The Maserati Khamsin Registry was founded by yours truly in 2004 with ever-growing database information of over 360 of the 430 Khamsin's built, I was able to do this thanks to the kind help of numerous enthusiasts in Europe, North America, South America, Africa, Australia, the middle east, Asia and of Maserati Classiche at the factory: many thanks to all and grazie mille Signori Cozza e Collina!
After being left very much in the shadows for many years this model, like a very fine but little known wine, has now been discovered, by enthusiasts who are enjoying its unrivalled charisma along with its high performance, impressive to this day, matched by unrivalled ease of use, allowing short spirited drives or continental crossing journeys in comfort while keeping up with almost anything on the Autobahn.
It has of course also been discovered by speculators. While the latter are less welcome than the former this has had the advantage of generating numerous restorations and saving cars that would otherwise have disappeared. Most US models have also by now been "un-disfigured" by receiving Euro bumper kits which were important, their design brought back to its intended purity. At least 80 of them have been converted. It must be noted that many US models have by now been bought by Europeans and been brought back to the old world, at least 70 of the 155 built, since they were always underappreciated in the USA, in every sense of the word.
After the successful KHAMSIN QUARANTA June 2012 event in Burgundy, France, which saw the gathering of 27 Khamsins from all over Europe with its designer Marcello Gandini, Maserati Classiche, the Khamsin prototype, the one off spyder, we are happy to announce KHAMSIN CINQUANTA, June 2023, near Geneva: Lakes and Mountains. The schedule will feature a touring rally in the scenic Swiss Jura mountains with great roads and incredible views, private museum and castle visits, fine gastronomy, concours with expert Maserati judges, gala awards dinner with dancing. After 27 Khamsins at K40 the goal for K50 is 50 Khamsins among the 160+ in running condition in the EU and UK: 50 K's for K50! It can be done with passion and a winning attitude!
Why announce this event 15 months in advance? So you may make sure your car is ready with plenty of spare time. As experienced classic car owners who manage their cars know, you have to plan NOW for extra time in case of unexpected delays, don't wait till it's too late.
Event registration will close on March 15, 2023, in a year. Apart from cars from all over Europe, some Khamsins will come from the USA and other non-European countries specifically for the event: KHAMSIN CINQUANTA will be a once in a lifetime event not to be missed!
Interested Khamsin owners please let me know without delay so you may be added to the provisional list: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here for reference is the video of KHAMSIN QUARANTA in 2012: 7:30 minutes of Khamsin paradise 😍
The book Maserati the Citroen years 1968-1975 published in 2013 by Eau Rouge Publishing -thanks to the enthusiastic commitment of my publisher Doug Blair- took years of my time and nearly killed me (and anybody believing one makes money from a car book is deluded!).
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With best wishes,
Maserati Khamsin Registry