“The Maserati 3500GT was a very important car for its maker as it was the first time Maserati had locked horns with the Scuderia at showroom level”
1963 Maserati 3500 GTi
The Maserati 3500 GT is an iconic 2-door coupé grand tourer made by Italian car manufacturer Maserati between 1957 and 1964. It was a seminal vehicle for Maserati as the company’s first successful attempt at the Gran Turismo market and series production.
A new approach was needed to build fully accomplished grand tourers. The main development efforts that led to the 3500 GT were carried out in 1956–57, despite the frantic activity required by Maserati’s participation in the Formula 1 world championship. Production of the 3500 GT started in late 1957. Eighteen cars were built that year, the first handful leaving the factory before Christmas. All 3500 GT’s had leather interior and Jaeger instruments. The 3500 GTi was introduced at the 1960 Salon International de ‘Auto, and by the following year became the first fuel-injected Italian production car. In total, 2,226 3500 GT coupés and convertibles were built between 1957 and 1964.
This example left the factory in the second to last year of production and was sent to America where it lived most of its life in California before being exported to New Zealand in 2004. Since then the vehicle has been dry stored in our client’s collection along with a number of other interesting British and European classics.
With our client’s change in direction, this once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase a genuine unrestored piece of motoring history is now potentially yours.
Genuine inquiries are welcomed and a full history and tender pack is available on request.
Tenders for this vehicle close at midday on Friday the 20th of August 2021
The listing price is purely a price guide based on previous sales etc. As this is a tender, the actual sale price will be determined by the highest tender. Price guide $250,000 – $300,000 NZD.