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Maserato GranTurismo

Maserato GranTurismo

Makuhari Messe, Japan

Maserati is the "yin" to Ferrari's "yang", and the Japanese motoring press and public seem to respect both makes as the "ultimate" in road-going cars, and they're probably right. A Maserati Coupe carries with it a tremendous amount of history and cachet, the kind of things which collectors look for when making their large investments in collectible motorcars. You can bet that more than a few of these cars will, unfortunately, be driven lightly and put on blocks in many a collectors' air conditioned/heated garage, waiting for the day when "the price is right" to sell it to another generation of investor ... We, on the other hand, hope all the cars get driven, and driven hard, by owners capable of getting the most out of them. There are other types of "enjoyment" apart from keeping a collectible secreted away in some storage facility and trying to see the vehicle's value appreciate ...

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