The Maserati Merak debuted at the 1972 Paris Auto Show, following the Bora’s introduction by over a year. Sharing the front bodyshell with the Bora up to the doors, the Merak diverges in design with dual chrome bumpers and different front ends, separating at the B-pillar. Commissioned to metamorphose the Bora, Giorgetto Giugiaro at Italdesign […]
I know what you are thinking. This looks too good to be true. A Ferrari/Maserati TwinTurbo V6 and a Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16V body…but first you need to do some assembly. And when I say some…I mean all of it. Because these are two entirely different vehicles — one is a 1987 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16V offered […]
I’m not going to make some cheap jokes about this Maserai couch at the expense of people who own Maserati’s and/or live in Mexico. However, I feel obliged to point out that taking a fancy Virginio Vairo (of Carrozzeria Alfredo Vignale) designed car 60s Italian supercar and turning the rear end into a place for […]
There was a time when the Chrysler TC by Maserati was just a bad joke. But now I find myself smiling when I see one of these like it is a funny joke. It wasn’t the first time that the passage of time made something obscene into iconic (see Eiffel Tower, Pontiac Aztec, etc) but […]
The Maserati BiTurbo was one of the first twin turbo engines produced for mass consumption and could put out a respectable 150 horsepower/liter, which was enough to blow the engine up after a few months. It was a case of Maserati engineers getting overly optimistic with the amount of boost that cheap Sicilian pig iron could withstand and the result was an engine block better suited for using as cement shoes. Today’s BiTurbo was converted to electric and then further restored by everyone’s favorite TV show car flippers – Mike Brewer and Edd China of Wheeler Dealers a few years ago. In fact, we featured this car in 2016 at the request of a Wheeler Dealers producer when it was offered for a big pile of money. Today it looks ready to shred some tires and maybe burn to the ground in an uncontrolled lipo fire – who knows what adventure awaits when you drive a Maserati. Just always remember to wear fireproof shoes that are good for walking. Find this 1985 Maserati BiTurbo offered for $18,000 in Oceanside, CA via craigslist.
There is a chance that any car featured on this website will end up as a wallet draining pile of junk…that is indeed the risk we take as buyers/sellers/drivers of used and depreciated classics. But there is no car as CERTAIN to raid your wallet as this next car, because there is no way you could even get this thing home to your garage before something goes wrong. But that is okay…because it’d be worth it. Because even somebody daily driving a 70s Saab is lightweight compared to someone who has the willingness and the audacity/cojones/guts to drive something like an 80 Maser. Find this 1980 Maserati Quattroporte offered for $9,800 in Philadelphia, PA via eBay. Tip from Rock On!
I’m not usually someone who recommends buying a car that looks like it was pimped out using parts from the Pep Boys “krome” aisle…but what if that car had a Ferrari V8 and a 6-speed manual gearbox? And at $10k this car should be worth it for the engine alone…but I dunno. Find this 2002 Maserati […]
I know that Italian week is over..yeah…it was a long and glorious week of cars from the country that brought us the first newspapers, modern plumbing, aqueducts, Roman numerals, the centrifugal pump, the barometer, dentures, the hyper search engine (that helped google do the things it did to take over the world…errr..web), Nutella, the typewriter…do […]
Tipper Erik202 may have launched Italian Week on DT, but Matt C really brought home a strong finish with the earlier Maser Coupe and then this next thing. In Matt’s words: Or, want a Maserati badge on something even cheaper, that you can fix with K-car parts from your nearest junkyard? If you can live with […]
Italian Week continues on DT: This next car comes as a tip from Matt C who writes: I was actually looking for a Biturbo as I figured that it would be in the DT price range… and instead I found a much better looking Maserati that probably will be way less expensive to maintain: A […]