year. Did anyone get any photos of the black Maserati MC12 from Germany?



From Neil in New Zealand

"Hi Enrico,

Our club has many meets and excellent turnouts. We have 40 odd (not strange) couples/cars and regularly get 40-50 people turn out for monthly evenings. 18 cars Sunday for a run around interesting sites in the region. Car collections, Alpaca farm etc. this time but can be anything... An excellent turnout considering a small provincial town (60,000 only).

Our weekends away we generally get 14-16 cars and for our annual 12-16 day trips we get 14-16 cars. Always a great time. We go to many interesting places and see so much we wouldn't know about normally. All members chip in and arrange a day or a weekend and seek out items/places of interest. The cars are great, but honestly they are the vehicle not the club...

Mine are the only Maseratis and we have many other types. It's the Egmont Sports Car Club, so we have everything from new MGFs/ TFs Mazdas, to European, British (old and new), American etc... many have 2 or 3 or more so plenty of variety.

I haven't got photos of Sunday's run yet, but will flick a couple of our trip down the South Island in February, and a couple of others. The castle is Larnach Castle in Dunedin. The motor bike is Bert Munro's "Worlds fastest Indian" in Invercargill. The Ghibli is my '93 RHD Series One. One of the 5 sold new in UK in 94., and the last is my '89 Biturbo Spyder (RHD) up on Mt Egmont (Mt Taranaki) a half hours drive from our home in New Plymouth....

Cheers Neil."


Bert Munro's "Worlds fastest Indian" in Invercargill

Larnach Castle in Dunedin

Neil's 1993 RHD Series One Ghibli

Neil's 1989 Biturbo Spyder up on Mt Egmont (Mt Taranaki)

"Hi Neil,

Thanks again for your photos and support. It's good to see members out and about with their cars.

I was particularly interested in Bert Munro's motor bike. I saw the film "The World's Fastest Indian", with Sir Anthony Hopkins playing the part of Bert Munro, a very enjoyable film. But I understand that Sir Anthony's New Zealand accent left a lot to be desired!

All the best,


From Maserati GB


A stellar array of supercars kicked off the 2008 Goodwood Festival of Speed on Friday with manufacturers showcasing the very latest - and fastest - performance icons. Maserati lovers and fellow spectators were treated to the first UK glimpses of the trident marque’s two latest additions: the Quattroporte S and the GranTurismo S.

The Quattroporte S, the latest incarnation of Maserati’s iconic flagship saloon, drew admiring glances thanks to its scintillating performance on the track and its inimitable style in the paddock. The Quattroporte S has a dual soul as a luxury saloon with sports-car performance and is fully responsive in all driving conditions whilst cosseting the driver in its luxurious and distinctive ‘Made in Italy’ interior. It’s equipped with a 4.7 litre V8 delivering a maximum power output of 430 CV at 7,000 rpm, accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 5.4 seconds and has a maximum speed of 174 mph.

The GranTurismo S flew up the hill with supermodel Jodie Kidd behind the wheel on Saturday while celebrity chef and car collector, James Martin, took to the track on Sunday. The GranTurismo S is the ultimate expression of the Trident’s sportiness. Its 440 hp V8 4.7 litre engine, electro-actuated gearbox with fast MC Shift, transaxle layout, sporty exhaust and dual-cast brakes make the GranTurismo S a true ambassador for Maserati’s sporting flair, with acceleration from 0 to 62 mph in 4.9 seconds and a maximum speed of 183 mph, the highest ever reached by a standard production Maserati.

Official prices for Maserati’s latest models, which will reach the UK showrooms in September were also announced. The new Maserati Quattroporte will be on sale at £79,000 and the Quattroporte S at £85,000. Prices for the GranTurismo S will start at £89,900.


The Maserati Quattroporte S takes to the Goodwood Hill

The Maserati GranTurismo S tames the hill at Goodwood

James Martin at the wheel of the Maserati GranTurismo S

Jodie Kidd at the wheel of the GranTurismo S

James Martin with the Maserati GranTurismo S

Text and photos courtesy of Maserati GB

From Neil in New Zealand

"Hi Enrico,

Winters here in New Zealand but a great afternoon in New Plymouth... The mountain looked fantastic....

We have been out again today with our club and had the pleasure of seeing a 87 Biturbo S brought back from the USA many years back and 2 Citroen SMs with the Maserati engines, and a number of other Citroen variaties.. then it was on to a couple of other places and Jaguars were the marque of choice.

On the way home the "check engine light" came on my '93 Series II Ghibli GT... I know, temperamental. But just to check, went through your website technical data for Ghibli IIs and I just want to say a huge thank you to yourself, Andrea and all the others who take the time to query, respond and help us Maserati owners all over the world....

I really do enjoy your website, and with an '89 Spyder and my Ghibli, with both being used regularly, it helps me keep them A1 wihout any hassles.

Thanks again.

Cheers Neil."


"Hi Neil,

Thank you for your email.

Delighted to hear that you enjoy the site and the info supplied by Andrea, Myles and so many others, too numerous to mention.

It's those many contributors who deserve your thanks, not me. But I'll take them willingly just the same.

If you think you enjoy the site, imagine how much satisfaction I get from receiving the many many contributions and emails of thanks. It's the Maserati enthusiasts like yourself that make it all so worthwhile!!

A BIG thank you to you all,


From José in Spain

"Dear Enrico,

Being a long time lurker of your web page. I was wondering if you could help me to sell my Maserati Shamal.

Unfortunately, I have to let it go because there is another car coming.

Enclosed are many pictures of the car. Believe me, it is as good as it looks.

I am the second owner. The car was delivered from the factory to a Spanish gentleman in the north of Spain. I bought it from him almost 5 years ago; though the deal was made through a dealer, and I never met the previous owner. The car showed less than 30.000 km on the speedometer.

It had had an exhaust manifold repair, so last year, I replaced the repaired manifold, the water pump, all gaskets, silent blocks, belts, brake pads and dics, ignition cables, filters and battery ... just about everything the car needed.

The car has now done just over 43,000 km. The paint of the car is still in original condition, except for the bumpers and a small scratch that had to be repaired on the rear right wing. I also had the wheel rims re-painted. The interior of the car is in pristine condition; the alcantara was trimmed to the original condition and I had a new stereo system installed.

The only faults on the car are shown in the pictures: the windshield has a crack right behind the rear mirror, and I had to repair the door lock tie rod.

I would sell it for 48.000 Euros or the nearest offer.

If you need additional information, please contact me at

Thank you.

Kind regards, José."

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