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Discussion in 'Maserati' started by Maeter, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. rga

    rga Karting

    Jul 14, 2012
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    Hello Marc

    I found Pictures of this silver 5-speed car in Germany, with BBS wheels.
    Is this #328 that has been converted back from the special front treatment to original spec?

    http://www.auto-boehning.de/contact.html

    Best regards
    Roger
     
  2. rga

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  3. Astonish78

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    Hello Roger,

    i live ca. 100Km away from Auto Boehning. This Wednesday i will be there, to bring my Ferrari 400i to them.

    It is a very sympatic and honest Workshop. My friends also bring there cars to him.

    If i do not forget, then i will ask him, which VIN his Khamsin has.

    Best regards

    Zdenek :)
     
  4. Nembo1777

    Nembo1777 F1 Rookie

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    I don't think that is AM120-328 the modified nose car, I beleive I would have heard if it got a nose jpb, several German Khamsins got these BBS wheels, and they had to be TUV approved at the time but then the experience stopped for some reason, some disagreement I think.

    Detective Zdenek vielen dank in advance for your inquest;-)
     
  5. rga

    rga Karting

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    Hello Zdenek

    This workshop must be very popular with Khamsin owners, I found three different ones in various pictures on their website;
    two silver ones and a red one. So you have some talking to doo... Thanks for your offer, would be great to know more
    about them.

    Roger
     
  6. Nembo1777

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    Good mornring Roger, Zdenek,

    The silver car is 296, I was in touch with Markus Bohning in November 2008. He also used to own AM120.040 red extremely early smooth nose car so the red car could be that one if the photos are old...
    Even more interestingly he mentioned that AM120US1158 a US market car but sold new to Germany also had the metal panel instead of plexiglas window initially...

    Here a photo of 1158's rear at a show, obviously after Euro bumper conversion AND deletion of the Ralph Nader pimples rectangular sidelights on the rear wings/fenders/

    Not sure about the other silver car.

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  7. Astonish78

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    Sep 11, 2014
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    Hello Marc and Roger,

    the other silver Khamsin with the rear lights upside down, is i think 174.
    It is my friends Khamsin and it is the best Khamsin i have ever seen in my life (personally).
    Never repainted, all original. Absolutley untouched !!!

    Ciao

    Zdenek :D
     
  8. rga

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    Hello Marc and Zdenek

    Thanks for the enlightenment;
    - the red car on their website is clearly 1158, as the picture is taken from the back, and it shows the metal panel.
    - and 296 I did not know before
    - so 174 is the "Wunscholdtimer" I could not attribute...pic below.
    Thanks again

    Roger
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  9. Astonish78

    Astonish78 Rookie

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    100% correct ;)
     
  10. Nembo1777

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    Thank you Roger, and Mr Z...now maybe the owner of 174 will make it really perfect by putting his rear lights in properly...I await the answer holding my breath;-)
     
  11. Astonish78

    Astonish78 Rookie

    Sep 11, 2014
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    Hi Marc,

    the Khamsin was delivered with the closed rear panel. My friend also own this original panel with Sticker from Auto König Munich.

    The first or second owner changed the panel, with the transparent panel.

    We think, that he turned the rear lights upside down, because then they are symmetrical to the side of the body.

    But we all agree, that it looks better not symmetrical and original.

    Best regards

    Zdenek :)
     
  12. Nembo1777

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    Thank you for the clarification Zdenek, all is clear now. If you take any photos of the three cars tomorrow we look forward to seeing them.

    All the best,

    Marc
     
  13. AMLC

    AMLC Formula Junior

    Apr 4, 2009
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    In Essen a red Khamsin with white leather was for sale at Steenbuck Automobiles: https://www.steenbuck-automobiles.de/app/uploads/sites/3/2017/10/techno-essen.jpg

    Price 169000 EURO
    .
    I can not find it on their website.

    I didn't write it down but I think in the description they mentioned that:
    - it is one of 182 original European cars
    - original color is luci del bosco
    - delivered new in Turin, later many years in Austria, then Germany

    I noticed a little damage at the front of the passenger door, which I think should be repaired because it spoils the sharp lines.As far as I'm concerned it would be nice to strip the whole car and return it to luci del bosco!
    I did not see the chassis number and I don't know if the leather is original. Also do not know if cars in luci del bosco were available with white leather.
     
  14. rga

    rga Karting

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    Hello AMLC

    then it cannot be #124 which was for sale previously by steenbuck, although the same color combo,
    since that car was originally grey metallic and sold through Thepenier into France, according to their Website.
    Or luci del bosco was translated to grey metallic but Italy/Austria... instead of France ?
     
  15. rga

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    At Retro Classics in Stuttgart #1050 was for sale by Scheuringer Sportwagenhaus in Linz for EUR 209'900.

    Leo Peschl had a very nice and large exhibition stand albeit without any Khamsin, very pleasent person to talk to.
    He has various Khamsins on offer at the moment.

    Roger
     
  16. AMLC

    AMLC Formula Junior

    Apr 4, 2009
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    Hello Roger,

    After some research I think it is AM120.056.
    It was mentioned in post #272.
    In Essen I thought it looked like white leather, in post #272 it is called grey, so maybe it is "greyish" white.

    Best regards
     
  17. rga

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  18. AMLC

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    Italian lady (La Signora del Tridente) and her Maserati collection, including a Khamsin (dark blue, first series seats, nose vents):

     
  19. Nembo1777

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    #7194 Nembo1777, Apr 2, 2018
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    Hi AMLC, Roger,

    Back from the Isle of Man where I inspected another Maser, great trip, more in a new thread in the next few days:)

    Yes the red car is 056.

    Thank you very much for the link to this lady's collection, great to see this. In June last year a Belgian client asked me to inspect three cars near Mantova in a small dealer's lot. This dealer had worked for years trying to buy cars from...this lady. I never knew her name or anything else about her until now, other than that.

    Her dad had passed away some time before and while this dealer had wanted to also buy the Cisitalia and the Osca he could only buy three cars from her and those were the cars I went down at my client's request to inspect on June 6 last year.

    They were the dark blue Khamsin AM120142, a Kyalami chassis 12 the 6th built and a very tired Sebring. My client bought 2, not the Kyalami. The Khamsin had a broken engine, a piston had kissed a valve. I arranged for the 2 cars to be taken to a top workshop in Italy the Khamsin had its engine rebuilt was reawakened after years of slumber and has now been taken up to Belgium, where the Sebring will get a sympathetic restoration. The Kyalami found another buyer.

    What was interesting is that you could tell the same man had used the 3 cars bought new through the years one after the other in a very similar way: a CEO commuting in them, never driving fast, never ever even opening the trunk, all 3 immaculate but having had some small ding and dents in traffic in l'Aquila south of Rome. He had broken the Khamsin's engine twice as it is non matching. Same story for the other 2 cars, never stressed but some dings.

    It is wonderful to see how passionate and knowledgeable she is: bravo Signora, my hat off:)

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  20. Mexico074

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    This may be on this thread somewhere, but haven't looked...

    Does anyone know the yellow paint code/number for the small spare wheel on the Khamsin?

    Mike
     
  21. Nembo1777

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    Hi Mike,

    No I never saw that, sorry.

    Marc
     
  22. thecarnut

    thecarnut Formula 3

    Apr 22, 2006
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    Hi Mike,

    The paint on my spare wheel was peeling. I used Rust-Oleum "7543 Safety Yellow" and it was a decent match.

    Ivan

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  23. Mexico074

    Mexico074 Formula Junior

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    Hi Ivan...

    Perfect - Many Thanks ! Sorry I missed you all this past weekend, but have been
    busy with many things!

    Mike
     
  24. series1

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    Hi All, I am after some info on the fan belt tensioner. It is missing on my car! It looks like shorter belts have been squeezed over the pulleys.

    I need to get some info on it to see if it is something that could be remanufactured.

    Cheers
     
  25. Mexico074

    Mexico074 Formula Junior

    Aug 14, 2008
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    Hello Series1...

    Fan belt ?? tensioner... On the Khamsin the fans are electric, so there is no fan belt..
    If you are referring to a different belt, let us know...

    Mike
     

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