Maserati Ghibli Fuel Tank

When we recently inherited the Maserati Ghibli Project, I was amazed at how nearly every component was banged up, broken, rusted or just plain old trashed. Have a look a the front suspension components in these photos, how does this sort of thing happen!

Front supension components Ghibli

Maserati Ghibli Front suspension

Front suspension arm Maserati Ghibli

Maserati Ghibli Front suspension Arm

 

Among all the chaos, I observed a detail that no one has seen, not even Maserati Guru’s that was stuck to the gas tank. I measured out the size of the logo and the font and emailed the image to my friend Justin who runs a very creative graphics shop called JD Designs. He cleaned up the image, fine tuned the colors and made these perfect cast vinyl decals so we can fully detail this car and send stickers to other Ghibli owners. Justin has worked with us in the past to make the graphics for the 212 gauges and some of our advertising material and is a pleasure to work with

Since the original sticker was a little torn up, I wanted to make sure the words and spelling were correct so I visited my good friend Google who located SMA in Parma Italy. Since they still exist and are at the same location I was able to confirm these details to make an accurate reproduction.  I hope they don’t sue me for re-producing their image even though they seem to have changed their look over the years. Fabbrica is Italian for Fabricate or “Makers” and Serbatoi is translated to “Tanks”.

Maserati SMA Original Sticker

Original SMA Sticker

SMA Maserati Sticker

Reproduction SMA Sticker

 

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  1. Peter said,

    March 10, 2012 @ 6:38 pm

    Unbelievable, this attention to detail. It’s absurd! With a sticker like that, it’s like travelling back in time to buy a brand new Maserati Ghibli. Truly amazing how professional you guys are!

  2. FILIPPO CARRARO said,

    October 6, 2017 @ 8:20 am

    Hi. It’s an honor for us. I’m a clerck in SMA Serbatoi, Parma Italy. If you have more tank restoration pics, please contact me.
    Regards
    Filippo.

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