Hi guys! I am about to buy a 1987 euro spec Maserati Royale in good running condition With some small rust attacs. The car has run about 135.000 kms. and has been driven regularly since new. It is azzurro (silver/very light blue) With a grey interior. It has the golden clock (std. QP IIIs had the digital) and it has a MANUAL transmission!! There is no doubt it is an original Royale as it has the fold out Wood tables and the bigger grill and the drink cups. It also has red cam covers which is also one of the different features of the Royale. Factory spec says 300 hp versus 280 on the original QP III. Anyone know the difference and if it really has 20 hp extra? I am wondering what this car can be worth?? There is no doubt that this is one of the most expensive-to-build cars Maserati have ever build. It is two tonnes of pure precition italian craftmanship. It is also the VERY LAST cars to feature the four cam four carb old school V8 With headers and that superb sound and throttle response. Is popular as manual shifter is in the later Ferraris, I can not see why it should be a bad thing in this car either. The tree speed Chrysler auto Box is smooth for sure, but the car is considderably slower than With a manual. Thanks for all inputs.