Posts Tagged ‘maserati’

No Trouble – 1984 Maserati Biturbo

June 30, 2014

Standing on its own, apart from the history of its marque, the Maserati Biturbo is a pretty neat car. This is especially true when you look at it compared to similar size and class cars of the 1980s – the Biturbo looks a little like an E30 3-series from an alternate universe, with a twin turbocharged V6 instead of the 2.7 eta engine. That’s not to gloss over the issues the Biturbo had, but once one has made it this far without self-combusting or devolving into a sunburned shell with cracked leather and blown headgaskets, you know it’s either had an overindulgent owner, or it’s a good’un. You can find this 1984 Maserati Biturbo for sale for $4200 in Hayward/Castro Valley, CA.

1984 Maserati Biturbo left front



Hitting Bottom – 1980 Maserati Quattroporte

January 28, 2014

This car has clearly hit the bottom of its value curve, with even a condition 4 car coming in at $8200. With klassy wire wheels, wrinkled wood trim, and some rust, it’s seen better days. However, the seller’s statement of “in the barn for 13 years”, without shouting BARN FIND!!, squares with the results on the BAR smog check history page, which show the last attempt at passing smog in 2000. Would the original owner be shocked to see where his prize ended up, or say it’s what that piece of bleep deserves? You can find
this 1980 Maserati Quattroporte for sale in Watsonville, CA for a mere $2500!

1980 Maserati Quattroporte left front


The Anti-E30 – 1987 Maserati BiTurbo Si

September 16, 2013

The BMW E30 3-series of 1983-91 is currently filling the niche of affordable used sports sedan. However, in the time before Mercedes was trying to be both sporty *and* luxurious, and before Lexus and Infiniti were a glint in their Daddies’ eyes, there still was some competition, however feeble. And two of those competitors were Italian – the more fully-developed Alfa Romeo Milano, and the somewhat quality-challenged Maserati BiTurbo. This 1987 BiTurbo Si is available in Shingle Springs, CA with bidding at $2475 and only 2 1/2 days left to go.

1987 Maserati BiTurbo Si right front