Tag Archives: Maserati

Five Cars You Can Buy Today that Your Neighbor Doesn’t Have

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Part of being a TTSer is coveting the strange, unusual, abnormal, underappreciated, etc. – automotively speaking. One of our favorite pastimes in the TTS offices is to peruse classified ads from the UK, mainland Europe, and even the Far East and elsewhere in search of whacky cars that whet our appetites. A particular favorite website for this colossal timewasting is Germany’s www.mobile.de. So on the tail-end of buying another car this week (details forthcoming) and then tripping on another car I’d wanted to buy only to have the seller take his sweet time getting back to me, I thought I’d distract myself by looking for fun cars that one could conceivably buy for credit card or home equity money – including shipping – and which you’d be 100% certain your neighbor wouldn’t have. Unless he or she is more interesting than you are..
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Commentary: Death Of A Manual

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There’s been a lot of chatter for a long time about the impending demise of the row-your-own manual transmission. I’m not talking about those automated manuals – with or without an actual clutch or two – with acronyms lifted from the annals of phone company documentation such as DCT, DSG, PDK, etc. No, I speak of the real, three-pedal mechanical gear changers with a friendly stick emerging from either the floor or – if you’re old – the steering column. Continue reading

1984 Maserati Quattroporte: An Italian Winter Beater?

In my quest for a practical daily driver/winter beater to eventually replace my rusty but trusty Mercedes-Benz E320, I tend to stay away from logical choices like a Camry or Accord or something else inappropriate to my standing as a masochistic old car aficionado. New cars mostly leave me cold. Any douchenozzle with a credit card can lease a new BMW 328i. Continue reading

1969 Maserati Ghibli Spyder Conversion: Fraction of the cost of an original

Collector car price guides place the Maserati Ghibli Spyder in the $150,000 – $300,000 range, and with only 125 produced including both the 4.7 litre and the 4.9 liter SS models, they really don’t come to market very often. That’s precisely what makes this car compelling. While it may be a conversion, it looks to the layman every bit like the real deal, and in an attractive color combination to boot. Find it here on eBay in Miami, Florida with no reserve and bidding at a shade under $9,000 as of this writing.

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