20k: My Maserati Does 185: 2002 Maserati Coupé GT 6-spd

The Giorgetto Giugiaro (of ItalDesign fame) designed Maserati Coupé was a product of a time when the prancing horse (Ferrari) held the reigns at the home of Poseidon’s trident (Maserati). The Coupé used a Ferrari designed engine and was sold for less than the cheapest Ferrari – more of a competitor to the base model Porsche 911.  We’ve been counting the hours before these hit DT prices and then is now.  Find this 2002 Maserati Coupé GT 6-spd for sale in Marina, CA for $20,000 via craigslist. Tip from Kaibeezy.

The Maserati Coupé is a good looking vehicle from any angle, but it may be difficult to tell with the 16 bit pictures taken on an ancient flip phone camera.  The Coupé comfortably seats 4 adults and is very close in size to the Jaguar XKR

The Ferrari/Maserati designed engine under the hood is a 4.2 liter V8 that puts out 390 horsepower and 330 ft-lbs of torque when installed in the Maserati.  The same engine was also used in Ferrari’s F430 sports car, but the Ferrari version has a flat-plane crank while the Maserati version uses a crossplane crank.  The result is that the Maserati sounds good, but doesn’t have the characteristic flat-plane wail of the Ferrari.

The inside of the Maserati reveals a manual transmission, but the low-res example included in the advertisement are clearly a stock photo from some other source and not taken by the seller.  It still looks like a great place to do your daily commute.

 See a better screaming V8 powered late model Italian? email us here: tips@dailyturismo.com