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From "" in the USA

Blue-Plate Bowtie Powered 1967 Maserati Ghibli

This sleek Maserati Ghibli has a wacky history, having been owned by Sonny & Cher and them modified by George Barris with pearl paint and a Chevrolet V8. Sounds bad on paper, but the car actually looks quite nice. We like the small block transplant, making this a bargain alternative to an Iso Grifo. Find it here on eBay from California Classix out of Ventura, California.

These cars have a great shape, nice small bumpers, and came fitted with beautiful center-lock Campagnolo alloys. This one wears California plates from around 1970, which should be blue but have been restored in black. Not our favorite, but easy to reverse.

You can see the pearl-effect in this photo. This is a great car to buy and drive, and eventually give a high quality paint job in the original blue color. Starting with a rust-free Western example like this one is the righ foundation.

The interior in this car is fantastic, with a T-shaped dash in great condition. The TH400 automatic transmission is good for now, but we would think about a manual transmission if it came that way from the factory. It would be a straightforward swap of you could sort out the pedal box. The engine is a 4-bolt main Chevrolet 350 V8 that was supposedly installed in 1970.

The ease of maintenance and tuning on the American V8 make this conversion a winner. It also will likely keep the high-dollar Maserati aficionados out of the bidding, so it could make this a buying opportunity. We like the car, and while we’re not swayed by Barris or Bono, the history on this one is good.

Mafia Fleet Favorite: 1967 Maserati Funeral Car

1/25/2010 Update: This Maserati did not meet reserve at 12,818 Euro. It was re-listed with a Buy-it-Now price of 28,000 Euro but found no takers.

This 1967 Maserati Quattroporte 4200 was converted into a 2-door hearse. It claims to be one of a kind and looks like a reasonably clean conversion. Details are limited, but it supposedly the mechancials are in excellent condition. The only photos are from some sort of periodical, but the seller has 100% positive feedback and is supposedly selling the car for his uncle. Find it here on in Pavia, Italy.

From the cowl forward the car looks all stock, but the roof has been totally replaced and the rear doors have been eliminated completely. The side windows are huge and feature rolled up drapes for privacy, and the front plate has the right PV designation for the selling location outside Torino.

The steel wheels and hubcaps fit the utilitarian role of the vehicle, and the doors look to display some lettering on the profile shot below. The silver roof-mounted component appears in both photos. Does anybody know what it is?

The photo clippings make us nervous that the current condition might not be as good. We’d like to see some current pics and find another use for this charismatic wagon. The low, long, angular shape is just awesome.

1967 Maserati Mexico V8 Project

This Maserati project sold for $21,000 with 4 bidders.

This Maserati Mexico has the larger 4.7-liter V8 engine in the more desireable 15-inch Borrani wire wheels. The engine is out of the car and torn down for rebuild, and the rest of the car is in straight but 95% complete condition. Find it here on eBay out of Mesa, Arizona.

We like the styling on these cars with the thin greenhouse pillars and the low-slung tail. It feels like the more sophisticated older brother of the 3500 GT. The interior is very high-end, with very large dials and infinite switches beneath the center of the dash.

A Maserati yard sale is a complex and expensive undertaking. The parts are rare and beautiful, but this photo may be enough to scare you into installing a Ford or Chevy V8.

The car is all original, and all the proper tags and components remain intact. This tag is critical for choosing the proper Italian oils and grease.

A 60’s Italian 4-cam V8 makes a beautiful song at speed, and we hope that this one will again. These aluminum valve covers are fabulous looking.

The high engine rebuild cost and low model recognition will keep the price on this car relatively low. A thorough restoration would be an expensive labor of love, but we think it would be cool to refurbish the drivetrain and get the car back on the road. We’d love to see it moving after its long slumber. Maybe after that you could sell it into Europe and take advantage of the strong Euro…

From ABC Brianza in Italy

Two new exciting 1:43 scale Maserati models from PINKO Models are now available at the special price of EURO 55 each plus shipping.


From Johann Stegny in Austria

New exciting 1:43 scale Maserati models from YOW Models and LP Creations.


From Bernard in France

Classic and Sports Car Mai 2010Bonsoir Enrico,

j'espère que vous allez bien, ainsi que votre épouse.

Je vous informe que la revue "Classic and Sports Car" ( version française ), du mois de mai 2010, vient de réaliser un reportage de dix pages, à propos de notre collection de voitures, ainsi que sur notre atelier de restauration "Carrossimo".

Je vous souhaite une bonne soirée.

Sincères salutations.


"Good Evening Enrico,

I hope you are well, and your wife also.

I would like to let you know that the magazine "Classic and Sports Car" ( French edition ), of May 2010, will be publishing a 10 page article, about our car collection, and our restoration workshop "Carrossimo".

I wish you a good evening.

Best regards.


BERNARD GUÉNANT - The Man with the Maseratis





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From Museo Bonfanti in Italy

The Museo dell'Automobile Bonfanti–Vimar at Romano d’Ezzelino near Vicenza has just sent me details of their present exhibition “Auto & Manifesti”. This exhibition which opened on the 1st May will run until the 3rd October 2010.

The Museo Bonfanti is well known to Maserati enthusiasts and has staged two of the finest displays of Maseratis in recent years. Check out Museo Bonfanti - 2001 and Museo Bonfanti - 2007.

"Gentile Signori,

In anticipation of your next visit, we are sending you a link to a short video of our latest presentation “Auto & Manifesti” -

The official opening of the new “Auto & Manifesti” exhibition
from the left, Deputy Mayor of Romano d’Ezzelino,
Dr. Dino Seccothe, Vice President of the province of Vicenza,
Dr. Stefano Cimatti, the Mayor of Bassano del Grappa
and Dr.h.c Nino Balestra president of the Museo dell’Automobile “Bonfanti-VIMAR”

In the foreground the first Italian automobile, a 1894 Vetturetta Bernardi on loan from the ACI Verona
in the background a 1955 Alfa Romeo 2500 SS cabriolet by Pininfarina

Best regards

On behalf of our President Dr.h.c. Nino Balestra

Rosanna Bontorin.

From Roger in the UK

"Hi Enrico,

I’m sending you some photos of Maseratis and OSCAs on this year’s Mille Miglia.

Dave Roberts was kind enough to drive me from his house in the Abruzzo up to Spoleto which was the afternoon checkpoint on the Friday stint from Bologna to Roma. After a fine lunch from the “Gastronomica Umbria” menu in a Spoleto restaurant we wandered around to the Piazza della Liberta where the checkpoint had been set up.

The crowds were light enough to permit us a grandstand view of the cars as they came through between 3.40pm and 6.00pm. Altogether I snapped ten Maseratis and eight OSCAs. That left three Maseratis and four OSCAs from the original entry list unaccounted for; I haven’t yet seen the results but I hope they didn’t come to too much grief on the road.

Best regards,


#286 OSCA Mt4-2AD

#203 OSCA Mt4-2AD

#122 Maserati A6GCS "Monofaro"

#120 Maserati A6 1500 Pinin Farina

#119 Maserati A6 1500 Pinin Farina

#287 OSCA Mt4-2AD

#299 Maserati 150S

#297 OSCA Mt4-2AD

#290 OSCA Mt4-2AD

#288 OSCA Mt4-TN

#289 OSCA Mt4-2AD

#300 Maserati 150S

#352 Maserati A6G/54 Zagato Coupe

#351 Maserati A6G/54 Allemano Coupe

#332 OSCA 750S

#306 Maserati 150S

#305 Maserati A6GCS

#374 Maserati 200SI

From Enrico in the UK

Ciao Maseratisti!

Enthusiasts who are interested in buying Walter Baümer's excellent book "The Maserati 300S", but like me are not willing to pay the £90-odd presently being asked by most booksellers, will be interested to know that the book is available (with free postage) on special offer at the attractive price of only £58.90p, a saving of £36.10p on the list price of £95 !!

I contacted WH Smith and asked if the will ship overseas, and regrettably they do not. This special price is only open to UK residents!

This "not to be missed" special offer is available from the web site of WH Smith at

It's a wonderful piece of work on this much-loved Maserati sports racer.


Text in English

Maserati 300S

by Walter Baümer

Published by Dalton Watson 2008

This is the first book devoted exclusively to the Maserati 300S, one of the most beautiful sports racing cars ever built, and the main opponent of the Ferraris in the World Sportscar Championships of 1956 and 1957.

Hardback with dust cover and slip case (29.5 x 29 cm), 360 pages containing over 350 period black and white and colour photographs.

Priced at around GB £95!


The Maserati 300S was described by Stirling Moss as one of the best race car concepts of the Fifties, the 300S wrote motor sports history. With famous drivers like Juan Manuel Fangio, Jean Behra, Harry Schell, Carroll Shelby and Stirling Moss, it raced with both great success and disappointing failure.

Despite the often confusing and inaccurate records which make it difficult to establish the exact fate of these cars, the history of each of the twenty eight 300S that were made by Officine Maserati S.p.A. in Modena, is listed chassis by chassis and profusely illustrated with period photographs. A section on the technical specifications of the 300S is also included, and an overview of the sports car racing scene of the time provides historical context.

From Erik in Norway

"Hello Enrico!

We had a Maserati Meeting in our Club yesterday in Norway's biggest sportscar meeting called Vårmønstringen (Spring meeting).

Here are some pictures from our Club meeting.

Best regards and wishes from me,


The Maseratis of the ...

... Norsk Maserati Klubb - Maserati Club of Norway

Maserati Ghibli and Biturbo Spyder

Maserati Ghibli Ia serie

Maserati Biturbo Spyder and Merak

Maserati 3200 GT

Maserati Merak

Maserati Merak

Maserati Merak SS

Maserati 3200 GT on the road

Maserati Mistral and 3500 GT

Maserati Sebring 2a serie and Mistral

The Maserati-engined Citroen SM

From Luca in Italy

"Hello Enrico,

Due to lack of time (and space) I must part ways with my beloved 1985 Maserati Biturbo S.

It is in excellent condition, serviced, belts changed, everything working, A/C (gas re-charged in 2009), electric windows, electric seats, CD player. Only things needed to be done are; regenerate shock absorbers and new tyres as it has the hard-to-find sized 205 on 14-inch wheels.

It comes with several spare parts, including a whole set of head and tail light clusters, an exhaust (tail section), two shock absorbers, brake pads, air filter, Weber carburettor and more.

72,000km on the clocks, original. ASI registered. Bellissima!

Located in northern Italy, not far from Venice.

Priced at: EURO 6.500.



The Exterior

Luca's splendid Maserati Biturbo S














The Interior













The Engine







The Alloy Wheels and Tyres



Further details from Luca at

From Barons Auctioneers in the UK

Barons (Auctioneers) Ltd held a sale of Classic and Collectors Cars at Sandown Park, Esher, Surrey KT10 9AJ, on the 27th April 2010. Among the cars up for auction were two Maseratis.

Lot No: 108

1997 Maserati Quattroporte IV 2.8-litre

Manufacturer: Maserati
Model: Quattroporte IV
Colour: Black
First Registered 1997
Registration No: R450ADP
Chassis No: ZAM337B00*00250019*
Engine No: 400723
MOT: March 2011


The fourth Quattroporte by Maserati, designed by Gandini, was released initially in Italy in 1994. At first in 2 litre form with the V6 producing 287 bhp @ 6,500 rpm and followed in the same year by the 2.8 litre V6 (284 bhp). The 3.2 litre V8 Quattroporte (336 bhp) was released the following year in 1995. All three version continued in production until the end of the 1997 when the factory was closed for refurbishing by the new owner (Ferrari).

There were just 90 RHD versions of the 2.8 Quattroporte IV built between 1994 and 1998. The 2.8, V6 engine produced 284 bhp with the aid of twin, water cooled, turbochargers and Weber multi point injection. This gave this four door, five seat saloon car a top speed of 260kph and startling acceleration but they lacked nothing in the luxury department.

The example offered here is thought to have been the Far East Motor Show car, which was imported from Singapore, on behalf of the owner. It is finished in black with black leather and is offered complete with full service history from main agents and specialists, plus all UK MoT certificates in support of the 52,000 warranted miles.

Described as being in good to excellent condition throughout, the car is equipped with automatic transmission and has an MoT through to March 2011 and tax to the end of July 2010.

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 £3,000 - £5,000

SOLD FOR: £3,500 + Buyer's Premium

Lot No: 125

1969 Maserati Ghibli Coupe 4.7-litre

Manufacturer: Maserati
Model: Ghibli Coupe LHD
Colour: Metallic Red
First Registered: 1969
Registration No: KVR125G
Engine: No 1064
Chassis No: AM115*1064*
MOT: March 2011


In 1966, Maserati launched the Ghibli at the Salone di Torino initially to complement, but eventually to replace, the Mistral, above all it was an attempt to satisfy the demands of its customers who now craved for an even faster and more powerful car. So enthusiastic was the public's response to the Ghibli, that it went into full production in 1967.

The mechanicals of the Ghibli, employed a light alloy 4.7-litre V8-cylinder quad-overhead-camshaft engine fed by four large twin-choke downdraught Weber 40 DCNL/5 carburettors. Oil lubrication was by dry sump, giving the car a very low centre of gravity, a format previously adopted for their sports racers.

The chassis was a shortened version of that used in the 3500GT and the 'Mexico' with extra tubes introduced to provide a more rigid frame. Front suspension was independent with double wishbones, coil springs, hydraulic shock absorbers and an anti-roll bar, while rear suspension was by a Salisbury live axle with semi-elliptical leaf springs, hydraulic shock absorbers and anti-roll bar. The overall package, although now somewhat dated, gave the car excellent handling capability.

Offered here is a 1969 example of the Ghibli, which was acquired by the vendor, via a private sale, in 1998. At that time the car underwent a major service, which included tappet clearances, timing chain tensioners, plugs, points oils etc. In the intervening 12 years, the car has covered less than 2000 miles, which is why its is offered for sale. The current odometer reading is 53,144km (33,029 miles), which is thought to be correct.

Finished in metallic cherry red with cream leather, the car is described as being a very sound, condition 2+, usable car, which has a good cosmetic appearance. It has recently passed the UK MoT and is eligible for free historic tax, which is displayed and expires in March 2011.

A rare opportunity to acquire an eminently usable example of, what is said to be, one of the best built Maserati's of the era.

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: £22,000 - £27,000

SOLD FOR: £35,000 + Buyer's Premium

Text and photos courtesy of Barons (Aucioneers) Ltd

You can view notice of their forthcoming sales at

From Ben in Denmark

"Hi Enrico,

Sorry for a late mail here, but I'm only settling now. I was invited to participate in Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este with my Talbot-Lago Grand Sport. It was my first time and an amazing experience. I've included some photos of the Maseratis present.

The Maserati A6G Spyder by Pietro Frua won best of show on the Saturday. Best of show on the Sunday was a 1938 Talbot-Lago T150 C SS Teardrop Coupé by Figoni & Falaschi.

I also have a question - do you know of the car classified internet sites in Italy such as or I know that Autoscout allows for postings all over Europe, but perhaps you know of a better one for Italy. I am looking for an Maserati GranSport MC Victory.



P.S.: I am still looking for a radiator grille for my Shamal. If you ever come across one, please let me know."

Ben's magnificent Talbot-Lago Grand Sport


Maserati A6G 2000 by ASllemano


Maserati 3500 GT Vignale Spyder


Maserati A6GCS/53 by Pietro Frua





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