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From Bonhams in the UK

Bonhams have an interesting Maserati up for auction in their "December Sale". A 1967 Maserati Quattroporte, Lot No. 437, goes under the hammer on the 1st December 2011 starting at 2 o'clock in the afternoon.

Lot No: 437

1967 Maserati Quattroporte Saloon

Coachwork by Carrozzeria Frua
Registration no. OUB 188F
Chassis no. 107 1462
Engine no. 107 1462

Estimate: GB £45,000 - 55,000, EURO 53,000 - 64,000

Tipo 107 Maserati Quattroporte 2a serie




'The Quattroporte is billed as the world's fastest sedan. It is a highly refined automobile with a four-passenger cruising capability in excess of 100mph, with enough attendant luxuries to compare favourably with non plus ultra of all luxury sedans, the Mercedes-Benz 600 and the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow.' - Car & Driver.

Styled by Frua and introduced in 1963, the V8-powered Quattroporte was a landmark model for Maserati, being the Modena firm's first four-door saloon and its first car of unitary construction. Styled by Frua and introduced at the 1963 Turin Show, the Quattroporte was powered by a downsized - to 4.2 litres - version of the 5000GT's four-cam V8 and beneath the skin featured independent front suspension and a De Dion rear axle, though the latter was replaced by a conventional elliptically sprung live axle in 1967. Car & Driver recorded a 0-60mph time of 8.7 seconds and wound their Quattroporte up to 120mph, estimating that there was another 10mph still to come, all of which was some going for a fully-equipped four-seater weighing close to 2 tons.

The successor Quattroporte II deployed the V6 engine and front-wheel-drive package of the Citroën SM in a body by Bertone, but did not long survive Maserati's take-over by Alessandro De Tomaso. Its successor - the Ital Design-styled Quattroporte III - arrived in 1978. Maserati V8 power was restored for this, the third of the line - the options being a 4.2 or a 4.9-litre unit - and the 'III' reverted to rear wheel drive using a lengthened Kyalami floorpan and all-independent suspension. The 'Quattroporte' name was revived for a fourth series in 1994.

One of the world's fastest luxury saloons of its day, this early Quattroporte was first registered on 29th September 1967 with the cherished numberplate 'YP 6' by Maserati Concession of Holland Park Avenue, London W1. The current vendor purchased the car in 2005 from Mr Anthony Hartley, and a full list of all previous owners is available for inspection. Over the period 2008/2009 the Maserati underwent extensive refurbishment, the engine, suspension, brakes and air conditioning being overhauled by marque specialists Bill McGrath Maserati (see detailed invoices totalling in excess of £25,000 on file). In addition, the interior has been re-trimmed by Kish Executive of Sunderland, the body having been restored and repainted during previous ownership. Finished in red with grey interior, the car is described as in generally excellent condition and offered with old-style logbook, MoT/tax to May 2012, Swansea V5 document and sundry restoration/service invoices.

Photos and text courtesy of Bonhams

From Kimmo in Finland

"Hi Enrico,

I wanted to share with you this Youtube clip from DTM race 1995 in Helsinki Finland:

Ghibli Open Cup race shots begin at 4:10 secs into the clip. This whole clip is short documentary about the DTM event in Helsinki. The race was held on a street circuit.

There were three Finnish drivers participating. One of them, Markku Alen (better known as rally driver), was bumped out by fellow driver (at 4:20 secs). The remaining Finns (Nurminen, Varjosaari) took the race 1-2 after some misfortune for the Italian drivers (Martinello suffers stop and go, Amore crashes into the wall at 5:00 secs).

It was great to see those Ghiblis go! I hope you enjoy the clip (although Italians did not win this time :-).


From Hisato in Japan

"Dear Enrico,

It is getting cold in Japan.

I heard that Indianapolis, where I had been for 4 years, has already had snow this year. How is in Europe ?

It took long time to tell you the story and to send pictures of our 'off line touring' in July. I hope you enjoy them.

All the licence plate on picture were erased and all pictures can be posted to web site.

Best Regards,


One year has passed since Biturbo Festa 2011 and one new Ghibli arrived to Hiroshima. He participated at Biturbo Festa with his 3200 GT and after the event he decided to get Ghibli 2.0 GT. It took more than half a year that pro shop found and imported Ghibli 2.0 GT from Italy. Maseratista in Japan came together and celebrated his new Ghibli with Bianco Alpi colour arrived on 24th July.

Total 15 Maseratis (30 participants) came together from all over Japan (Iwate, Tokyo, Yokohama, Aichi, Gifu, Fukui, Osaka, Kobe, and Hiroshima):

Shamal x 1
Ghibli 2.0 GT x 3
Ghibli 2.0 Cup x 1
Ghibli 2.8 x 1
Ghibli 2.8 GT x 4
222 4v x 1
2.24v x 1
Spyder Zagato x 1
3200 GT x 2
plus a Lancia Delta and Fiat Coupe ( both Maserati owner drivers ).

The Maseratisa which came together for this meeting met together through the Ghiblis or Biturbo Festa. It is so happy for us.

The cerebration had 2 stages.

The first stage was to enjoy driving the winding road and second stage was highway touring and enjoying traditional Japanese food.

This winding road requires to use full range of 2nd, 3rd and 4th gears. It is so much fun and wonderful to see Maseratis driving together.

After we enjoyed the winding road, we went to the meeting spot for the 2nd stage.

The distance of touring was around 100km and it was a 1 hour drive.

After the highway drive, we drove along a narrow country road to our destination. Our goal was the “Hitomi Sansou”, which is a good, traditional Japanese restaurant.

They serve fresh Iwana (Charr) from preserve and from the river which flows alongside of the restaurant.

The old Japanese house is now used as a restaurant and is surrounder by woodland. The children enjoyed catching insects in the gardens at the rear.

The 14 Maseratis were almost overflowing from the yard of the restaurant and colourful Maseratis were so beautiful in the green.

We relaxed and enjoyed delicious food, chatting and to see Maseratis.

Two Ghiblis come together

The 222 4v. stopping at the petrol station

Maseratis on the winding road

A Shamal on the winding road

A Ghibli on the winding road

Another Ghibli on the winding road

The 222 4v. on the winding road

The Zagato Spyder on the winding road

On the highway

On the highway

We stop for a short break

We stop for a short break

On the highway

On the highway

On the highway

Along the narrow country road to the restaurant

The “Hitomi Sansou” Restaurant

The “Hitomi Sansou” Restaurant

The fresh Iwana (Charr) from preserve

The sumptuous meal served at the “Hitomi Sansou”

A bottle of 'La Bolle for Maserati' mineral water

Maserati fill the restaurant car park

Maserati fill the restaurant car park

Maserati fill the restaurant car park

Maserati fill the restaurant car park

Maserati fill the restaurant car park

From Paul in Austria

In November 20011, whilst on a business trip to Turin, Paul took advantage of some free time to visit the new Museo Nazionale Dell`Automobile Di Torino -

I had the pleasure of visiting the old Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile "Carlo Biscaretti di Ruffia", back in 2005, but since then it has undergone a four-year restoration and extension. It re-opened in March of this year and judging from Paul's stunning photographs, it is an exhibition worth visiting.

Here are a few of the photographs he took in this most excellent of motor museums. As Paul said in our previous page, "It's well worth a visit if you get the chance !"

My grateful thanks to Paul for allowing me to share these photographs with you all. Grazie mille Paul !!

1948 CISITALIA 202 - Italia

4 Cyl - 1090 cc - 50 bhp at 5,500 rpm

Max speed 155 km/h - Weight 880 Kg







1935 DIATTO 20 - Italia

4 Cyl - 1996 cc - 54 bhp at 3,600 rpm

Max speed 114 km/h - Weight 950 Kg




STORERO - Italia

CEIRANO - Italia

FOD (Società Fonderie Officine De Benedetti)










1954 ALFA ROMEO Giulietta Sprint - Italia

4 Cyl - 1290 cc

80 bhp at 6300 rpm - Max speed 165 km/h




1972 ISO RIVOLTA Lele F - Italia

V8 Cyl - 5,356 cc

350 bhp at 5,800 rpm - Max speed 250 km/h





V8 Cyl - 4,719 cc

290 bhp at 5,500 rpm - Max speed 230 km/h




1968 Jaguar E-Type 4.2-litre

6 Cyl - 4,200 cc

269 bhp at 5,500 rpm - Max speed 240 km/h

1937 PACKARD Super-Eight 1501

8 Cyl - 5,261 cc - 125 bhp at 3,200 rpm

Max speed 120 km/h - Weight 2,077 kg

1958 FIAT 1900 B Gran Luce

4 Cyl - 1,901 cc

80 bhp at 4,000 rpm - Max speed 145 km/h





4 Cyl - 1,089 cc

60/65 bhp at 5500 rpm - Max speed 180 km/h







2000 STOLA S81

Designed by Marcello Gandini


1956 ALFA ROMEO Giulietta Spider by Bertone






1973 FERRARI 365GT 2+2

12 Cyl - 4390 cc

310 bhp at 7,700 rpm - Max speed 245 km/h

1954 MASERATI 250 F

6 Cyl - 2493 cc -240 bhp at 7,200 rpm

Max speed 290 km/h - Weight 630 kg




2011 JAGUAR B99 GT

Racing version by Bertone


1928 MASERATI Tipo 26B

8 Cyl - 1980 cc - 155 bhp at 5,300 rpm

Max speed 180 km/h - Weight 720 kg

ALFA ROMEO SPIDER 2uettottanta


Designed by Pininfarina

1948 TARF

1953 LANCIA D 24



1920 TEMPERINO 8/10 HP

V2 Cyl - 1010 cc - 20 bhp at 2,800 rpm

1955 LANCIA D 50

1987 FERRARI F 40 (Competizione)

1975 ALFA ROMEO 33 TT 12

1929 BUGATTI 35 B

8 Cyl - 2292 cc - 135 bhp at 5,300 rpm

1914 FIAT S 57/14 B

1964 ABARTH 2400 COUPÉ by Allemano

1964 ABARTH 2400 COUPÉ by Allemano

1965 ALFA ROMEO 2600 Touring Spider

6 Cyl - 2323 cc

1964 ABARTH 2400 COUPÉ by Allemano

140 bhp at 5,600 rpm - Max speed 200 km/h


1964 ABARTH 2400 COUPÉ by Allemano




Carrozzeria Berlinetta Sport Castagna




1947 ALFA ROMEO 6C 2500 S


Carrozzeria Cabriolet Stabilimenti Farina




All photos courtesy of Bello Lampo

From Onno in Belgium

"Hello there,

I thought I'd share this autumn picture with you.

All the best,


A Maserati Ghibli in Autumn



From Philippe in Belgium
The Maserati Club in Italy

"Grazie Enrico...

E una vera novita per me questo progetto, 'La Maserati Bimotore mai nata' ( progetto per una GranTurismo con due 4 cilindri )

Ieri, sono andatto al museo di Wolfgang von Trips. Bello, bello.

Sul parking, ho incontrato un tedescho (Werner) con una bellissima Mistral Coupe 4000.



VILLA TRIPPS - Museum für Rennsportgeschichte
Parkstrasse 20
50169 Kerpen-Horrem
Tel: 02273 / 940 670
Fax: 02273 / 940 672


"Thank you Enrico...

This project is new to me, 'The Maserati Bi-motor that was never born' (a project for a GranTurismo with two turbocharged 4-cylinder engines)

Yesterday, I visited the museum of Wolfgang von Trips. Very, very nice.

In the car park, I met Werner, a gentleman from Germany, with a beautiful Mistral Coupe 4000.



Copyright Villa Tripps

VILLA TRIPPS - Museum für Rennsportgeschichte

Count Wolfgang Von Tripps jokes with Medardo Fantuzzi

Il Giorno: News of the tragic accident at Monza

Model of the Ferrari hurst for Wolfgang Von Tripps

VILLA TRIPPS - Count Wolfgang's study

VILLA TRIPPS - Sitting Room

VILLA TRIPPS - Episodes in the life of Von Tripps
by Lisa Joncker

Superb model Ferrari collection

Philippe and Werner discuss the merits of the Mistral's 4-litre engine




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