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From Newspress in the UK


The limited-edition Maserati GranTurismo S MC Sport Line with Matt White “ICE” finishing was unveiled last week in the futuristic surroundings of the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, in a dedicated event for a selected number of Maserati customers of the Middle East.

Only twelve of these limited-edition GranTurismos will be produced in Modena, all for Middle Eastern markets. The same number – twelve - are the world titles which make up the prestigious palmares of the MC12 in the FIA GT International Championship since 2005: two Constructors’ Cups (2005 and 2007), four Drivers’ Titles (Michael Bartels - Andrea Bertolini in 2006, Thomas Biagi in 2007, Michael Bartels - Andrea Bertolini in 2008 and 2009); five Teams’ Titles (from 2005 onwards uninterruptedly with the Vitaphone Racing Team); one Citation Cup in 2007 with gentleman driver Ben Aucott.

Twelve are also the Middle Eastern cities where Maserati is present with a dedicated showroom: each car will feature a plaque with the name of the city to which it is committed.

A limited and numbered edition of the GranTurismo S MC Sport Line, finished in “Matt Bianco Fuji” with eye-catching pearlescent nuances, will be dedicated to the Italian market. Only eleven customers in Italy will be able to sit behind the wheel of this exclusive car.

Designed to enhance the sporty DNA of the Trident, the “MC Sport Line” options, available to Maserati clients worldwide, sum up the experience acquired on the track by the Maserati Corse racing department, whose contribution to the design of the functional components has been invaluable. The world of motor racing also inspired Maserati’s designers when it came to styling, hence the extensive use of carbon fibre.

An Aerodynamic Package is available within the “MC Sport Line” for the GranTurismo range and it includes double front winglets, rear lip spoiler, door sill inserts, black window surrounds, black exhaust pipes and body coloured door handles. Carbon fibre door mirrors and carbon finish door handles are also available as part of the Aerodynamic Package. These modifications, developed in the wind tunnel and tested at various circuits with the Maserati GranTurismo MC race car concept, increase the vertical load (Cz is reduced by 30%), allowing faster cornering and further improved traction coming out of the corner.

Several aesthetic features are available from the MC Sport Line option list, some of which can also be ordered for Quattroporte S and Sport GTS, including gloss black alloy wheels, interior carbon finishing and MC design aluminium racing pedals.

A single rate sports suspension system is available on the Maserati GranTurismo S Automatic, whilst for the GranTurismo S, the highest performing model in the Maserati range, the MC suspension set up can be ordered. This includes lower ride height (by 10mm), stiffer dampers, larger-diameter anti-roll bars which minimise lateral load shifts (roll angle is reduced by 20%). Overall the car’s rigidity is increased by 16% at the front and 32% at the rear.

The “MC Sport Line” suspension is combined with drilled, slotted front and rear disc brakes providing a more predictable and a more immediate braking action, meeting all the expectations of those in search of peak handling. Compared to the standard units, the Sport Line discs are drilled with 4 slots and 16 blind holes around their perimeter: the slots keep the brake pad clean, preventing loss of performance due to material detached by friction, while in case of rain their mechanical action helps to break up the film of water. Blind holes have been added on the inside and outside of the braking surface for more uniform wear of the brake pad and disc surfaces, keeping braking efficiency constant over time.

The Maserati Stability Programme (MSP) has also been re-calibrated for the MC suspension, allowing the driver greater freedom of action.

CLICK HERE to view GranTurismo MC Sport Line options.











Text and Photos courtesy of the Maserati Press Center

From Bonhams and Goodman in Australia

Collectors' Motor Cars, Motorcycles, Motor Boats, Number Plates & Automobilia

An important sale to be held on:

Sunday 6 December 2009
Bonhams and Goodman
224 Young Street
Sydney, NSW.

Session 1 at 11am: Automobilia, Numberplates, Motorcycles and Motor Boats

Session 2 at 1pm: Motor Cars

Lot No. 74


A photograph of a 250F Maserati

Autographed by Luigi Villoresi

Estimate $100-$200

Lot No. 92




Pen and ink drawing of a 1929 Maserati 16 cylinder by R.Shepherd

signed ‘R.Shepherd'; and 2 other pen and ink drawings of Maseratis by Shepherd, all mounted (3) 23 x 38.5 cm

Estimate $300-$400

Lot No. 94


A limited edition print of Juan Manuel Fangio at the helm of a 250 GT by D Packwood

framed and signed ‘Don Packwood' limited Edition 4/40

Estimate $1,900-$2,100

Lot No. 226









1977 Maserati Bora 4900

Chassis no. AM11749YS850

Engine No. TBA

The Maserati Bora is an important car in the long and distinguished history of Maserati in that it was the company’s first production model to adopt a centrally located engine and transmission assembly behind the cabin. Despite the difficulties of the fuel crisis of the ‘70s and the fact that Maserati was now owned by Citroën, the Bora managed to maintain the tradition and heritage of Maserati which was founded in 1926 by the three Maserati brothers.

The Bora was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro and a total of only 530 units were built between 1971 and 1978 making this a rare car. The first cars were fitted with an 8 cylinder 4.7 litre engine and soon after a 4.9 litre engine was also available. The Bora, a two door, two seater coupe has rear wheel drive and a five speed ZF transmission and was capable of 280 kilometres per hour. In keeping with the times the interior was refined and spacious, the instrument panel extending to the centre console with the dials angled towards the driver.

Maserati Bora, chassis number AM11749YS850 is a beautiful left hand drive example, finished in yellow with a black leather interior. Its 4.9 litre engine was rebuilt in 2001 by Superformance UK, the same year that the chassis and bodywork were also restored and painted. The ‘giallo’ paintwork is still in excellent condition and the totally original interior is also in very good condition. We are told that the transmission is excellent and the electrics are in good operating order.

This outstanding Bora comes with bills and restoration history and is accompanied by a Maserati Factory Certificate of Origin.

Estimate $70,000-$90,000

Lot No. 240





1970 Maserati Indy 4.2

Chassis no. AM115.512

Engine no. AM115.512

The Maserati Indy was officially launched at the 1969 Geneva Motor Show. The Indy was named in commemoration of American, Wilbur Shaw’s victories with the Maserati Tipo 8CTF at the historic speedway Indianapolis 500 races in 1939 and 1940.

Production dates of the Indy were between 1969 and 1975 during which time 1,104 units of the two door, four seater coupe were built. With bodywork styled by Alfredo Vignale, the early cars came with 4.2 litre engines with an alternative 4.7 litre offered in 1970. By 1971 the standard engine was 4.9 litre. The V8, 4.2 litre car was capable of 250 kilometres per hour. A perfectly proportioned car, the pop-up headlights make the front end particularly sleek and elegant whilst the interior is roomy and light thanks to the large glass area.

This 4.2 litre Maserati Indy was delivered new in Sicily in May 1970 in the striking and unusual colour combination of Light Blue with Crema trim, in which it is still found today. Coming from a deceased estate and now right hand drive, the car’s present owner has recently completed a full engine rebuild (including new pistons), gear box rebuild, suspension, brakes, discs and diff overhaul. We are told the car drives very well but that it may require further ‘adjustments’ as the car ‘settles’ after its rebuild as may the new electrics throughout.

The body is in fine condition throughout and after its bare metal repaint presents beautifully. It also has a new stainless steel exhaust system. The interior of the car remains in original condition with some slight cracking to the front bucket seat covering. The original dashboard and instrument panel has few marks and looks wonderful.

The car comes new to the market after its lengthy recommission and with an extensive history file (with bills totaling over $70,000 for the rebuild alone) and a Maserati factory letter confirming specifications and delivery.

Estimate $45,000-$55,000

Photos and text courtesy of Bonhamds and Goodman

From Hisato-san in Japan

"Dear Enrico,

Ghibli owners in Japan have more communication after Ghiblis event last May.

Mr. Nob drove 1,300km up to Kobe from Morioka and many Maseratista gathered together on 1st November.

Most of them came to Kobe the night before and had a welcome party at Baracca, good Italian restaurant in Kobe. The chef of the restaurant is also Maserati owner.

Next morning, 17 Maseratsi and some super cars gathered at Royu Gazebo on Mt. Rokko.

Ghibli 2.8L: 10 vehicle
Ghibli 2.0L: 2 vehicle
Ghibli Cup: 1 vehicle
Shamal: 2 vehicle
3200 GT: 1 vehicle
GranTurismo: 1 vehicle
Merak: 1 vehicle
Ferrrari 512BBi: 1 vehicle
Lamborghini Countach 5000QV: 1 vehicle
Fiat Panda 4x4: 1 vehicle
Volvo V70-R: 1 vehicle

We drove together from Kobe to Awaji Island through winding road with beautiful autumn leaves and high way.

When we went over the Akashi bridge, it seemed only Maseratis drove on the bridge. It was amazing picture.

Here is you tube of this touring.

We broke up after the lunch at the Westin Awaji Island. Some guys moved to Nagoya and had a farewell party.

Biturbo owner in Japan are very hot and enjoying a lot.

Best Regards,


Our Maserati friends in Japan















It seems Maseratis have taken over the Akashi bridge ...

... well just forn today !!





From Paul in the USA

"Hi Enrico,

I read in one of your Maserati Club reports that they have a Peter Martin Trophy! I spent many years as a child in the back of various Maseratis planning rallies and Maserati weekends...

One weekend we drove the 250s from Norfolf to the Black Forest. The tank leaked, we emptied the fuel into wine bottles outside a bar, pulled it out and fixed it with glue and a piece of aluminium...memories!

All the best, keep up the fantastic work on the site. I'm off for a blast in my C-Type. My dad's enthusiasm was passed on!

Cheers Paul.

P.S. Love this picture of dad winning the Richard Seaman Trophy at Oulton Park in the way passing Willie Green in the Ferrari Dino..."

Peter Martin in the Maserati 250F, passes Willie Green in a Ferrari Dino,
on his way to victory in the the Richard Seaman Trophy at Oulton Park in 1979

From Paul in the USA

Thanks to a tip from Paul, I spotted this 3500 GTI for sale on

"Hello Enrico,

You are welcome to ost the photos of my 3500 GTI on your site, could you also email me the link

Thank you,


Described as:

A 1962 Maserati 3500 GTI #AM101*2476*, Touring body # 12478, Superleggera Coupe, built in November of 1962, mileage is 41,742 miles.

Originally delivered to Sig. Carlo Bonazzi, of Verona Italy. Factory history shows it was originally finished in Grigio Albany Metallizzato with Red leather interior.

It has a 5 speed transmission, Power windows, Borrani wire wheels. Currently features 3 Weber 42DCOE carburettors which was a common upgrade for the original problematic Lucas direct fuel Injection.

In 1991 the Maserati was restored and the color was changed to its current medium blue metallic. In 1993 the car was sold to its last owner in Virginia, where it was titled as a 1965.

The car currently shows 67,326 km/h (approximately 41,742 miles), and still looks and shows great since the restoration. All the trim and bright work still looks excellent along with the Interior.

The 6 Cylinder twin spark engine runs smoothly and smoke free. The 5 speed transmission shifts smoothly and stops well with the 4 wheel disc brakes. The Pirelli Cinturato (185SR 16) tires do have a lot of tread but are old and we do recommend for driving purposes to replace the tires."

























Further details at

From Alain in Switzerland


Do you know something about this Mexico bearing the chassis #AM112*056* and produced in 1967.

The rear part of the body looks like an Alfa Romeo Coupe Bertone, the rear wheel arches are round and not square and other details under the hood and in the car are unusual as you can see on the pictures.

Can you help?


"Hi Alain,

It is as I suspected. At some time this Mexico must have been repaired by someone who had no idea what the original Mexico was supposed to look like.

I have been assured by Sig. Cozza at the factory that this is probably the case.







From Mehmet in Turkey

"Hi Enrico,

My friend has for sale a Maserati Karif - 1991 model 2.8-litre.

Left-hand drive - 60,000kms - Manual transmission

Dazing Black over Grigio Scuro - Pelle Grigia (grey leather interior)

Chassis number: ZAM333B00*KA100096*... - One of only 221 Karifs produced





















Further details at

From Roger in the UK


I thought you might like to see these photos I took of the Maserati Club stand at the recent 2009 NEC Classic Car Show.

Unfortunately the low light level inside the hall makes photography difficult and muddies the colours but I think you’ll agree the beauty of these classic cars shines through regardless.

Best regards,


P.S. At their Awards Ceremony on Saturday evening, Classic & Sports Car Magazine named the Maserati Club UK as joint runner-up in the Best Club Stand (Large) category (large stand, not club) which was won by the stand jointly occupied by three Citroen clubs. It deserved a first but organisers Jim and Peter were pleased."

The magnificent stand ...

... of the Maserati Club UK

A wonderful display ...

... of Maserati Grand Tourers

A huge plasma screen ...

... alongside the Club reception area

The friendly stewards ...

... all Maserati Club members

Maserati Club regalia ...

... and of course Maseratis !!

Maserati Ghibli SS

Maserati Khamsin

Maserati Mexico

Maserati 3500 GT

Maserati 5000GT

Maserati Sebring 2a serie

Maserati Mistral

Maserati Indy

Maserati GranTurismo S courtesy of Graypaul Birmingham


Wall to wall Maseratis




The Club reception area ...

... during the build-up !!






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