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Grille on from a Maserati 5000 GT Allemano
You can click on some pictures for a better view!!
From Coys in the UK

Just the one Maserati will be up for sale at Coys' sale of Fine Motor Cars to be held at Blenheim Palace, situated in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, on Saturday 14th July 2007 at 14:30pm. Lot 404 ia a 1989 Maserati Biturbo Zagato Spyder SE.



Registration no: G*** ***
Chassis no: ZAM333BZ8A*KA19017*
Estimate: GB £7,000-11,000

When Alessandro de Tomaso acquired Maserati in 1976, he had ambitious plans for the marque. His plan was to combine the prestige of the Maserati brand with a sports car that would be more affordable than the earlier high-priced models that had traditionally made up the Maserati range. In fact, Maserati ceased making supercars like the ones developed under Citroen ownership altogether, like the Bora and Khamsin. Presented at Modena on December 14, 1981 the anniversary date of the founding of Maserati in 1914, the Bi-turbo was the product of the De Tomaso group design centre. Whilst there were apparent similarities with the Merak V6, the engine was a new design supercharged with two turbo-compressors and with three valves per cylinder. Whilst released as a 2 litre in domestic markets, for tax purposes, in foreign markets the car was powered by a 2.5 litre version, designated as the export version, the same that would be used on the 425. In 1983 the range was extended with the Biturbo S which provided another 25 bhp and an increase in top speed.

With only 3 owners from its initial construction date in 1989, this low mileage piece of Italian exotica represent extremely good value. The last owner, in fact, had it for some 12 years and because he lived on the island of Jersey, used it little. The current speedo reads a warranted 25,150 miles. Described as excellent in every respect, I would have to indeed confirm that it is in unusually good condition, the current owner being an experienced collector of high performance and classic cars. Maserati have a reputation for reliability issues and so it is important to be able to show a full Maserati service history. As indeed is presented alongside this example. All MoT test certificates are also present right back to 1996 and this well priced twin turbo'd sportscar has ten months left on the MoT as well as a UK registration certificate. Even the fabled elliptical clock is present and working. Good value, good condition and good fun!

Text and photo courtesy of Coys

From Barons in the UK

There will be three interesting Maseratis up for sale in Barons Classic & Historic Motor Car Auctions' forthcoming sale ''Classic Italia Auction’, to be held at Sandown Park in Surrey on the 30th and 31st July 2007.

A 1997 Maserati Ghibli Cup


1997 Maserati Ghibli Cup

Colour: Red
Chassis No: ZAM336B00*00400189*
Engine No: 870121
MOT: June 2008

The Ghibli “Open Cup” was produced for a one-Marque European championship in 1995/6. Of the total 58 cars built to 1998, 26 were right-hand drive, of which just 24 survive. This is a fabulous and special car: the 2-litre V6 producing 330 bhp – the highest specific output of any production car (including XJ220 and Ferrari 355) – giving 0-60 in 5.2 sec. and top speed of 168 mph through a 6-speed Getrag gearbox, yet excellent fuel consumption (27.6 mpg - Autocar, 2 April 1997) and moderate servicing costs.

The example offered here is a desirable later model (April 1997), which is finished in Maserati red with black leather interior and is equipped with a Momo Corse steering wheel, adjustable damping, carbon-fibre dashboard, drilled pedals, Alpine radio/CD, Thatcham Category 2 immobiliser, Tracker subscription to March 2008 (transferable), stainless steel exhaust, road tax to April 2008, MoT to June 2008. The car has been main dealer and Maserati specialist maintained (bills for over £11,000 and service and ownership history available). Current mileage is 47,373, main service was carried out less than 4000 miles ago, oil, filter and plugs have just been changed. Original handbook and tools are with the car.

The present owner, a Maserati Club member, has had huge enjoyment from the car; it is totally usable, driving to work, going on holiday (fabulous drive down the Route Napoleon to St. Tropez, as well as down the Mulsanne straight), shopping at Waitrose, or on the track, all in tremendous comfort with wonderfully understated appearance. A real wolf in sheep's clothing

. Note: This description is provided by the vendor and unless otherwise stated is 'Not Verified' by Barons or any person employed by Barons. Prospective purchasers are advised to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of any statements made, whether they be statements of fact or opinion.

Estimate £11,500-13,500.



A 1992 Maserati Shamal


1992 Maserati Shamal



Colour: Red
Chassis No: ZAM339B00*NA32000*
Engine No: Not Quoted
MOT: March 2008

The Maserati Shamal is a small, two-door coupe introduced by the Italian manufacturer on December 17, 1989. It is named after Shamal, a hot summer wind that blows in large areas of Mesopotamia. The Shamal was designed by Marcello Gandini, who is famous for designing the Lamborghini Countach.

The two-seat interior of the Shamal features extended leather seat cushions, temperature control and the famous Maserati oval clock, which is situated in the centre of the dashboard.

The model is powered by a 3.2-litre, quad cam, twin-turbocharged V8 engine producing some 325bhp. It has a six-speed manual transmission and an electronic active suspension control system. This system updates the adjustment on each wheel, based on road conditions and the level of comfort desired.

The Shamal has a top speed of 168 mph (270 km/h) and can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.3 seconds. With just 396 cars being built between 1989 and 1996, the Shamal is rare. In right hand drive form, it is rarer still, accounting for just 11 examples.

This example has covered only 54,000 miles, which is warranted by the vendor and has benefited from extensive expenditure in the recent past with the engine, turbos, rear axle and clutch being rebuilt or replaced. The car has won two concours awards and also has some upgrades, including an Alpine sound system.

Offered complete with extensive history and all handbooks, this piece of Maserati history is also equipped with an Alpine CD system with trunk mounted changer.

Note: This description is provided by the vendor and unless otherwise stated is 'Not Verified' by Barons or any person employed by Barons. Prospective purchasers are advised to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of any statements made, whether they be statements of fact or opinion.

Estimate £16,000-18,000.



A 2005 Maserati Spyder Cambiacorsa


2005 Maserati Spyder Cambiacorsa



Colour: Anniversary Blue
Chassis No: tba
Engine No: tba
MOT: Not Req

This 2005 Maserati Spyder Cambiacorsa is one of the limited edition, anniversary examples built to commemorate the 90th birthday of Maserati. No 18 of 90 the car is finished in anniversary blue metallic and has covered only 7900 miles at the time of writing. It is equipped with the 4.2 litre, 390bhp, V8 engine and the Cambiacorsa, F1 style, gearbox.

The car is in "As New" condition and is loaded with options, which include heated seats, electric seats with memory on the drivers, sat nav, park assist, Xenon headlamps, alloy racing pedals, carbon roll bars and headrest pods, Becker Hi-Fi, 19" polished Trofeo alloy road wheels, sports exhaust.

A standard Spyder is now over £70,000 new. This limited edition, anniversary model, can be bought at a considerable saving with the balance of the Maserati warranty through to May 2008 and 2 year Tracker service.

Note: This description is provided by the vendor and unless otherwise stated is 'Not Verified' by Barons or any person employed by Barons. Prospective purchasers are advised to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of any statements made, whether they be statements of fact or opinion. Estimate £47,000-53,000.

Text and photos courtesy of Barons

From Enrico in the UK


Have you checked out the web site of the Maserati Club UK recently?

You haven't?   Well you really should.

You will find some great photos, taken by club member Peter, at the recent Ferrari 60th Birthday Meeting at Silverstone earlier this month. There were quite a few Maseratis taking part in the Shell Ferrari Historic Challenge, and what's more they did rather well!

Go to

Click on the 'gallery' button.

Then click on the 'member's photos' button.



PS. While you're there, check out what being a member is all about, you might even think about joining.

From Jacques in France

"Bonjour à tous,

C'était le jour de la Fête des Pères, à PISMO Beach (Californie)

Le plus grand regroupement de voitures anciennes aux USA à lieu le 4 juillet à Los Angeles. Il y a 40000 voitures. Je l'écris: quarante mille autos !

A PISMO, il y en avait un petit millier (seulement), qui brillent plus les unes que les autres...

Et le vélo est superbe ! Bonnes images.

@mitiés à tous



"Good day everyone,

It is the day of the "Fête des Pères", at PISMO Beach (California, USA)

The largest gathering of classic/custom cars in the USA, aside of the 4th July in Los Angeles. There are 40,000 cars. I'll write it down: forty thousand cars!

AT PISMO, il y en avait un petit millier (seulement), that shine out a little bit more than the others...

And the motorbikes are superb! Great pictures.

Best wishes to you all,



Dear Maseratisti,

You might wonder what these custom classics are doing on this site. It's quite simple really, we all have something in common with these enthusiats - "un passione", a passion for our cars. And you have to admit, although they may not be your cup of tea, most of these cars are extremely well engineered and very nicely turned out!















































Ford GT40 ...

... and Cobra Daytona Coupe Replica


En route to Salinas ... the rest is history

erected just 900 feet away from the accident scene

New Maserati GranTurismo at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

The new Maserati GranTurismo made its first “on the road” appearance over the weekend, as three illustrious ambassadors of the Trident marque took it in turn behind the wheel of the latest masterpiece created by Pininfarina, which was entered in the Supercar Run at the 2007 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The 150,000 spectators who braved the incessant rain to admire the amazing selection of cars and motorbikes climbing up Goodwood Hill last weekend, waved and cheered as Nick Mason, drummer with rock gods Pink Floyd and also a keen collector and racer of historic cars, Troy Bayliss, reigning World Superbike Champion and Jodie Kidd, top supermodel and aficionado of Maserati sports cars revved the 405 hp V8 of the Maserati GranTurismo.

Earlier in the week, some 800 clients, depositors and guests had enjoyed a private preview of the GranTurismo at London’s Royal Horticultural Halls and on that occasion Maserati GB’s managing director Andrea Antonnicola had revealed the UK price: the Maserati GranTurismo will go on sale in the autumn, with prices starting from £78,500 on the road.

Photos and text courtesy of Maserati UK


Jodie Kidd with the Maserati GranTurismo

The Maserati GranTurismo takes to the "Hill"

The Maserati GranTurismo

Troy Bayliss with the four-wheeled Maserati GranTurismo

Nick Mason with the Maserati GranTurismo

The Maserati GranTurismo
From Jacques in France

"Hi Enrico,

Hope everything is OK and you had a very good trip. Mine in California was great. I made a lot of pictures, you will receive some from time to time.

I saw this "Maserati re-creation" in The Auto Collection in LAS VEGAS.





Whilst in Las Vegas, I also visted the Arlen Ness Motorcycles showroom. I will let you dream ....












And finally, The Harley Davidson Café



From Paul in Austria

"Hi Henry,

Something for your 5000 page! (I am not the seller).

Found it last night at It's interesting for you?

Best regards,









Gebrauchtfahrzeug, - Oldtimer, 200.000 km, Schaltgetrieber ErstzuIassung; 06/62, rot, 2/3 Turren


1962 Maserati 5000 Allemano, Fhg. Nr 103.022

Rot, braun Interior, Rudge Speichen Felgen, gebaut fuer den mexicanichhen Presidenten Lopez Mateaos, dieser hatt mit dem Wagen in 1963 eine Unfall gehabt und sich ueberschlagen, Wagen wurde in das Maserati-Werk gesandt und Bertone hatt eine Aluminium- Karosseri angefertigt und a ufgesetztr dieser Wagen ist somit ein "one off". Diese Reperatur hatt US $16,000, - gekostet , also nur ein Bruchteile weniger als der gesamte Wagen Preis der in 1962 bei US $17,000, - lag. Nach dem Tot von Mateos ging der Wagen zu seinem ersten neffen ueber. Wagen Is ist komplet, steht seit 10 Jahren in Storage und somit muessen das Benzien System and dire Bremsen nachgeschaut werden. Einer von 3 gebauten 5000 . Prix ist inkl. Fracht und Steuerabgaben frei Rotterdam Im Auftrag jetzigen Besitzers."


Used car, classic, 200,000 km, manual gearbox, first registration 06/62, red, 2/3 doors


1962 Maserati 5000 Allemano, Chassis. #103.022

Red, brown Interior, Rudge spokes rims, built for the Mexican President Lopez Mateos, who had an accident with the car in 1963, the car was sent to the Maserati factory and had Bertone design and make a special new aluminum body for this car, thus it is a "one off". This reparation cost US $16.000, only slightly less than the car cost new in 1962 at US $17.000. Following the death of Mateos, the car passed on to his first nephew. Car is complete, but has stood for 10 years in STORAGE and so the fuel system and disc brakes must be checked. One of 32 5000 GTs built. The price is inclusive of shipping costs and VAT at Rotterdam by order of the seller and present owner."

This car interested me so I did a little research and came up with this:

"The first production Allemano was chassis 020, built October 21, 1961. Two more Allemanos were constructed that year.

The second production 5000 GT, chassis AM103*022*, has an interesting history. Originally bought by Adolfo Lopez Mateos, the President of Mexico, he sold it to countryman Diaz Barroso. In 1965, Barroso had a minor accident in the car and sent it to Maserati for repair. While in Italy, he saw the prototype Maserati 2+2 by Vignale (chassis AM101/11*004*) that had just been introduced at the Turin Motor Show. Falling in love with the car, Barroso bought it and had the chassis number altered to AM103*022* to avoid his country's excessive import duty. When Vignale 2+2 went into production the following year, Barroso's purchase inspired the company to call it the Mexico."
(Automobile Quarterly - Volume 40, Number 1 - March 2000)

"AM103*022* Produced 1st November 1961 and sold to President Adolfo Lopez Mateos. 5-litre fuel injected engine coupled to a 4-speed manual gearbox, body by Allemano finished in grey with a white leather interior.

This Allemano built car was one of the first 5000 GT in the Americas. Later in life, the factory assigned its chassis number, AM103*022*, to the Vignale Mexico prototype. This was done in order to help the Mexican buyer who purchased the new prototype avoid high import duty in his country."
(Maserati 5000 GT - A Significant Automobile by Maurice Khawam)

From Roger in the UK

"Hello Henry,

Only one Maserati was present at last weekend’s Brooklands 100th Anniversary celebration, but what a fine example it was: a splendid Tipo 26T, chassis #2518.

Best regards,



The Maserati Tipo 26B #2518



Can you help?


Whilst working my way through the interesting pages of John Price Williams' new book, Maserati Road Cars 1981-1997, I came across a very interesting subject, one that I had previously known nothing about, and would like to learn more!

Does anyone out there know anything about a Trident electronic fuel injection system that was produced by 'Trident Motor Sport' back in the late Eighties?


Photo courtesy of John Price Williams

Photo courtesy of John Price Williams

The system was developed as an attempt to cure the hot starting problems of the early carburetted Biturbos. Owners of these cars will know exactly what I'm talking about!

If you can shed some light on this subject, please email me at
I would be most grateful!


Maserati GranTurismo UK Premiere in London

Over the past two days, a breathtaking spectacle at London’s Royal Horticultural Halls was put on to greet the arrival of Maserati’s latest creation: the GranTurismo.

Supermodel and Maserati racing driver Jodie Kidd, clad in a stunning red dress by Salvatore Ferragamo, started the opening night in spectacular fashion: as the lights dimmed, the model, with the use of a key, signalled for the vehicle to be unveiled. The silk sheet that had been draped over the sinuous lines of the Pininfarina designed vehicle was promptly raised and the GranTurismo was free to dazzle the guests.

Managing Director of Maserati GB, Andrea Antonnicola, then presented the new Maserati GranTurismo, while Jodie Kidd posed alongside it as the photographers' flash bulbs lit up the scene.

“I am extremely proud of hosting this UK Premiere of the Maserati GranTurismo – said Antonnicola - a car which has been enthusiastically received worldwide, after its debut at the Geneva Show earlier this year. The GranTurismo continues a tradition of great Maserati grand touring cars, which stretches back to 1946. However, the new GranTurismo is as much of a synthesis of avant-garde design and technical innovation, as it is a product of this rich heritage. And above all it’s a car that confirms the strength of the Maserati brand in 2007.”

The event saw more than 800 guests attend, over two evenings, including Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason, who arrived at the Royal Horticultural Halls in a Maserati Quattroporte, Vice-president of CNH Global, Eduardo Teodorani Fabbri, financier Arpad Busson, art gallery owner Tim Jeffries and Snatch and Casino Royale actor Ade.

An Executive GT version of the Quattroporte Automatic was also on display, and it was flanked by a 1953 Maserati A6GCS, one of four in the world, also designed by Pininfarina.

The Maserati GranTurismo will go on sale towards the end of the year with a starting price of £78,500 (on the road).

Photos and text courtesy of Maserati


The Maserati GranTurismo
The Maserati V8 engine with automatic transmission

The Maserati GranTurismo at the UK launch

Maserati Quattroporte Automatic and an A6GCS Berlinetta alongside the new Maserati GranTurismo.

The Maserati Quattroporte 'Executive GT' Automatic

Maserati A6GCS Berlinetta by Pinin Farina

Supermodel and Maserati racing driver Jodie Kidd poses with her new car: a Maserati GranTurismo
Jodie wears: dress and shoes by Salvatore Ferragamo, watch by Audemars Piguet
Photographer: Christian Behnke for Maserati
From Rossano in Italy

"Ciao Enrico continuo con il mio reportage dall'Italia, ieri l'Alfieri Maserati Club di Milano ha organizzato un raduno in pista sul neo tracciato di Chignolo Po (PV), ci siamo divertiti molto a veder viaggiare le nostre vetture di traverso all'uscita di ogni curva, ti allego il link per le immagini, poi ti manderò pure un video.




"Hi Enrico,

Carrying on with my reportws from Italy. Yesterday (17/06/2007), the Alfieri Maserati Club of Milan organised a track day at the circuit of Chignolo Po (PV). We had great fun watching our cars exiting every corner sideways. I am sending you a link for the images, then, I will also send you the video.




The engine bay of the Racing

The 2-litre 285 bhp engine of the racing

The distinctive "Racing" rocker cover

A rare white GranSport MC Victory #180 of 180



Rosanno's red Biturbo Si ready for the track

The engines take a breather!

Maserati MC Victory - for land and sea?

Note the video camera taped to the near-side front wing






My kind of race track - "un bel ristorante!"

"Quelle riprese nella foto sono 2 Gransport MC Victory:

quella Bianca la n° 180/180 è di P***** che prima possedeva la 100/180 di colore nero.

Quella Blu con le scritte è la n°3/180 ed è quella di Felice ed ha gli adesivi in quanto due mesi fagrave; ha partecipato ad un raduno in cui ci si doveva mascherare e lui si è inventato stò Yachting Club travestendo tutta la famiglia da marinai,inutile dire che ha vinto,da allora non ha più tolto le scritte.

In altre foto appare un altra MC Victory Blu è la n° 70/180 di proprietà di G*******.

Per il raduno sul garda si ipotizza Settembre ma è ancora da definire, Claudio deve ancora decidersi, io ho organizzato quello di Selvino-S.Pellegrino ove il tempo ha tenuto lontani diversi equipaggi ma la domenica tutti si sono divertiti e le 20 vetture hanno fatto bella figura una pubblicità grandissima, siamo andati sul Blog del Maserati Club of Japan e il mese prossimo dovremmo essere anche su Ruoteclassiche il più grande giornale di auto-storiche italiano.



"The cars shown in one of the photos are two GranSport MC Victorys.

The white one is #180 of 180 produced and belongs to P*****, who previously owned #100 in black.

The blue one belongs to Felice, and he added the stickers two months ago when he took part in a rally in which the participants wore fancy dress. He thought up the idea of the 'Yachting Club Trident', with all his family dressed as sailors. No point in telling you who the winner was, suffice to say that since that event he hasn't removed the transfers.

In one of the other photos there's another blue Mc Victory Blu, it is #70 belonging to G*******.

Regarding the proposed rally on Lake Garda, we are thinking of September, but nothing definite has been decided. Claudio hasn't made up his mind yet. I organised the Selvino-S.Pellegrino rally, where the weather kept quite a few people away, but on the Sunday we had a great time and the 20 odd cars put on a grand show and made quite a splash! We even appeared on the 'Blog' of the Maserati Club of Japan, and next month we will be featured in Ruoteclassiche, the leading Italian classic car magazine.



From Olaf in Germany

"Hi Enrico,

Can you do me a favour and add these photos to your homepage?

We are looking for the previous owner of this Maserati 3500 GT Vignale Spyder. We have tried to find out, but the documents have been lost. Any information or details would be most welcome.



If you have any information concerning this 3500GT Vignale Spyder, please contact Olaf Boecking at Thank you!

There is a reward of EURO 500 - for all information regarding details of derivation!



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