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Trident on the front grille of the
GranSport Contemporary Classic
 
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From Mehmet in Turkey
 
 

"Ciao Enrico...

Attached are photos of a Maserati 2.24v "Ghibli look-alike"...wheels by "BUGATTI".....???!?!

Regards,

Mehmet."

 

Note the flared wheel arches!

Note the Shamal-type boot lid!
 

The "Bugatti" wheels!
 
 
 
 
 
From Mikael in Sweden
 
 

"Hello,

I've started to look for Maseratis from the early 70's to the 80's equipped with the DOHC V8.

I would appreciate if you could tell me how to distinguish between the 4.2 liter and the 4.9 liter engines?

Thanks in advance and best regards,

Mikael."

 

"Hi Mikael,

Thank you for your email. I hope you had a good Christmas.

The only way I know is via the chassis numbers.

Quattroporte I:
CHASSIS #AM107 - with a 4.2-litre engine #AM107
CHASSIS #AM107/47 - with a 4.7-litre engine #AM107/1

Mexico:
CHASSIS #AM112 - with a 4.2-litre engine #AM107
CHASSIS #AM112/1 - with a 4.7-litre engine #AM107/1

Ghibli:
CHASSIS #AM115 - with a 4.7-litre engine #AM115
CHASSIS #AM115/49 - with a 4.9-litre engine #AM115/49

Ghibli Spyder:
CHASSIS #AM115/S - with a 4.7-litre engine #AM115
CHASSIS #AM115/S49 - with a 4.9-litre engine #AM115/49

Indy:
CHASSIS #AM116 - with a 4.2-litre engine #AM107
CHASSIS #AM116/47 - with a 4.7-litre engine #AM107.14.47
CHASSIS #AM116/49 - with a 4.9-litre engine #AM107/49

Bora:
CHASSIS #AM117 - with a 4.7-litre engine #AM107.07.47
CHASSIS #AM117/49 - with a 4.9-litre engine #AM107.16.49

Khamsin:
CHASSIS #AM120 - with a 4.9-litre engine #AM115.10.49

Kyalami:
CHASSIS #AM129 - with a 4.2-litre engine #AM107.21.42
CHASSIS #AM129/49 - with a 4.9-litre engine #AM107.23.49

Quattroporte III:
CHASSIS #AM330 - with a 4.2-litre engine #AM107.21.42
CHASSIS #AM330/49 - with a 4.9-litre engine #AM107.23.49

Hope this helps,

Enrico."

 
  V6 and V8 Engine types
  Model Tipo   Engine size   Homologation No. Market
  Ghibli AM115 4700 cc AM115 USA
  Ghibli SS AM115/49 4900 cc AM115-49 Europe
  Ghibli Spyder AM115/S 4700 cc AM115  
  Ghibli Spyder SS AM115/S49 4900 cc AM115-49  
  Indy/A AM116/47 4700 cc   AM-107-14-47 Europe
  Indy/A AM116/A49 4900 cc   AM-107-09-49 USA
  Indy/B AM116/B49 4900 cc   AM-107-13-49 Europe
  Bora AM117 4700 cc   AM-107-07-47 Italy
  Bora AM117 4700 cc   AM-107-15-47 Europe
  Bora AM117 4900 cc   AM-107-16-49 Europe
  Bora AM117 4900 cc * AM-107-11-49 USA
  Khamsin AM120 4900 cc   AM-115-10-49 Europe (manual)
  Khamsin AM120 4900 cc   AM-115-10-49 Europe (automatic)
  Khamsin AM120 4900 cc * AM-115-07-49 USA (manual)
  Khamsin AM120 4900 cc * AM-115-13-49 USA (automatic)
  Merak AM122/A 3000 cc   AM-114-55-30 USA (1975)
  Merak AM122/A 3000 cc   AM-114-53-30 Europe
  Merak AM122/D 2000 cc   AM-114-62-20 Europe
  Kyalami AM129 4200 cc   AM-107-21-42 Europe
  Kyalami AM129 4900 cc   AM-107-23-49 Europe
  Quattroporte III AM130 4200 cc   AM-107-21-42 Europe
  Quattroporte III AM130 4900 cc   AM-107-23-49 Europe
  Quattroporte III AM130 4900 cc   AM-107-23-49 USA
  Merak SS AM122/A 3000 cc   AM-114-63-30/G Japan
  Merak SS AM122/A 3000 cc   AM-114-63-30 USA (1977)
  Merak SS AM122/A 3000 cc   AM-114-63-30 Australia
 
 
 
 
 
From Enrico in the UK
 
 

Maseratisti,

Here are some of the Christmas cards I received this year from Maserati enthusiasts.

I have placed them in the order in which I received them.

 

From Giuseppe in Switzerland
 

From Bill McGrath Limited in the UK
 

From Emblem Sports Cars in the UK
 

From Maserati in Italy
 

From Autoshield Maserati in the UK
 

From David Askew in the UK
 

From Masato Murakami in Italy
 

From Maciek and Family in Poland
 

From Bart in The Netherlands
 

I also received many Christmas greetings from enthusiasts via email, and I would like to thank you all!

 
 
 
 
 
From Enrico in the UK
 
 

Maseratisti,

These interesting Maserati and OSCA cigarette cards came up for sale on eBay.

 

Tipo V4

A6 1500 Coupe by Pinin Farina
 

A6GCS

A6G/54 by Zagato
 

A6GCM

250F
 

300S

150S
 

OSCA 1500 TN
 

And another interesting item of Maserati memorabilia that sold on eBay recently was this one!

 

Maserati 4-cyl and V8-cyl Speedboat Race Engines
 
Maserati Speedboat Race Engine Production 1962

Series A

Engine: V8 at 90°
Fuel: Super NO 98 RM
Compression ratio: 9.5:1
Engine rotation: Clockwise viewed from the front
Dry weight: 230 Kg.
Weight with clutch: 245 Kg.
Weight with marine gearbox: 260 Kg.
 
Tipo 4200

Bore: 75.8
Stroke: 93.0
Cubic capaicity: 4190 cc
Maximum power: 360 bhp at 7,000 rpm
Maximum revolutions: 7,500 rpm

Tipo 4500

Bore: 81.0
Stroke: 93.8
Cubic capaicity: 4472 cc
Maximum power: 380 bhp at 6,800 rpm
Maximum revolutions: 7,000 rpm

Tipo 5000

Bore: 81.0
Stroke: 98.5
Cubic capaicity: 4937 cc
Maximum power: 420 bhp at 6,500 rpm
Maximum revolutions: 6,800 rpm

Tipo 5400

Bore: 81.0
Stroke: 103.0
Cubic capaicity: 5392 cc
Maximum power: 460 bhp at 6,500 rpm
Maximum revolutions: 6,700 rpm

Tipo 5700

Bore: 85.0
Stroke: 103.0
Cubic capaicity: 5657 cc
Maximum power: 480 bhp at 6,500 rpm
Maximum revolutions: 6,700 rpm

Tipo 6400

Bore: 85.0
Stroke: 110.0
Cubic capaicity: 6428 cc
Maximum power: 530 bhp at 6,300 rpm
Maximum revolutions: 6,500 rpm

Series B

Engine: 4-cyl in-line
Fuel: Super NO 98 RM
Compression ratio: 9.5:1
Transmission: Direct with clutch
Engine rotation: Clockwise viewed from the front.
 
Tipo 150/S

Bore: 72.0
Stroke: 81.0
Cubic capaicity: 1487 cc
Maximum power: 145 bhp at 7,500 rpm
Maximum revolutions: 8,000 rpm
Dry weight: 135 Kg.

Tipo 200/S

Bore: 75.0
Stroke: 92.0
Cubic capaicity: 1994 cc
Maximum power: 185 bhp at 7,200 rpm
Maximum revolutions: 7,800 rpm
Dry weight: 140 Kg.
 
 
 
 
 
From Enrico in the UK
 
 

Maseratisti,

"Maserati-wise", I'm having a very pleasant and surprising Christmas Day.

"Pleasant", but not surprising - I had already told my wife that I wanted one, is the splendid remote controlled Maserati MC12, which is proving to be a great source of amusement on Christmas Day.

Photos later as I'm still playing with it!

But hasn't ended there!

"Surprising", for inside another gift-wrapped package was a "Welcome Kit" from the official Maserati Club - my wife had enrolled me as a member for 2008.

On opening the "Welcome Kit" bag, I discovered a personalised solid silver membership card, a dark blue Maserati Club polo shirt (she had ordered an XXL to be on the safe side), a Maserati Club baseball cap, a really fine pair of Maserati driving gloves and a set of four Maserati Club stickers (two large and two small).

All in all a very satisfactory Christmas chez Enrico's and I can now look forward to attending one, or more, of the club's splendidly organised meetings next year!

 

The Maserati Club "Welcoming Kit"!
 

And I nearly forgot the "Merry", a result of a bottle of 20-year-old Grappa, a present from my son Paolo!

 
 
 
 
 
From Enrico in the UK
 
 

Maseratisti,

I trust you have all enjoyed the Christmas festivities.

Some of you may have wondered about the Maserati Spyder featured on my Christmas card. It is in fact the A6GCS Spyder by Vignale #2049, delivered to Tony Pannavaro on the 30th July 1953. Sadly this model no longer exists - its original bodywork having been destroyed during the 1953 Mille Miglia.

In December 1955, chassis #2049 was subsequently re-bodied with "a Ferrari-type body" by Scaglietti for the then new owner Bruno Franzoni.

#2049 is presently in the hands of an Italian collector.

It's one of my favourite Maseratis and I hope that one day #2049 will be returned to its original form. I am sure it would be an odds-on favourite for the Coppa d'Oro Villa d'Este if it was.

 

A factory photo of the 1953 Maserati A6GCS Spyder by Vignale
 
 
 
 

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