Any experts on Maserati MC12 here?

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The Collector
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Any experts on Maserati MC12 here?

Post by The Collector » Sun Sep 07, 2014 9:03 pm

Gentlemen, I know nothing about race cars, but I do have the street versions of them in my collection. So here is a question:

This is one version of the ABC Brianza factory-built MC12.

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This is the other:

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The difference - headlight covers. So, I thought one is missing them. Especially, after looking at this picture:

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Image. They are clearly not installed.

Was this an option? Anyone?

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Re: Any experts on Maserati MC12 here?

Post by GBOAC002 » Mon Sep 08, 2014 5:19 am

I know your image shows a UK registered car but my initial thought was about US Federal rules which didn't like headlight covers. The MC12 wasn't homologated for general sale in the US although I saw one in the Marin County Silicon Valley Ferrari showroom in 2005 so was most likely a personal import. As the 4200GT also in the showroom had clear covers that probably eliminates the 'Fed' theory.

I have a contact here in the UK who is a specialist in Ferrari and Maserati. I will send him an email with your query. He is busy with various car shows and events for another week or so. I will get back to you when I hear back from him.

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Re: Any experts on Maserati MC12 here?

Post by The Collector » Mon Sep 08, 2014 8:39 pm

Thanks!!

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