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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 maserati123@btopenworld.com


Grille trident on a 1978 Maserati Bora
 
You can click on some pictures for a better view!!
 
 
 
 
From Jan in South Africa

"Dear Enrico,

My Ghibli GT is a 1996 model, but the previous owner only did about 26,000 km in the car. Ghiblis are quite scarce down here and GTs even more so, so I was delighted to come across your website. Looking forward to hear from you. I've attached a photo of my car. Resolution is very high so I only sent one. Others are in the post.

Kind Regards,

Jan ."

 

Note the right-hand drive and the black NACA vents!
 
 
 
 
From Rossano of Reparto Corse

"Caro Enrico,

Qui va tutto bene!

Anche io non ho mai visto questa valvola, perÚ vedendola penso che sia una valvola che si blocchi in caso di sovrapressione, oppure penso sia un sensore che azioni una specie di overboost probabilmente montato come modifica ma non posso dirlo con certezza.

Ti allego anche alcune immagini della coppa intereuropa ove un mese fa ci siamo ritrovati, per vederne molte altre vai http://www.autosportive.org/80ar/80ar2003/53cie/53cie-00.htm

Cordiali saluti,

Rossano."

 

"Dear Enrico,

All is well here, thank you!

In answer to your question ("What is this valve situated in front of the plemum chamber on this early 420 Biturbo?), I too have never seen this valve before, but it could be an overboost protection valve, or I think it could be a sensor that activates a type of overboost probably fitted as part of an after-market performance/ modification kit, but I cannot say with any certainty.

I have attached two images taken at the Coppa Intereuropa, Monza, we attended a couple of months ago.

You can see many more images at http://www.autosportive.org/80ar/80ar2003/53cie/53cie-00.htm

Kind regards,

Rossano."

 

PLEASE NOTE: Rossano is webmaster of 'RepartoCorse', an excellent website for Maserati enthusiasts with lots of useful maintenance tips at www.repartocorse.net

 
 

Biturbo enthusiasts gather at the Coppa Intereuropa, Monza 2003. Italian Maserati Biturbo enthusiasts will recognise Sig Scarpetta!

 
 
 
 
From Terrance in Canada

"Hello Enrico,

I have enclosed a few "tourist" photos from our recent Monterey event.

Here are some results of the overall Monterey weekend according to Sports Car Market:

Bonhams sold 39 out of 73 cars for a 53% sale rate totaling $2,088,188. The top three sales were a 1932 Ford roadster for $192,000, and a 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL roadster for $170,000.

Christies sold 40 out of 65 cars for a 62% sale rate totaling $5,706,850. The top three sales were a 1967 Ferrari 365 California Spyder for $634,500, a 2005 Ford GT for $557,500 and a 1931 Alfa Romeo Tipo 6C-1750 for $447,500.

RM Auctions Inc sold 138 out of 177 cars for a 78% sale rate totaling $13,875,325. The top three sales were a 1956 Ferrari 860 Monza sold for $2,057,001, a 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Sport Cabriolet for $973,501 and a 1967 Ferrari 275GTB/4 alloy-body coupe for $621,500.

Thanks again for your interest and the video.

Best regards, Terrance."

 

The stars on show at the RM Auctions Inc. Monterey Sale.


The 1956 Ferrari 860 'Monza' that sold for $2,057,001 (including 10% buyer's premium).



The superbly illustrated RM Auctions Inc. Monterey Sale catalogue.
 
 
 
 
From Graham in the UK

If you ever wondered what happened to the Maserati 5000GT by Pinin Farina #103.008 from the Alfredo Brener Collection, well car enthusiast Graham Croker spotted the rare Maserati on its way to the lucky new owner in Germany.

Thanks Graham!

 

"Hi,

Thought you might like some recent pictures taken of the Maserati 5000 GT by Pinin Farina. I came across your site whilst looking to see what model of car it actually was. Iím led to believe that this has recently been purchased in the USA and is now destined for Germany not sure where or who has bought it.

The photos were taken at a container terminal in the UK where the car was stored before heading off by land to Germany (so Iím told). The cargo staff know how much I love my cars and let me know that the car was there.

Sorry that I couldnít have the car in a better location for the pictures but it wasnít much better outside!

Regards,

Graham ."

#103.008 somewhere in the UK during its transportation to Germany?


 
 
 
 
From Mehmet in Turkey

Italian car enthusiast Mehmet has sent me photos of his Italian car collection that includes a Ghibli.

 


Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider.

Lancia Delta Integrale.


Alfa Romeo Giulia 2000 GTA.
 
 
 
 
Did you know?
 

Did you know that Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co. of Japan are the manufacturers of the IHI turbochargers fitted to Maseratis?

 
 
 
 
From the UK

I wonder who this car belongs to?
 

 
 
 
 
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