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The Trident on the
front grille of an A6G/54
You can click on some pictures for a better view!!

From Chris in The Netherlands

"Hi Enrico,

First of all, congratulations for your website, it must be the best one out there, certainly that I know of…

I like to ask you a question, about corrosion inside the engine of a 2.24V.

I have read that the aluminium block has aluminium liners treated with NiGuSil (Nickel, Guzzi, Silicone) and would like to know if that is going to rust in any way, i.e. if exposed for a long time to moisture and so on…. Thoough, I’m not sure if this is the case for all surfaces, but I am only interested in the portions involving air, gasoline and combustion, so the ones exposed to the elements that are to be burnt (certainly intake manifold, combustion chambers and exhaust system). Of that last one I know is not, as my exhaust is fully rusted, but that one is the easiest to obviate, with coatings, plating, or plain stainless-steel replacement.

The reason I ask, is that I saw some (hundreds of…) videos on You Tube of people using Hydrogen to reduce pollution and increase mileage, and like to do so too. An even more incredible theory says that you wouldn’t even need the hydrogen, and that the car would feed from the ions in “ionized water” and in fact burn just plain air (Joe’s Cell).

But there are actually people selling these things on the internet (scam?).

For good results on EFI (injection) engine, it is also necessary to adjust the timing (for implosion instead of explosion) and to “fool” the ECU in some way so it is not going to feed more gasoline as it senses high contents of O2 at the lambda sonde, but you may have a suggestion for that too…

As a matter of fact, theoretically it sounds good, and even a 25% - 40% reduction in emissions and gasoline usage will do great for my 5-7l/100Km thirsty 2.24V…

I hope I’m not making you crazy with this story, but really like to have your opinion in applying this things to my car, and maybe which one of them all…?

Believe me, you certainly know that having such a car is very expensive, left or right, especially if you really drive daily as I do. One major problem is that already, I am not allowed to drive downtown Amsterdam, as my car is not complying with the emission norms as recently changed by the law.

Moreover, lately I fell kind of guilty about, especially because (reading about all that…) I discover that the fuel efficiency, especially with a catalysator, is so low, less then 20% typically, which means we just throw away most of it, and gasoline is primarily used to cool the combustion process. From the very moment that all the special mixes arose, I use Shell V-Power, which is even more expensive, but I thought that was good for my car and the environment, it seems is not… The day that Maserati makes a clean car, I will be the first in line to buy one, but until then, I hope I can keep mine running as long as I can, even if it costs me lot in transformation.

Second, between thinking about, and doing it for real, can be a long leap… if you would answer my question, I would appreciate, as either way I will have to stop using the car at all, for the reason mentioned above. and that would be a big loss for me. Just tell me if the engine or the valves will rust excessively: what are they made off, and where can I find stainless steel replacements?

Thank you for your time and effort.



"Fellow Maseratisti,

If there are any technically minded enthusiasts out there who may have some pertinent information concerning Chris' question, please let us know.

Your information will be extremely useful to us all.

My understanding is the the valves are NOT sodium filled, but are made of a special steel.

I know of a Gh2 litre Ghibli engine that was stripped at 200,000 Km and showed no signs of excessive wear or corrosion.

If the car is used fairly regularly, there should be no problems. Problems will arise if the car is left unused for lengthy periods, a year or more, and moisture finds its way into the engine.

The 2 litre engine has a block made of aluminium with aluminium liners treated with Nigusil, not a coating. The 2.5 and 2.8 engine has aluminium blocks but were fitted with cast iron liners.

If I am wrong on this point, please don't hesitate to correct me.


From Daniel in France

"Dear Enrico,

I have had the chance to be the 'pilot' of the next press release video for Maserati Europe of the Gran Turismo S, maybe you are interested to publish some of the shots of the filming ?

If you need any higher resolution, please let me know I will forward a video soon.

My daily drive is a Quattroporte Series 1 from 1968.

Greetings from Paris,
















"I have just found two photos from last year's event at Spa where I had the opportunity to meet with Prag (in his white Quattroporte III).

Maria Teresa de Filippis explained, watching my daughter Luisa playing with our remote control Quattroporte, that touching Maseratis at a young age can lead to 'interesting' but as well dangerous careers.

I always appreciate your website a lot.

Greetings from Paris,



Co-drivers: Luisa and Maria Teresa
take on the remote control Quattroporte

Maria Teresa de Filippis at home in a Maserati 250F!
From Newspress in the UK



The latest addition to Maserati’s official dealer network, Nick Whale Maserati, celebrates the arrival of Maserati’s latest and most powerful flagship saloon, the Quattroporte S, alongside the ultimate expression of Maserati’s sportiness, the GranTurismo S, at their recently-opened site in Bromsgrove, Birmingham.

Nick Whale is the new official Maserati dealership for the Birmingham region and the Midlands. The current site has undergone a £250,000 make-over and will move to state-of-the-art, multi-million pound premises in the Solihull area in 2010. As of today, customers from the Midlands will be able to test drive and order both the new Quattroporte S and Quattroporte models together with their coupé relations: the GranTurismo and the GranTurismo S. A wide range of approved pre-owned Maseratis are also available at the site.

Maserati’s Managing Director, Andrea Antonnicola, said: ‘We are delighted to welcome Nick Whale into the Maserati official dealer network. This facility will provide an excellent service to our Midlands based clientele.’

Nick Whale Maserati is at: 492 Birmingham Road, Marlbrook, B61 0HS.

Telephone: +44 (0)121 445 3020

To locate the nearest Maserati Dealership/Service Centre visit
or call the Maserati Info Centre on 0800 064 6468.


The Maserati GranTurismo and Quattroporte

The strikingly beautiful GranTurismo S in Bianco Fuji!
From Gert in Belgium

"Hi Enrico,

Here are some photos about an event we visited last weekend - Auto Moto Italia 2008.

At the event off course some fine examples of vintage and modern Maseratis!

A very rare Khamsin Prototipo II, the second Khamsin made and in this case with matching numbers! Also there was the Shamal auctioned in Antwerp a few years ago ... still with only 6.000km on the clock.

Also present a nice Spyder and impressive Quattroporte Sport GT, and last but not least two restoration projects.

At the parking place: Ghibli, Quattroporte IV, 3200GT and a Spyder with the Vintage Kit.



Maserati Mexico

Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT

Maserati Shamal

Maserati Spyder Vintage

Maserati Sebring 2a serie in the early stages of restoration

Maserati Sebring 2a serie in the later stages of restoration

Maserati Khamsin Prototype

Maserati Ghibli GT

Maserati Quattroporte Seicilindri

Maserati 3200 GT

Maserati Spyder
From David in Spain

"Hi Enrico,

First of all, immense thanks for existing, and bringing to earth such a site as yours.

I do not want to bother you. I am David from Spain. I am searching for pictures of the Chubasco, shown at the event called "Modena Terra di Motori" either in 2001 or 2002, I am not sure. It was shown along with a Bugatti propotype and a yellow car nearby - and those two other cars are of great interest to me too.

As an amateur illustrator, I attach an old drawing by me of the Chubasco, which might you like.

Immense thanks for your kind help and patience.



From Gary in The Netherlands


My name is Gary, I'm from The Netherlands, and I adore Maseratis.

My fatherv once had a car business named Auto Modena in Dokkum and Grand Turismo in Leeuwarden, here in The Netherlands, selling Maserati Bitubos like.... the 2.24v., Spyder, Racing, Ghibli and Merak.

When I was younger, I liked to come with my dad to the company and wash the Maseratis, Lancias and Feraris, somtimes helping the mechanics.

My dad quit the business and he has two Maseratis left, a red Maserati Spyder and a black Maserati 2.24v.

We want to customize one of the two Maseratis.



Gary's design for his proposed customization!

The standard Biturbo Spyder
From Ricky in Tenerife

"Hi Enrico,

Today at last my car is at home. Tomorrow I will send you best pictures !!! Also I will do a new video riding !

Bye for now.






"Best photos from it is finished!









From Jim in New Zealand


Three years late are the photos of my Maserati Biturbo, one of the best cars I have driven, makes me wonder about the knockers sanity.

Please note a couple of stablemates as well. Really enjoy your page thanks.




From Enrico in the UK


Recommended synthetic engine oils for Biturbo Era Maseratis. They're not cheap, but they are the BEST!!"


Selenia Racing Oil 10W/60

Castrol Edge Sport 10W/60

Shell Helix Ultra Racing 10W/60
From Jacques in Tunisia

Ciao Maseratisti,

Readers of these pages will have been following with interest the restoration of Jacques' Ghibli Spyder, which is presently nearing completion. In the meantime he has sent me these interesting photos of his other passion, a BMW 700 LS Luxus, taken during a recent 500 Km trip to Tunisia.

"Bonjour à tous,

Je vous souhaite d'être tous bien rentrés dans vos cases et d'y avoir retrouvé votre intime environnement, enfants et factures ordinaires.

Les sceptiques du cinquième kilomètre à TUNIS confesseront que la 700 Luxus n'a pas bronché par la suite. Pour les curieux de l'auto, je vous joins le site du Professeur français qui vous explique tout, tout sur la 700:

Bons clics.

Si vous avez des photos particulières de la 7OO lors de cet agréable voyage en Tunisie et lorsque vous avez le temps, je vous remercie de m'en envoyer.

Amitiés à tous,








From Maurizio in Japan

"Dear fellow Maseratisti,

A couple of months ago, a friend of mine (with an Alfa Romeo 156 SW GTA) and I went to the Umihotaru service station, in the middle of Tokyo Bay, to take some night shots of our cars.

Here is a brief slide show, which I hope you'll enjoy:

Long live the Trident,

Maurizio - Maserati Club of Japan Member."

From Philippe in Belgium

"Certo Enrico,

Ti mandero tutte le mie foto presi al 5° Memorial Marco Turci 2008 su un CD.

Questo e l'indirezzo per vedere le foto a Imola....

A presto,



Davide Zaccarelli - Event Organiser

Philippe with Sig Valentino Balboni

Philippe at home in a Lamborghini Miurcelago

Sig Fabio Lamborghini
Director of the Museo Ferruccio Lamborghini at Dosso (FE).

Philippe with Sig Fabio Lamborghini

Lamborghini LM004 - Fully armed!



Lamborghini Diablo GT2





Ducati and friends!

The Lamborghini Museum

Lamborghini P 140 Prototype by Gandini

Lamborghini Miura Concept

Lamborghini Reventon

Lamborghini "Silhouette"

Lamborghini Muira

Lamborghini Miurcelago

De Tomaso Guara Coupe

Lamborghini Diablo GTR Le Mans

Maserati 2.24v.

Maserati Spyder 3a serie

Ferrari at Maranello

Ferrari 360 Modena static model

Maserati 3200 GT outside the official Maserati showroom

Philippe and Charles ouside the Maserati factory

Maserati Shamal

Maserati GranSport

Philippe with Sig Manicardi

Maserati GranTurismo MC Concept

De Tomaso Panteras

De Tomaso Panteras

Maserati Quattroporte III

Maserati Ghibli Open Cup Evo

Ferrari F1 car in the pits

Maserati Ghibli Open Cup Evo

De Tomaso Pantera GTS

De Tomaso V8 engine

Maserati Indy

De Tomaso Pantera GTS

Maseratis at Imola

Maseratis at Imola

De Tomaso Guara and Maserati Ghibli Open Cup

De Tomaso Mangusta

Maserati Quattroporte III ...

... tows Maserati Ghibli Open Cup!

Maserati 2.24v. engine

Maserati Quattroporte III

Maserati Shamal

De Tomaso Pantera GTS V8 engine

Ghibli Open Cup Evo

Ferrari 360 Modena

Ghibli Open Cup Evo

Ghibli Open Cup Evo

Giuseppe chats with a fellow enthusiast

René with the De Tomaso Guara

Antica FOMA Prosciuttificio

Maserati on tow!

De Tomaso

De Tomaso Guara Coupe

Bugatti EB 110

Maserati 3500GT

Pagani Zonda

Maserati Merak 2000

Maserati Merak 2000

Maserati Merak 2000

Jo from Belgium arrived in his Spyder

Aldo and Charles by the Ghibli Cup

Maserati 228i

Maserati 228i

Maserati Indy

Maserati Indy

Maserati Biturbo S

Maserati Biturbo S

Maserati Ghibli Cup

De Tomaso Pantera

Philippe and friends!
From Hector in Mexico

"Ciao Maseratisti,

I spotted this very nice looking 4.2 litre 1967 Maserati Mexico #AM112*106* for sale on eBay, and couldn't resist asking the owner for his permission to publish his photographs. I'm delighted to tell you, he said yes.

Thank you Hector!



"Hello Enrico,

I hope you are doing well.

Thank you for the note. Of course, I would be proud to have my Mexico in your website. Please go ahead.

Very best regards,



























For further details please go to - Item number: 140276754833

From Enrico in the UK

"Dear Maseratisti,

Following many months of research, I have compiled a Master Reference binder for all Maserati owners. Inside this binder you will find 'solutions' to all your Maserati related problems.

If you are having problems with your 'Check Engine' light, difficulty with your throttle response, have fuel delivery problems, are plagued with electrical problems, or any other kind of problem, don't hesitate to contact me for your red binder. I am sure it will help you through your issues.


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