Some sources show that Quattroporte IV Evoluzione was available with 2.0 V6 engine, when in fact Ferrari management dropped it for couple reasons. Firstly to upscale the whole marque and secondly to distance it’s reputation from the 2.0 Biturbos. And after this change and the introduction of 3200 GT, whole Maserati lineup was made up of 2.8 and 3.2 capacity engines.
Old production numbers:
Quattroporte Evoluzione 2.0 V6 200
Quattroporte Evoluzione 2.8 V6 190
New production numbers:
Quattroporte Evoluzione 2.8 V6 390
Reason: the other remaining model is a V8 Evoluzione and it’s production numbers are not changed, so all the available numbers should be counted as (2.8) V6 Evoluzione.
From Maserati Classiche:
“The Quattroporte Evoluzione model was manufactured only with the engines V6 of 2.790cc and V8 of 3.217cc.”
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*disclaimer: Levante and Ghibli tables were mearly updated, rest created
3200 GT 1998-2001: 2689
3200 GT Assetto Corsa 2001: 163
3200 GTA 1999-2002: 2106
3200 GTA Assetto Corsa 2001: 96
Total: 4795, including 259 Assetto Corsa
Maserati Tipos on Bozhdynsky.com
Maserati 3200 GT on Wikipedia
Maserati 3200 GT project on ItalDesign.it
This case will bring better understanding and update Your views of origins of Maserati Mistral and of it’s designers and bodymakers.
First of all the most basic information is that the Mistral Coupé was designed by Pietro Frua and was bodied at Martelleria Maggiora in Turin from 1963. Mr. Frua had sold his own workshop in 1957 to Ghia. It is to some extent incorrect to state that coachwork is by Frua when it is by Maggiora. Just like when Boano designed the Aurelia B20 GT but it was coachbuilt by Pinin Farina.
Now we move to Mistral Spyder. An interesting piece of informtion was stated and maintained by Maserati Classiche:
“Last but not least, regarding the Maserati Mistral Spyder we inform you that there is no mistake in the text. The coupé Mistral (2 posti) was indeed designed by Mr. Pietro Frau. The Mistral Spyder however, was not. In order to create a Spyder model out of the original Mistral model, the whole vehicle was reworked and redesigned (of course the inspiration is from the original Mistral) but the work was carried out by Mr. Giovanni Michelotti.” (Interview with Maserati Heritage)
And still the Spyder, same as with Coupé, was bodied at Maggiora, but under a different designer, Mr. Michelotti. So now it is completely incorrect to state ‘coachbuilt by Frua’ as both times the title lies with Maggiora of Turin.
Coupè total: 6449:
Coupè Cambiocorsa: 5371
Coupè GT: 1078
Spyder total: 3889:
Spyder Cambiocorsa: 3134
Spyder GT: 574
Spyder 90th Ann.: 181
GranSport MC Victory: 181
GranSport Spyder: 472
See more: http://www.bozhdynsky.com/cars/maserati-coupe-spyder/
With Monterey RM auctions coming i have some issue with Maserati 3500 GT Spyder Prototype’s description.
RM states that:
“One of a believed three Vignale-bodied prototypes”
But of all Convertible prototypes and one-offs, there were 5 Vignale creations, including one Special and 4 prototypes:
I have contacted Maserati Classiche and awaiting reply
3500 GT Convertible prototypes:
AM101.010 Touring ’58
AM101.124 Touring ’58
AM101.126 Touring ’58
AM101.268 Frua ’59
AM101.504 Vignale ’59
AM101.504/C Vignale Speciale ’59
AM101.505 Vignale ’59
AM101.623 Vignale ’59
AM101.678 Vignale ’59
Maserati Heritage was unable to answer my questions because they are still researching their history.