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Maserati CompanyThe Maserati auto company is an Italian car maker that was founded in 1914. Maserati is a division of the Italian car company Fiat S.p.A. which also has the famous Ferrari sports car company under its control. The company has a small range of high powered sports car types including the sedan, coupe and convertible models. Maserati cars headquarters is in Modena, Italy. If you know of an excellent Maserati Website online or own a good Maserati Resource, please add it to our auto directory by filling in the form on our Submit Car Url page.

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History of the Maserati Car Company in Italy (Maserati Chronology or Timeline)


1914 - Founded on the 1st of December, 1914 by the 6 Maserati brothers Bindo, Alfieri, Carlo, Mario, Ettore, and Ernesto Maserati. Founded in Bologna, Italy. Originally building Grand Prix cars for the Diatto company.

1926 - Alfieri Maserati wins the 1926 Targa Florio car race with one of the first Maserati cars.

1932 - Alfieri Maserati dies.

1937 - The 3 brothers to still own shares in the company Bindo, Ernesto and Ettore Maserati sold out to the Adolfo Orsi family company. They continued to work on the engineering team at Maserati for the next 10 years.

1940 - Orsi moves the Maserati headquarters from Bologna to Modena, Italy where it remains today.

1957 - Famous Argintinian racing car driver Juan-Manuel Fangio won the Formula one world championship in a Maserati 250F.

1968 - Maserati was bought by the French car maker Citroën.

1975 - The Benelli motorcycle company acquired Maserati after struggling financially for several years. Alessandro de Tomaso took charge of the company.

1993 - Fiat bought Maserati and invested heavily in the company.

1997 - The Fiat controlled Ferrari bought a 50% share in Maserati.

1999 - Ferrari takes full control of the Maserati company.

2005 - Fiat took control of Maserati.

2007 - The Maserati brand made a profit for the first time in 17 years for the Fiat company
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