Maserati Khamsin

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  1. AMLC

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  2. maskham

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    Hi all, I'd like to share some news, last week an interesting Maserati exhibition started in Switzerland, in a Museum near Basel, there are about 30 Maseratis on display, from race cars to almost all models from the 50s -70s, including my K AM120.160
    Here the link (http://www.pantheonbasel.ch/de/willkommen/news/maserati.html, only available in german) and some photos from the opening Vernissage, which was joined by Alfieri Maserati, the son of Ernesto, one of the founding brothers, for a historical review.

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    Hello Lucas,

    Thanks for posting and well done for including 160, looks as nice as ever. Great selection of cars there, I visited a couple of year ago, great building to showcase cars. It is not clear in the link how long this Maserati exhibit will run, can you clarify that?

    Herzlichen dank, best regards,

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    The exhibiton will run for 6 months until 15. April 2018.
     
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    Thank you Lucas, great, plenty of time to stop by.

    Best regards,

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    Hello Marc and Alfieri107

    Yes, I think it is 396, it is getting cheaper every time another dealer has a go at it.

    Another topic:
    I cannot figure out which car is on this instagram photo, seemingly from Oslo,
    looks like a genuine european car, but if it is 'foliert' it was probably another colour before
    any guess ?

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    10000% better looking in blue! (Just MHO)
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  13. Nembo1777

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    Hello Roger,

    Those are indeed 380 and 1000. I saw 380 for the first time in blue Last December 23 at McGrath's but did not initially recognize it until I figured it out. The Norwegian owner, a very nice Doctor had bought it in Manchester bang in the middle of the riots there a few years ago, 2011 I think. He came to KHAMSIN QUARANTA with it in 2012, still red. It had before that been in the middle east where it just sat, unused, but properly stored.

    I had received a few photos of 1000 from when it was new in Califonia, such as the one you posted, it is the car used for that brochure show high up in the arid hills there.
    I Missed the car on Ebay in the fall of 2001, when it was somewhere on the US Atlantic sea board, bid $21000 at the last second but another bid $100 more at the last nanosecond, argh.
    It then later made its way to Norway as well, where its long time owner converted it not just to Euro bumpers, but sidelights, speedo, ignition timing and differential ratio and repainted it in this darker color.

    It changed hands earlier this year but remains in Norway.

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    Hi Marc,

    The top picture in your last post is from Geiranger, the famous fjord in Norway. The orange luggage in the back is mine, as I borrow the car for the occasion. I think I have about 5.000 kms in that car before it was sold this fall.

    US1000 is now on it's way back to original color, celeste ciaro, so it will be hard to distinguish from #380 here in Norway. #0008 just had a respray in original blu sera and #385 is still white as on the pictures above, but original silver with blue leather. That's the four Khamsins in Norway currently.

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    Wow great shot and a great memory for me in two ways, I was in Norway in September and did an excursion from the Hurtigruten ship along the Geiranger fjord , Hjorundfjorden and down the Trollstihen and to see a spectacular car in that scenery is eye watering.
     
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    Wow... Love the picture of the Khamsin at Geiranger.. Was there 2 years ago on a cruise..
    If fact, I would say the whole fjord area has some of the most spectacular scenery I have
    ever seen! When we sailed out it was gorgeous!!!!

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    Hi Marius,

    Thank you for your clarifications, I still hope to come visit Norway but in summer, see the forests the Fjords during a cruise and the Khamsins as well as their owners:) I will probably combine that with a visit to my native Sweden next door.

    All the best,

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    #7117 gopp, Nov 18, 2017 at 5:25 PM
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    Yeah, Norway has some nice scenery, and actually have better driving roads than Italy is known for.

    I had the opportunity to travel along Geiranger, Trollstigen, Sognefjell, Kviknes and several other nice places on the west coast of Norway. Three times my wife and I have been at arrangements in these areas, all of them in Maserati's.

    The last time was in June this year and we drove our -96 Ghibli GT, since the Khamsin was not ready for the trip. The only Khamsin was #380, but it was 36 Maseratis in total for the "Discover Norway 2017". This trip was the greatest I ever attended, with people from all over the world and Maseratis from the 50'ies to brand new. A big thanks to Jens Holger Nilsen for arranging this!

    Earlier I always planed my vacations in the middle of Europe, but a friend of mine, Bjarne Reistad, invited my wife and I to a weekend trip on the west coast of Norway together with some fellow friends with "GT" cars, and that was a real eye opener for how great Norway can be, seen from a "petrol heads" view. The first trip was in 2011 when we drove our black Merak.

    Two years later we drove US1000, as seen on Marc's pictures.

    We also had a great time visiting Raufoss with the Norwegian Maserati Club last year, and US1000 was attending as well with it's owners. We drove our daughters Fiat X1/9, witch is not in the same league, but a lot of fun, and beside an Gandini design. This time Kim Krohg was the primus motor
    for the arrangement on behalf of the Norwegian Maserati club.

    Marc, it would be fun if we could make these roads together in Maserati's this spring. Khamsin #0008 will be ready, and I still got the green Ghibli GT :)

    BTW. I read a lot of "bashing" of the Biturbo cars, but I could say that after one hour in the drivers seat in a Ghibli GT, all criticism will fade away. This is both a great Maserati and a sports car.

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  20. Nembo1777

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    Thank you for the great photos Marius and for the drive idea, very much appreciated. I would love to so definitely on the 2018 to do list, I am just a two hour flight away:)
    I remember following that same 5000Gt as in your last photo above when riding in a Ghibli spyder at the Swedish international rally in 2010, quite an experience. You and Hanne look great in 70's style wear.

    Best regards,

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