My interest in Maseratis started when I was 5 years old, flicking model racing cars with my thumb - BMWs, Alfas, Mercs, and Maseratis. I wish I still had these models as they would be very desirable today (despite being badly bruised!). This interest (along with some family ties and an ageing 430 of my own) led me to make monthly trips to Italy.. [more]
My interest in Maseratis started when I was 5 years old, flicking model racing cars with my thumb - BMWs, Alfas, Mercs, and Maseratis. I wish I still has these models as they would be very desirable today (despite being badly bruised!). This interest (along with some family ties) has led me to make monthly trips to Italy, during which I scour breaker's yards and various other parts suppliers..
I have bought cars both to break, and for re-sale purposes (knowing that the experience of driving another Maserati back to the UK will be fun in itself!).
My stockpile, although not large, is steadily increasing in quantity and diversity. I am normally able to fulfill any request within 4 weeks, as I can find what I need on my next visit to Italy.
I have been visiting Italian scrapyards ever since my first purchase of a Maserati in 1995 (a black/grey 430). My original business took me abroad on a regular basis, so it made sense to source new and used parts from the home of Maserati.
I also purchased a silver Biturbo Coupe soon afterwards, which had light front-end damage, with the intention of getting it back onto the roads. 2 years on (and £5000 later) the partially finished car was sold for £3000. This was a learning (albeit costly) experience during which I learnt much about the construction & failings of the cars.
Most of my stock is for the Biturbo range of cars (1982-1992) although I do also carry parts for later Ghibli models, and more recently the 3200 and 4200 models. The cost of collating stock to cover any request is financially not possible for me, but I am able to source most quickly (whether new or used, and for a variety of models).
I am beginning to become acquainted with the various breaker's yards throughout northern Italy where different models can be located. The demand for Biturbo parts in Italy is flagging as the price of these cars reduces. Hence cars are often completely crushed in order to free up space for a modern Fiat (or similar). Consequently it has become more difficult to find these treasures.