At Tralli Franco we have been restoring classic Maserati for over 40 years. Franco is relying on a historic team, with Paolo working alongside him for 37 years! Together with the team, we are working on the mechanics and the engines of Maseratis, from the 50s to the 80s. The first restoration, also a Mistral Coupé was commissioned to Franco in 1979 by a great vintage car enthusiast, a Modenese dentist who had fallen in love with Maserati to such an extent that he started, with Franco Tralli and other enthusiasts, the first historic Maserati Register.
Since then many classics have been restored by the team: 3500, Quattroporte, Sebring, Mexico, Ghibli, Indy, Bora, among these also very prestigious cars such as the Maserati 5000 Shah of Persia, a Maserati A6G Frua Spyder, a Maserati A6 1500.
e.g. Franco worked together with the Carrozzeria Franchini (founded in 1953 by Franchini - Bonfiglioli - Gianasi) since the 60s at Maserati in Modena. The founders had worked in the Maserati factory on the construction of the accessories/options that the customer wished for at the time of purchase, e.g. headrests, glove boxes, ...
When we are entrusted with a car for a complete restoration, we take care of coordinating the various phases of the work with our selected and trustworthy craftsmen who deliver a warranty on their work.
This particular Maserati Mistral 2 Posti was entrusted to us for a complete restoration. After an initial inspection, the car turned out to be complete. But it certainly needed a thorough repair of the body. We had to redo the floor because it was damaged after a flood. We coordinated the work with our longtime partner Carrozzeria Franchini, as always they delivered their best work.
For this car, the upholstery was entrusted to the Maieli brothers. A company that has always shown outstanding professionalism. They have been collaborating with us for about ten years. We like they are meticulous, patient and offer great precision when preserving or reconstructing the interiors. In the case of this Mistral, they preserved and restored the colour of the leather.
Here is an overview of the mechanical work we did:
Engine and Lucas injection overhaul with provision for unleaded petrol and installation of a second petrol pump. Rebuilding the front end with the painting of all front suspension parts. Renewal of all silent blocks, revision of all parts of the steering, steering rods, steering box, steering return, an overhaul of all aspects of the brake system, brake pump, brake booster, brake callipers, stainless steel brake cylinders, all brake hoses replaced, leaf spring revision, an overhaul of the front and rear shock absorbers, renewal of all bearings of the front hubs, reconditioning of the differential.
Rebuild of window lift motors, dashboard instrument review, starter motor and alternator reconditioning, new electrical system, water pump overhaul, clutch revision,
overhaul of Borrani wire wheels, new muffler kit, ...
We hope you enjoy our work.
Francesca Tralli & Franco Tralli, September 2020