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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 Maserati Quattroporte I - 2a serie
 
You can click on some pictures for a better view!!
 
 
 
 
From an extremely contented Enrico here in the UK
 

"Dear Maseratisti,

I have been extremely depressed of late, mainly due to some serious technical problems with my home computer.

But thanks to the installation of the very latest in technological innovations, I am delighted to inform you that all my problems have now been solved.

I am now the proud owner of the 'Perfect Computer'.

Saluti!!

Enrico."

 
 
 
 
 
 
From Mark in Luxembourg
 

"Hi,

I wonder if you can help me. I am looking at buying a 3200GT and at the moment in negotiations with a dealer of Maserati.

The problem is that they have all three keys but not the code card. Is this a problem? What is the best coarse of action? I am in Luxembourg and the car is in Italy, so I need to move fast as the sale of these cars do also.

Mark."

 

"Mark,

It's not really a problem, this information is stored by Maserati at the factory for every car sold. It would only be a problem if the factory data is wrong.

Regards,

Myles."

 

"Enrico, Myles.

Thank you for the info on the key and code.

I went to Italy and viewed and tested the car. It was perfectly looked after, and looks beautiful in Mexico Green paintwork and Ivory leather. I bought it and pick it up in two weeks. I didnít realise that you had featured the garage on your site before. The name being, Autofficina Europa.

I saw by chance that there was some info on your site about the Ghibli Open Cup. Well just to let you know the car is still there and they still race it. It was actually in their workshop, of which they kindly showed me around.

It was a long day leaving Luxembourg at 5:00 am flying from Frankfurt Hahn at 8:15 to Milan Bergamo. Then a bus to Milan central station and a train onto Piacenza. I spent two hours with the car signed the paperwork and then left. I got back home at 2:30am but well worth the trip.

In 2 weeks I pick the car up and drive it across Europe back to Luxembourg. I will enjoy that. I have included a pic of the car.

Regards,

Mark."

 
 
 
 
 
 
From Zagato at Villa d'Este
 

Inspired by the 1954 Maserati A6G/54 by Zagato, the world-renowned designer, Paolo Boffi, has commissioned that famous Milanese coachbuilder to produce a fitting successor to that iconic Maserati in the form of the Maserati GS Zagato Coupe.

Based on the Maserati GranSport Spyder, the GS Zagato is swathed in all-aluminum body panels and adorned with the traditional "Z" on the front wings and the manufacturer's trident in the grille. The hatchback design may not look that good when viewed from the rear, (most early photos released by Zagato, gave only that view, which is why I waited before publishing), but once viewed as a whole, the smooth Zagato lines and gentle contours make the GS a classy understated, yet powerful coupe.

The GS Zagato Coupe uses the same mechanicals as the GranSport Spyder, which means a 4.2-litre V8 producing 400 horsepower, along with the six-speed semi-automatic gearbox. According to Zagato, torsional rigidity has been increased, while the wheelbase has been shortened by 180mm to make it as competent whilst negotiating bends as it is on the grounds of the concourse.

Zagato has been quite busy as of late. At the Geneva Motor Show in March it debuted two models, the Diatto Ottovu and the Spyker C12 Zagato. Now it has collaborated with Maserati to produce the Maserati GS Zagato.

Zagato loves to play dress up with other company's cars, and the GS Zagato is no different. It will make its official debut at the Concours d'Elegance Village d'Este in Italy this weekend.

These images come direct to you from the grounds of the Villa d'Este, the prestigious annual concours d'elegance where Zagato has unveiled previous specials like the Ferrari 575 GTZ.

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
From Remy in Australia
 

"Hi Enrico,

Thanks again for the Mexico Manual PDF, and for the contact details for the factory.

Well, this weekend I picked up my new Mexico 4.2-litre #AM112*254* from the mechanic. I now know that the car left the Maserati Factory in 1968 - orginally in 'Oro Longchamps' and red Connolly leather. The car has been off the road here in Australia for 15 years while undergoing a gradual restoration.

I've enclosed some photos from my weekend drive around the Yarra Valley Wine Region, just outside Melbourne, Australia. The car is suprsingly easy to drive, and makes the most amazing sound through its stainless steel exhaust. It has turned many heads, and I have already been asked if I'd consider selling it!

As you can see from the photos, it's in very presentable condition. There are a few things to start thinking about of course, including addressing the air conditioning - which doesn't work at present, and finding parts for a few internal fittings, internal lights etc. Also, the car is currently without radio. None of these things detract from the amazing driving experience, and are part of the fun of looking forward to the future I guess.

My friends were getting a bit tired of me going on about the car and taking photos during the weekend trip - so I didn't get to take many. The vines in the background are Sauvignon Blanc, and the winery is Five Oaks in the Yarra Valley - probably most well known here for their high-end SGS Cabernet Sauvignon.

I've taken a few more shots of the car outside my garage tonight - so I've enclosed a few interior, dashboard and engine shots to choose from for the website.

Anyway, thanks again for your help and informative website.

Regards,

Remi."

 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
From Enrico in the UK
 

"The other day I checked the alternator on my Ghibli MY95 to see if it was possible to indenorder a replacement, and the only thing I could find was AC-Delco. No code or model numbers at all.

Attached you will find an invoice for work I had carried out on my alternator.

In 99 cases out of a 100 this is all that is needed; new rectifier, new regulator, new brush set and while they're at it a new bearing.

I had a 're-conditoned' alternator sent over from Italy. I fitted it and decided to have the faulty alternator serviced by a local chap. He replaced the rectifier, regulator, bushes etc.

In no time at all the 'Italian' one failed so I installed the 'English' one. That one is still operating well, so I had my local chap overhaul the spare one, just in case!!

It works out a lot cheaper than e new one!!

Enrico.

PS: If you look closely you'll see that Maseratis aren't very common in the UK, that's why it's referred to as a mazarati."

 

 
 
 
 
 

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