1985 Maserati BiTurbo With 18,480 Miles Headed for Crusher

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1985 maserati biturbo with 18 480 miles headed for crusher

Click here for the video—although, thankfully, not the actual euthanasia. [Thanks to The Duke for the link.]

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  • Anonymous Anonymous on Aug 14, 2009

    They say the English are the best mechanics in the world because of the kind of cars they had to learn on. Italians I think are the second best. (Just look at fotmula 1 1-English 2-Italians 3-Germans Last-Japonese Transplants ie All thee above with japonese badges on there fire suits Americans?) These cars are character building. These cars were in another league. Italians used to skimp on details as long the car had soul. The europeans understand why the Japonese are successful, they have no sentiment or emotions for cars. English cars where over engineered, Italian cars over enthaused. German cars uninspired. French cars aloof... unless the name ended with a vowel. Alfa Romeo 1st world champion 1925 Coure Sportive! Maserati Indy 500 Champs 1939 & 1940, when the indy ment something. (PS BMW run three minutes? I think a slant six would run normally if they qualified for cash for clunkers.)

  • Obbop Obbop on Aug 15, 2009

    Plop an early pre-Iron Duke Vega engine into the thing to vastly improve reliability. Or a late-model crate anything. It is a rwd, right? Alter driveshaft, plop in a late model tranny that fits the engine and perhaps have the last running BI-turbo. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

  • Anonymous Anonymous on Aug 15, 2009

    @FrankCanada: They say the English are the best mechanics in the world because of the kind of cars they had to learn on. They say in heaven the police are British, the chefs are French, the mechanics are German, the lovers are Italian, and it’s all organised by the Swiss, while in hell the chefs are British, the mechanics are French, the police are German, the lovers are Swiss, and it's all organised by the Italians.

    • Montecristo Montecristo on Jan 25, 2011

      Reading all those negative “sort” of posts about a car that probably no body drove or maybe ever see from far, explain how ignorant (in a good sense) certain people is. Running a car that at the time was much ahead of his time (in USA) for technology compare to the the average American vehicle (still with Jurassic distribution (single camshaft with lifters…. ) with material that in Europe were used not even in the pre-war era like cast iron for cars that supposedly were sporty (Mustang, Camaro, Corvette…) it is surrealistic. Maybe would be more realistic to state that no body (mechanics) in America have the knowledge and sensibility to take care of something that was light-years faraway from the engineering development of engines in your country (Canada included). Now; any body would tell you that would be probably the same to run a Corvette or a mustang in Europe with costs of maintenance comparable to a Tupolev Tu 154 , POS on wheels like those above mentioned vehicles that barely make it in strait lines (80th models, 90th as well) build with a crappy fiberglass body and a shady RV like sub-frame (corvette) are the heritage of your industry. Plus, you guys are talking about POS when you still have leave spring as rear suspensions!!!! on a freaking 2011 model year Corvette …). Let just say, that if you really know about cars and you have at list took apart couple of BMW M3 E30, Porsche 944turbo, or Mercedes 190E 2.316v and some Maserati 222, 228, ghibli…and compare them with some of your lets call them ehm... “pearl” “muscle” cars (5.0 liters 5.8 Ford or 5.7 V8 GM to produce power of a 1.8 liters 4cyl.) . By the way just to remind you a 2.0 V6 biturbo Maserati engine of 1993 was putting out 330hp!!!!!! Adding the fact the those cars from 87 up were reliable if not more as the competitors like BMW M3, Mercedes and Porsche. You would probably re think what you are stating in all the above shady statements. This above comments are definitely real (decrepit) clunkers words…..

  • Accs Accs on Aug 16, 2009

    Hmmm Ya know... This kinda shit bothers the hell outta me. And I know this is one major LEAGUE bad ploy for people to revert to their consumer (dont EVEN EVER get me started on how I HATE THE WORD CONSUMER, ((worse than the pain of 10k suns!!))) role, and go out and buy something.. But for CHRISSAKES.. DO ya have to sacrafice this beaut to the pile? I mean c'mon. Im only in my early 30s and I wont ever get to see one of these on the road.. Is this the kind of shit we are going to see in the future.. perfectly good looking and rare automobiles.. sacraficed to the giant crusher.. cause some sensor gave up the ghost?! What kind of world are we leaving our loins when this beaut goes away?!