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Discussion in 'Maserati' started by 4200GT, Aug 10, 2017.

  1. F1tommy

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    One thing you should notice is the 4200's are rarer than the Ferrari shared block counterparts. They are cheap now so you really can't loose buying one as they are pretty cars, but they do have Ferrari style gearboxes and clutches so not cheap to repair. Engines I would say are even more durable than the Ferrari flat planed counterparts. I have had very little trouble with my manual 6 speed 4200 Spyder other than the clutch pump wich I put in myself. Sachs German part failed :)
     
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    Arguably the cross-plane configuration sounds better too
     
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    Anybody ever seen this in person? Built on a short wheelbase Spyder 4200 chassis by Zagato around 2005-2006. How many did they make?

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    Hi there
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    I have a 2003 Verde Goodwood 6-speed Spyder with the glass rear window,I'm based in the UK.
    For anyone interested I contacted the Maserati factory regarding how many RHD 6-speed Spyders were made and they replied with 65.
     

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    Doug DeMuro did one of his reviews on a GT coupe, so wrong in so many ways he is.
     
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    That's a beauty, here in old blighty too.
    ps Looks like a rather nice car in the garage too.
     
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    I saw it on Cars.com on Monday and it was gone when I went to double check the price. I thought the price was a mistake.
     
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    A lot of cowl shake in the early Spyders
     
  17. F1tommy

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    The biggest problem is the soft suspension on all of them and the exhaust system on the early cars. I think Ferrari wanted it to be a Mercedes Benz so it would not step on their lineup, but as an afterthought as in we made it to nice, dumb it down a bit. The 4200 seems more Ferrari than Maserati(meaning better other than the horrid design CC F1 shifting system), that's why the Maserati guys don't like them as much. The early ones look more classic and traditional Italian design. The later spoked wheels look cheesy IMO, and alot of the owners even chrome them. No taste.
     
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    Also if the 4200 had been under the Ferrari name it would most likely have had a flat plane crank.
     
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    The designer Frank Stephenson recently claimed the GranSport was supposed to be much more hardcore. Something more along the lines of the Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale. However, it was softened before it went to market. I'm happy with how it turned out, but fun to contemplate how it might have been.
     
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    Turns out this 2005 Spyder is a low mile CC not a GT. Sorry for the confusion.
     

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