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Maserati 250F
by David McKinney

Published by The Crowood Press Ltd - 2003

At last a decent book on a Maserati at a sensible price!

A comprehensive history of this fabulous race car in unprecedented detail and fully illustrated with many period photographs. Chapter covering the 250F car by car.

Topics covered: Complete history of 250F Full details of championship and non-championship racing Club racing and activity in the Americas and Australasia Complete chassis listings and Index. The portrait format book has 190 pages and measures 250 mm x 195 mm.

The Maserati 250F was one of the most beautiful and successful racing cars of the 1950s, and one of the most famous racing cars of all time. Driven in its heyday by great drivers including Stirling Moss and Juan Manuel Fangio, and today the star of many historic race meetings, the 250F has iconic status.

 
 

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OSCA La rivincita dei Maserati
by Luigi Orsini and Franco Zagari

Published by Giorgio Nada Editore srl 1989

A well written book detailing the history of the marque set up by the Maserati brothers on their departure from 'Maserati'. The book opens with a preface by Carlo Maserati. Technical specification and photos of all OSCAs. Some truly historic photos of the cars in action and a comprehensive list of racing successes from 1948 to 1970. An interesting chapter listing the owners and drivers which includes some notable 'piloti'.

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Maserati Buyer's Guide First Edition
by Richard Crump and Rob de la Rive Box

Published by Motorbooks International 1984

A paperback publication listing and illustrating all Maserati road cars from the 1946 A6/1500 to the 1982-1983 Biturbos and competition cars from 1947-1965. A price guide for 1984 (sadly out of date) and a list of recommended books for the Maserati enthusiast.

 
 

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Maserati Buyer's Guide First Edition
by Richard Crump and Rob de la Rive Box

Published by Motorbooks International 1984

Yet another edition of this informative paperback publication listing and illustrating all Maserati road cars from the 1946 A6/1500 to the 1982-1983 Biturbos and competition cars from 1947-1965. A price guide for 1984 (sadly out of date) and a list of recommended books for the Maserati enthusiast.

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Maserati Buyer's Guide Second Edition
by Richard Crump and Rob de la Rive Box

Published by Motorbooks International 1989

A paperback publication listing and illustrating all Maserati road cars from the 1946 A6/1500 to the 1982-1989 Biturbos and competition cars from 1947-1965. A price guide for 1989 (sadly out of date) and a list of recommended books for the Maserati enthusiast.

 
 

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Maserati Selenia Ghibli Open Cup
by Adolfo Orsi and Raffaele Gazzi

Produced by Maserati SpA 1996

A 24 page landscape booklet containing full reports on the 1995 Maserati Ghibli Open Cup series. The booklet gives full classified results and a brief summary of the races at Imola, Mugello, Helsinki, Nürburgring, Zandvoort, Donington, Estoril and Magny Cours. Many action photos and photos of the cars and drivers with a detailed technical specification of the 'Ghibli Open Cup'.

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Rivista Maserati No 1
by Various Contributors

Published by Giorgio Nada 1998

The first issue of a Maserati magazine launched in the latter half of 1998. The magazine proudly displays the merits of the new 3200GT and has an interesting article on the 3500GT. Some interesting photographs from the Maserati Archives including one of the original factory in Bologna.

 
 

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Rivista Maserati No 2
by Various Contributors

Published by Giorgio Nada 1999

Issue number two contains articles on the 3200GT (automatic), the amazing Tipo 61 'Birdcage', the Master GT Maserati driving school and a description of the collector's item the 'Archivio Maserati'.

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Rivista Maserati No 3
by Various Contributors

Published by Giorgio Nada 1999

Issue number three carries, by way of a change, another article on the 3200GT. There's a beautifully illustrated article on the Tipo 250F and a look at the library of a 'Maserati Lover' - Dott. Adolfo Orsi.

 
 

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Rivista Maserati No 4
by Various Contributors

Published by Giorgio Nada 2000

Issue number four contains articles on the Maseratis at Monterey 2000, the V8 engine of the 3200GT, Maserati motorcycles and the Maserati 3200GT's successful 'Canada 10,000' long distance rally. One of the participating cars car be seen in the foreground of the cover photograph.

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MASERATI - The History
by Jürgen Lewandowski and other contributors

Published by Maserati SpA 2001

This book was published to commemorate the official launch of the new Maserati Spyder at the Frankfurt Motor Show of 2001.

Three is also an edition with text in German and French.

The hard-backed book, no dust jacket, gives the brief history of a selection of Maserati Spyders through the years, models like the A6/G 2000 GT Frua Spyder, the 150 GT Spyder, the 3500 GT Frua Spyder, the 3500 GT Vignale Spyder, the Mistral Spyder, the Ghibli Spyder, the Biturbo Spyder and the new Maserati Spyder.

It also contains the answer to the question "Why Spyder?" and to find that out you'll have to read the book!

 

MASERATI COUPÉ - The History
by Jürgen Lewandowski

Published by Maserati SpA 2002

This book was published to commemorate the official launch of the new Maserati Coupé at the Detroit Motor Show of 2002.

There are editions with text in Italian, English, German and French.

The hard-backed book, no dust jacket, gives the brief history of the fabulous Sports Coupés produced by Maserati Spyders through the years, models like the A6 Pinin Farina, A6GCS Berlinetta by Pinin Farina, the A6G 54 by Zagato, the A6G 54 by Allemano, the 450 S Zagato, the 3500 GT, the 5000 GT Allemano, the Sebring 1a serie, the Sebring 2a serie, the Mistral, the the Mexico, the Ghibli, the Simun, the Indy, the Bora, the Khamsin, the Kyalami, the Biturbo, the Karif, the Shamal and the 3200GT. Surprisingly the Ghibli is omitted!

140 pages with many colour photographs of design details and a brief specitechnical fication of each model. Recommended!

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"Passione auto" - MASERATI

by Various Contributors.

Published by Editoriale Domus 2004

A hardback book with dust cover in portrait format covering the story of Maserati by models from the Tipo 26 to the present day Quattroporte.

Although the text is in Italian, there are many interesting photos from the Factory's and Quattroruote's archives. Excellent value!!!

 

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OSCA Ferrari Maserati a San Luca

by Carlo Dolcini

Published by Patron Editore 2004

This book covers three years of the Bologna - San Luca hill climb. During those years the race was won by Maserati, OSCA and Ferrari. Introduction by Giuliano Cane, this book contains 208 pages. Pages 1-43 are text, pages 44-208 include many interesting b&w photographs.

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Although the text is in Italian, there's very little of it and the book is crammed full of photographs, most of which I have never seen before. Well worth adding to your Maserati library!!!

 

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Maserati - 'Ultimate Cars'

by Jill C Wheeler

Published by Abdo Publishing Co. 2004

The Ultimate Cars series introduces young readers to six classic sports cars. This exciting series details the history of these great cars and their makers.

Readers will learn which car is fastest, which has won the most races, how the cars are designed and built, and the challenges designers face trying to make them go even faster. Full-color photos of each new model year illustrate the changing look of these popular cars.

This portrait format children's book contains 32 pages, and measures 6¾ ins x 7¾ ins.

 
 
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MASERATI 90 Years of Italian History

by Decio Giulio, Riccardo Carugati
and Elisabetta Marsano

Published by Electa Mondadori 2004

>Defining history of Maserati, already historical because the Preface is by the long-sacked Martin Leach!

Hard cover in dark blue cloth with dust jacket. Contains 176 pages, 29cm x 26cm.

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This book is in ENGLISH and is a good translation. It seeks to place the whole history of Maserati in the broader context of Italian history, with lots of additional style and design icon illustrations and photos. However not at the expense of any cars - every single model from the beginning is here.

"During the euphoria and novelty thal denoted the beginning of the twentieth century in Italy, while the Futurists acclaimed speed, Balla analyzed the history of various dynamic manifestations, and Boccioni painted works that gave shape to the criteria of simultaneousness, Alfieri, Ettore and Ernesto Maserati founded their workshop in Bologna.

They would later move to Modena in permanent premises and produce automobiles that would he among the most beautiful and famous in the world.

It was 1914 and it was immediately clear that the DNA of the three brothers was dominated by their passion for engines. The first World War caused a halt in the evolutionary process of the company, and it was only in the Twenties that the engines began revving again on the test benches. The first car with the Trident logo appeared in 1926. It was the Tipo 20. These were the years of Tazio Nuvolari, of the great road races, from the Targa Florio to the Mille Miglia.

Over time the project was reinvented again and again, from racing circuit models to those that gave a greater thrill and were designed for driving on roads and highways. The Maserati myth continued and became stronger. The Trident models were unequalled. They were beyond the competition, faithful to their identifying marque, combining a racing heartbeat with the excellence of Italian design, identified by Pietro Frua and Pinin Farina to Giorgetto Giugiaro. The story of the Maserati adventure, from the twentieth century to this day, and the racing models, the Coupes, the Spyders, the Quattroporte are like shooting stars among the most important events of this 'short century'. In the history of the twentieth century Maserati is the story of a myth, a legend."

 
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Italian Racing Red

By Karl Ludvigsen

Published by Ian Allan Ltd 2008

Ferrari is the quintessential bearer of Rosso Corsa, Italian Racing Red, in the 21st Century. Rightly so, because Ferrari Grand Prix cars have represented Italy in Formula 1 racing since the World Championship was established in 1950. But as Karl Ludvigsen explains in this stunning new book, there is much more to Rosso Corsa than Ferrari.

In the sport's early years the power to reckon with was Fiat, who also set the pace after World War I. Then a feisty newcomer, Alfa Romeo, carried the Italian flag alongside, the Maserati brothers into the 1930s. Two racing drivers, Felice Nazzaro and Vincenzo Lancia, created their own car marques, one of which stormed into prominence in the 1950s.

Italian drivers were to the fore with Tazio Nuvolari, Achille Varzi, Nino Farina, Gigi Villoresi and father and son Antonio and Alberto Ascari. Great races such as the Targo Florio and Mille Miglia, and the iconic circuit Monza, hosted many titanic battles. From Ferrari to Maserati, the Italians have certainly held a prime position in world motor racing. These colourful contestants and many others come to life in the pages of this fabulous volume which are redolent with all the glamour and excitement of fast Italian cars and drivers!

Produced in hardback portrait format with 176 pages (250 x 250mm).

 
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Classic Car Auction
2008-2009 Yearbook

by Adolfo Orsi and Raffaele Gazzi

Published by Historica Selecta srl 2009

Beautifully produced book by the same authors, Adolfo Orsi and Raffaele Gazzi, who from 1994 to 2008 edited twelve volumes of the renowned "Classic Car Auctions Bolaffi Calalogue" and the "Hagerty's Classic Car Auction 2006-2008 Yearbook".

This book covers the last auction season, from 1st August 2008 to 31st July 2009. It includes chassis numbers, estimates, hammer prices, and where necessary pertinent details on certain models. If you want to know the prices being realised at auction for your classic Maserati or any other classic car, you need look no further than this book.

Hardback with in portrait format (30.5 x 24.5 cm), contains over 280 pages with many colour and black and white images.

Sponsored by Credit Suisse, this book is sensibly priced.

And believe me, at that price it's a well worth it!!

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Track Tests
Sports Cars

by Michael Bowler

Published by Hamlyn 1981

This book contains track tests on the following sports racers; Maserati 300S, 450S, Tipo 61 and Tipo 65 - Lago Talbot - Frazer Nash - BMW - Ferrari 225S, 250GT & GTO - Jaguar C Type and D Type - Lister Jaguar - HWM Jaguar - Aston Martin DBR1 and Project 212 - Lotus 15 = Lola Mk 1 and T70 - AC Cobra - Cooper Monaco - Porsche 906 and 917 - Ford GTs and Mirages.

First published in 1981, this hardback book in portrait format with dust cover (220 x 285 mm) containing 144 pages and over 100 photographs in colour and B/W. illustrations.

 

 
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MASERATI:
Geschichte, Technik, Typen, Sport - 4th edition

by Jürgen Lewondowski

Published by Motorbuch Verlag 2008

This book is the updated fourth edition of Jürgen Lewondowski's informative history of Maserati's road and race cars.

First published in 1982, then in 1988 and again in 1994, it is one of the original books written that were devoted to Casa del Tridente. Until the resurgence of interest in Maserati in recent times, there were very few books written on our favoured marque, and I believe it's worth owning for that reason alone.

A hardback book in portrait format (185 x 253 mm) containing 512 pages and numerous new illustrations.

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