Maurice Khawam
B.S.M.E., M.S. Eng, M.B.A.

Maurice Khawam is an aerospace engineer and presently manages a technology development company in Southern California. He holds multiple patents and has written extensively in the field of commercial aircraft. He published many books and white papers on the subject.

His main passion is cars and through the years has compiled a wealth of knowledge about them. He raced his own Formula Ford and later Formula 3 in Europe. He studied the engineering and development of racing cars from the last four decades.

Maserati has been the Italian manufacturer that captured his imagination, especially during the period when the factory was still actively racing. It is his appreciation of the great dedication and professionalism the factory team showed during the racing years and the fabulous models they produced after retirement from the sport that led him to write this book about his favorite model, the Maserati 5000 GT.

Recently he completed his book on the Ferrari 330 GTC. In it, he presents the technical elements of this model using photos of the chassis, suspension, and engine that have never been seen before. The book has a forward by Paolo Pininfarina and includes a chapter by Aldo Brovarone on the design approach at Pininfarina S.p.A.

Tom Tjaarda discusses in a dedicated chapter the Italian automobile design industry, the analysis of the 330 GTC, 330 GTS and the bespoke cars built at the special request of customers close to Enzo Ferrari.

Present and past owners openly share their comments and experiences with the model in a separate chapter. Also presented are the cars that had been modified by design houses to include Pininfarina, Zagato and authorized dealers at the request of owners.

A separate section presents all the cars that sold along with their serial numbers, first owners names, color combination, and markets.