Maserati vehicles can be identified from the following data:
1. Vehicle Identification Number:
1.1 Location of the VIN
1.2 VIN Lettering
The VIN, which is located on the floor in front of the front passenger’s seat is etched on in Modena after painting. It is bounded with stars.
1.3 Visible VIN
The Gran Turismo and Quattroporte also have a second VIN behind the windscreen (a so-called ‘visible VIN’). It is placed onto a small metal plate.
2. Type Plate:
2.1 Location of the type plate
2.2 Composition of the type plate (identification plate)
Colour: silver, with black offset printing
Rivets: two-piece black constructions consisting of a pin and head
The following data appear on the factory plate:
|A – Name of the manufacturer
B – The EU or ABE [Allgemeine Betriebserlaubnis – general road circulation certificate] approval number, where applicable
C – VIN
D – Maximum authorised weight
E – Authorised axle load, front axle
F – Authorised axle load, rear axle
G – Engine type
H – Version
Vehicle checks possible using the type plate:
Using the type plate it is possible to check for the presence of falsifications or complete forgeries, as the chassis number, engine number and the version listed on the plate correspond with one another.
The data tables for the individual models can be seen via the following links.
3. Engine Number:
3.1 Location of the engine number
3.2 Form and appearance of the engine number
4. Gearbox number:
4.1 Location of the gearbox number
The engine number is stamped onto the gear unit, on a smoothly ground surface. It can only be seen from below. The gearbox number can also be found on a sticker on the gearbox housing.
4.2 Form and Appearance