I'm not generally one to brag, so I was reluctant to make this page public, but friends and family far away have been asking me about the 1980 Maserati Merak SS that I purchased in 1998.
The following are some photos of the vehicle taken with Will's
cool digital camera. Click on the thumbnails to see a larger image.
I couldn't help myself and on July 9, 2000 I purchased another Merak. This one is actually quite a bit different from the Merak SS. It's a 1974 model and was
produced during the period when Citroen owned the company. As such it has a fair amount of Citroen plumbing, an interior similar to that of the Citroen SM and
many other details that separate it from the later cars. It has spent four years in the Petersen Auto Museum's collection in Los Angeles prior to moving to it's new
home in the Bay Area. The previous owner's son was a writer for the L.A. Times and wrote an article about the car, his father and the passage of time that appeared in the paper in
Many people ask about the front seats. No they are not aftermarket seat covers. The front faces of the seats are covered in sheepskin - a rare factory option. They are completely
original and, surprisingly, really help to keep the legs cool on warm California summer days!
Here are a few pictures taken by the gentleman I purchased the car from and a few of my own:
A few before and after photos of the trip from L.A. to Sunnyvale: