The most detailed and authoritative Maserati history ever written

Winner of the 2016 Guild of Motoring Writers Mercedes/Montagu of Beaulieu Trophy

"...a masterpiece of writing and research."



At last, a history worthy of the name.

Maserati, the Family Silver is the result of fourteen years of painstaking research, the masterwork of Nigel Trow.

With an international reputation Nigel Trow is recognised as one of the world’s leading automotive historians. Highly regarded by marque experts, his earlier works are much sought after, fetching significant premiums in the collectors’ market.

‘The author’s style is clear and concise while still being entertaining…an enjoyable book (that) will give pleasure of ownership’.

VSCC Bulletin

John Surtees

Maserati, more than a marque...

Winner of the 2016 Guild of Motoring Writers’ Montagu of Beaulieu Trophy Maserati, the Family Silver, Nigel Trow’s compelling two-volume history tells the spellbinding story of the marque in meticulous detail, as well as those of the Maserati and Orsi families whose genius and passion created and sustained the company over the years.

Equally important are the artisans, engineers and drivers whose unique talents helped burnish the Maserati family silver, including such remarkable men as Tazio Nuvolari, Giulio Alfieri, Guerino Bertocchi, Juan Manuel Fangio and Stirling Moss.

‘Two fantastic books of the history of Maserati…I cannot put it down reading the years of my little grain of sand in the Maserati history’

Jo Ramirez – F1 legend and ex-Maserati employee

John Surtees

Access all areas

Granted unprecedented access to Maserati archives and family papers, Nigel Trow has also interviewed many of the key players in the Maserati story, unearthing many hitherto unknown facts and re-examining many of the myths and legends that have grown up around the marque.

‘Nigel Trow’s access to Maserati ‘insiders’ has produced the most thorough account of the company and its people…augmented with superb photos.’

Auto Italia

John Surtees

More than a book...

Extending to two volumes, twenty-six chapters and 872 pages Maserati, the Family Silver includes over 200 colour and black & white photographs, illustrations and technical drawings, many previously unpublished.

The book also includes a comprehensive reference index, a register of race results and detailed technical specifications for all of the Trident’s cars and commercial vehicles.

‘When you’re cataloguing the history of a marque that specialises in stunning machines, the book needs to look the part. Nigel Trow’s Maserati, the Family Silver certainly does. The photographs are equally as absorbing…each shot deserves its place and commands your time. Just like the book as a whole.’

Motor Sport


Book One 1881-1944

From Voghera to Modena, Maserati to Orsi. Straight eight to V16, race cars to road cars.

Book Two 1945-2014

From slide rules to computers, Orsi to Fiat. The post-war world to the post-modern.