By TMA Howe
For many years the Auto e Moto d’epoca (cars and motorcycles) show in Padua has been the Italian event for motor lovers. Known in English simply as the Padua Show, here you can experience past, present and the future with enough classic cars and motorbikes on display to excite everyone – men, women, young and old, enthusiasts and neophytes… or anyone who is simply curious.
The Padua Show was created 30 years ago as a vintage car market. Initially exclusively dedicated to collectors, it later developed into an event that captured the attention of car manufacturers who, over time, have been successful in transforming their history into a unique and distinctive brand story. Now recognised as one of the most important events on the international scene, Auto e Moto d’Epoca remains the biggest heritage market in Europe, with a growing number of exhibitors, cars for sale, and visitors.
This year, Maserati is exhibiting some of their finest models from the brand’s history together with their latest models. Maserati Classiche has chosen three cars for display on its stand at the show:
- A6 1500 – The A6 1500 was Maserati’s first road model launched at the Geneva International Motor Show in 1947. The car, designed by Pininfarina, was an immediate success, encouraging Maserati to put it into production at once.
- 5000 GT Allemano – The 5000 GT was presented at the 1959 Turin Motor Show and was the undisputed star of the event. Nicknamed the ‘Shah of Persia’, only three of this variant were ever built, but they were sufficient to further reinforce Maserati’s revered status on the world market.
- A6G-54 Allemano – The A6G-54 was another high-performance car with a medium-sized engine used both in the road version and in a more extreme variant destined for the racing scene. Allemano created elegant, streamlined cars, built to the meticulous standards expected of the most luxurious GT models.
The new classics
As well as the three exclusive classic Maserati cars, Maserati exhibited a new Ghibli GranSport MY18, inspired by its great racing tradition. The new GranSport’s exterior is characterised by Black Piano inserts on the front bumper (which also carries the “GranSport” name), side skirts coloured to match the car, blue inserts on both the Trident and the Saetta logos, Red brake callipers, and 20″ Urano diamond wheels.
The new Ghibli MY18 is also available in GranLusso trim, where the sophistication of the car’s equipment is reflected in the use of exclusive materials and special content, in the tradition of the finest Italian craftsmanship.
To learn more about the Padua Show, visit their website at https://autoemotodepoca.com/en-GB/
TMA Howe is Luxury Globe Media’s UK Automotive Editor.