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From AM GELTMEYER & Ph SCHEIR in Belgium
MASERATI 4.24v. (1a serie)

"Dear Sir,

On Tuesday 4th December at 19:00 pm, a Maserati 4.24V. will be under the hammer in the auction hall at Veilingzaal der Gerechtsdeurwaarders, located at 9000 Gent, Afrikalaan 20-24, on behalf of the bailiffs in Ghent (Belgium).

I attach the announcement, some photos and scans of the vehicle's documents.

Please pass this information on to any other interested parties?

Meanwhile, I remain,






From Julius in Slovakia

"Dear Enrico,

Intersting eight page article on the Maserati Bora in the Agosto/Settembre 2012 (August/September 2012) issue of the Italian motoring magazine Automobolismo D'Epoca.











From Klaus in Denmark

"Dear Enrico,

It has been a while and I hope that you are fine, however I want to send you some photos to pick from, from this season's last drive.

I went for a ride together with a friend of mine in the beautiful North Sealand, north of Copenhagen.

I was driving my Maserati 3200 GTA and he was driving his Maserati 4200 GranSport. The two cars suited each other fine - mine being black and his being silver - we enjoyed the driving and the sound in fine weather.

We had a super day driving along the highway, country roads, through forests and ending with a few photos, before preparing to store our cars away for the winter.

Another thing is that I have now initiated a club in Denmark, and we have made the first beginning.

We have an official web-site at, and we will be planning our programme during the winter so we can have a good start in the Spring of 2013.

I hope that you like it :-)

Take care and best regards Klaus."


Klaus' Maserati 3200 GTA









From Maserati in Italy

The New Maserati Quattroporte is set to debut at the 2013 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.

6th November 2012 - Detroit

The New Maserati - Harald Wester, Maserati CEO

“Maserati stands today at the edge of an unparalleled strategic and industrial growth that will see our presence in the world rise to 50,000 units a year by 2015. This growth is a challenge for which Maserati has carefully prepared itself and that we all welcome with anticipation.


The magnificent new Maserati Quattroporte


It is a growth based on those values of style, elegance, quality, performance for which Maserati has been always recognized and praised in almost 100 years of history. This exciting progression will make the new Maserati a true global player with two new production sites in two different continents and a heart solidly planted in Modena, Italy, where our roots are.


La nuova Maserati Quattroporte - sempre graziosa ...

... ma ora più spaziosa !!

It is a growth that will be based on three new models entering two new segments of the automobile market – and it starts with the all-new 2013 Maserati Quattroporte.”

Italian Design at its Best - Lorenzo Ramaciotti, Head of Maserati Design Center

“The new Maserati Quattroporte is a high-performance sports luxury sedan that reinterprets the design features of classic Maseratis in a contemporary design language. Its style was born out of the guiding design principles of Maserati: harmony of shapes, dynamism of lines, Italian elegance. More generous in size when compared to the previous model, the new Quattroporte has a design that is at once graceful and sinuous, fashioned to bring out the sporty nature of the car.




Some of the elements characterizing the previous model have been purposely maintained: the front grill, the three side vents, the triangular C pillar. At the same time new style and functional features were introduced: the strong belt line that runs through the entire side of the car giving the new Quattroporte a look and feel that is at once muscular and elegant with frameless doors and three side windows..

Inside, the design of the Quattroporte aims at essentiality, stressing the simplicity of lines and the full functionality of the in-board instrumentation. Functional elements are blended with soft quality surfaces made of prestigious woods and refined leathers.”

All-New Next Generation Powertrain - Paolo Martinelli, Maserati Powertrain Director

“The innovative Maserati proprietary engines of the all-new Maserati Quattroporte have all been designed and developed by Maserati and Ferrari engineers in the heart of Italy’s motor valley. As a matter of fact, they are going to be produced in the Ferrari plant in Maranello that has been synonymous with cutting-edge technology and passion for well over 60 years.


The more powerful new Maserati Quattroporte

530 bhp of V8 Power

Passion is indeed the middle name of a whole new generation of Maserati engines that will equip the all-new Maserati Quattroporte and the models that will soon follow her on the market. The passion and state-of-the-art technology that is at the heart of all the new Maserati engines that will be mounted on the next generation of Maserati products have produced engines that are not only more powerful than ever, or more exciting to drive than ever – bust also more eco-friendly than ever before.”

Key Technical Features - Roberto Corradi, Maserati Vehicle Development Director

“Refined technical solutions, an explicit attention to the most challenging targets in terms of performance, comfort, efficiency and safety – these are the key elements of the all-new Maserati Quattroporte.

Maserati engineers have worked - with a competence matched only by their passion – in chassis designing and engineering, weight reduction, ergonomic enhancement to develop a car capable of fitting different powertrain architectures and transmission configurations for the most diverse driving conditions but always maintaining Maserati’s trademark best-in-class driving comfort.




The results is the all-new Maserati Quattroporte, a luxury sports sedan that reaches new heights in terms of performance and handling, driving enjoyment as well as respect of the world we live in: the best performance ever in the long history of Maserati’s four-door flagship sedan are matched by the unprecedented success in the quest for an eco-friendly automobile. All this done, of course, as you may expect from Maserati, in the spirit of the most severe active and passive safety conditions.”

For further information and video please go to

Text and photos courtesy of Maserati

From Hisato in China

Dear Enrico,

Long time no see you. I hope everything well.

It takes 5 month after I moved to China from Japan and I am missing to drive my Ghibli here. But I had a chance to see MASERATI Trofeo in Shanghai last weekend.

I could not find how to get the ticket but finally I could get the pass for Trofeo 3 days befoe the race. I would like to say a big thank you to everyone.

Trofeo is almost customer service event and more than 50 Maseratis came from around Shanghai. Some Maseratis came together in a group from Sekkou-syou (neighbouring county of Shanghai). It must have been a nice trip for them.

We were very lucky and could enter the pit of Trofeo and could see the car very closely.

It was very fun to see the race car and hear the engine sounds. Also lounge was very nice, food was good. There was massage and nail salon in the lounge too.

Some MASERATI owners could drive their MASERATI on the circuit. It must have been fun!

The Trofeo is a very nice event and I would like to come again next year.

Best Regards,



Maseratis in the hospitality parking area

Maseratis in the hospitality parking area

Maseratis in the hospitality parking area

Inside the Maserati Hospitality Suite

Inside the Maserati Hospitality Suite

A Nail Salon in the Maserati Hospitality Suite

Maserati owners take to the track

Maserati owners line up for the parade laps

Hisato with the Trofeo engineers

The paddock area

Maserati Trofeo MCs in the paddock area

Maserati Trofeo MCs in the paddock area

Maserati Trofeo MCs in the pit enclosure

Maserati Trofeo MCs in the pit enclosure

Maserati Trofeo MCs in the pit enclosure

Maserati Trofeo MCs in the pit enclosure

Maserati Trofeo MCs in the pit enclosure

Maserati Trofeo MCs in the pit enclosure

Maserati Trofeo MCs in the pit enclosure

Maserati Trofeo MCs in the pit enclosure

Cockpit of the Maserati Trofeo MC

Checking the seat belts

Una Bellezza on the starting grid

Hisato on the starting grid

The Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale Safety Car

Hisato with Giorgio Sernagiotto
From Maserati Corse in Italy

3rd November 2012 - Shanghai

Konvex Motorsport’s Renaud Kuppens has earned a place in the Maserati Trofeo's 'Hall of Fame'.

His second place in Race 1 of Maserati’s single-make series at Shanghai, China, was good enough to see him to the title. Kuppens has been in good form since Friday’s free practice and again shone in Qualifying 2. The only other driver able to trouble the Belgian was Cedric Sbirrazzuoli, who took pole in Race 1.

The win in today’s opening event went to Riccardo Ragazzi with Kuppens claiming second and Ange Barde third. In truth, it was the Swiss driver who crossed the line first but he was hit with a 10-second penalty after clashing with Ragazzi a few laps from the end as both drivers chased the win.

Also in the spotlight in this sixth round of this Maserati Trofeo MC World Series was Dutchman Mathijs Bakker. He closed out fourth after driving consistently well. Things could have turned out better for Monaco-based Cedric Sbirrazzuoli but he was forced to retire on lap 17 while challenging for the lead. Sbirrazzuoli had slipped down the field after an over-aggressive Pigoli had attacked at the start, a move that saw him shown the black flag by race officials. Labi Tadlaoui also deserves a mention for his comeback from last spot (25th) to finish in 13th.

So, Kuppens adds his name to the Maserati Trofeo winners from 2010 (Pietro Zumerle) and 2011 (David Baldi). This is a real triumph for the Belgian: as well as taking the overall title, he scooped the Trofeo Europa (for winning the most races in Europe), took the prize for earning the most pole positions and is first in the Team standings with Konvex Motorsport.

Renaud Kuppens: “I am really happy at winning the championship as, this year, it was a global event with the rounds in the USA and China. I knew that I had two races to secure the title and today I focused on not running any risks. Winning a title is more important than winning every single race so I drove within myself apart from the early duel with Ragazzi for first place.

The Maserati Trofeo is a top-class series. The organisation is excellent, the atmosphere is great and the car is reliable; you couldn’t ask for more. What sticks in the mind most is the US weekend at Sonoma; it was almost perfect. The only thing it lacked was a victory and I only missed out with a technical problem and had to retire. The other major step was Race 2 at Imola where I collected all the points on offer and moved into the Overall lead, one I have held onto ever since. I hope to have the chance to race with Maserati again in the future”.

The second race in Shanghai, and the last in the Maserati Trofeo season, is timed for 10.20 on Sunday morning (local time).


1. Riccardo Ragazzi/Alan Simoni - 40:49.649
2. Konvex Motorsport - Renaud Kuppens - 40:50.775 *
3. Ange Barde – 40.54.737

* In the Team series

4th November 2012 - Shanghai


The circuit of Shanghai, China, brought down the curtain on the 2012 Maserati Trofeo MC World Series. At the end of six gripping rounds held in three continents, (Europe, America and Asia) it was Renaud Kuppens, from Konvex Motorsport, who took the title. The season has been a remarkable one for the Belgian as he claimed the Overall and Team crowns, the award for notching up the most pole positions as well as pocketing the Trofeo Europa.


Renaud Kuppens - Winner of Maserati Trofeo MC World Series 2012

Renaud Kuppens with his trophy at the Maserati Showroom in Shanghai

The year of intense racing saw an average of 24 cars line up at Jarama, Portimao, Imola, Paul Ricard, Sonoma and, fittingly, the cutting-edge Formula 1 circuit of Shanghai. In all 25 Maserati GranTurismo MC Trofeos lined up and 35 drivers from 15 countries (Italy, Morocco, Singapore, Brazil, Denmark, Germany, Holland, Hong Kong, Belgium, Monaco, Australia, Venezuela, Austria, Switzerland and China) took part. The final round was held in China; a first for this single-make series but not for Maserati: in 2004, 2005 and 2007 the Maserati MC12 turned out here in the FIA GT.


Riccardo Ragazzi/Alan Simoni winners of Race 1

Maserati Trofeo MC World Series

The last race in the championship was won by Giorgio Sernagiotto. He profited from Kuppens' puncturing when leading by a healthy margin. In second finished Alan Simoni, ahead of Mathijs Bakker - taking his first pole of the season. Fourth went to Azcarate and fifth to Andreas Segler.

The Maserati Trofeo MC World Series closing ceremony was held at the Maserati Pudong Downtown Showroom, the marque's home in Shanghai. As well as Kuppens, awards were bestowed on: Riccardo Ragazzi/Alan Simoni (Trofeo), Richard Denny (Over 50), Adrien De Leener (Under 30), Eric Lo e Shaun Thong (Best Asian Drivers).


Maserati Trofeo MC World Series - Race 2

Maserati Trofeo MC World Series

There was huge interest in a marque as famous as Maserati over the entire weekend, one on which the company organised a packed press conference at the circuit's hospitality suite. Clients were also able to try out models from the current range and visit the exhibition spaces devoted to merchandising, an area enriched by the inclusion of a few choice cars, among them a Maserati GranCabrio Fendi. The enthusiasm for Maserati here is backed up by the figures with China now ranking as the marque second-biggest market after the US.

Eurosport will transmit highlights of the two Maserati Trofeo races from China during its 'Motorsport weekend' programme. The show will go out this evening (Sunday) at 23.30 with a 26-minute highlights package to be shown on Thursday 8 November at 18.15 on Eurosport 2.


1. Giorgio Sernagiotto/Giuseppe Fascicolo - 40:41.630
2. Alan Simoni/Riccardo Ragazzi – 40:54.668
3. Mathijs Bakker - 40:56.391


1. Konvex Motorsport - Renaud Kuppens p. 174
2. Simoni/Ragazzi – p. 161
3. Giorgio Sernagiotto/Giuseppe Fascicolo p. 158


1. Simoni/Ragazzi – p. 194
2. Fascicolo/Sernagiotto – p. 189
3. Venier/Gardelli – p. 120

The complete classifications can be found at The site also includes in-depth reports, driver interviews and images from the Maserati Trofeo MC World Series.

Text and photos courtesy of Maserati

From Philippe in Belgium

Advert of Fiorauto - Maserati Concessionaire for Torino and Genoa in 1988

Some 25 years ago, Sig Sergio Baratto sold Maseratis at the Fiorauto showroom in Turin. To increase sales, he introduced a system of zero-rated leasing agreements, and was accordingly awarded the "Maximum Enterprise Business Award for 1988" by Alejandro De Tomaso.

From the Gazzetta di Modena in Italy

News of an event organised in Mantova, the home of the great Tazio Nuvolari, by Maserati Classiche to celebrate the completion of two years work by Ermanno Cozza and Fabio Collina to digitalise some 55 thousand documents from the Maserati archives.

This information so useful to owners and collectors, of all the models that have created the Maserati myth, is now available, at reasonable prices.

The classic cars present at the event: the Mistral Coupe of Marcello Candini (proprietor of the renowned Maserati workshop in Modena), the 3500 GT Spyder Vignale of Claudio Ivaldi (Vice President of the Maserati Club Italia), the Ghibli Coupe of Antonio Scarpetta (Secretary of the Biturbo Club Italia), and the Tipo 107 Quattroporte, GranTurismo Sport and GranCabrio of Maserati SpA.

You can view a short film clip at

And another at Gazzetta di Modena.

From John in the USA

"Hello Enrico,

I was in Italy last week and had a chance to visit the new exhibit at Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari, "The Great Challenges of Ferrari & Maserati".

What an amazing collection, see enclosed photos.

In the past we have owned 9 Maseratis, pre 1972 cars. My father's first was a 3500 GTI he purchased in 1974, followed by a Ghibli, Mexico, Vignale Spyder, 2 more 3500 GTs, another Ghibli, Quattroporte, and finally a Mistral.

We are long time enthusiasts and enjoy researching the history and collecting vintage automobilia about Maserati.

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Sig Cozza for the first time at the Maserati stand in Padova last Friday. I will send you a few more photos of this event later in the week.



The LE GRANDI SFIDE FERRARI MASERATI exhibition at the Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari opened on October 16th 2012 and will end on 31st March 2013, so if you are lucky enough to be in Modena during that time, I strongly recommend a visit.

All the information you will need; opening times, how to get there, etc. is available on the museum website at

Thanks to John Chowaniak from Chicago, those of you who won't get the chance to visit, the opportunity of seeing what you'll have missed.


John outside the house of Enzo Ferrari

"The Great Challenges of Ferrari & Maserati"








The magnificent Maserati V5 recreation


















Maserati Tipo 250F


1958 Maserati Tipo 250F engine

1958 Maserati Tipo 350 S #3503


Maserati Tipo 450 S

1957 Tipo 450S engine







































A toy model of the Ferrari 500 F2 sold by Toschi of Vignola
with a bottle of cherry liquer inside

The scale model of the streamliner Maserati 250F
used for wind tunnel tests

1954 Ferrari 750 Monza

1957 Ferrari 500 TRC

Ferrari 250 GT 'Tour de France'

Ferrari 250 GT 'Tour de France'

1964 Ferrari 330 GT engine

Ferrari 860 Monza

Ferrari 330 T

Ferrari 375 Indy

Ferrari 246 F1 Dino

Ferrari 500 Mondial and 400 Superamerica

Model of the Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari

Designed by the late Jan Kaplicky

Static model of the Maserati 3200 GT...

...ouside the museum

Ferrari 340 MM
From Philippe in Belgium

The Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari in Modena will be staging an exciting new exhibition entitled "Le Grando Sfide Ferrari Maserati".

From 16th October, and running for six months, the new exhibition is dedicated to the eternal duel that involved challenges between the two great names in Italian automobile history.

Ferrari and Maserati, two marques with a unique fascination, two different automotive life-styles that left a deep mark on the Modena landscape and motor racing history all over the world.

Nineteen cars, assembled from all over the world, will be on display, carefully selected among the most representative of the two marques. The strong tie that unites international collectors to the two car manufacturers has permitted the Museo casa Enzo Ferrari to welcome some of the most prestigious cars of all time: the Ferrari 340MM, the Maserati 250F and also the Ferrari 500 TRC and the Maserati A6 GCS/53 are just a few examples of those that will be on display.

Further details and entry prices available at




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