Quattroporte Evoluzione 2.0 problem

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.”

Limited editions from Japan part 7

Maserati Quattroporte IV Cornes Serie Speciale
Numbered edition, 50 examples, V6 and V8 Evoluzione. All automatic (this is probably due to market specifics). Maserati badge inserted into C-door-pillar. Blue Sebring Met. and Quarzo Dolomite Met. are most common exterior colours. Even though Evoluziones had the Lassale clock replaced with trident, this edition retains the original clock.

Cornes Serie Speciale 37/50 for sale on AutoScout24.

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Cornes Serie Speciale for sale on goo-net-exchange.com.

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Cornes Serie Speciale 07/50 for sale on goo-net-exchange.com.

Cornes Serie Speciale 03/50 for sale on goo-net-exchange.com.

Cornes Serie Speciale 09/50 for sale on carsensor.net.

Cornes Serie Speciale 35/50 for sale on carsensor.net.

Limited editions from Japan part 3

Maserati GranSport ‘Maserati and Cornes 10th Anniversary’
Japanese market
Italian flag on front wings
’10th Anniversary’ logo on kick plates
Plaque on central tunnel
Carbon rear nolder
19” Trofeo design alloy rims with “ball-polished” treatment
light blue dials

35 units made
18 Nero Carbonio with tan interior and 17 Bianco Eldorado with blue interior

Maserati GranSport ‘Maserati and Cornes 10th Anniversary’ for sale on carsensor.net
Bianco

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Nero

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Maseratis at Maranello

On National Geographic’s ‘Magafactories: Ferrari 599 GTB’ there are some Maseratis being painted at Marabello. And as the Maserati factory was being modernized at that time it seamed that Coupé, Spyder and Quattroporte V may have been asembled at Ferrari’s plat in Maranello. Maserati Classiche explained that at that time only paintjob was supplied by Ferrari and those models were assembled at Maserati, Modena.

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Monterey RM 3500 GT Spyder Prototype

With Monterey RM auctions coming i have some issue with Maserati 3500 GT Spyder Prototype’s description.
http://www.rmauctions.com/lots/lot.cfm?lot_id=1067923
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:
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

 

Update:
Maserati Heritage was unable to answer my questions because they are still researching their history.