Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Ferrari Power, Fiat Price: 2002 Maserati GT Coupé

I'm not usually someone who recommends buying a car that looks like it was pimped out using parts from the Pep Boys "krome" aisle...but what if that car had a Ferrari V8 and a 6-speed manual gearbox?  And at $10k this car should be worth it for the engine alone...but I dunno. Find this 2002 Maserati GT Coupé offered for $10,000 in Campbell, CA via craigslist. Tip from Matthew.

From the seller:

2002 maserati granturismo sport
condition: good
cylinders: 8 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 62000
paint color: black
size: mid-size
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: coupe
2002 Maserati Gt manual 6 speed (very special). Black interior.
Has performance exaust, gives the Ferrari motor a real nice sound..

Call me for details, priced for a quick sale. 

See a better way to spend your Christmas money?


  1. Wow, wrap on top of wrap? I'd delete the carbon fiber tape wrap, paint all the red logos black and look for a different set of reyimmmms. Would still be alt, but less ghetto and pretty cool.

  2. The Ferrari/Maserati F136 V8 engine was also used in both the Quattroporte and Grand Turismo models thru the years, and is arguably the most durable platform Ferrari ever made. Before I got my Charger SRT, I was seriously in the market for a used Quattroporte and learned of many owners with 100k+ miles on theirs with zero major issues. The problems were with the transmissions and some peripheral stuff (mainly steering racks). Best bang for the buck "exotic" out there and the exhaust note is epic at full song.

    1. I've eyeballed them and think that one would be a lot of fun. However, I'd be worried if anything went wrong with it, parts budget on these might get pretty scary or maybe I'm just still shell-shocked from the Bi-Turbo (just say no friends) I had back in the day for all of 1500 miles.

    2. Totally understand. It would have more or less been my daily and I could afford to buy a nice, clean, low miles Quattroporte GT S, but the "what if" cost is what kept me away. The later model ZF transmissions were way better than the earlier/funky DuoSelect trannys, but sheez....... that dang WHAT IF!

  3. What color i it underneath all the low rent bling?

    1. Silver, judging by the door sills

  4. Maserati's crankshafts are cross-plane as opposed to Ferrari's flat-plane crankshaft in their V8 engines. That’s why they don’t sound the same and the Ferrari probably has a bit less rotating mass I would guess.


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