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From Yve in Belgium

"Hi Enrico,

I send you some pics of a car I've seen some days ago in a friend's garage, perhaps it could interest you... for "history" !!

This car is based on a 3500 GT Touring, chassis number AM 101*2466*, and seemed to have been built in the seventies. The car would have spent some years in an Italian museum, which closed, and after the car has been stored for a lot of years...

Unfortunately, there is no "name" for the coachwork... probably a little Italian coachbuilder made it for a customer....

So it is probably a unique model...

It is actually in Belgium, in quite good condition. It is for sale, my friend asks 150.000 euros... Difficult to say what's the "real" price of such a car, but I think in a "good" auction, it could go more...

I don't know if it's already sold... perhaps, because the announcement is over...

Hope this "story" had interested you !!!

I wish you a good weekend,









"I transfer you the mail my friend sent me, pics are a little bit better...."








From Bob S. in the USA

"Hi Enrico,

Have you seen this fanatastic video yet ?

I’m utterly speechless.

That driver is totally crazy but GOOD !


Bob S."

From Newspress in the UK

The Maserati Centennial reaches its conclusion: from today, a plaque at no.1 Via de’ Pepoli in Bologna will permanently recall the company’s first workshop, opened on 1 December 1914 - one hundred years today.


Monday, 1 December 2014 – One hundred years ago today, Alfieri Maserati and his brothers Ettore and Ernesto began what was to become a triumphant chapter in Italian automotive history. It was on Tuesday 1 December 1914, at number 1A via de’ Pepoli, in the heart of Bologna, that the three brothers opened their “car repair workshop and garage”. The “one-man business registration application” was submitted ten days later at the nearby Palazzo della Mercanzia, in what is now home to the Bologna Chamber of Commerce. The application was accepted and registered four days later. This was the start of Maserati’s long history - based in Bologna until 1939, centred in Modena since then and launched at high speed on the world’s roads today. A plaque, affixed by Bologna City Council in association with Maserati, will permanently recall the Maserati brothers’ first historic Bologna workshop.


The plaque reads as follows: “Società Anonima Officine Alfieri Maserati” was founded in this building on 1 December 1914.Thanks to the genius and labours of Alfieri and his brothers Ettore, Ernesto and Bindo the company went on to gain international fame and prestige thus contributing to the world’s awareness of Bologna’s excellent industrial identity.

Maserati and Bologna City Council in the year of the Centennial

“The plaque is a symbolic tribute to an anniversary of fundamental importance to Maserati. In fact, we are celebrating the Centennial in a particularly significant year for us,” said Harald Wester, Maserati CEO. 2014, which marks one hundred years since our company’s foundation, is also the year in which the Quattroporte and Ghibli have beaten all previous sales records; in which the American market – with the Ghibli – and the Chinese market – with the Quattroporte – have amply rewarded the efforts we have made to offer a new, beautiful, competitive product, truly capable of responding to market demand; it is the year in which the GranTurismo and GranCabrio sports cars have continued to achieve international success.

It is the year of the Alfieri, an amazing concept car built to mark the Centennial, named after our founder, which explores the Brand’s stylistic heritage while looking ahead to its future design language. It is the year in which customers and fans celebrate our glorious past, enjoy a present in which the product range is wider than ever before, and look eagerly forward to the near future: the launch of the Maserati SUV, to be followed by the Alfieri, as the concept car goes into production.”


Maserati CEO Harald Wester was accompanied by Carlo and Alfieri Maserati, sons respectively of Ettore and Ernesto Maserati, the two brothers who were at Alfieri’s side in December 1914.

Carlo Maserati, Ettore’s son, declared, “100 years have passed since Uncle Alfieri created ‘Società Anonima Officine Alfieri Maserati’ and it is now 116 since 1898, when his eldest brother Carlo, then just seventeen years of age, built a motorbike fitted with an engine he had designed and built himself at home; an event that thrilled his brothers and inspired them to follow his example. We all know the engineering and racing results they achieved under both the Maserati and the OSCA names in almost 70 continuous years in business. This longevity was founded on the perfect understanding within the family and engineering skills that enabled them to build a racing car in just six months. As I commemorate my father Ettore and my other Uncles Bindo, Ernesto, and Mario, I would like to thank all those who have enabled Maserati to live on and assure it further successes in the future.”

Alfieri Maserati, Ernesto’s son, recalled, “Founded as Officine Alfieri Maserati in 1914 this business, springing from the enterprising spirit and genius of its founder, my Uncle Alfieri, continued in operation after his early death in March 1932 thanks to the dedication and extreme personal sacrifices of his brothers. I feel I must mention the extraordinary engineering and design creativity of the youngest of them, Ernesto Maserati, my father. The period witnessed the birth of an amazing series of both Grand Prix cars and Voiturettes, as well as world-beating cars that actually held as many as 13 international speed records simultaneously. After the Maserati brothers left the business in 1947, other people stepped in to continue its success. Its acquisition by the Fiat Group has brought Maserati to a position of absolute prestige, today, with constant growth in terms of both quality and quantity. It is a pleasure to celebrate the Centennial at a time like this, and one hundred years after the company's foundation, I have great admiration for the hard work, dedication and enthusiasm of everyone who works there. They have conserved the spirit of its founders.”

Today marks exactly 100 years since its foundation, but Maserati’s Centennial celebrations began a year ago, with events of international importance which have involved customers and fans all over the world, as well as the entire sales network. During the year, Maserati has been “Guest of Honour” at a number of the world’s most prestigious automotive events, including the Villa D’Este Concours d’Elegance, the Goodwood Festival of Speed in England and the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance during the Monterey Car Week in California.

Maserati was also chosen as guest of honour to officially open the 70th annual Columbus Day parade in New York last October.

The celebrations culminated in the International Gathering, which started in Bologna in September: exhibitions, parades, a regularity competition, a track practice session, guided tours of the two Maserati plants in Modena and Grugliasco and a Concours d’Elegance, with more than 200 cars and over 500 people from all over the world taking part. Amongst the cars participating, some arrived straight fromBeijing, having driven 13,500 kilometres right across Asia and Russia and passing through the main European capitals on their way to Modena. The Maserati Centennial Gathering also received a coveted award a few days ago when it was named “Tour of the Year” by the jury of the “International Historic Motoring Awards 2014”.

For all fans, the extraordinary exhibition “MASERATI 100 - A Century of Pure Italian Luxury Sports Cars” will remain open in Modena until the end of January. The exhibition, housed in Modena’s futuristic Museo Enzo Ferrari, allows visitors to retrace the Italian automotive firm’s history with a display of approximately twenty of its key road and racing models.

Text and photos courtesy of Maserati

From Newspress in the UK

On the final day of the Maserati Centennial celebrations, the 50,000th car is celebrated at the Avv. Giovanni Agnelli Plant.

The 50,000th car is celebrated at the Avv. Giovanni Agnelli Plant

Monday, 1 December, 2014 - Today is a day of celebration for Maserati, not only for the 100th birthday, but also for the milestone of 50,000 units produced at the Avv. Giovanni Agnelli Plant, in Grugliasco.

This important result for Maserati was achieved in less than two years. The plant, where the Quattroporte and Ghibli saloon are manufactured, was officially inaugurated on the 30th January 2013 and with a production ramp-up designed to maximise the quality of the finished product, it has been possible to reach 50,000 cars in just 22 months.

Car number 50,000, the protagonist in the days of Maserati’s 100th birthday, is a Quattroporte S Q4 painted in the new Grigio Maratea, with red and black interior upholstery and built for the US market. The North American market, where the Quattroporte S Q4 is appreciated for its comfort, unfailing finish and unprecedented sportiness, this year reached a new sales record, with more than 10,700 Maseratis delivered in the first 10 months of the year.

Text and photo courtesy of Maserati

Maserati has officially announced that it will be marking its new centenary with the launch of the Levante, its first off-road vehicle.

From Giovanni in Australia

Dear Enrico,

I spotted these photos whilst browsing the Maserati section of the informative forum/discussion group, and asked the permission of the photographer, Mr Frank Mandarano, for his permission to send them to you for publication on your website.

I am delighted to tell you that he has very kindly given his permission.

Hope you and your visitors enjoy them as much as I did.

Warmest regards,


Photo courtesy of Mandarano archive

Avv. Giovanni Agnelli Plant
Photo courtesy of Mandarano archive

Photo courtesy of Mandarano archive

Photo courtesy of Mandarano archive

Photo courtesy of Mandarano archive

Photo courtesy of Mandarano archive

Maseratisti enjoying their visit to the factory at Grugliasco (TO)
Photo courtesy of Mandarano archive

Photo courtesy of Mandarano archive

Photo courtesy of Mandarano archive

Photo courtesy of Mandarano archive

Photo courtesy of Mandarano archive

Photo courtesy of Mandarano archive

Photo courtesy of Mandarano archive


My sincere thanks to Frank Mandarano for allowing me to publish his photos.

From Hisato in Japan

"Dear Enrico,

I joined up with the 3200 GT Touring Meeting in Japan last weekend.

It was the 3rd meeting of the 3200 GT Touring, and six 3200 GTs came together, joined by a Coupe in Bianco Alpi, and three Ghibli IIs, one in Green, one in White and one in Red - the colours of the Italian flag.

Of the six 3200s, one was finished in Nero Carbonio, four in Bianco Alpi, and one in Grigio Touring.

Three 3200 GT owners and 2 Maserati owners joined us with their second cars.

The sight of four 3200 GTs in Bianco driving along together was so beautiful.

We drove along the highway to lunch at a French restaurant which is located in a very nice nature place.

After lunch, we drove along local country roads to the "Nihon Manmannaka center", located in the centre of Japan.

I enjoyed the beautiful view of the Autumn red leaves, driving my Maserati and chatting with fellow owners.

Best Regards,



The starting point for the meeeting

Hisato with his Ghibli II

Along the highway...

...on our way to the French restaurant





Almost there !

We arrive at the French restaurant

Maserati 3200 GT Touring group

A photo opportunity in pleasant surroundings







On our way to the "Nihon Manmannaka center"...

...located in the centre of Japan.

The "Nihon Manmannaka center"

The entire building forms one of the world's largest sundials










From Newspress in the UK

- Maserati Centennial Gathering ‘Modena to Turin’ tour voted Tour of the Year by panel of motoring experts

- The annual awards show celebrates global historic motoring accomplishments

- The awards ceremony was hosted by renowned motoring personality, Tiff Needell

24 November 2014 – Luxury Italian automotive manufacturer, Maserati, was honoured with the prestigious Tour of the Year Award at the 2014 International Historic Motoring Awards at a ceremony in London last week. The iconic Italian marque won the prize for its Centennial Gathering, a three-day tour which took place in Italy from the 18th to 20th September.

The International Historic Motoring Awards is in its fourth year of celebrating the skills and achievements of the worldwide historic motoring industry. After being nominated by classic car enthusiasts around the world, an international judging panel of experts including racing drivers Derek Bell and Jochen Mass, Horst Brüning (President of the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens) and Dr. Franz-Josef Paefgen (former Chairman of Bentley), announced Maserati as the winner of the award.


Maserati Centennial International Gathering

Peter Denton and Tiff Needell

The winning Maserati Centennial Gathering involved a unique three-day ‘Modena to Turin’ tour bringing together a spectacular array of over 200 cars and 500 collectors from all over the globe.

The tour started in Maserati’s spiritual home of Bologna with a visit to the Fountain of Neptune; where the inspiration for the iconic Trident badge came from. The celebrations saw a unique collection of the most significant cars of the last 100 years and finished in the Maserati factory in Turin where the luxury Italian manufacturer’s latest models, the Ghibli and Quattroporte, are built.

The International Historic Motoring Awards includes 14 categories and is held in association with Octane magazine and private bank EFG International. The awards ceremony was hosted by racing driver, journalist and television presenter Tiff Needell in London’s St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel. The Maserati Centennial Gathering was selected over nominees including ‘Bentley Drivers Club, Europe by Bentley’, ‘The Grand Tour‘, ‘The Scottish Malts Reliability Trial and Classic Car Tour’ and ‘ASC Ein- und Zwei-Zylinder-Kriterium’.

Peter Denton, Region Manager, Maserati North Europe, said: “We are very proud to receive the Tour of the Year Award for the Maserati Centennial Gathering. This year, Maserati is celebrating 100 years in the engineering and luxury car industry, and we are delighted to be recognised, through the International Historic Motoring Awards, at this significant milestone for Maserati.”

Photos and text courtesy of Maserati

Speaking personally, I think the award should have gone to the many Maseratisti who took part in the event, having brought along their classics at great expense. Without them there would not have been a successful event !!!

From Edwin in the UK

The Maserati Club UK stand, organised by Edwin Faulkner, celebrated 100 Years of Maserati's history with a spectacular display of Maserati road and race cars, including two motorcycles:

  1. 5000 GT by Allemano
  2. Mistral Spyder
  3. Merak SS
  4. Tipo 4CS
  5. Tipo 250F
  6. Tipo 300S
  7. Tipo 200S
  8. 3500 GT Vignale Spyder
  9. Indy
10. Kyalami
11. Mexico
12. Sebring 2a serie
13. Khamsin
14. Quattroporte I - 2a serie
15. 3500 GT
16. New Ghibli provided by Graypaul Maserati
17. New GranTurismo provided by Graypaul Maserati
18. New Quattroporte provided by Graypaul Maserati
19. New Ghibli provided by Graypaul Maserati
19. Tipo L/160/T4 - Turismo Lusso motorcycle
20. Tipo L/125/T2 - Turismo Lusso motorcycle

The Maserati Club UK stand, thanks to the generosity of Club member David Daw and Event Exhibition and Design Limited, were able to put on a most magnificent display. Thousands of classic car enthusiasts came to view the breathtaking presentation, and accordingly the display was awarded the Classic & Sports Car Club Awards for “Best Large Club Stand” and the 5000GT by Allemano took the “Best car In Show” award.

Bringing us right up to date, the Club were also able to display the latest range of Maseratis thanks to Graypaul Maserati Birmingham.

Owning a Maserati can be a source of great pleasure and spending time in the company of fellow enthusiasts and owners is the best way to not only share this common interest, but more importantly learn more about the best way to maintain your Maserati.

Joining your local Maserati Club is the best way to meet new friends and share your passion.

Details on joining the Maserati Club UK may be found on their informative website at


Maserati Tipo 250F


Maserati Tipo 200S




Maserati Tipo 4CS

Maserati Tipo 300S

This Maserati Quattroporte I - 2a serie ...

...won the NEC show’s car of the show award back in 2007

Maserati 3600 GT

Maserati Mexico



Maserati Tipo 4CS

Maserati Sebring 2a serie

Maserati Indy

Maserati 5000GT by Allemano

Maserati Sebring 2a serie

Maserati Khamsin





Maserati Kyalami

Maserati Mistral Spyder

Maserati Quattroporte I - 2a serie

Maserati Merak SS


Maserati 5000GT by Allemano

3500 GT Vignale Spyder

3500 GT Vignale Spyder

3500 GT Vignale Spyder

3500 GT Vignale Spyder

Tipo L/160/T4 - Turismo Lusso motorcycle

Tipo L/125/T2 - Turismo Lusso motorcycle

Maserati 5000GT by Allemano
winner of the “Best car In Show” award
Comment from Graham in the UK


Looking at Edwin’s recent photos showing the 100th year anniversary, as with all Maserati deisplays they seem to miss out at least 20 years worth of cars, you can't have a 100 year anniversary and only show 80 years worth of cars ??

I was at Gooodwood FOS this year at it was exactly the same, whilst the Biturbo range may not have the classic looks and evocotave history of the earlier cars they saved Maserati during some difficult years.

We certainly keep Ross at Meridien-Modena busy finding spares for us !!!



From Mark in Australia

"Hi Enrico,

I have been wanting to do this for ages but never got around to it.

First I would like to say that your web page is fantasic. I've learnt so much about my GT since I've found your page. Really helpful.

I bought my Ghibli two years ago now in Perth, West Australia. It's a right hand drive 1997, Ghibli GT imported from the UK about 5 years ago. I'm just loving it. Fantastic car !

I would have liked a manual but there's not many Ghiblis in Australia and this automatic is in pristine condition.

If anybody could tell me a little more about its history in the UK ( #ZAM336B00*00400136* ), I would really appreciate it.

Once again thanks for your great site.

I now live in the north of west Australia in a town called Derby where my wife and I have a Cafe (pic). The nearest next town is 220 kms away with nothing but bush in between.

The average temperature up here is around 30°-35°C with many days above 40°C. I was a bit worried about the heat for the Ghibli. No problem. I even drove it from Perth To Derby in the middle of summer in 2 days (2,400km). Never had an over heating issue. I do the Broome - Derby trip at least once a week. Goes like a dream.

Here are the details for your registry. Have included some pics.

Kindest regards,

Mark - Ghibli GT, 1997 -


Mark's Ghibli GT outside the Jila Gallery Cafe !

Finished in Blu Sera metallizzato with a beige leather interior !

The luxurious interior of the Ghibli GT

Arguably the neatest dashboard/centre console design of any Maserati

2.8-litre twin turbocharged power unit producing 284 bhp @ 6000 rpm

The identification plate of #ZAM336B00*00400136*
From Dimitriy in Russia

Summing up the results of our first event, coinciding with the celebration of the 100th anniversary of MASERATI, I would first like to say thank you to all those who helped and participated actively in the preparation and conduct !

Special thanks to the MASERATI Moscow, the ARSENAL Wine Company, the Retro Auto Museum, Professor Nikita Yevgenyevich Rozanov Phd and Paul Zubrinovu who helped stage this event.

Professor Rozanov Nikita Evgenievich, head of the Transport Design Dept. at the Moscow State Art and Industrial academy of S.G. Stroganov, gave an excellent talk with the theme “Phenomenon of the Italian automobile industry”. P.S. Unfortunately, any, even the most wonderful events - must end at some time ..... and ours was no exception.

We jumped on the bandwagon of the holiday and had time to congratulate the MASERATI company for this wonderful event. The story continues and accomplishes, and it's safe to say that ahead of us all, we await new festivals and interesting projects with the participation of the automotive marque.

Friends, our Club doors are open to everyone. Follow the news and come and join us at our events.

Photos from the event:

Dee Troy

Supercars of Moscow -

Paul Cuneo - Supercars of Moscow -

Denis Bushkovsky "By the way" -

ZUBRINOV Brutality Magazin November 2014 (the leading event - Paul Zubrin) -

A video report on the evening news on LIFE NEWS -

All photos and videos, in good quality, are available for our members via Dropbox. At the same time to inform you that the section of our website dedicated to the 100th anniversary of MASERATI, contains EXCLUSIVE slides that were taken at the event.

Maserati Club Russia -


The Maseratis of the members of the newly formed Maserati Club Russia outside the Retro Auto Museum

There's definitely a flavour of Maserati... the air !!!

The Retro Auto Museum in Moscow

Celebrating 100 Yrear of Maserati !

Maserati models and Arsenal wines on display

ARSENAL red wine

Enthusiasts check out the engine bay of a Maserati Ghibli II

The proud owner chats about his Maserati to the reporter

Maserati Ghiblis and a Quattroporte

New Ghiblis meet an earlier Quattroporte IV

Walking around the Retro Auto Museum...

...and admiring the Maseratis on display

Dmitry Oktyabrsky, Museum Curator, being interviewed.

Professor Rozanov Nikita Evgenievich



Centennial artwork

Centennial artwork

Sempre Maserati !
From Maserati in Italy

The Maserati Alfieri Concept






Aluminium horn button

Aluminium foot rest

Aluminium horn button

Aluminium foot rest



Neatly concealed safety belt lock
From Maserati in Italy
AUTO D'EPOCA - Fiera di Padova 2014

Maserati at the Auto e Moto d'Epoca show in Padua included a A6GCS/53 Berlinetta by Pinin Farina, Mistral Spyder and Bora.

The Auto e Moto d’Epoca show, Europe and Italy’s biggest exhibition of classic and contemporary cars and motorbikes, opened in Padua on the 23 October and was open to the public until Sunday 26 October.

The Maserati stand in Hall 1 at Padua fair district displayed three classic Maserati cars of particularly high historical value: one of only four A6GCS/53 Berlinetta cars built, dating from 1954; an elegant 1964 Mistral Spyder with coachwork by Frua and a 1971 Bora, its lines as bold and emphatic as the wind from which it takes its name. As well as the three exclusive classic Maseratis, the stand is also exhibiting a Ghibli S Q4, the contemporary executive saloon with a sporty personality, equipped with the “Q4” all-wheel drive system.

The “Maserati Classiche” department, which has curated the brand’s participation at the show, is an in-house entity entirely dedicated to classic Maserati cars and the promotion of the company’s immense historic heritage.

This exclusive selection of cars, with its combination of past and present, is Maserati’s way of marking the Centenary of its foundation. In 2014, as well as celebrating its 100 years in business, the company has also looked to the future by setting a new record, with sales of approximately 26,500 cars worldwide during the first nine months of the year.

Photos and text courtesy of Maserati.


The Maserati stand at Auto d'Epoca Padova

The Maserati stand at Auto d'Epoca Padova

Maserati Mistral Spyder with coachwork by Frua

Maserati Bora

Maserati A6GCS/53 Berlinetta by Pinin Farina

The Maserati Ghibli S Q4 on display

The highly acclaimed Maserati Ghibli S Q4



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