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Grille trident on a Maserati 5000 GT by Allemano
You can click on some pictures for a better view!!
From SpaItalia in Belgium

2nd & 3rd June 2007

The world famous Spa-Francorchamps circuit was the scene of a unique Maserati celebration!



Maseratisti who attended the event included:

Name Model Year Country
Hals P 3500 GT 1960 Belgium
Murari Philippe 222E 1990 Belgium
Vosh D Biturbo Spider 1988 Belgium
Kawan P 3500 Spyder Vignale 1960 Belgium
Van Dorne Luc 3200 GT 2000 Belgium
Kwanten G Ghibli Cup 1996 Belgium
Hesselink O Ghibli 1970 Belgium
Hesselink O Ghibli 1994 Belgium
Appels J Ghibli SS 1972 Belgium
Vriamont J-M Biturbo SI 1987 Belgium
Bartholemy D 4200 Coupé 2002 Belgium
Behaeghel Y 4200 Cabrio 2004 Belgium
Bailby M-A 3200 GT 1999 Belgium
Giraud J 4200 2003 Belgium
Carmichael N Quattroporte III 1986 Belgium
de Vlieger L Spyder Biturbo 1988 Belgium
Joassin C Cambiocorsa 2002 Belgium
Lenaerts S 222 SE 1992 Belgium
Loos P 4.24v Belgium
Wams F.A. Racing Biturbo 1991 Belgium
Grant P 151 Le Mans replica 1965 Belgium
Poulet P BiturboSpider 1987 Belgium
Yéchy T GranSport 2005 Belgium
Legrain F 3200 GT 1999 Belgium
Dominique I 4.2 Coupé 2006 Belgium
Dequeecker D Ghibli 1994 Belgium
Schulte G Quattroporte IV 1996 Belgium
Cluytens W 3200 GT 1999 Belgium
Morini S 2.24v 1990 Belgium
Kennes S Cambiocorsa 4,2 2003 Belgium
Souvenir Y 3200 GT 1999 Belgium
Gosset C 3200 GT 2001 Belgium
De Craene P  Indy 1974 Belgium
Van den Kerkhof T 3200 GT 2000 Belgium
Mannes  3200 GT 2002 Belgium
Mannes Biturbo Spyder 1979 Belgium
De Cock C GT Spyder 4,2 2004 Belgium
Lemmens H 3200  GT 2002 Belgium
Claire M 3200 GT 1999 Belgium
Maillochaud J-L Ghibli SS 1971 France
Babé D Ghibli SS 1972 France
Levecque Laurent 3200 GT 2002 France
Hartung D Quattroporte Serie 1a 1968 France
de Saint Gilles Ghibli SS 1971 France
Jung F 222E 1990 France
Pfohl C Ghibli Cup 1995 France
Keller D Ghibli 1995 France
Militello V Ghibli GT 1995 France
Perrin C 3200 GTA 2000 France
Panaïr J Ghibli GT 1996 France
Greffet J-M Ghibli II GT 1997 France
Wayenberg F Biturbo 1982 France
Gastaldi F Biturbo SI 1988 France
Goffredi P Indy France
Lasartigues J-P Indy 1974 France
Lhomer J-P Khamsin Spider 1975 France
Muscianese L Ghibli 1967 France
Daussy O Indy 4700 1971 France
Schweitz B Gransport 2004 France
Boulinguez C 3500 GT 1960 France
Mulder M 2.24v 1993 The Netherlands
de Vries M. R. Shamal 1993 The Netherlands
Kuiper R 2.24v 1990 The Netherlands
de Vrij M.J. Ghibli GT 1996 The Netherlands
van der Zwan W 2.24v 1990 The Netherlands
Heinicke G Shamal 1992 The Netherlands
Balders D Ghibli Spyder 4900 SS 1971 Germany
Höcker G BiTurbo Spider 1989 Germany
Obermeier K Quattroporte IV 1997 Germany
Bäumer W Merak 3.0 SS 1980 Germany
Hart S 300S 1955 United Kingdom
Connor J Ghibli Cup 1996 United Kingdom
Mistry P/ Pederzolli E Quattroporte III 1983 United Kingdom

It promised to be a great weekend for Maseratisti, and those who atytended will surely agree!


From John in the UK

"Dear Enrico,

I thought you might like to see these close-up shots I took of the six MC12s that competed for the Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy at Silverstone on 6th May 2007. It was the first time so many Maserati MC12s have been in the same race - a truly historic day! What’s more, the Vitaphone No.1 car was victorious, as driven by Mika Salo and Thomas Biagi. This year was only the second time in its 102-year history (initially awarded back in 1905) that a Maserati has won the Tourist Trophy. 2006 was the first when the Vitaphone car of Michael Bartels and Andrea Bertolini took the chequered flag ahead of the chasing pack.

When we get the TT updated with the 2007 winners by our engravers, I will send you a photo of the plaque. The magnificent trophy lives permanently in the Royal Automobile Club's Pall Mall, London headquarters where I work as the Motoring Secretary. Just for your reference, Maseratis did compete for the Tourist Trophy in the 1950s, but the best result was a third place in 1954 (Musso/Mantovani).

Best wishes,



The winning Vitaphone Racing Team Maserati MC12
as driven by Thomas Biagi and Mika Salo

The sixth placed Vitaphone Racing Team Maserati MC12
as driven by Miguel Ramos and Christian Montanari

The Playteam SaraFree Maserati MC12s
#11 driven by Andrea Bertolini and Andrea Piccini
#12 by Giambattista Giannoccaro and Alessandro Pier Guidi

The JMB Racing Team Maserati MS12s
#15 driven by Dirk Waaijenberg and Peter Kutemann
#16 by Ben Aucott and Joe Macari
From Jacques in France

"Hello Enrico,

How are you? I come from a very nice week trip in Germany where I visited a lot of car museums (Mercedes, Porsche, BMW and more...) GREAT!

I'll send you other pictures. But my first stop was the Schlumpf Museum in France at:

Hundred of Bugattis......and quite a few Maseratis.

I send you these pictures with a new Mac and new system. I hope it will make it. Please let me know if it does work this way and can you give me back the address of the French fellow living also in South of France ?

Best regards,




1930 Maserati Biplace Sport 2000

Dans les années 60, cette voiture circulait encore a Berne. Un agent, etonné par le bruit rauque du moteur arréta son propriétaire qui, en echange d'une promenade, ne fut pas verbalise.

Noch in den sechziger Jahren fuhr diesr Wagen in Bern. Ein Polizist, der über das heisere Motorgeräusch erstaunt war, heilt den Fahrer an,der im Gegenzug für eine Spazierfahrt keinen Strafzettei erhleit.

During the Sixties, this car was still running in Berne. A police officer, astonished by the raucous noise of the engine, stopped the owner who was let off in exchange for a ride.


1933 Maserati Monoplace GP 8CM

La palmares des 8 CM de l'usine s'etoffa avec des voitures privées comme celleci, menee a la victoire au Grand Prix de Dieppe 1934 par Plilippe Etencelin.

Die Erfolsliste der 8 CM dieser Firma würde mit Privatfahrzeugen diesen hier nach länger, weicher von Philippe Etancelin beim Grossen Preis von Dieppe 1934 zum Seig gefahren wurde.

The honours list of the factory's 8 CMs was completed with private cars like this one, driven to victory in the 1934 Dieppe Grand Prix by Philippe Etancelin.


1933 Maserati 8CM

1933 Maserati 8CM

1933 Maserati 8CM

1933 Maserati 8CM

1930 Maserati 26B

1930 Maserati 26B

1930 Maserati 26B

1930 Maserati 26B

1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300

1955 Maserati 300S

1955 Maserati 300S

1955 Maserati 300S

Les 300S etaient les principales rivales des Ferrari au championnat du monde des marques dans les années 50. Celle-ci appartenait a l'écurie Privée Centro-Sud.

Die Modelle 300S waren Ferraris Hauptrivalen für die meisterschaft des Erbauers Weltin den fünfziger Jahren. Dieses gehörte der privaten Mannschaft Scuderia Centro-Sud.

The 300S models were Ferrari's main rivals for the constructor's world championship in the 1950s. This one belonged to the private team Scuderia Centro-Sud.




1957 Maserati 250F

En 1957, Fangio convaincu par les bons résultats de l'équipe italienne, a joint Maserati. Il a pris son cinquième championnat du monde dans un 250F.

1957 verband Fangio, das durch die italienischen guten Resultate der Mannschaft überzeugt war, Maserati. Er nahm seine fünfte Weltmeisterschaft in einem 250F.

In 1957, Fangio convinced by the Italian team's good results, joined Maserati. He took his fifth world championship in a 250F.


1958 Maserati 250F

En 1957, sur un 250F, Fangio realisa une course historique au Nurburgring. Il déclaré ensuite, "je ne condiurai plus jamais en prenent autant de risques".

Im Jahre 1957 am Rad eines 250F, führte Fangio ein historisches Rennen beim Nurburgring durch. Er erklärte dann, "ich nehme nie so viele Gefahren wieder".

In 1957, at the wheel of a 250F, Fangio completed an historical race at the Nürburgring. He declared then, "I shall never take so many risks again".




1939 Maserati 4CL

La Scuderia Milano achetera cette voiture dans les année quatante. Elle participa a plusieurs Grand Prix, pilotée par Luigi Villoresi, grand pilote italiens.

Scuderia Milano kaufte diesen Auto Wagen in den vierziger Jahren. Er nam an mehreren Grand-Prix-Rennen tol und wurde dabei von Luigi Villoresi, dem großen italienischen Rennfahrer, gefahren.

Scuderia Milano bought this car during the nineteen forties. It raced in several Grand Prix, driven by Luigi Villoresi, a great Italian racing driver.


1936 Maserati Monoposto

From Mehmet in Turkey

"Ciao Enrico,

Voi service new machina...Corsa Maserati....870 BHP nuova molto molto veloce! (new very very fast!)...




Note the full width rear wing ...

... and the protective coverings!

Who is the driver?

Removing the protective strips ready for delivery


Awaiting the new owner!

At home at last!

Trofeo GranSport under wraps!!
From Coys of London

LEGENDE ET PASSION - Monte Carlo, Monaco 21 May 2007

Two Maseratis were included in Coys 'Legende et Passion' sale at the Espace Fontevieille, Monte Carlo, Monaco on Monday the 21st May 2007 at 17:00pm.

Lot 230 1959 Maserati A6 GCS

Registration no: n/a
Chassis no: 2065
Sold for 1.15M Euros

Before World War Two every single Maserati produced had been a pure racing car, although some were raced in sports trim, and it was during the hostilities that the Bolgna-based concern developed its first purpose-built sports car. The Tipo A6 used a straight-six, single overhead camshaft, 1,488cc engine, similar to that which had been used in the Tipo 6CM Voiturette, installed in a ladder-frame chassis with large diameter side-members. It produced 65bhp via a single twin-choke Weber carburettor, while coil springs/unequal length wishbone suspension was used at the front together with a live, coil spring, rear axle.

Clothed with neat, Pininfarina-styled, coupe coachwork, the Tipo A6 was launched at the 1947 Geneva Motor Show and in A6G guise, the G denoting an iron engine block, it made its competition debut in the Mille Miglia the same year; alas, the car, using a 1,954cc, 90bhp version of the six cylinder, and driven by Luigi Villoresi, retired with bearing failure. With the advent of the A6GCS, output was increased to 125bhp, the cycle-winged, lightweight machine also sporting a shorter, stiffer chassis and a live rear axle now using semi-elliptic rear springs and single trailing arms. On the car's race debut, two, driven by Villoresi and Alberto Ascari, took first and second places in the Circuit of Modena.. Retirements, however, in various events ensued, although Bracco and Villoresi did achieve a one-two finish in the Dolomite Gold Cup.

Despite reliability improving, however, further development was put on hold at the end of 1948, Maserati - not least due to the Maserati brothers leaving their eponymous company late the previous year to establish the OSCA marque - deciding instead to concentrate its competition activities on single seaters for privateers to campaign, and amongst those achieving numerous victories were high profile drivers as Juan Manuel Fangio, Guiseppe Farina, Villoresi, Reg Parnell, Prince Bira and Baron de Graffenried.

A new Formula Two car, the Tipo A6GCM, was ready for the 1951 season, powered by a redesigned version of the A6 engine with a light alloy engine block and twin-plug, twin overhead camshaft cylinder head. Dependent on whether in single seater or sports specification, it produced 177bhp or 165bhp via triple Weber, twin-choke carburettors. The ladder-frame chassis with large diameter main tube members used similar front suspension as before, apart from the addition of a front anti-roll bar, but the live rear axle was now located by radius arms and an A-bracket and used quarter-elliptic springs, while hydraulic shock absorbers were fitted all round.

This same basic chassis specification, though with semi-elliptic rear springs, was used for the A6GCS sports car, which was reintroduced for 1952. Powered by a 140bhp engine, with equal bore and stroke dimensions giving a capacity of 1,985cc, it was, however, a stop gap model with cycle-wing body and for the following year's Mille Miglia Maserati fielded a team of three revised cars. In the event, Giletti finished sixth overall and Mantovani tenth, the pair also netting first and second places in the 2,000cc class; Musso had been a class leader until he crashed. Impressive results in other Italian events followed but in the Nurburgring 1000km, the A6GCSs, now with Vignale coachwork, were less fortunate: Lang/Bertoni retired with engine problems, Hermann/McAfee were disqualified for using a spare wheel not carried on the car, and Gileti/Marimon lost their class lead just four miles from the finish through engine failure.

Elsewhere, privateer models were in action, Roy Salvadori in England enjoying much success in a Gilby Engineering-entered car until the arrival of Archie Scott-Brown's Lister-Bristol midway through 1954, while at the end of the year, de Graffenried took his A6GCS to victory in both the Rio de Janeiro and San Paulo GPs. Works entries for 1954 were limited as Maserati concentrated on its Formula One programme, the factory's few results including sixth position for Musso/Gatta at Sebring. In the Mille Miglia, however, Musso, his car fitted with an all-synchromesh gearbox, had raced head to head with the two litre Ferrari Mondial of Vittorio Marzotto, only to lose the battle by just nine seconds and finish third overall; Venezian, meanwhile, having survived a crash, crossed the line two places in arrears. In the Targo Florio a few weeks later, Musso took a strong second place behind the Lancia D24 of Taruffi, while for the Tourist Trophy at Dundrod towards the end of the year, there was a three car factory entry - although only one finished, Musso/Mantovani took the flag in fine style, classified in third place on handicap and at the fifth fastest average speed; Musso also took outright victory in the Naples Grand Prix.

Of the Maserati sports racing cars that took part in competition during the late 1940s/early 1950s, the A6GCS undoubtedly enjoyed its share of success but for the 1955 season Maserati realised the need for a larger capacity replacement and the car was superceded by the Tipo 300S.

Chassis 2065, built in 1954, was originally campaigned by Armand Roboly throughout the same year, his impressive results including third in class in the Circuit of Marakesh, class victory in the Coupes de Paris at Montlhery, third overall in the Circuit des Sables d'Olonne, plus second and fifth in class in the Coupes d'Automne and the Coupes du Salon, both at Montlhery. The following year, this A6GCS, in the hands of owner Adrien Loens and Jo Bonnier, was raced at the Easter Meeting at Goodwood and the Grand Prix de Frontieres at Chimay, with a best result of first in class and eighteenth overall in the Ulster Tourist Trophy; 1956 then saw it take a class second in the Elacinthare in Finland, a similar result in the Circuit des Sables, first in class in the Coupes d'Automne and ninth overall/first in class in the Coupes du Salon. Later, during 1958 and 1959, it competed in hillclimbs driven by Urbain Esmingaud, the best results being fourth and third in class at Mont Ventoux in consecutive years.

Comprehensively restored between 1996 and 1998, and retaining some 70 per cent of its original bodywork plus many other original components, this highly competitive and beautiful Maserati is offered in excellent and race-ready condition. Finely finished in blue paintwork, and with a detailed history file, including a documented and photographic record of the restoration, it comes complete with FIA papers. Eminently eligible for many high profile historic race events, this is a rare chance to acquire an important piece of Maserati sports racing car history which would be a most worthy addition to any serious racing car collection.

Lot 257 1975 Maserati Indy 4.9 Litre

Registration no: EU registered
Chassis no: AM116/49*2096*
Estimate: €29,000-34,000

Because of severe financial difficulties encountered by the Orsi group, of which Maserati was a member, after 1957 the marque had to justify its own existence on the balance sheet. Thus for the first time in the marque's history Maserati became, of necessity, a maker of road cars, but since they had a competition pedigree, a famous name, and could call on the finest Italian stylists, they were not of the usual cut of newcomers to the market.

During the 1960s Maserati gradually gave up the idea of motor racing and turned more to road cars, although they harked back to the marque's days of glory on the race tracks. Nowhere is this dichotemy better illustrated than in Maserati's V8 cars. The engine was commissioned with the intention of winning the Indianapolis 500 but then the commissioner ran short of funds and withdrew from the project. Maserati could not allow a wonderful large-block 'quad-cam' to gather dust and so gave it gainful employment in the 450S sports-racer which almost won the 1957 World Sports Car Championship.

The front-engined cars originated in the 1960s shared the same basic floorpan although crucial dimensions changed according to whether it was to support the lithe Ghibli or the corpulent Quattroporte.

By 1968 it was felt that the road car designs were rather plain so shortly after the exotic Ghibli the Indy was introduced, a striking gran turismo with four seater coachwork by Vignale. With servo-assisted disc brakes on all four wheels, monocoque construction, a 4.2 litre 260bhp, quad cam V8 engine and five speed gearbox this was, for its day, a thoroughly modern and potent motor car, capable of a claimed maximum speed of over 150mph. In 1970 a larger, 4.7 litre engine became an option, with improved performance and greater refinement.

The car on offer here though is the most powerful incarnation of the Indy with the 4.9 litre V8 engine, basically the same unit as in the mighty Ghibli 4.9 SS, producing some even by today's standards impressive 320 bhp which propelled the car to its top speed of 170 mph. It is worth noting that the 4.9 litre Indy is also the rarest of all the Indy models, with just 300 cars produced until production ceased in 1975.

This beautiful specimen dates from the last production year 1975 and is most attractively finished in metallic black with matching black leather interior. With just 2 previous French owners from new, the latter of which had kept the car from 1978 onwards, and a total mileage which is believed to be correct of just some 54,000 km this must be one of the best opportunities to buy a certainly underrated Gran Turismo Maserati. Being described by the vendor as in good to excellent original condition throughout, this Indy comes with the original manual, parts catalogue and service manual. With German Historic registration.

Text and images courtesy of Coys

From Olaf Boecking in Germany

Recently discovered somewhere in France is this very early Maserati Sebring 1a serie.

Oooh! La La!!






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