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Pink Maserati Barchetta? "Negato" says Italian Coast Guard

by Dan Roth (RSS feed) on Jul 27th, 2009 at 5:33PM

It's more than ironic that the Italian word barchetta literally translates to "little boat." When originally used to describe racing Ferraris, the idea of a seafaring Maserati wasn't what anyone had in mind. Marco Amoretti and Marcolino De Candia apparently looked at a Biturbo and though "gosh, that would make a dandy runabout for a coastal tour of Italy." The Italian Coast Guard did not agree, and the men were intercepted in the slow-moving makeshift craft. Painted pink and fitted with polyurethane buoyancy aids, the AcquaMaser lacked any of the required safety features or seaworthiness... Read More

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