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  1. staatsof

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    I find them equally depressing as both cars were left to rot.

    Just my 2 cents.
     
  4. wbaeumer

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    To see a Ghibli I suffer is indeed depressing.......
     
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    What is sad is what he wants for the car, it would be better to put a sign on it saying "free to a good home".
     
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    It appears that this Bi Turbo is one of the few that has not had an engine fire!!!!!!!!!!! The most reliable part of a Bi was engine fires, other than that they were a poor example of a great marque.

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    Sad to say, that looks like most of the Biturbos I've seen. The seller should take the U$D 200.

    The Ghibli looks do-able for the right guy. Unless a certain dealer in Queens gets to first it and doubles the price. ;)

    I wonder what they are looking to get for it? I imagine that if it is complete and nearly original, it's a decent buy close to U$D 30K. What do you guys think?
     
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    Yeah, Lotus Esprits were such wonderfully reliable cars by comparison.

    Did you ever own a Biturbo?
     
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    I did.

    Mine didn't run enough to catch on fire...happy to get $800 for the eventual rusting heap.

    Yes, I contributed to the loss of a Maser....to some that would put me at the top of their list of friends, being a Biturbo and all.

    Still, for all its flaws, I loved that car. :(
     
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    Excuse me, but this is nonsense...
    All engines need to replace tubes and wires at some point to make sure they do not leak. If for example oil drops on hot turbos - then it catches fire and it is hard to exstinguish this again. But same is true for 208GTS, 288GTO and F40s - I have heard..
    Please no children-stories...
     
  15. staatsof

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    The big question. What sort of shape was it in when you bought it?

    Most people buy these things really, really cheap and think OH boy a Maserati and it's cheap.

    Well no, it's not. Not really.

    Sorry about your bad experience.
     
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    Didn't realize that it was an automatic. Keep it. The Ebay bid is already too high.
     
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    Bob,

    Brings to mind the old joke about why the British drink warm beer.
    It's because Lucas wires the refrigerators. ;)

    Carmine
     
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    It was an '85 carb coupe bought in '95 for $3,750 plus buyers premium (auction) with 41k on it. Condition was not too bad, but had major blow in exhaust, inop parking brake, faulty starter, intermittent electrics, warm a/c, bad clutch slave, and beginnings of rust at the bottom of the doors. eventually sold it on, I think '06, with 51k on it. Less than 1k a year mileage.

    But, I was 16 when I bought it (with my own money), and the lesson it taught me at such a young age was worth far more than the overall cost.

    Not that I'll abide by that learned lesson...
     
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    In case you give up and just decide to burn it?
     
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    LOL

    Great comeback ;-)
     
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    Did anybody catch what the ending bid price was on this Maserati?

    In case anyone is interested......There was also a '74 Lamborghini Urraco that sold for $6K, and a '78 308 that sold for $7K out of this same "collection". Both project cars.
     
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    Just thumbed through most of the "collection". Pretty quirky "collection".
     

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