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  1. absostone

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    I might as well be looking for a 1960s lusso
     
  3. absostone

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    tom there are the same 12/15 cars other than the two blue ones from gulfcoast the past6 months. believe me I search 2/3 times a day. what do you like? price vs. miles? non spider. also some of the interiors don't look good to me in the photos, there is a silver LE in florida
    I really liked till I saw the headliner is sagging and under the rear tail lights has rust bubbles
     
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    Yeah its beautiful. but that blue tech fabric ., blue steering and seat backs , im not digging, or my other half. There is another car just like that for sale also. same price. the Fuji is nice though
     
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    I assume you are on Maserati forums as well? I know they are not anywhere near as active as this one but there are real owners there that may be willing to sell their Grandsports.
     
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    well yeah that too
     
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    Yes I visit the Maserati sites occasionally. im not signed up but good Idea to ask? I want stock. no blinggy crap or tuner stuff, Well a DBW would be ok. I owned a GS LE for 5 yrs, favorite car I ever had for a street car, THX
     
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    I can guess what it is :)
     
  9. absostone

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    sshh. ill bet you can
     
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    Ya know what pisses me off about dealers? When they don't present any info on service History or clutch details on exotics, just PW, PB, 3rd Break light etc. Yea no **** all cars have this stuff Now days.
     
  11. FerrariFinally

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    I am in the same boat as you are absostone. I owned an 06 coupe with the vintage package for 6 years...didn't know how much I loved that car until I didn't have it anymore.

    After a couple of years I just had to get another one (btw, also own 06 QP Blu Pozzi for 11 years now, another one of my favs). I searched for 6-8 months and finally picked up an 06 Gransport Coupe...get this...90th Blu Anniversaire/Full grey leather with dark blue piping. It was supposed to be only available for 05 Spyders, but this coupe was special ordered by an executive and it is one of a very few in the world. I am quite proud both my 06 Masers are pretty rare in colors.

    Keep searching, you will find the right one. BUT, I would hold out for Bianco Fuji if you can...another stunning color for the Gransport!!!
     
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    In slight defense of the dealers, most don’t have the equipment to read the clutch life on the cars and that includes Maserati dealers. Most didn’t take on the franchise until after 2014 long after the cars were out of production. You need to find one of the old Ferrari/Maserati dealer or one that has a Leonardo.
     
  13. absostone

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    Yea I know. But the non authorized dealers should try and add some info regarding maintenance. But I guess one would have to call and ask.
     
  14. rob lay

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    I could possibly be talked into selling my 2005 as my new townhouse just has 2 garages, but some of that may depend on my meeting today with the lift company if they can make one work for my garage.

    Jennie and I bought ours in 2008 from dealer original owner, 15k miles, and still had warranty. $120k MSRP. It now has just over 50k miles, but most of that was 2010-2012 when Jennie daily drove it. Right after she daily drove it I did sway bar and springs, it now handles exactly like it should! A little too stiff for daily driver, but for fun it handles great and lays down the power so nice. Also some other Formula Dynamics mods like DBW, wheels, and something with exhaust (will have to look up, but not the muffler or headers). We also restored much of the interior and did all the sticky parts. Complete records from Boardwalk and Norwoods. Never had many problems, driver electric seat went out still under warranty, factory keys are a mess just do manual, and original clutch lasted until 40k miles.

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    Yeah but it's Maserati blue :) That is a good looking car with Maserati blue interior.

    By the way, Rob's car has some nice mods. That's the way the factory should have done the chassis. Them trying to sell it to Mercedes Benz SL buyers was a mistake. Maybe even a Porsche buyer would have bought one when they came out if they had done that setup.
     
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    I believe it. It’s soft
     
  17. rob lay

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    I HATED how it understeered factory and it didn't lay the power down that great either.
     
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    it was real easy to bust loose at apex coming on the throttle. but the throttle pedal is way to light , hard to feel application, but man that engine spins up quick
     
  19. FerrariFinally

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    I just did a track day early in the year when the weather was still moist with the GS and it is super fun...nothing like a Ferrari engine that spools up super fast, esp when compared with my normal track car, C6Z06.
     

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