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Motorclassica celebrates 100 years of Maserati ... and much more

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Motorclassica 2014 featured a stunning collection of rare and classic vehicles (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag.com)
Motorclassica 2014 featured a stunning collection of rare and classic vehicles (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag.com)
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A 1964 Austin Healey 3000 MK III Phase 1 on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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A 1964 Austin Healey 3000 MK III Phase 1 on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
A 1964 Austin Healey 3000 MK III Phase 1 on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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A 1964 Austin Healey 3000 MK III Phase 1 on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
With a 400 cu in engine, the 1970 Buick GS 455 Stage 1 exemplified the Buick muscle car slogan: Going Fast with Class (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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With a 400 cu in engine, the 1970 Buick GS 455 Stage 1 exemplified the Buick muscle car slogan: Going Fast with Class (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
A 1970 Buick GS 455 Stage 1 on display at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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A 1970 Buick GS 455 Stage 1 on display at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
With a 400 cu in engine, the 1970 Buick GS 455 Stage 1 exemplified the Buick muscle car slogan: Going Fast with Class (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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With a 400 cu in engine, the 1970 Buick GS 455 Stage 1 exemplified the Buick muscle car slogan: Going Fast with Class (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
This 1971 Buick GS 455 Stage 1 Convertible is one of only 81 built (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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This 1971 Buick GS 455 Stage 1 Convertible is one of only 81 built (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
This 1971 Buick GS 455 Stage 1 Convertible is one of only nine known to exist today (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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This 1971 Buick GS 455 Stage 1 Convertible is one of only nine known to exist today (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
A 1960 Chrysler 300F Coupe – the Chrysler 300 series were designed by American designer Virgil Exner and are considered the very first muscle cars (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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A 1960 Chrysler 300F Coupe – the Chrysler 300 series were designed by American designer Virgil Exner and are considered the very first muscle cars (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
A 1960 Chrysler 300F Coupe on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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A 1960 Chrysler 300F Coupe on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
A 1960 Chrysler 300F Coupe on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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A 1960 Chrysler 300F Coupe on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
A 1960 Chrysler 300F Coupe – the Chrysler 300 series were designed by American designer Virgil Exner and are considered the very first muscle cars (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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A 1960 Chrysler 300F Coupe – the Chrysler 300 series were designed by American designer Virgil Exner and are considered the very first muscle cars (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
A 1972 Chrysler Hardtop Coupe on display at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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A 1972 Chrysler Hardtop Coupe on display at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
The 1972 Chrysler Hardtop Coupe was often described as a limousine and was considered a competitor to the Holden Statesman and Ford Fairlane (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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The 1972 Chrysler Hardtop Coupe was often described as a limousine and was considered a competitor to the Holden Statesman and Ford Fairlane (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
This 1955 Porsche 356 Speedster boasts an early racing history, having competed in the three-day Mille Miglia race in Italy in 1956 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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This 1955 Porsche 356 Speedster boasts an early racing history, having competed in the three-day Mille Miglia race in Italy in 1956 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
1955 Porsche 356 Speedster on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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1955 Porsche 356 Speedster on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
This 1955 Porsche 356 Speedster boasts an early racing history, having competed in the three-day Mille Miglia race in Italy in 1956 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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This 1955 Porsche 356 Speedster boasts an early racing history, having competed in the three-day Mille Miglia race in Italy in 1956 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
The 1955 Porsche 356 Continental Coupe design was an adaptation of Ferdinand Porsche's utilitarian Volkswagen (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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The 1955 Porsche 356 Continental Coupe design was an adaptation of Ferdinand Porsche's utilitarian Volkswagen (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
A 1955 Porsche 356 Continental Coupe on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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A 1955 Porsche 356 Continental Coupe on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
The 1966 Porsche 912 SWB was introduced in 1965 as a more fuel efficient and cheaper alternative to the 911 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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The 1966 Porsche 912 SWB was introduced in 1965 as a more fuel efficient and cheaper alternative to the 911 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
A 1966 Porsche 912 SWB on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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A 1966 Porsche 912 SWB on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
A 1948 Mercury 89M Convertible on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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A 1948 Mercury 89M Convertible on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
The 1948 Mercury 89M Convertible was regarded by many as one of Ford's greatest cars (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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The 1948 Mercury 89M Convertible was regarded by many as one of Ford's greatest cars (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
The 1948 Mercury 89M Convertible used a longer 118-inch wheelbase than contemporary Fords (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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The 1948 Mercury 89M Convertible used a longer 118-inch wheelbase than contemporary Fords (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
A 1959 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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A 1959 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
This 1959 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible was restored between 1995 and 2004, totaling 4,500 hours of work (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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This 1959 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible was restored between 1995 and 2004, totaling 4,500 hours of work (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
While Cadillac pioneered the tail fin in 1948, those featured on this 1959 model were a response to the 1957 Chrysler line (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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While Cadillac pioneered the tail fin in 1948, those featured on this 1959 model were a response to the 1957 Chrysler line (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
This 1934 Hupmobile K421 on show at Motorclassica 2014 was found as a wreck in a backyard in 1986 and was restored over a 20 year period (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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This 1934 Hupmobile K421 on show at Motorclassica 2014 was found as a wreck in a backyard in 1986 and was restored over a 20 year period (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
A 1954 Chevrolet Corvette S1 Convertible on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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A 1954 Chevrolet Corvette S1 Convertible on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
To minimize production costs, the body of the 1954 Chevrolet Corvette S1 Convertible was made out of fiberglass rather than steel (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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To minimize production costs, the body of the 1954 Chevrolet Corvette S1 Convertible was made out of fiberglass rather than steel (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
The 1954 Chevrolet Corvette S1 Convertible boasted a 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) time of 11.5 seconds (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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The 1954 Chevrolet Corvette S1 Convertible boasted a 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) time of 11.5 seconds (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
The 1963 Ford Falcon Squire Wagon was Ford's compact version of the popular full-sized Country Squire wagon (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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The 1963 Ford Falcon Squire Wagon was Ford's compact version of the popular full-sized Country Squire wagon (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
A 1963 Ford Falcon Squire Wagon on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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A 1963 Ford Falcon Squire Wagon on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
This 1934 Buick Series 50 Sedan is completely original aside from the paintwork (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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This 1934 Buick Series 50 Sedan is completely original aside from the paintwork (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
A 1934 Buick Series 50 Sedan on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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A 1934 Buick Series 50 Sedan on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
This 1934 Buick Series 50 Sedan is completely original aside from the paintwork (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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This 1934 Buick Series 50 Sedan is completely original aside from the paintwork (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
A 1934 Buick Series 50 Sedan on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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A 1934 Buick Series 50 Sedan on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
A 1956 Buick Roadmaster Convertible on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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A 1956 Buick Roadmaster Convertible on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
This Roadmaster was the top of the line vehicle for Buick in 1956 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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This Roadmaster was the top of the line vehicle for Buick in 1956 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
This 1956 Buick Roadmaster Convertible is entirely original and features a Phillips 45 rpm long play record player (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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This 1956 Buick Roadmaster Convertible is entirely original and features a Phillips 45 rpm long play record player (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
Buick produced 4,354 Roadmaster Convertibles in total (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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Buick produced 4,354 Roadmaster Convertibles in total (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
A 1935 Rolls-Royce 20/25HP Sports Saloon on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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A 1935 Rolls-Royce 20/25HP Sports Saloon on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
This 1935 Rolls-Royce 20/25HP Sports Saloon is 77 years of age and has 107,000 miles (172,000 km) on the clock (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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This 1935 Rolls-Royce 20/25HP Sports Saloon is 77 years of age and has 107,000 miles (172,000 km) on the clock (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
A 1954 Bristol 404 Coupe on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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A 1954 Bristol 404 Coupe on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
This 1954 Bristol 404 Coupe is one of only 52 built and less than 10 remaining (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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This 1954 Bristol 404 Coupe is one of only 52 built and less than 10 remaining (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
A 1954 Bristol 404 Coupe on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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A 1954 Bristol 404 Coupe on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
This 1923 Delage CO2 Hispano Suiza Special features original chassis, front end, rear axle and gear box (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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This 1923 Delage CO2 Hispano Suiza Special features original chassis, front end, rear axle and gear box (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
A 1923 Delage CO2 Hispano Suiza Special on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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A 1923 Delage CO2 Hispano Suiza Special on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
A 1932 Delage D8S on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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A 1932 Delage D8S on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
A 1909 Renault AX on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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A 1909 Renault AX on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
A 1909 Renault AX on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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A 1909 Renault AX on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
A 1909 Renault AX on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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A 1909 Renault AX on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
A 1965 Ferrari 330 GT Coupe on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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A 1965 Ferrari 330 GT Coupe on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
This 1965 Ferrari 330 GT Coupe is one of only 59 right hand drive models produced (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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This 1965 Ferrari 330 GT Coupe is one of only 59 right hand drive models produced (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
A 1965 Ferrari 330 GT Coupe on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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A 1965 Ferrari 330 GT Coupe on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
The 1971 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 Coupe was produced to satisfy the desire among Ferrari's customer base for high performance vehicles (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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The 1971 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 Coupe was produced to satisfy the desire among Ferrari's customer base for high performance vehicles (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
A 1971 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 Coupe on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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A 1971 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 Coupe on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
The 1971 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 Coupe was produced to satisfy the desire among Ferrari's customer base for high performance vehicles (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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The 1971 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 Coupe was produced to satisfy the desire among Ferrari's customer base for high performance vehicles (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
A 1960 Aston Martin DB4 Vantage Coupe on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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A 1960 Aston Martin DB4 Vantage Coupe on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
This 1960 Aston Martin DB4 Vantage Coupe has been restored from the ground up over the last two years (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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This 1960 Aston Martin DB4 Vantage Coupe has been restored from the ground up over the last two years (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
The Aston Martin Vantage S Coupe features an all alloy, quad overhead camshaft, 48 valve, 6.0L V12 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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The Aston Martin Vantage S Coupe features an all alloy, quad overhead camshaft, 48 valve, 6.0L V12 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
An Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Coupe on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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An Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Coupe on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
An Aston Martin Vanquish Coupe on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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An Aston Martin Vanquish Coupe on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
The Aston Martin Vanquish Coupe has a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) time of 4.1 seconds (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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The Aston Martin Vanquish Coupe has a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) time of 4.1 seconds (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
A 1952 Aston Martin on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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A 1952 Aston Martin on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
A 1952 Aston Martin on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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A 1952 Aston Martin on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
This 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Roadster has undergone an entire bare metal restoration (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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This 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Roadster has undergone an entire bare metal restoration (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
A 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Roadster on show at Motorclassica 2014 – not everybody was taking the "Do Not Touch" signs too literally (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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A 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Roadster on show at Motorclassica 2014 – not everybody was taking the "Do Not Touch" signs too literally (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
A 1960 Renault Floride Convertible on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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A 1960 Renault Floride Convertible on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
This 1960 Renault Floride Convertible has undergone a complete bare metal restoration (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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This 1960 Renault Floride Convertible has undergone a complete bare metal restoration (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
A 1963 Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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A 1963 Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
This 1963 Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider was imported to Australia in 2000 and restored with a focus on originality (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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This 1963 Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider was imported to Australia in 2000 and restored with a focus on originality (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
This 1954 Maserati Tipo L/160/T4 Turismo Lusso was discovered among a collection of scooters belonging to a deceased estate and presented as found (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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This 1954 Maserati Tipo L/160/T4 Turismo Lusso was discovered among a collection of scooters belonging to a deceased estate and presented as found (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
A 1965 Maserati Mistral Spyder on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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A 1965 Maserati Mistral Spyder on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
Only 125 Maserati Mistral Spyders were produced in total (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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Only 125 Maserati Mistral Spyders were produced in total (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
A 1965 Maserati Mistral Spyder on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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A 1965 Maserati Mistral Spyder on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
This 1964 Maserati 3500 GTI Vignale Spyder is one of 242 convertible models produced (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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This 1964 Maserati 3500 GTI Vignale Spyder is one of 242 convertible models produced (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
A 1964 Maserati 3500 GTI Vignale Spyder on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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A 1964 Maserati 3500 GTI Vignale Spyder on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
A 1956 Maserati 150/250S on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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A 1956 Maserati 150/250S on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
The 150S was Maserati's smallest sports race car (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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The 150S was Maserati's smallest sports race car (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
The 150S was Maserati's smallest sports race car (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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The 150S was Maserati's smallest sports race car (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
A 1957 Maserati 250F Formula 1 Monoposto (CM) on show at Motorclassica 2014 – the 250F was used in Formula 1 racing between 1954 and 1960 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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A 1957 Maserati 250F Formula 1 Monoposto (CM) on show at Motorclassica 2014 – the 250F was used in Formula 1 racing between 1954 and 1960 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
A Maserati Ghibli on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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A Maserati Ghibli on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
A Maserati GranCabrio on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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A Maserati GranCabrio on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
The GranCabrio is listed at AU$338,000 (US$296,000) (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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The GranCabrio is listed at AU$338,000 (US$296,000) (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
A 1967 Maserati Mistral Coupe on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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A 1967 Maserati Mistral Coupe on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
The Mistral is the last model to feature Maserati's famous straight six cylinder, twin-spark double overhead cam engine (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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The Mistral is the last model to feature Maserati's famous straight six cylinder, twin-spark double overhead cam engine (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
This 1979 Maserati Khamsin Coupe was one of only 450 produced (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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This 1979 Maserati Khamsin Coupe was one of only 450 produced (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
A 1979 Maserati Khamsin Coupe on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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A 1979 Maserati Khamsin Coupe on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
The 1994 Maserati Shamal Coupe is one of only 369 produced (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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The 1994 Maserati Shamal Coupe is one of only 369 produced (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
A 1994 Maserati Shamal Coupe on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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A 1994 Maserati Shamal Coupe on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
This 1978 Maserati Merak SS Coupe (C5B-10) on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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This 1978 Maserati Merak SS Coupe (C5B-10) on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
This 1978 Maserati Merak SS Coupe (C5B-10) was one of around 600 produced (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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This 1978 Maserati Merak SS Coupe (C5B-10) was one of around 600 produced (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
A 1966 Maserati Sebring Series II Coupe on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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A 1966 Maserati Sebring Series II Coupe on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
The 1966 Maserati Sebring Series II Coupe was based on the Maserati 3500 and aimed at the American Gran Turismo market (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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The 1966 Maserati Sebring Series II Coupe was based on the Maserati 3500 and aimed at the American Gran Turismo market (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
A Maserati Quatroporte on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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A Maserati Quatroporte on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
The Maserati Quattroporte boasts a maximum speed of 307 km/h (190 mph) (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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The Maserati Quattroporte boasts a maximum speed of 307 km/h (190 mph) (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
This 1954 Jaguar XK120 Coupe was one of only 195 right hand drive models produced (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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This 1954 Jaguar XK120 Coupe was one of only 195 right hand drive models produced (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
A 1958 Jaguar XK150 Drophead Coupe on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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A 1958 Jaguar XK150 Drophead Coupe on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
A 1958 Jaguar XK150 Drophead Coupe on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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A 1958 Jaguar XK150 Drophead Coupe on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
A 1973 Bolwell Nagari Coupe on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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A 1973 Bolwell Nagari Coupe on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
A 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Coupe on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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A 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Coupe on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
The 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Coupe was a hand-built muscle car that catered to the homologating rules of Nascar, meaning that in order to qualify as a stock car a it had to be publicly available and a certain minimum needed to be sold (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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The 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Coupe was a hand-built muscle car that catered to the homologating rules of Nascar, meaning that in order to qualify as a stock car a it had to be publicly available and a certain minimum needed to be sold (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
A 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Coupe on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
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A 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Coupe on show at Motorclassica 2014 (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag)
Motorclassica 2014 featured a stunning collection of rare and classic vehicles (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag.com)
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Motorclassica 2014 featured a stunning collection of rare and classic vehicles (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag.com)
Motorclassica 2014 featured a stunning collection of rare and classic vehicles (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag.com)
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Motorclassica 2014 featured a stunning collection of rare and classic vehicles (Photo: Nick Lavars/Gizmag.com)
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Thousands of auto enthusiasts flocked to the Royal Exhibition building in Melbourne, Australia, over the weekend for Motorclassica 2014. Adding to the drawing power of the event was the celebration of Maserati's 100th anniversary, which saw the display of iconic gems plucked from the Italian automaker's famed history. Gizmag was among those keen to feast their eyes on the collection of rare and classic vehicles on show.

The three-day event incorporated the Australian Concours d'Elegance with more than 100 vintage cars and motorcycles on display. Among those were a 1948 Mercury 89M Convertible, widely regarded as one of Ford's greatest cars, a 1959 Cadilliac Series 62 Convertible complete with trademark tail fins, and a 105-year-old Renault AX.

On the Saturday night, the event featured the annual Motorclassica Auction, which saw 30 collectibles up for grabs. AUD$1,060,000 (US$929,500) was paid for a Bentley R-Type Continental, the only one of its kind to enter Australia. Other notable sales included a 1956 356A Porsche Speedster for AUD$235,000 (US$206,00) and a 1936 Cord 810 sportsman's Convertible Coupe.

All of the vehicles were meticulously restored and beautifully presented in what was a stunning showcase of automotive history and craftsmanship. With that said, words probably won't quite do it justice. You can click through to our gallery to check out our picks from the event.

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