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From Edmundo in Hong Kong

Having just started a Quattroporte IV Register, I was delighted to receive an email from Edmundo in Hong Kong pointing out this beautiful late example of a Quattroporte V8 evoluzione for sale in the United States.

I immediately telephoned Gables SportsCars of 3855 Bird Road, Miami, Florida and asked for permission to publish their detailed photographs. They very kindly said "Yes!". I think you'll agree that the photos demonstrate the subtle class, so often associated with a Maserati, of Marcello Gandini's classic design.

Remember, this model represents the last Quattroporte to be powered by a Maserati factory-built engine !!

The Quattroporte V8 evoluzione #ZAM337B00*00332267* (Stock No 332267), is finished in Grigio Touring Metallizzato ( Silver metallic ) with its interior finished in Pelle Nera ( black leather ).

This left-hand drive example has automatic transmission and has covered only 12,614 miles.

Further details from Gables SportsCars.

The Maserati Quattroporte V8 evoluzione






































































From Jacques in France


Si vous ne l'avez pas encore reçu ou acheté et lu, je vous joins l'article du dernier LVA sur le bouchon de Tourves.

Vous retrouverez la BMW 700 sur ce diaporama:



"Good Morning,

If you have not yet received and read my email, I am attaching the recent LVA article on the bouchon de Tourves.

You will find the BMW 700 on the slide show.







From Philippe in Belgium

"Ciao Enrico,

A few photos from this weekend's GP Brussele Revival, when the 'Formula Club' from Belgium commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Brussels Grand Prix. In 1961 and 1962, the Brussels GP was organized as a non-championship Formula One race.

The photos show the Cooper Maserati T51 in its Scuderia Centro-Sud livery, and the police pace cars....... Wonderful excitement listening to them roaring through the streets of Brussels !






The 1959 Cooper Maserati T51

The Atomium in the background ...
Bernard de Saint Hubert
in the ex-Brambilla Surtees TS20

... sets the scene !!
Christophe d'Ansembourg
in the ex-Hunt McLaren M26

It appears the 1959 2.5-litre Cooper Maserati T51, chassis #FII/12/59 is presently for sale.

"The Cooper T51 was the 4th example of the rear-engined layout pioneered by the innovative British manufacturer. This car was one of two cars sold to the Scuderia Centro-Sud racing team in early 1959. The team then fitted them with 2.5-litre Maserati engines and later campaigned them throughout 1959 and 1960 in Grand Prix events.

The car FII/12/59 continued to be raced through 1960 and 1961 at the hands of prolific drivers Wolfgang Von Tripps and Lorenzo Bandini.

It is elligible for, and has competed at Monaco and Goodwood a number of times. It has had a rebuilt engine, which included new block, steel crank and rods. More recently it has had a complete gearbox overhaul and is a ready to race front-running car with HPI papers.

Please contact Ian Nuthall for further details on +44 (0)7973 140083.

From MIchael in Germany
OSCA 2000 S


Here are some pictures from an old warhorse OSCA 2000 S which has a special preference for Maserati "Birdcages".

Actually we are at the moment restoring the car back to its 1955 MM look, When it was driven by Luigi Piotti.

The car also spent years racing in the US in the hands of the Hall brothers of later Chaparral fame, driven with a supercharged engine.

If somebody has some info for us, we are happy to hear from you at

Thank you,




From Maserati Birdcage The marvellous Tipo 60 and 61
sports racing cars by Joel E. Finn

From OSCA La Rivincita Dei Maserati by Orsini and Zagari

From Maserati in Italy
TROFEO MASERATI - Wins for Piancastelli and Baldi, who extends his lead in the Championship, at Valencia

04-09-2011 - Valencia: Nicolò Piancastelli and David Baldi triumphed at the sixth round of the Trofeo Maserati GranTurismo MC. The action was held at Valencia’s Ricardo Tormo circuit.

The results mean that the Trofeo standings are unchanged: David Baldi is still out in front on 124 points. Behind him, on 104, is Gaetano Ardagna with third-paced Nicolò Piancastelli (on 101) closing in after a win and a second spot.

The day kicked off with the Romagna driver collecting a win, his first overall victory and the third in his category. Behind him came Dutchman Mathjis Bakker and Venezuelan Gaetano Ardagna. Ardagna and Baldi (who came fourth in the Trofeo) had their scary moments when first one then the other was hit with a drive through for overtaking when the yellow flag was out.

In Race 2, David Baldi had no such problems and led from start to finish. He made the most of his pole position and also posted the fastest lap time. Second across the finish line was Nicolò Piancastelli with Gaetano Ardagna in third. Lebanese debutant Joseph Ghanem did really well, as did Cedric Sbirrazzuoli, who both started from the back after damaging a tyre in qualifying. It took only a few laps for the two drivers to move into fifth and sixth, respectively. For AF Corse’s driver from Monaco there was the added bonus of a Team win. Even if the title is not yet a mathematical certainty, AF Corse are within touching distance of it. Still in with a slight chance is Swiss Team who secured a win in Race 1 at Valencia courtesy of Matteo Grassi.

Spanish journalist Jaime Hernandez put in a solid drive to come home sixth and eighth even though, as a guest, he is not awarded any championship points.

David Baldi: “At Valencia I have picked up more points and this means that I am still first and have increased my lead. It is a shame about the mistake I made this morning when I overtook another driver with the yellow flag out. Race 2 went much better. I was up front by turn 1 and ended up winning; a driver can’t ask for more. It is a great confidence booster”.

Nicolò Piancastelli: “The second win slipped away but I can’t really moan after a win, a pole position and closing the gap on Ardagna. Maybe I messed up the start of Race 2 and lost a bit of ground. It is a pity as I was lapping at the same times as David Baldi. There are two events to go, Vallelunga and Mugello, where I will not start as favourite. Still, I will keep going for the title as long as it is mathematically possible”.

The next round in the Trofeo Maserati, the penultimate, is programmed for 18 September at Vallelunga.

Driver interviews, photographs, videos and in-depth reports on Maserati’s single-make series can be found on the Maserati Corse website (

Copyright Mario Chiarappa

Maserati GranTurismo MC Trofeo: Nicolò Piancastelli
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Maserati GranTurismo MC Trofeo: David Baldi

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Maserati GranTurismo MC Trofeo: Nicolò Piancastelli
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Maserati GranTurismo MC Trofeo: David Baldi

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Maserati GranTurismo MC Trofeo: The race

Race 1 - Trofeo

1. Nicolò Piancastelli 41:02.970
2. Mathjis Bakker 41:10.150
3. Gaetano Ardagna 41:12.248

Race 1 - Team

1. Matteo Grassi (Swiss Team) 41:12.248
2. Alessandro Chionna (AF Corse) 42:19.226
3. Daniel Waszcinski (Konvex Racing Team) 41:41.766

Race 2 - Trofeo

1. David Baldi 41:05.070
2. Nicolò Piancastelli 41:10.259
3. Gaetano Ardagna 41:15.683

Race 2 - Team

1. Cedric Sbirrazzuoli (AF Corse) 41:36.732
2. Davide Durante (Swiss Team) 41:57.585
3. Daniel Waszczinski (Konvex Racing Team) 1 lap

Trofeo Classification

1. David Baldi - 124 points
2. Gaetano Ardagna - 104 points
3. Nicolò Piancastelli - 101 points

Team Classification

1. AF Corse (Sbirrazzuoli/Chionna) - 157 points
2. Swiss Team (Grassi/Durante) - 89 points
3. Konvex Racing Team (Wasczinski/Kuppens) 61p.

Text and photo courtesy of the Maserati Media Center.




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