Threatened, endangered, or extinct: A Maserati, a Renault, and a Checker


Albert Einstein may have said that “the dividing line between past, present, and future is an illusion,” but for those of us in the collector car hobby, time is very, very real. Through collisions, rust, or natural disaster, the constant march of time has a way of thinning a large herd of automobiles.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/05/15/threatened-endangered-extinct-maserati-renault-checker


I own one of these Maserati’s. There’s probably 200 of them left worldwide at best. Very misunderstood cars. Most of the ones that are left either don’t run or run lousy due to lack of maintenance. I had never seen one ever and I’ve been to all kinds of car shows over the years…other than mine,