My third maserati, it's probably time to introduce myself.

gemini

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Long time lurker, I didn't took the time to present myself yet.
I'm from Belgium and I recently purchased my third maserati.

My first maserati was a very nice ghibli GT, nero siderale with beige leather, bought in Sicily.


A nice start in the maserati world I think...




Two years later, I had the opportunity to buy a quite rare Ghibli Cup 2.8 (spécial japanese edition, 27 made, basically a ghibli cup with a 2.8 engine, a slightly tweaked ECU -305HP, by modifying the boost- and a shorter final gear ratio).

The car is rosso maserati, and as most of the time with the CUP, with a black leather interior.



The car was imported in Estony and was for sale since a long time. No service history and in need of a lot of TLC, but incredibly cheap at that time).





You can find more information about the work done here in english (short version: http://www.repartocorse2.com/t8744-japanese-maserati-ghibli-cup-2-8-no-typo-lost-in-belgium) or here in french (very long version:http://www.maseratitude.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1159).

Since, I've sold the GT, at that time, I didn't had the place for two more cars, and the CUP is way better to drive, so the GT was not used a lot.
But I must confess that the GT was easier to live with, far more subtle than this noisy red brute.





When I look at the pictures of the GT, I'm a little bit sad...


Anyway, the time passed, and I've found some parking space earlier this year.

Since the beginning, I was always in love with the 3200GT, these boomerangs...
The 3200 used to be cheap, but since last year, I have the impression (it's more than an impression) that the price of these cars is on the rise. I've somewhat convinced myself that it was the right time to buy a 3200, and the hunt began.
I didn't want a car too expensive (max 20000 euro), not grey, not black, probably not red, without beige carpet, without wood around the console (often seen in the '99 3200) and with less than 125.000km.

The rest didn't really matter, manual or auto, I wasn't even afraid of a car in need of someTLC as long as the asking price was right.

But I was lucky again, and I found my car not far from Athens.
The car was just serviced (complete service with timing belt) and only 42.500km.
It showed up in front of my door one week after the paiement (less than 20k transport included) and I'm in love since.



A Luna Argento 3200GT, probably one of the only in this color (special order) with blue interior.







The interior is blue (and dark grey) with white piping. Maybe not for everyone, but I really like it.



The engine is immaculate!



Ok, enough for a first post I think. I hope you don't mind that I've posted so many pictures.
 

Andyk

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Stunning Maseratis and a very rare colour on a 3200... A big warm welcome to you.
 

gemini

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Thank you all for your warm welcome!

The color of the 3200 is indeed very rare, only 36 cars made in "extra colors", nobody knows how may in argento luna.

Maserati 3200gt color repartition:

grigio touring 1188 24,8%
blue nutteno 798 16,6%
grigio Alfieri 547 11,4%
nero carbonio 254 5,3%
nero 223 4,7%
azzuro argentina 205 4,3%
blue maserati 202 4,2%
nuovo nero carbonio 186 3,9%
verde brooklnads 151 3,1%
blue Luci di Mezzanotte137 2,9%
blue sebring 137 2,9%
verde mexico 116 2,4%
rosso bologna 112 2,3%
rosso indianapolis 96 2,0%
rosso mondiale 80 1,7%
verde mistral 80 1,7%
giallo granturismo 73 1,5%
quartzo dolomite 68 1,4%
bianco birdcage 51 1,1%
rosso villoresi 36 0,8%
extra colours 36 0,8%
verde Moss 19 0,4%
4795

As soon as I saw the ad, I knew that it was the car I want. This shade of grey/blue is stunning.
 

GeoffCapes

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I sooooo want a Ghibli GT.
Want a Ghibli cup even more!

Lovely, lovely cars.

Let me know if you're going to ever sell the Cup.

Welcome by the way.
 

Wack61

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The 3200 does look nice, I don't usually like the blue interior but that piping sets it off well
 

Andyk

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Thank you all for your warm welcome!

The color of the 3200 is indeed very rare, only 36 cars made in "extra colors", nobody knows how may in argento luna.

Maserati 3200gt color repartition:

grigio touring 1188 24,8%
blue nutteno 798 16,6%
grigio Alfieri 547 11,4%
nero carbonio 254 5,3%
nero 223 4,7%
azzuro argentina 205 4,3%
blue maserati 202 4,2%
nuovo nero carbonio 186 3,9%
verde brooklnads 151 3,1%
blue Luci di Mezzanotte137 2,9%
blue sebring 137 2,9%
verde mexico 116 2,4%
rosso bologna 112 2,3%
rosso indianapolis 96 2,0%
rosso mondiale 80 1,7%
verde mistral 80 1,7%
giallo granturismo 73 1,5%
quartzo dolomite 68 1,4%
bianco birdcage 51 1,1%
rosso villoresi 36 0,8%
extra colours 36 0,8%
verde Moss 19 0,4%
4795

As soon as I saw the ad, I knew that it was the car I want. This shade of grey/blue is stunning.
Only ever seen Argento Luna on a 4200 in the UK...Looks lovely....But the red Ghibli is to die for...
 

gemini

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Yep, the red is even better with the new "ghibli cup" badges.

I had only one of them when I bought the car (I found it under the seat), and it was in really bad shape.
Pamela David enamels (http://www.badgecraft.co.uk/) made a new pair for me.

They are identical to the original one, I think the difference in the colors is aging (the UV maybe).



It took a long time (almost a year) but I'm really happy with the result. And not to expensive