Adolfo Orsi of the family that was the long-term owner of Maserati, has gathered together an amazing selection of cars from the company’s rich, 100-year history for a special exhibition that will run for the next six months in Modena.
So amazing is the collection that has taken over the Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari, that hundreds of people attended a star-studded opening ceremony yesterday (19 June). They included Sir Stirling Moss, Maria Teresa de Filippis, Luca di Montezemolo and the sons of two of Maserati’s founders.
The special display features race and road cars, the former ranging from Tipo 26 (the first car to bear the Maserati name) to MC12. The road cars vary from A6 1500 (the very first Maserati road car) to brand new Ghibli. Click here to see C&SC’s complete gallery of the exhibition and detailed information on the cars.
Though there are just 20 cars (and one boat) on the exhibition and many eras are under or not at all represented (notably the De Tomaso years), the cars that are on display, along with masses of literature and memorabilia, are breathtaking.
Orsi said: “It is no surprise that the Maserati 100 exhibition is taking place in Modena, where Maserati has been operating for some 75 years and where generations of Modenese have channeled their energy and creativity.
“Famous drivers and engineers have, or course, contributed to the aura of legend, but so have countless employees and mechanics, proud to dedicate their working life to the company.
“My grandfather and father would be proud to see that their beloved Maserati lives on.”