1962 Maserati 3500GT

The Maserati 3500GT is a demarcation line in the history of Maserati. Combining the 3.5 liter twin cam straight six engine from the 350S racing car and Superleggera bodywork by Carrozzeria Touring, this was the manufacturer’s first car made in significant numbers, selling over 2,200 between 1957 and 1964. With 230 horsepower on tap routed through a ZF four speed manual (which gave way to a five speed in 1960), top speed exceeded 130 mph. Front disc brakes were an option beginning in 1959 and direct injection made an appearance in 1961 in the 3500 GTi model.

This Maserati became a hit with enthusiasts and celebrities alike. Owners included Prince Rainier III of Monaco, Tony Curtis and Anthony Quinn. An interesting fact is that two prototypes were shown to the public in March 1957, one design by Carrozzeria Touring and the other by Carrozzeria Allemano. This particular 3500GT for sale in The Netherlands is fully restored and presents beautifully in metallic gray over parchment leather.

1962 Maserati 3500GT

Chrome bumpers and trim in super condition. This Maserati 3500GT is in top restored condition and it has the 5 speed manual transmission. Very gentle brown leather interiors and spoke/wire wheels. Restoration is documented. A most exquisite 3500 GT in beautiful condition! We can request vehicles to pass TÜV and create an appraisal for vehicles older than 30 years.

At €135,000 (~$175,000), this Maserati is priced in Ferrari territory and is for the serious collector looking for the best 3500GT that money can buy. My father recounts the time he was stationed in the US Army in Southern Germany and was lucky enough to drive a 3500GT owned by a higher ranking officer. Upon taking it for a spin on the Autobahn, he was stunned at how quick it was, as few cars of the day could quite match its speed. Fifty years on, the 3500GT’s presence and performance are still impressive.

-Paul

Posted under: Maserati
Dated: Dec 29 2011

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