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Trident on the inspection plate of a Tipo 8CL
You can click on some pictures for a better view!!
From Jacques in France


Si certains d'entre vous y étaient aussi, nous dirons donc: magique !

Le Mans Classic: 900 autos de course en piste ! Plus belles et rutilantes que neuves. Fabuleux.

Je vous joins qq. photos du padock d'un des "plateaux".

Ouvrez les yeux.....




If some among you were also there, we will just say: pure magic!

Le Mans Classic: 900 race cars on the track ! More beautiful and shinier that new. Fabulous!

I send you some photos from the paddock d'un des "plateaux".

Open your eyes.....



1969 Alpine A 220

1969 Porsche 917

1971 Lola T212

1967 Lola T70

1968 Lola T70

1966 Ferrari P3

1952 C-Type Jaguar

1964 Ferrari 250GTO

Ford GT40

1964 AC Cobra 289

1965 Ford GT40

And another!

The paddock

The pit lane

Cockpit of a D-Type Jaguar

A plethora of Ford GT40s
From Eduardo in Spain

"Hi Enrico,

I send again some pictures of the first Maserati Tridente Corsa Meeting (I sent them some time ago but I have not seen them on your site so I don´t know if you did not received the e-mail).

Best regards,








From Enrico in the UK


Thought you might like to see the content of this interesting Maserati brochure that I have recently added to my collection.

This splendid brochure was produced for Maserati by ESSETI of Bergamo in December 1992 and was made available to members of the then Italian Club Maserati for only L. 15,000.00 (about EURO 7,50). It was described as follows: "11 watercolour lithographied drawings of famous Maserati cars, with folder. 1st series.
















More from Joose in Finland

"Hi Enrico,

Thanks for asking, I have lot to tell: here is a little bit longer story how I made my dream come true!

Since a little boy I have always been interested in cars. In the end of 80s (I was about ten years then) my father used to subscribe a Finnish sports car magazine SuperCar and I used to read them over and over again. In the magazine there were many articles about Biturbos and I remember dreaming especially of them. Unfortunately when I got my driving licence the only Italian car I could afford was old and rusty Fiat 127. Cars were, and still are, very expensive here in Finland thanks to sky high taxation.

After three 127s and three Citroens (AX, AX GT and CX GTI Turbo) I started to think that I deserve something better. I still couldn't afford 3200GT which I had been dreaming of since it's introduction, so I started to weight up other marques as I wanted a coupe or roadster. (I had to give up idea of buying Biturbo because I was looking for relatively new car with low mileage.) I was already ordering tickets to fly Germany to buy a Honda S2000 or BMW Z3, when I accidentally saw a Quattroporte for sale at a Finnish sports car dealer. I took a day off from work and went to see it, just in case.

The car was Maserati Quattroporte '98, in very good condition and with mileage of only 55,000 kms. Car has 2-liter engine with manual gearbox. In the pictures the green interior was ugly, but I actually liked it when I saw it in real life. (And an especial car needs an especial interior, right?) The car had two previous owners, perfect service history without any major problems and in my opinion, a reasonable price. After consulting the previous owner, a local Maserati garage where the car had always been serviced, and insurance company I decided to buy it. (btw. the insurance is actually cheaper than in my previous car, Citroen CX, because only thing that really counts around here is the size of the engine!!!) I made the decision to buy it on April Fool's Day, so you might guess that none of my friends believed when I told them that I had bought a Maserati!

Afterwards I heard that there are only two Quattroporte IVs in Finland, both sold as new in 1998 with same grey metallic colour and green interior. My car is a 2.0-litre manual and another one is a 2.8-litre automatic (if I remember right!). I suppose no used Quattroportes have been imported: I checked the custom's data for import tax and found no Quattroportes. But at least there was one Ghibli in the list! I wish I meet some other Maseratistis in July in Bella Italia, which is a local meeting of Italian cars and motorcycles.

I am still very happy and excited with my car. It is fantastic to drive, I love the engine and cornering abilities. Engine sounds good and it is powerful, albeit some might say it needs a little more torque on lower revs. But over 3,000 rpm there is definitely enough, you just have to keep in mind that it is a sports car, not a diesel. In curves the car goes just perfectly and there is enormous amounts of grip. I just can't describe how it feels, but I still think that everybody know what I mean. :) I haven't tried my car on the circuit yet, but I think it will be amazing there. I must admit that I need lot of practise before I am able to take her to the limit. After all this is just my first sports car, you really can't count AX GT...

I take my car out 2-3 times a week, usually I take a little trip to the countryside in the evening or go to my old hometown on weekends. On stormy days I drive also to work, but usually I use my bicycle to go to the job and school, even in cold Finnish winter! (Yes, I am a little bit crazy!) I have been using my beauty also on long journeys around the Finland. I am surprised how spacious the car is, there is not any problems to fit in four adults and luggage for the weekend. All of the passengers have been positively surprised how much room there is also in the back seat. The comfort has also been a surprise; although the suspension is stiff and tires are low profile, the ride is very smooth even on Finnish bumpy and rutted roads. And the car is definetely made for Finnish winding roads where you can't find lot of straight stretches for overtakes.

Overall I can say this is perfect combination of a gran turismo and a sports car.



From Joose in Finland

"Hi Enrico,

I've been reading your Maserati pages for a while, and I wanted to send pictures of my treasure!

Two months ago I made my dream come true, I gave up my old Citroen CX Turbo and bought 2-litre Quattroporte IV '98. The car has only 58,000 kms now and runs just perfectly: I am very happy with my car!

The car has a good history and it has been taken a good care (and garage is near), so I expect lot of joyful kilometers without any big issues. Car is in everyday use as it is my only car at the moment, maybe i have to find another vehicle for the winter. Pictures have been taken in April just after the purchase, you can see that the driving season actually is not very long here...

Best regards from Finland!





From Jacques in France

"Bonjour ŕ tous,

Des photos du moteur de la MASERATI Ghibli.

Refait, culasses sans plomb, assistance de direction...

On le laisserait presque comme ça. Non ? Le reste est ŕ venir...




"Hello everybody,

Some photos of the engine of the MASERATI Ghibli.

Rebuilt, cylinder with hardened seats for unleaded fuel, according to specification...

Are we going to leave it like this? No! Theb rst is yet to come ...

Till the next time,






From Roger in the UK

"Hi Henry,

Sorry we didn’t see you at the Graypaul Maserati Club Concours at Stanford Hall.

Anyway here are a few photos.

Thanks to Dave Roberts for providing some of the photos.

Best regards,



Maseratis at Stanford Hall

Vee Eights: Shamal, Mexico and Indy

Roger's 222 4v


De Tomaso Era cars





Modern Maseratis




Simon's Mistral

Quattroporte II by Bertone

Another 3500GT 'in arrivo!'



Outright winner: the Quattroporte II

Sebring '2a serie'

Merak SS

Engine of the Quattroporte II

Roger takes first in the 'De Tomaso Era' class


Biturbo Spyder
From a Maserati enthusiast

"Hi Enrico,

Lately I put in a couple of bids for a Maserati 3200GT on sale in Germany. I did not win the auction as I thought that the car was not worth it.

A while later I got an email from a supposed Frenchman claiming to have a car that almost to the point matched the one that I was bidding for on Ebay... The thing that really puzzled me was that it was so cheap compared to the "normal" price for a Maserati of that year and with comparable mileage.

I later managed to trace the IP address of the sent email (it turned out to have come from the Philipines). Basically this a scam to get people to deposit money to "earn" the right to buy the car before anyone else gets it, of course, once you do deposit the money it will be gone.

Below you will find the complete discussion I had with this character over email (please sensor out my address and telephone number though).

With best regards,


P.S. You have a great site, keep up the good work!!

Original message from: "Seller"
To: "Enthusiast"

Sent: Saturday, June 17, 2006 1:30 PM
Subject: eBay direct offer Item #4648016938 'Buy it now'

"Dear (identity kept private), I saw that you are interested to buy an ' Maserati 3200 GT Bauj. 1999. I have the same car for sale (the color is not the same) available for EUR 21.000.00.

If you are interested to buy this car please tell me. If you want to know something abouth this car please contact me end i will give to you all the information do you want to know (pictures etc.)

Thank You"

From: "Enthusiast"
To: "Seller"

Subject: Re: eBay direct offer Item #4648016938 'Buy it now'
Date: Sat, 17 Jun 2006 15:07:47 +0200

"I am interested, do you have additional information about the car?"

From: "Seller"
To: "Enthusiast"

Sent: Sunday, June 18, 2006 12:45 AM
Subject: Re: eBay direct offer Item #4648016938 Buy it now

"hy sir

please tell me what do you want to konw abouth the car and i send to you all your recuest


From: "Enthusiast"
To: "Seller"

Subject: Re: eBay direct offer Item #4648016938 Buy it now
Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2006 02:26:39 +0200

"I would like to know the following:

1. What country is the car found in?
2. Amount of previous owners?
3. How long have you owned the car?
4. How many km is on the engine?
5. Are all services dokumented?
6. Has the car been involved in an accident?
7. Original engine or changed?
8. When were the last fanbelt changes made?
9. Has this car been through the re-call procedures and refittings for front link arm?
10. Anything else that you would be able to add to my questions.

If you would be kind enough to provide me with a telephone number I would be more than happy to give you a call. Or you can call me at +** *** *** ****

With best regards,


From: "Seller"
To: "Enthusiast"

Sent: Sunday, June 18, 2006 3:12 AM
Subject: Re: eBay direct offer Item #4648016938 Buy it now

>>> >>> "hy sir

This is the description of the car :

Type: Sports/Coupe Engine Size (cc): 3,217 cc
Number of Doors: 2 Power (KW): 271 KW
Mileage/km: 28540
Independent Vehicle Inspection: --
Date of 1st Registration: Jul 02, 1999
Inspection Certificate Expiration Date: Mar 2008
Fuel: Petrol Kraftstoffverbrauch (innerorts) l/100km: --
Transmission: Manual
Options: Power Seats, Power Windows, Tilt Steering Wheel, Catalytic Converter, Air Conditioning, Climate Control, Leather Seats, Alloy Wheels, Navigation System, CD Player, Power Locks, Elektrisch verstellbare Vordersitze mit Memory-Funktion, Traktionskontrolle MSP

The car is in France and i'm the first oner. We have kept the car only in garage and it is in a great streat condition.

Sure Is the original engine ... how can i change that ? and why ? it's work perfectly, and i haven't any tehnical problems. the only thenical problem was 1 year aga with the left window, was bloked.

No accident and the car have the original paint.

You have to understant this is the car that we haved keped just for week-end and trips out side of town.

i will be glat to sell to you but you have to know that i have and other buyer. I will answer to all your question with pleasure.

The first Byer that deposit a trust amount will have the car. O f cours after i recive the confirmation of payment we will met for inspection of car. If all is like i have told you and you decide to buy you will pat me the rest of amount, if you will decide to dont buy i will give you the amount that you haved deposit.

Hope to read news from you soon.

Thanks for your interest.

From: "Enthusiast"
To: "Seller"

Subject: Re: eBay direct offer Item #4648016938 Buy it now
Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2006 07:23:55 +0200


Thanks for your prompt reply.

Original engine is a good thing, so sorry if I confused you on that one.

What about services, and the intervals of the services? Have they all been done at an authorized Maserati Garage and what about belt changes in the enginge?

With best regards,


From: "Seller"
To: "Enthusiast"

Sent: Sunday, June 18, 2006 12:37 PM
Subject: Re: eBay direct offer Item #4648016938 Buy it now


i have a service book then you can see all tehnical detailes and the stamp to garage ho make the verification (maserati authorized garage). the car work fine ,i told to you this is the car that we haved use just for week-end and trips out side of town.

best regardes"

From: "Enthusiast"
To: "Seller"

Subject: Re: eBay direct offer Item #4648016938 Buy it now
Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2006 13:57:29 +0200

Thanks for your prompt reply, where abouts in France are you located?

From: "Seller"
To: "Enthusiast"

Subject: Re: eBay direct offer Item #4648016938 Buy it now
Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2006 14:27 PM


I'm located in Lion, France. I have told you that I will answer you and to the other buyer asap.

Hope to hear good news from you soon.


"Comment from Enrico:

When did you ever get anything for nothing in this life? The only thing I ever got for nothing was a kick up the backside from my old man!

If you're ever offered something that's too good to be true, then it obviously isn't.

The scams going around on the internet are very believable on the surface. Remember, these people are professionals; they do the necessary research, check out informed web sites, check out other items offered at auction, they have to make their 'special offers' credible!




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