Newbie - questions and any for sale?

Tadders

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Hi Guys, Newbie here. I've just sold my TVR Cerbera and am looking to buy a Maserati Gran Turismo 4.7. Wife hated the TVR, too low and not enough creature comforts! I think the GT will be the perfect answer but can you offer advice re gearbox. I live in a London suburb, our street has speed bumps. I won't be driving in and out of London, more to and from suburbia and to the outlaws in Suffolk. The car will actually be kept in a professional storage facility near Gatwick.

There's lots of GT's for sale currently on eBay, Pistonheads, Car and Classic etc. but I'd rather buy direct from a forum member which hopefully works better for me and for the seller so if anyone is considering a sale, I'm looking for a 4.7 in the 40k price range. A convertible would be great but slightly out of reach - are they as good? Just sold my TVR to a forum member from that group.

Thanks everyone, hope to be joining you in Maserati ownership shortly.

Tadders.
 

Tadders

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Your GS looks lovely, great condition.

I've got 2 kids who need to be in car seats. How do the rear seats on a GS work, they look like they have quite a dip in them, do car seats sit nicely? Boring I know but ISOFIX?
 

allandwf

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Hi welcome, good luck with your search. I also came from TVR , Cerbera and Tuscan.
 
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I bought a GS in September last year having initially searched for a GT (not the S).
I am reliably informed GS prices have gone up (only 4 cars for sale on AT yesterday) but a lot of GT cars and their prices are tumbling - maybe the supply high but demand is out of synch with supply? But there are more people looking to buy a GS than there is supply.

But buy a well sorted example - provenance and history are all-important.
As with any prestige car of this type the words cheap and good rarely apply.
 

conaero

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Your GS looks lovely, great condition.

I've got 2 kids who need to be in car seats. How do the rear seats on a GS work, they look like they have quite a dip in them, do car seats sit nicely? Boring I know but ISOFIX?
That is indeed a real world question isn't it.

Ok, I had the 3200 (same rear seats) when my kids were 2 years and 7 years and never had an issue. Maserati actually do a cushion that fits in the dip for exactly the fitting of a child seat so its more than capable.

The rears of these cars are big, give me a call, I may be with the car in Maidenhead on Saturday if you fancy a go: 07973 363652
 

Ewan

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There is a forum member selling a 4.7 GT via Nuvola currently. It's an auto (best for London and suburbia) in black, with black interior. I guess that a private deal in the low 40's would be do-able. Currently on the Nuvola site for £44950 I think.
 

CatmanV2

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I think you have some great cars to choose from. The GS that Matt has is superb. Similarly the GT with Nuvola. Both ex forum, both well documented.

Enjoy!

C
 

midlifecrisis

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Welcome to the right Maserati forum. I'm not biased in anyway but the GS is a good shout.
They are going up in value hopefully dragging up 4200s too
 

Tadders

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How far wrong could I go with this? http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201705035062509?sort=sponsored&radius=1500&model=GRANTURISMO&advertising-location=at_cars&aggregatedTrim=S&price-to=45000&make=MASERATI&postcode=br51ng&onesearchad=Used&onesearchad=Nearly New&onesearchad=New&page=1
Mileage doesn't bother me, I actually prefer some miles to show the car has been used. I won't be putting more than 1.5k per year on the car. Of course I'll check service history, clutch wear / replacement date, number of owners etc. but on the face of things this looks good value. Lots of black/black cars with Sytner selling one for 34k also. Prices appear to be dropping and there's still lots for sale that probably need a price adjustment. Any thoughts?
 

Mattyboy

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Hello and welcome from another ex TVR owner (Tamora)

You won't have to worry about the clutch on that car as it's an auto - easy way to tell is 4 tail pipes and a traditional type gear selector.

Good luck with your search

Matt
 

Kettmark

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Tadders, have you settled on a colour combination? Lots of black cars around, which is why I went for my metallic grey 4.7s. Had her 16 months & only covered 2k miles in that time. Total 39k now.
Great car. Highly recommended.
 

VMSRTI

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Ok, I had the 3200 (same rear seats) when my kids were 2 years and 7 years and never had an issue. Maserati actually do a cushion that fits in the dip for exactly the fitting of a child seat so its more than capable.
I borrowed these cushion inserts from a forum member and then had them copied by an auto upholsterer. They work great.