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All things 'Maserati'. News of forthcoming models, owner's cars, tips, 'Marque' reunions and the odd touch of humour! In fact anything of interest to the 'Maseratista'.

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

Hoen button on a Maserati A6G/2000 Frua Spyder
You can click on some pictures for a better view!!
From Cecil in ???

"Dear Sir,

On a recent trip in London I managed to snap this car, can you help me identify it?

Thank you in advance.

Best wishes & kindest regards,


From Simon in the USA

"Dear Enrico,

Maserati enthusiasts may be interested to know that my 1964 Mistral #AM 109*090 will be entered in the Russo and Steele auction in Monterey during the Pebble Beach weekend at no reserve.

This car is in very nice driver condition. Always pampered and garage kept by same Southwestern owner of more than 20 years. Paint has been redone and is very nice. There is a stress crack in the paint above the driver side front wheel which is shown in one of the photos. The driver door fit needs adjustment, which is also shown in a photo. The interior is very nice except for the carpets, which have some stains and sun fading in a few areas. All five Borrani wire wheels are very nice, and all five tires are new Pirellis. Chrome is good overall except the bumpers have some wavyness in a few places, and the rear window trim has some pitting. Engine compartment is clean. I just spent $5,250 on a major service to make sure the car has no mechanical issues. Comes with several boxes of manuals, technical paperwork, and spare parts. Car is available for inspection.




Feel free to contact me at +1 310-274-7440 or for more info.

From Antonio in Italy

"Caro Enrico,

in allegato ti invio alcune foto della piacevole domenica passata insieme, tra amici e auto meravigliose.




"Dear Enrico,

Attached are a few photographs taken during a pleasant Sunday spent with friends and their magnificent cars.




From Keren in the USA


I'm hoping 'You Can Help!'

We have a 1966 Mistral body we are looking to sell. We live on Long Island NY. Can you point me in the right direction?

Thank you in advance!




If you're interested, let me know!!!

From Mehmet in Turkey

"Hi Enrico,

How are you?? I send original Quattroporte, my friend's car… my Ghibli sold … I’m sorry …

Kind regards,



The Quattroporte I - 1a serie
From a 'Very Happy Maserati Owner' in Italy

"Ciao Enrico,

Ti spedisco alcune foto della mia Ghibli Open Cup durante e dopo il restauro, che ho appena terminato. La vettura è stata sottoposta ad una totale revisione che ha interessato il motore, la frizione, il cambio, il differenziale, i freni, le sospensioni.

Anche la carrozzeria è stata totalmente sistemata e riverniciata: le sue condizioni erano tali da non poter essere conservata nelle condizioni originarie. Infatti in alcuni punti la vernice era troppo rovinata e priva di pigmenti per cui si è resa necessaria la totale riverniciatura anche se sarebbe stata mia intenzione conservare il più possibile la vettura nelle sue condizioni d'origine.

Per la perfetta riuscita del restauro sono stati fedelmente riprodotti anche gli adesivi originali del campionato Open Cup 1995 al quale la vettura partecipò (sulla vettura sono ancora presenti i sigilli sull'impianto di alimentazione e sul differenziale che il regolamento del campionato imponeva).

Ho già provato la vettura ed è stata grande la soddisfazione di aver riportato la vettura al suo stato originale dopo aver passato anni di trascuratezza e abbandono.

Ti spedisco alcune foto dei vari particolari della vettura: i lamierini di alluminio fissati al paraurto posteriore in prossimità dei tubi di scarico servivano perchè il calore dei tubi di scarico non danneggiasse la plastica del paraurto.

Sulle lenti dei fanali anteriori ho applicato una lente in vetroresina che il "team" della mia vettura aveva preparato e utilizzato nella gara all'Estoril in osservanza del Regolamento Tecnico del campionato che imponeva alle vetture di proteggere i fari anteriori per limitare lo spargimento di vetri sulla pista in caso di collisioni tra concorrenti.

L'unica eccezione all'originalità della mia Ghibli è il sedile del passeggero che ho aggiunto io (sai, per la pace coniugale...!).

A presto!



"Ciao Enrico,

I am sending you some photos of my Ghibli Open Cup, taken during and after its restoration that has been just completed. The car has undergone a total overhaul of all the major mechanical components including the engine, clutch, gearbox, rear differential, brakes and suspension.

Even the bodywork has been totally repaired and repainted: its condition was such that it was impossible to leave it in its previous state. In fact in some places the paintwork was so far gone that it became necessary to respray the whole car, even though it had been my intention to preserve the car in its original condition.

For the final finishing touch, I have had faithful reproductions of the original advertising transfers made, these were the mandatory stickers of the 1995 Ghibli Open Cup Championship cars (on my car there still remain the original factory seals on the fuel feed system and rear differential, that the championship regulations required).

I have already tested the car and I must say I have gained tremendous satisfaction at having returned the car to its original state, especially after having been abandoned and neglected during recent years.

I have also included some photos of a few details perculiar to the car: the aluminium panels fitted above and below the exhaust tailpipes serve to protect the plastic rear bumper from the heat.

On the headlights I have fitted the the same glass-fibre protectors that were fitted by the original race team when they raced at Estoril in Spain. The technical regulations for the Estoril circuit during the championship required the fitting of these protectors - to avoid broken glass spilling onto the track in the event of any contact/collisions between the competiting cars.

The only change I have made to the originality of my Ghibli has been the addition of a front passenger seat - purely in the interests of promoting matrimonial harmony!

See you soon!



Ghibli Open Cup #3671226 before the restoration

For the full story CLICK HERE!

#3671226 during the restoration

#361226 up on the ramp at the Candini Workshop

An engine out job!

Engine number *870026*

Threaded spiggots for oil filter and oil cooler

6-speed Getrag gearbox and clutch bell housing

Front subframe and shock absorbers

Front shock absorber and wheel hub

Rear trellis subframe and suspension

The front disc brake cooling ducting

Primed and ready for painting



#361226 returned to its former glory following the restoration!






#361226 with the special headlight covers as used in Estoril

The 17-inch Speedline split rimmed wheels

Chassis No *ZAM336B00*00361226* stamped on the body

The chassis plate

The driver's cockpit plus passenger seat!

The race prepared 330 bhp Ghibli Open Cup engine

The oval Lassale gold analogue clock lives on!
Note the ABS ON/OFF switch!

One of the boot springs

Aluminium fuel filler flap

One of the bonnet pins

Start/finish straight

Approaching Madgwich Corner

One of the bonnet pins

Approaching Madgwich Corner

Turbocharger solenoid valve sealed at the factory

Sparco driver's seat mounting
From an even 'Happier Maserati Owner' in Italy

Meet Leonardo who at this early stage in his life would appear to be far more interested in sleeping than discussing Maseratis!

Am I missing something here!


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