Almost A Ferrari: 2001 Maserati Coupe

So, you want a Ferrari, but you don’t want to pay the expensive buy-in.  You could buy a Fiero with a body kit or build your own 250TR, but with all that clanging and banging, people are going to think you are trying to bust El Chapo out of prison, or are being visited by the ghost of Christmas past — look, if you want a Ferrari and can’t afford one, just buy yourself a Maserati.  Like this 2001 Maserati Sports Coupe offered for $21,900 via craigslist, located in Los Angeles, CA. Tip from Sean S.

I know what you are going to say — “I wanted a Ferrari, not a Maserati” — but the Maser shares its F136 V8 with the Ferrari 430 and Fiat owns both companies today.  It might not have the flat plane crankshaft wail of the Ferrari, but it pushes out 395 horsepower from its 4.2 liters of displacement and makes a fantastic shriek of its own, particularly when uncorked.  Just make sure you get the 6-speed manual gearbox attached to the back, because the autobox is typically described as terrible.

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