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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

Grille trident on a Maserati A6G/2000 by Allemano
You can click on some pictures for a better view!!
For Ghibli Cup owners

Dear Eric a lot of compliment for your fantastic web site,the state of art for Maserati lovers: I am an happy owner of a 418 of 1991 a rare Biturbo quattroporte with the abs.Now i convert it to petroleom gas (gpl) equipment and the car can again run on the Roma street. Here in Rome now you can find some 224 and 424 non catalyc version in good condition for only 2000 Euro(the property passage cost around 400 E more). greetings alessandro

From Glenn in the USA

"On March 20,1957 the 3500 GT was announced as the first production Maserati at the Geneva Auto Exposition. The car was bodied by Touring of Milan with Superleggerra (extra light) construction. Aluminium panels were hand formed over a steel frame. In addition a few "one off" cars were produced by various coachworks including Bertone and Allemano.

This car was targeted as it is today to a very discerning audience. Power came from a race proven 3.5 litre in line six with an aluminium block and dual overhead cams. A unique feature is the use of dual plugs per cylinder and dual coils. This 3500 GT is fitted with its original factory 42DCOE-8 triple Weber carburettors and a 4-speed gearbox.

Maserati was always interested in grand touring, as such this model sports its original leather interior, probably needing reupholstering but is usable, and its attractive combination of chrome trims, gauges, switches and levers, all in beautiful working condition.

Performance is rated at 235 bhp @ 5800 rpm. Only about 2,000 coupes and 245 spyders were built between 1957-1964 for the series run. The paint is original needing a respray, looks better in pictures than it is. The fine aluminium body is in excellent shape, exhibiting no corrosion, though has a minor dent in the front around the grille surround, and driver's side rear panel, as shown in the pictures.

The car is particularly sound and solid, with the exception of a some rust on the passenger floor. The chrome is also in excellent condition, though the bumpers which aren't too bad, could use rechroming.

With only 37,000 original miles, the engine starts right up and maintains the correct oil pressure and the car runs great and is a blast to drive. The clutch works and the gearbox changes gears without noise or grinding. New tyres (just needing air in pictures). The car is amazingly 99% complete including the often missing and expensive front grille surround."


The car is currently available for sale on eBay at and I would like to thank Glenn for allowing me to publish these photos.

From Gert in Belgium

"Hello Enrico,

One question for you, maybe a difficult ... one maybe not!?

Me and my girlfriend will be staying in Bologna for our holiday and of course there is one thing I want to see. THE STATUE (NEPTUNE) ... That's a must and our hotel is very near to it, so far no problems!

But now it comes. I want to visit the old Bologna based factory, can you give me the address. I searched for it for a while but without any result. Maybe it is not there anymore?



Reply from Claudio in Italy

"Le officine originali dei fratelli Maserati erano situate a Bologna in via Ponte Vecchio. Credo però che non ne resti assolutamente più nulla, che le abbiano demolite.

Ti allego però una foto dell'epoca di quelle officine.



"The the original workshops of the Maserati Brothers were situated in Via Ponte Vecchio, Bologna. But I believe there is nothing left of the original buildings and that they have now been demolished.

I attach this old photo of the original workshops.




Reply from Enrico

"I can confirm that both the buildings at 1/A Via dé Pepoli and 179 Via Ponte Vecchio have been demolished. Incidentally the telephone number at Via Ponte Vecchio was 2435.

I do not know if any commemorative plaques have been placed on these sites but I do know that on the centenary of the birth of Alfieri, a group of enthusiasts placed a commemorative plaque at the Maserati Brother's birthplace in Voghera, province of Pavia, by some enthusiasts.

There is also a college in Voghera named after Alfieri, the Istituto Tecnico Industriale Statale "Alfieri Maserati" at Via Mussini 22 and that there is also a Via Maserati.

I am trying to find out the exact address of his birthplace.

Hope this helps,


From Peter in the USA

"Comes this beauty!!!"


MASERATI. Often called 'The Thinking Man's Ferrari' or 'The Gentleman's Ferrari' , the name evokes images of great cars - the A6GCS, 250F, 450S, Birdcage - and great drivers like Moss, Fangio, Shelby, Gurney, and Salvadori to go along with all their championships. Here is an example of the first DuePosti (two seater) GT car ever produced by Maserati - a 1965 Mistral. With performance of 150mph and 235 bhp, the Mistral is no slouch.

This Mistral had a complete cosmetic restoration a few years ago, and just recently completed a major mechanical restoration, including a complete rebuild of its original numbers-matching dual coil, twin plug 3.7 litre engine, at no small expense!

Everything was done to the engine, from milling the head, to grinding and balancing the crank. The car has gone through its post-rebuild checkup, to have everything re-inspected, valves set, etc. to insure no surprises. The troublesome Lucas Fuel Injection has been upgraded to the preferred 3 Weber configuration. Tyres shaved, and wheels trued and balanced by Hendrix Wire Wheel. Brake booster rebuilt by White Post.

Changing circumstances dictate that now that I've spent a fortune getting this car just right, I have to sell it, so my loss will be your gain. The car, often called the masterpiece of Pietra Frua's career, is a straight, accident-free example executed in aluminum. The car rides on rebuilt Borrani wire wheels (including the spare). The magnificent engine drives through a 5-speed gearbox, which shifts effortlessly, and is complete with 4-wheel disc brakes which really perform up to the level of the car!

And a good thing, because this is one fast Italian masterpiece! Electric windows, electric fan, electric antenna for the AM/FM/CD unit. The paint is very nice, but not show, as there are some small paint chips and a few small bubbles, but from 10 feet these are all unnoticeable. There is also a small cracking in the dash from the sun. The black leather interior was also redone, and is beautiful.

This car is meant to be driven, and it's a head-turner. The speedometer and rev counter have just been rebuilt and recalibrated by Nisonger. This is the perfect car for any of the vintage rallies held around the country, including those limited to Ferraris and Maseratis - an exclusive gathering! Great all-weather car, the heating actually works well (unlike British cars), and there's plenty of flow-through ventilation for warmer weather. The car even retains it's original cargo-cover roll, very rare.

Included with the purchase will be the Dustop car cover, original jack, original keys, extra oil filters, manuals, original advertising brochure, and technical articles so the new owner has complete information on enjoying the car.

The Mistral is a very hard example of Maserati to find in such nice condition, and is the culmination of the straight-6 DOHC masterpiece that powers the car. Maseratis have always been undervalued, but are climbing steadily, so at $57,500, about the same price as a dime-a-dozen Healey 3000, or half the price of a comparable Ferrari 330GTC, here's your chance to enjoy the car for years with little or no downside.

For questions, pictures, or anything else, serious buyers can email me at

Will only be sold to an enthusiast who will give it a good home! This car will not be going down in price, as these early Maseratis are really starting to climb in price. If you've been watching eBay, you've seen the less desirable 2+2 models (3500GTs and Sebrings) that need total restorations selling for $20,000-$25,000 and they didn't even have wire wheels!

If anyone thinks they can do a cosmetic and mechanical rebuild to the standards of this more desirable Mistral for the difference in price between a project car like those, and a finished one like this, they are in for a shock, even if they do all the work themselves at $0.00/hr, not counting the length of time it takes! So why go though the agony when you can be driving this car tomorrow??


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