BIDDING IS NOW LIVE on this 1973 Maserati Indy 4900 on @HemmingsAuctions. Link in bio to bid!
This Maserati is a legitimate Italian rarity. The company built 1,104 Indys between 1969 and 1975, but just 201 Indy 4900s were manufactured during the final stages of Indy production, each with a version of the 4.9-liter, all-aluminum, quad-cam V-8 that first appeared in the Ghibli SS sports car, plus 15 inch wheels, Citroen brakes and the late style ZF gearbox. Maserati built the four-passenger (more than just a 2+2), Vignale-bodied two-door Indy as a larger touring car alternative to the two-seat Ghibli, and with an emphasis on accommodating adults in the rear row.
The Indy originally debuted with a 4.2-liter V-8 in 1969, but near the end of Ghibli SS production in 1973, Maserati began installing a 320-hp version of the SS’s 4.9-liter, multi-cam V-8 in the Indy 4900. The seller reports the engine to be numbers matching to the chassis and believes the rebuild to have been completed 15,000 miles ago. The seller also reports that the ZF five-speed manual gearbox—an improved version of which arrived with the 4.9-liter V-8—changes gears smoothly and presents no problems. No significant leaks are reported from the driveline.
The Maserati Indy is today a very seldom-seen car, as only 1,104 examples were built in total before production ended in 1975. This 1973 European-specification Indy 4900, considered the best combination with the most powerful engine, improved five-speed gearbox, air conditioning, and power steering, is presented as a well-sorted driver that was in the collection of an owner who accumulated more than $20,000 worth of maintenance and parts receipts in recent years, covering such areas as the brakes, the carburetors, and the shocks.
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Maserati decided 1975 to evolve from a small, handmade car manufacturer to a mass production company. Therefore the affordable Maserati Biturbo Spider with its small engine was born.
Maserati Biturbo Spider 🏭 1984 - 1994
🐴 177 - 241 HP
🛢 2.0 - 2.8 L
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Formula Junior (3+3a-3e) 🏎🏎🏎
(Some of the Formula Juniors participating in the Copenhagen Historic Grand Prix 2019 ... The short story – extracts: Formula Junior was conceived by Count Giovanni "Johnny" Lurani in 1957 as a relatively inexpensive single-seater formula which would nurture a new generation of Italian drivers to replace those, who had either died or retired. It was a national Italian formula in 1958 and as soon as the following year, it had spread to many countries in Europe and a few years later in US as well.
Like most brilliant ideas, Lurani's was a simple one. It basically called for single-seater racing cars built with production components. Engines were to have no overhead camshafts and capacity could be changed only by altering the bore. The number of crankshaft bearings had to be the same as on the original engine. To encourage as wide a range of engines as possible, there was a capacity weight formula ... e.g. 1,100 cc engines had to be fitted to cars with a minimum weight of 400 kg, while 1,000cc cars had a minimum weight of 360 kg and the ohc Crosley engine was permitted. Limited-slip differentials were banned, so was changing the location of the camshafts.
The rules also insisted on a roll bar to protect the driver, though only the Americans carried this to a logical conclusion by insisting also on seat belts.
Rules also said, that engines/gearboxes had to come from an FIA-recognised Touring car, but could be of different origin. The braking and carburation system had to be of the same principle as on the road car from which the engine was taken, which effectively meant drum brakes and carburettors, though alloy drums and twin-choke Webers were usually fitted. Aerodynamic aids and trick tyres were unknown and did not figure in the regulations, but they specified a minimum wheelbase, a minimum track, a minimum width and insisting that the cars ran on commercial fuel – the above mentioned were almost the entire regulations ...
Disclaimer: All photos are taken by me, being an official accredited photographer/journalist at the CHGP19. I can’t guarantee the period originality of the car in my photos)
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This 1996 #Porsche 993 Carrera Coupe is finished in Speed Yellow over a Black partial leather interior. It has just over 70k miles and is equipped with a manual transmission. Additional details can be found at PorscheMarketplace.net.
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Recentemente, a Stigliano, si è tenuta la prima edizione di un Raduno di Auto e Moto d'epoca, occasione per il ricordo dell'indimenticato Antonio Sammartino, un caro amico con una grande passione per le auto d'epoca.
Nell'occasione il sig. Felice Sarubbi, fondatore della nostra azienda, è stato premiato per i suoi sforzi di una vita e per la sua grande passione per le auto d'epoca.