1992 Maserati Biturbo 430....

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WMU 211G wrote: Wed Jul 07, 2021 5:07 pm
Costafortune wrote: Wed Jul 07, 2021 4:37 pm Friend of mine has a 1993 Ghibli, sat for years and in dire need of restoration.
Does he have the same username as you...? ;)

Ghiblis are sought after now, I wonder what will happen to it. Before I bought the 430 I had my eye on a couple of Ghiblis and a Quattroporte IV, sadly the budget wouldn't quite stretch far enough.
He's had it a good 15-20 years. It's a restoration project now requiring a full paint job although it's not rusty.
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Ernst Blofeld wrote: Wed Jul 07, 2021 9:26 pm Weren’t these built in the old Innocenti factory?
Yes they were, De Tomaso bought the factory and put it to good use ;)
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1992 Maserati Biturbo 430 2.8 litre V6
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It’s in Modena, I went there around 94.It was very old school with a variety of engines gathering dust.
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I've just replaced the mismatching perspex plates with a set of pressed metal ones which are road legal up to 2001, I think they look much smarter with the black borders, in any case I've never really liked the faux 3D font often found on '80s and '90s cars....

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1992 Maserati Biturbo 430 2.8 litre V6
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I've been doing various jobs on the car over the last few months, the most recent being the removal of those horrible blue dump valves and refurbishing the front grille, the inner trim piece and mesh of which were quite fragile....

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1968 Mk2 Morris Cooper S

1992 Maserati Biturbo 430 2.8 litre V6
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I see you can only drive it 2 yards now fuel is £1.65 :D if you drive it to Beaulieu I’ll buy you lunch!

PS: it’s looking good now you’re starting to tidy it up
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snoopy64 wrote: Fri May 20, 2022 2:31 pm I see you can only drive it 2 yards now fuel is £1.65 :D if you drive it to Beaulieu I’ll buy you lunch!

PS: it’s looking good now you’re starting to tidy it up
It's still running too rich at the moment so I can actually watch the fuel level diminish as it idles in the garage :lol:

Every little I job I do on it adds to the satisfaction, still plenty to do yet ;)

This two door Biturbo 222 popped up the other day, the reg' number is two digits away from the original number of my car....

https://www.carandclassic.com/car/C1455963
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1968 Mk2 Morris Cooper S

1992 Maserati Biturbo 430 2.8 litre V6
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