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From RIAM in the USA

It has come to my knowledge that the Maserati collection accumulated by the late Doug Magnon, the most passionate of Maserati enthusiasts and now sadly missed, were offered for auction. The Auction America's sale took place at Santa Monica on June 25-26 2016.

Doug added to his collection a model every Maserati imported into the U.S. from 1951.

Maseratis that went under the hammer at Auction America's Santa Monica sale included:

Lot: 2014
1967 Maserati Quattroporte I (project car)

Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000 - Offered Without Reserve

Sale price: US $16,500

Lot: 2015
1967 Maserati Sebring GT Series II (a project car)

Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000 - Offered Without Reserve

Sale price: US $48,400

Lot: 2017
2005 Maserati Spyder 90th Anniversary Cambiocorsa

Estimate: $35,000 - $40,000 - Offered Without Reserve

Sale price: US $38,500

Lot: 2021
2006 Maserati Gran Sport Victory Cambiocorsa

Estimate: $55,000 - $75,000 - Offered Without Reserve

Sale price: US $57,750

Lot: 2023
1974 Maserati Indy

Estimate: $75,000 - $100,000 - Offered Without Reserve

Sale price: US $85,800

Lot: 2024
1975 Maserati Merak

Estimate: $45,000 - $55,000 - Offered Without Reserve

Sale price: US $49,500

Lot: 2025
1966 Maserati Sebring GT Series II

Estimate: $40,000 - $60,000 - Offered Without Reserve

Sale price: US $123,750

Lot: 2026
1967 Maserati Mistral Coupe

Estimate: $110,000 - $140,000 - Offered Without Reserve

Sale price: US $181,500

Lot: 2027
1980 Maserati Kyalami (a project car)

Estimate: $5,000 - $10,000 - Offered Without Reserve

Sale price: US $28,000

Lot: 2136
1982 Maserati Quattroporte III

Estimate: $4,000 - $8,000 - Offered Without Reserve

Sale price: US $8,910

Lot: 2137
1990 Maserati Biturbo Spyder

Estimate: $4,000 - $8,000 - Offered Without Reserve

Sale price: US $9,240

Lot: 2139
1984 Maserati Quattroporte III (a wrecked, parts car)

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000 - Offered Without Reserve

Sale price: US $2,750

Lot: 2140
1982 Maserati Quattroporte III (the ex-David Carradine car)

Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 8,000 - Offered Without Reserve

Hammer price: US $8,690

Lot: 2142
1980 Maserati Quattroporte III

Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 8,000 - Offered Without Reserve

Sale price: US $11,000

From Newspress in the UK
Restyling and range strategy for a new product experience

The flagship Maserati model is relaunched with an exterior restyling, further refinement for the interior and additional high-tech features. A new range strategy is launched with the introduction of the GranLusso and GranSport trims.


The new Quattroporte GranLusso Version & GTS GranSport

Modena, 13 June 2016 – After three and a half years of unprecedented success in the international markets, the Quattroporte has undergone a substantial restyling that accentuates its elegance without altering its signature Maserati personality.

The restyled Quattroporte, representing the quintessence of Italian sport saloons, will be available from June 2016 and is destined to continue a success story that started in 2013. Since its initial launch, the iconic Maserati flagship model has been delivered to over 24,000 customers in 72 countries.

The exterior of the restyled Quattroporte is recognisable with a new bumper design with matte black profile at the front and the matte black extractor at the rear. The front grille is more pointed and imposing, and it introduces new vertical chrome elements that contrast with the deepness of the shark nose effect. Other distinguishing details of the new Quattroporte are the matte black side skirts and the exterior mirrors, which have been slightly restyled to incorporate new technical elements.

An electrically adjustable Air Shutter has been fitted in the front grille between the air vents and the engine’s radiator. The Air Shutter provides optimal control of the engine’s fluid temperature and, together with the optimization of the new front and rear bumpers, air conveyor and flat bottom, improves the aerodynamic drag of the car by 10%.

The improvements to the interior were introduced to enhance the purity of the model by underlining only the functional parts. This takes place through the clean integration of the new interface elements with the infotainment area and tunnel console.

Specifically, the redesigned central dashboard now accommodates a capacitive high resolution 8.4” screen with multi touch function.

This area is now characterized by a continuous technical element that integrates the screen, new climate control and new drawer in a single seamless design, emphasizing the pure volume composition typical of the Quattroporte.

The central, lower console has also been redesigned and now features a rotary control for volume and function control, a new lid and phone storage compartment. The stylistic approach to these functional elements permits a minimalist design approach for the centre of the dashboard.

The new infotainment system is compatible with both the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring functions.

A new package of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems is available as an option in the new Quattroporte. It includes Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop&Go, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning with Advanced Brake Assist and Automated Emergency Braking. An additional new Surround View Camera is available as an option in combination with the Driver Assistance package.

All Quattroporte cars are now equipped with an Air Quality Sensor, a feature that substantially improves comfort levels for the occupants on-board. This system combines an intelligent sensor and a signal analysis system that calculates the external pollution levels and prevents polluted air and toxic gases from entering the cabin.

GranLusso and GranSport, two distinct new worlds.

Since its beginnings Maserati has represented the perfect blend of luxury and sportiness thanks to its race-bred engineering.


New Quattroporte GranLusso

With the restyling of the flagship Quattroporte, Maserati launches a new range strategy to offer its highly discerning clientele the additional choice of two unique trim options that emphasize the two key pillars of the brand’s DNA: GranLusso and GranSport.

The two highly distinctive trims are available as an upgrade for all Quattroporte V6 powertrain versions (Quattroporte Diesel and Quattroporte S). Both trims will be priced at the same level across the range.

The top of the range version, the Quattroporte GTS, which features the twin-turbo V8, will be available exclusively with either the GranLusso or GranSport trims as part of the standard equipment.


New Quattroporte GTS GranSport

New Quattroporte GTS GranSport

Each trim level was conceived to meet the needs of customers that seek a distinctive and unique product in the executive saloon segment.

GranLusso and GranSport are immediately recognisable thanks to their distinct exterior design and unique interiors.

GranLusso trim

The GranLusso trim reinterprets the concept of luxury in a race-bred engineered luxury saloon by enhancing the exterior finish and improving in-cabin comfort for driver and passengers.

It offers a higher level of luxury using exclusive materials and special features in the finest tradition of Italian craftsmanship.

GranLusso is distinctive for a new front lower fascia design with an elegant floating bridge element and a delicate spoiler, detailed by the chrome bumper finish and the body colour bumper profiles.


New Quattroporte GranLusso

New Quattroporte GranLusso

The profile incorporates side skirts, while on the rear the look is even cleaner, characterized by a sculptured retroreflector and a body coloured spoiler; the exterior look is completed by 20” Mercurio rims and black painted brake calipers.

In the cabin, the soul of the GranLusso is epitomised by the Ermenegildo Zegna Edition interior that features a patented silk fabric, unique in the industry, on the seats, doors, headliner and sun visors; the seat tailoring details and the label behind the sun visors make this version unique and exclusive.


New Quattroporte GranLusso

The cabin ambience is further refined thanks to the exclusive open pore Radica wood on the dashboard and the leather steering wheel with wooden inserts. The trim integrates comfort-oriented equipment like the power foot pedals, the electric rear sunblind, the four-zone air conditioning, the heated rear seat and the extended keyless entry.

GranSport trim

The GranSport trim underscores the sporty character of the Quattroporte while enhancing the aggressive appearance of the car. Thanks to new exterior design cues and interior content that reflect the legendary racing heritage of the Maserati brand.

On the front of the Quattroporte GranSport, the dedicated restyling for the centre and side air intakes improves the cooling function while showcasing an aggressive front area. The lower fascia is linked to the grille with aerodynamic inspired splits. The back is characterized by an evident composition between a centre fuselage and two side pockets that focus the attention on the exhausts. An aggressive black piano spoiler completes the rear view.


New Quattroporte GTS GranSport

New Quattroporte GTS GranSport

The Quattroporte GranSport is fitted with 21” Titano rims and features a glossy black finish on the bumpers, red brake calipers and blue inserts in the front Trident and side Saetta badge as well as blue Tridents on the wheel centres. As an option, the front grille of the GranSport can be ordered in a glossy black finish.


New Quattroporte GranLusso

The interior of the Quattroporte GranSport includes redesigned front and rear seats, with their sculptured profiles, to improve sporty driving performances while a new sport steering wheel, in carbon fibre or full leather, creates a strong identity.

Thanks to the high gloss Piano Black wood trim on the dashboard, the brand new sport seats, the sport steering wheel fitted with aluminium gearshift paddles and the stainless steel sport pedals, the interior of the Quattroporte GranSport guarantees a truly sporty experience.

A further opportunity for customization is available in the form of the optional Exterior Carbon Pack for the GranSport trim, to further enhance the sporty exterior. This pack features external mirrors, door handles and b-pillar cover plus the profile of the front bumper in carbon fibre.

Engine-wise, the Quattroporte remains faithful to its traditions with a very wide range of engines and transmissions starting with the Quattroporte GTS, powered by the immense 530 hp 3.8 litre Ferrari-produced V8 Twin-Turbo with rear wheel drive, capable of a peak torque of 710 Nm and able to propel the car to 310 km/h, accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in a mere 4.7 seconds.

The Quattroporte is also available with the 410 hp 3.0 litre Ferrari-produced V6 Twin-Turbo, with rear wheel drive, the Quattroporte S. At the top of its class with 550 Nm of torque and the 286 km/h top speed, accelerating from 0-100 km/h in 5.1 seconds.

The range is completed by the Quattroporte Diesel; equipped with a 3.0-litre V6 Turbo, it delivers 600 Nm of torque with 275 hp, retaining a top speed of 252 km/h and a quick 0-100 km/h figure of just 6.4 seconds.

All versions of the Quattroporte are fitted with state-of-the-art ZF eight-speed automatic transmission and electronically-controlled Skyhook shock absorbers; with an ideal 50:50 weight distribution and an extensive use of aluminium in the chassis, body and suspension, performance and comfort are again unparalleled.

The New Quattroporte. By Maserati.

Exterior restyling
Cx improved by 10% with the adoption of electric Air Shutter


New Quattroporte GranLusso

New Quattroporte GTS GranSport

New GranLusso trim with individual contents
New GranSport trim with individual contents
New infotainment system with high resolution 8.4” capacitive touch screen
Redesigned central console with rotary knob
Standard Air Quality Sensor on all versions
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems optional package
Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop&Go
Lane Departure Warning
Forward Collision Warning with Advanced Brake Assist
Automated Emergency Braking
Surround View Camera
New Electronic Parking Brake
3.8 V8 petrol version with increased top speed (now 310 km/h)
3.0 V6 petrol version with increased top speed (now 286 km/h for S version)
3.0 V6 diesel version with increased top speed (now 252 km/h for 275 hp - 242 km/h for 250 hp)

The new Quattroporte MY17 is now available to order in the UK.

Text and photos courtesy of Maserati

From Jacques in France

"Hi Enrico,

It's always a pleasure to go to Monaco for the Historic GP. First it's close to home and easy to get to by train, also, on Friday morning the paddock is open to the public and during the afternoon, and seats are free for practice !

Great. So many wonderful cars, I only did a few pictures Maseratis cars. See others on the programme:

What a day !

I hope you will enjoy these pictures (more to come in another email).

Best regards,






1958 Maserati 250 F ("Piccolo")

1958 Maserati 250 F ("Piccolo")

1958 Maserati 250 F ("Piccolo")

1959 Maserati 250 F

1959 Maserati 250 F

1959 Maserati 250 F

1954 Maserati 250 F

1954 Maserati 250 F

1954 Maserati 250F ("Interim")

1954 Maserati 250F ("Interim")

1954 Maserati 250F ("Interim")

1956 Maserati 250F

1955 Maserati 150S/200S

1955 Maserati 150S/200S

1955 Maserati 150S/200S

1955 Maserati 300S

1955 Maserati 300S

1955 Maserati 300S

1955 Maserati 300S

1955 Maserati 300S


And here are some photos from Motors TV:













From Marcello in Italy

"Hi Enrico,

Thought I'd send you a recent photo of my Maserati 320s #*001*, the only original example in existence, outside our Modena workshop, and I'm proud and happy to say it's part of my Maserati collection.

Best regards,

Marcello Candini."



Maserati's surprise at the Geneva Motor Show 2001


The Maserati concept-car project known as the 320S was developed with the technical collaboration of Sparco and the styling by Italdesign Giugiaro and embodies various themes that will feature heavily in the future of the Marque.

One of the most important of these regards the development of racing cars for single-marque customer races, with respect to which the 320S aims to propose new ideas for the future, while being inspired by the tradition of the Maserati racing cars of the past.
The 320S also heralds Maserati's return to the United States, a market where the Marque will soon be present, and where it enjoyed a great racing past, a fact underlined by the car's light blue and white livery, in the tradition of the Maseratis that raced and won in the U.S.A. in the past.
And finally, the 320S, although it is still in the concept stage, offers a preview of the future Maserati Spider, with its open body and wheelbase that is shorter than that of the 3200 GT Coupé.

From a stylistic viewpoint, the 320S, which is the result of meticulous development by Fabrizio Giugiaro at Italdesign Giugiaro, stands out in particular for the design of the upper part of the body, which has a 'barchetta' type solution, with a small winscreen limited to the area in front of the driver, and a visible roll-over bar with aerodynamic fairing in the rear.
The passenger side is closed and faired, without a seat. These styling features, plus the single central rearview mirror, echo the best Maserati sports cars of the past, models like the 200, the 300S, the 450S and in particular the Tipo 60/61 'Birdcage'.

We have already mentioned that the wheelbase is shorter than that of the Coupé (by about 220 mm), measuring 2440 mm, and this too will be a distinctive feature of the styling of the future Maserati Spider.
Other characteristic elements of the bodywork are, in the lower part, some modifications to the aerodynamic profiles, particularly on a level with the wing on the rear bumper, which is lower down and fitted with a supplementary nolder to increase the vertical load to the rear.

Where the engineering is concerned, this is borrowed from the 3200 GT Coupé (90° V8 turbo engine, with a capacity of 3.2-litres and a power output of 370 bhp at 6,250 rpm), combined with a manual mechanical gearbox, offering 6 speeds and reverse.

In view of the car's intended use on the racing circuit, significant changes were made to the braking system (with the adoption of racing brakes, 355x32 mm discs at the front, and 310x28 mm discs at the rear), to the suspension (special, stiffer springs, ground-hugging trim and adjustable racing dampers), and to the wheels, which are mounted at the limits of the wheel housings (9.5x18 at the front and 10.5x18 at the rear), with Michelin slick tyres.

The safety features were developed by Sparco and include an arc roll-over bar (with door diagonals and protection of the steering wheel area), rapid petrol filler cap on both sides, an automatic fire extinguisher system that meets FIA 2001 specifications and a battery cut-out switch, plus the racing seat made of composite materials and the 6-point seat harness. The cab interior designed with racing in mind, and is therefore extremely essential: all the panelling of the production coupé was removed as well as the climate control system and all the controls and components that are not necessary on the race track. The outfit is completed by digital instrumentation, Sparco racing steering wheel and pedals, starter button and racing switches.

The kerb weight, (excluding petrol) of the 320S is approximately 1,300 kg.

This watercolour by Andy Danks captures Stirling Moss driving the Team Camoradi Tipo 61 'Birdcage' to victory at the Cuban Grand Prix in 1960

Fabrizio Giugiaro in the Maserati 320S at the Variano de'Melegari circuit
Photo courtesy of of Italdesign-Giugiaro.

Maserati's partners in the 320S project are:

Italdesign Giugiaro: designed and built the Maserati Concept car 320S. The starting point of this one-off project was the 3200 GT Coupé which was designed by the same hand - Giorgetto Giugiaro - and launched in the second half of 1998.

Sparco: when fitting out the new 320S concept car, Maserati turned to Sparco, one of the world's leading companies specialising in technical and safety equipment - including seats, helmets, steering wheels, fire-proof racing suits and fire extinguisher systems - in the motor sports field, with lengthy experience in thje field of Formula 1, the World Rally Championship and the CART and NASCAR Championships in the USA. An Italian company, Sparco is based in Borgaro near Turin.

Michelin: for the past three years, Maserati's official tyre supplier has collaborated with the company's Master Gt driving courses for clients at the Variano de' Melegari track. The Concept-car 320S is fitted with Michelin racing slicks: 24/64 R18 front: 27/68 R18 rear.

My thanks Sig. Aurelio Sportelli of Sparco for granting me permission to use these images.

You can visit the new SPARCO web site by clicking HERE.

All images on this page are the sole copyright of Sparco.

A foreign tribute stamp issued by Kalmykia (a small Russian Republic) with a stunning image of the 320S.
This stamp measures 1 ¼" x 1 ½".




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