Author: Ivan Ruiz

Ivan Ruiz has been restoring and collecting Italian and British cars for over 40 years. In this time, he has owned close to 100 Maseratis, including examples of most every model. He operates, which offers free downloads of vintage Maserati sales brochures, owner’s manuals and parts manuals.

1970 Iso Grifo Series I Targa

This 1970 Iso Grifo is one of approximately 14 targa examples built during four years of Series I production. It was completed on May 21, 1970, before being delivered new in Germany. Chassis 314 was purchased in 1978 by its previous owner, who commissioned a repaint in the current shade […]

1961 Maserati 5000 GT Indianapolis Coupe by Allemano

This 1961 Maserati 5000 GT is one of 34 examples built between 1959 and 1966 and is the first among 22 coupes constructed with Carrozzeria Allemano bodywork penned by Giovanni Michelotti. Named the Indianapolis as a nod to Maserati’s Indy 500 legacy, chassis 103014 was completed in September 1961 before […]

1958 Maserati 3500 GT Spyder by Frua

Ahead of Maserati’s official unveiling of the 3500 GT, the Italian manufacturer instructed a small cluster of trusted carrozzeria to design bodywork to clothe the newly designed rolling chassis. Five unbodied chassis were sent to the Turin-based coachbuilder Pietro Frua, who returned with completed cars with his usual exuberance and […]

1966 Maserati Mistral Coupe

Last of the classic 6-cylinder Maseratis, the Pietro Frua-styled Mistral commenced production in 1963. The 3.7-liter version of the famous long-stroke engine was fitted to most cars, other options being the 3.5-liter or, from 1966, the 4.0-liter unit, all of which came with Lucas fuel injection. A handsome 2-seater on […]