I Capolavori della Maserati
"An artist's journey through the Maserati roll of masterpieces"

Prints courtesy of Dr George Lipperts.

This is an exclusive gallery of coloured drawings by the renown Dutch motoring illustrator

Rens Biesma

Thanks to Dr. George Lipperts, a genuine Maserati enthusiast and collector, I am able to take you on a magical journey through the Maserati production years with some of the wonderful creations of the Maserati Carrozzieri  through the unique artistic talents of Rens Biesma.

SET E - Maserati Road Cars 'Series I' (9 Prints)

The Tipo 101 - The 3500GT by Touring

The Tipo 101/10 - The 3500GTIS Sebring (series I) by Vignale

Despite the efforts of many Italian coachbuilders including Allemano, Frua and Bertone, it was Carrozzeria Touring who produced the most successful design for the 3500 GT when it was first unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in the Spring of 1957.

In 1963, Maserati turned to Vignale, who was responsible for the spyder version of the 3500 GT, for the successor to the 3500 GT, the Sebring series I.

The Tipo 101/10 - The 3500GTIS Sebring (series II) by Vignale

The Tipo 109 - The Mistral Coupé by Frua

The series II Sebring, with minor frontal design changes, was introduced in 1965.

In 1963 Maserati introduced the classic Mistral Coupé, arguably one of Pietro Frua best works.

The Tipo 112 - The Mexico by Vignale

The Tipo 115 - The Ghibli Coupé by Ghia

In response to customer demands for a roomier 2+2 two-door sports coupé, Maserati turned to Vignale. His design the Mexico was first shown in prototype form at the Turin Motor in 1965.

The 1966 Turin Motor Show saw the arrival of a true classic in design. The work of Giorgetto Giugiaro whilst in the employ of Ghia, the Ghibli is one of the all-time great sports coupés.

The Tipo 116 - The Indy by Vignale

The Tipo 117 - The Bora by Giugiaro

With the production of the Quattroporte coming to an end, Maserati needed an alternate four-seater. Vingnale's Indy filled the void with this stylish yet spacious sports coupé.

It was to Ital Design and the unique talents of Giorgetto Giugiaro that Maserati turned to for its first rear-engined production car. The stunning Bora was first shown at the Geneva Motor Show in 1971.

The Tipo 122 - The Merak by Giugiaro

The Paris Motor Show of 1972 saw another beauty from Giugiaro, the Merak. Often referred to as the Bora's little sister, the Merak stands its own ground in the 'looks' department.

SET F - The Maserati Road Cars 'Series II' (9 Prints)

The Tipo 120 - The Khamsin

The Tipo 129 - The Kyalami

First shown at the Paris Motor Show in 1972, the Khamsin went into production in 1974. Designed by Marcello Gandini, the coachwork was by Bertone.

The De Tomaso era brought about the Kyalami, for in reality it's a rebodied De Tomaso Longchamp. On public view for the first time at the Turin Motor Show in 1976, the Kyalami was designed by Frua in Turin.

The Tipo 107 - The Quattroporte

The Tipo 107/A - The Quattroporte

This elegant four-door sports saloon with coachwork by Frua first appeared at Turin Motor Show of 1963.

In 1965 Maserati produced a restyled version to coincide with the installation of the larger 4.7-litre V8 engine.

The Tipo 123 - The Quattroporte II

The Tipo 330 - The Quattroporte III

Citroen, the then owners of Maserati, turned to Carrozzeria Bertone for the new Quattroporte II. Only five cars were built so this might be the only view you'll get of one!

The 1966 Turin Motor Show saw the arrival of a true classic in design. The work of Giorgetto Giugiaro whilst in the employ of Ghia, the Ghibli is one of the all-time great sports coupés.

The 1995 Ghibli GT

The 1994 Quattroporte IV

In the words of Andy Heywood, quote: "I feel the Ghibli II is what the Biturbo should have been all along." An elegant in-house design inspired by Gandini's 'Shamal'. The Ghibli Granturismo is one of Maserati's most elegant designs - but then again I would say that, I drive one!

The resurrection of a Maserati four-door saloon gave Gandini the opportunity to produce one of the most stylish saloons of the Nineties, the Quattroporte IV.

The 1999 3200GT

Ferrari's ownership of Maserati has brought about new changes and a drift away from the 'twin-turbo' concept. But before it left us altogether Giugiaro at Ital Design gave us the beautiful 3200 GT. Stylish bodywork and twin-turboed V8 power meant that this eventful era ended on a very high note indeed! This car is an excellent example of Maserati - La Riscossa!


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