For years, the Maserati marque has been synonymous with exotic high performance, refinement and distinctly Italian style. Maserati has been in business since the early 20th century, when the four Maserati brothers were building 2-lire Grand Prix cars. Over the years, Maserati has changed hands several times and has gotten in and out of the race-car business, but in the years following WWII the company truly hit its stride.
In 1957, Maserati introduced the 3500 GT, a game-changing design that was the company’s first true Grand Tourer and first series-produced car. The 3500 GT featured a tubular frame, 3.5 liter inline-six engine and a handsome aluminum body, and was available as a coupe or convertible. The 3500 GT helped the company immensely after its withdrawal from the racing arena, and gave them the momentum for models like the Sebring (1962), Quattroporte sedan (1963) and the sexy Ghibli coupe (1967). These Maserati models still stand as timeless designs and examples of the company’s flair for distinctive, svelte cars that make a real statement.
In 1968, the company was taken over by Citroen and was instrumental in the design of Citroen’s flagship car, the SM. In the end, the Quattroporte II shared many of its mechanical details with the Citroen SM. It was also during this period that Maserati introduced their first mid-engine model, the Bora, which revolutionized the company’s product line. The Merak followed in 1972, and the Ghibli was replaced by the Khamsin in 1974.
The mid-70s saw the de Tomaso era, when Argentinian industrialist and racing driver became CEO of Maserati. By the early 80s, the Biturbo was introduced – this modern coupe soon proved to be one of Maserati’s most successful models, selling 40,000 units over the span of its production run. The 80s also saw a joint venture with Chrysler (the Chrysler TC) as well as the introduction of the luxurious Royale and the V8 grand tourer, the Maserati Shamal.
Today, Maserati is owned by Fiat and Ferrari, with models like the 6th-generation Quattroporte (aimed at the Mercedes-Benz S-class) and an all-new Ghibli, which goes up against the Mercedes-Benz E-class and BMW 5-series. There’s also an all-new SUV, the Levante, and the Alfieri, a 2 + 2 grand tourer.
At Modena Motorsport, we’re proud to service Maserati along with McLaren, Ferrari and other makes. We’ve got some of the best factory-trained technicians you’ll find anywhere, and the tools and expertise to make sure every job is done right the first time. If you’re lucky enough to own one of these thoroughbred cars, you’ll find us conveniently located in the heart of West Los Angeles, on La Cienega Blvd, convenient to Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Bel Air and Brentwood. We believe that everything turns on relationships, and we’re committed to building a lifelong relationship with our customers. Whether you need repairs, routine maintenance or just an oil change, we hope that Modena Motorsports will be your first choice for your Maserati needs!
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