Maserati 3200 for sale

bigbob

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Every word a true gem. Time will tell but I think a good 32 will outshine the 42, GS and I hate to admit, even the GT. it when on song cannot be beaten for looks, thrill and smile in a trident but I accept, from my own experience, that being on song is not the 32's natural forte :(
Agree with that. When I sold my 3200 and bought the 4200 Mrs BB was not happy as it ‘did not look right’. GranTurismo will never be a classic as too many were built, GranCab might though.
 

zagatoes30

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Personally a 4200 Spyder or a GS Spyder would be my picks, convertibles always make an occasion great and having an awesome sounding V8 is just the cherry on the cake.
 

bigbob

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Personally a 4200 Spyder or a GS Spyder would be my picks, convertibles always make an occasion great and having an awesome sounding V8 is just the cherry on the cake.
Agree on convertibles, they always do best long term partially as they are used less and much less so on the winter. I would like that 4200 Spyder that they have in Modena with boomerang lights.
 

Contigo

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Says a man who has full AA cover and a car transporter as his 2nd car lol
And the man who had the chance to buy one of the most well sorted 32's ever which went for 11.5k to NI and i'm still in contact with the owner who gives me regular updates...
 

Almichie

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I do believe, if we get out of this in one piece, that the 3200 will continue to appreciate. Amaerican imports will start once the model hits 25 years old, just look at the Skyline. It has all the makings for a sort after classic; charisma, charm, engine noise, poise, speed, grace, looks and as you have all alluded to the acceptance of possibly getting a free ride home. All that said my ownership has been a pleasant one and i have very much enjoyed the journey. Would i buy another one? Yes i would, once i get the time to actually enjoy it. Although based on current circumstances my chance may come - i will take the opportunity to get out in her when the sun comes if she isn’t sold..
 

whereskeith

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The Skyline case is completely different. It’s firstly a car that was never sold there (USA) and due to the R32 racing pedigree , Gran turismo racing game and the Fast and furious films the Skyline Gtr (especially the R34 gtr) has legendary status and desirability. Although the 4200 and GS were sold there I’m not sure if a few 3200gt’s were actually sold there or not ( I know the lights were changed for the USA market ) but the desirability is not the same it does not have the same fan base and admiration by the younger generations.
This of course is just my opinion and you never know what may happen in the future.
 

safrane

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The car was never certified for the US and would have been significantly changed to meet US and Califonian smog legislation... lights were only a design change after they sought US buyers opinion.
 

safrane

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States it in the Maser historic book... Americans felt they were fussy... but since when did they have style?!?
 

FIFTY

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Thought it was due to legislation requirements.
The US legislation does not allow the brake light to be on any moving part of the vehicle.

I dont know 3200s well enough... Is the brake light part of boomerang on the bootlid or the fixed body of the car? If it's on the moving part then for sure maserati had to redesign the rear lights to suit legislation
 

Navcorr

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States it in the Maser historic book... Americans felt they were fussy... but since when did they have style?!?
Perhaps a touch of artistic license. My understanding is the LED bulbs used didn't meet minimum standards required by regs.
 

Lozzer

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The US legislation does not allow the brake light to be on any moving part of the vehicle.

I dont know 3200s well enough... Is the brake light part of boomerang on the bootlid or the fixed body of the car? If it's on the moving part then for sure maserati had to redesign the rear lights to suit legislation
Fixed on the rear quarter, I thought it was to do with them being led's
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Ebenezer

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The US legislation does not allow the brake light to be on any moving part of the vehicle.
Yes that's why the later version of the lovely Aston Martin Lagonda moved the lights from the boot to below it. You can see their point though as the lights aren't visible if the boot lid is raised

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However, looked better before

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alfatwo

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First ever production car with LED rear lights, the US didn't know them or understand them, so banned them, until they found out they were OK, by which time Maserati had redesigned them and decided to use Honda Prelude lights on the 4200 ;)
Because they were most likely lots cheaper to buy in!

Dave