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  1. staatsof

    staatsof Nine Time F1 World Champ
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    The 86 MY cars were the worst, crappy carb & intake manifold plus a crap 3 speed automatic with a poorly tuned torque converter.
    There far fewer 84 & 85 biturbo parts cars around to upgrade it.

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  2. thecarnut

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  3. 67bmer

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    Sold for $11,000 on 3/7/24
     
  4. 67bmer

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    A really sharp looking "84" biturbo showed up on BaT. This car has lots of mods that appear to be well documented. Looks to me like late '87 Si seats with possibly an '89 rear bumper? (did they all come with the same rear bumper? I didn't think the earlier cars had places for the muffler tips on both sides) I wonder why they didn't put a FI engine in with all the work they have in it?

    1984 Maserati Biturbo Coupe 5-Speed - No Reserve.
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    Its great to see cars showing up more often!
     
  5. staatsof

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    Nothing al that special about this one. No intercoolers and though those seats look cool they're nowhere near as comfortable as the original which were probably toast. Poor repaint with plenty of dings, scuffs. I does appear to have the European adjustable headlamps. Also quasi e-type grill insert that does look nice. It's a nice color on that car just not original but who cares?
     
  6. F456M

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    Early Biturbos should have the old seats. The old seats are superb for typical Italian people which use ti be a bit shorter than the average of northern Europeans. I have taken on a project now, and that is to modify them so the lumbar support get right for which is 186 cms. tall. I have a set of spare seats upholstered in cloth so took off the fabric to inspect the design of internals of the seats. It should not be very difficult really. We will cut the seat back frame and weld in an extention in between. Will be interesting to see how it turns out. If the seats are as comfortable as when I was a teenager and somewhat shorter like when I first sat in on, I will be happy. Will be a bit interesting to see how the fabric can go back on the modified framework...if it works like I think it will, then I will do both my leather seats in the Spyder. And post before abd after resulta on here.
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  7. staatsof

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    I'm 6'1" and these are the most comfortable seats in any car I've owned or ridden in. That said ... when I had my 84 out on the track there's absolutely no side bolster support which means that you're holding onto the steering wheel to keep from moving around and that steering column easily slips out of position. Oh well, it was never meant to be a high performance sports car. But those seats ARE superb. Much better than the ones after 87.
     
  8. F456M

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    Agree. And they look absolutely stunning too. But are too short in the seatbsck for tall persons. The never seats are 99,99% similar to those of a specific Japanese car, but I don’t remember exactly which one. It might be the ones of an older Celica or Supra or even a Honda Prelude. Which is kind of a disappointment, but they are great for the Spyder because they make the seat possible to move further back for tall person.
     
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  10. 67bmer

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    It would be hard to find a better one. Mileage would appear correct by looking a the condition of the foam under the hood. Very rare in white.
     
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  12. staatsof

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  13. Ferraripilot

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    Really nice example wow. Rare as hens teeth
     
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  14. 67bmer

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    Another really poor result, bid to $10,300 for what appeared to be a diamond in the rough! It didn't seem to get much attention...
     

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