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Maserati 3500 GT Touring


Year 1960

230 cv

3485 cc


Price: 225.000 €

The Maserati 3500 GT Touring, Series I, we offer is one of the most iconic and classic vintage cars of all time. A timeless Made in Italy. This first series with carburetors is in excellent overall condition, recently undergoing a meticulous full restoration in every detail. It is a matching numbers and matching color car with original plates and documents.

Approved by ASI with the “Targa Oro” designation, it is ready for any viewing and test.

In the mid-1950s, Oscar Orsi, the head of Maserati, foresaw the emerging luxury grand tourer market that would arise with the economic boom. He understood that Maserati needed to invest in a completely new model in terms of design, quantity, and displacement.

The new car had to be of superior class, combining the typical sportiness of the Modenese brand with luxury and comfort needs. It had to allow long-distance, high-speed journeys on the highway without fatiguing the driver and passengers. The interior had to be comfortable and the road holding had to be safe and accessible to all types of customers, not necessarily skilled drivers. Internal fittings and finishes had to be of high quality to meet the demands of the most discerning customers. The mechanics had to be reliable, durable, and, at the same time, sporty.

All of this had to be replicated in numerous units. Maserati’s production before the 3500 GT was extremely limited, and with this model, they aimed to produce 2 cars per day. Significant numbers considering that, until then, only 2-3 cars had been produced per month.

Furthermore, the previous models all had a displacement between 1.5 and 2 liters; now they had to aim higher, beyond 3 liters, to match the increased dimensions of the car.

The Maserati 3500 GT was officially presented to the public at the 1957 Geneva Motor Show. In its final version, the large coupe features a steel body but with doors and hoods entirely made of aluminum, resulting in a final weight of 1420 kg (very low), paired with 16-inch wheels, generously sized for the time.

The Trident chose a 3.5-liter inline-6 engine producing 230 horsepower, fed by 3 Weber 42 DCOE carburetors along with a Marelli 2 in 1 ignition. With a twin-cam and triple-chain distribution, it is paired with a 4-speed manual ZF gearbox, controlled by a dry single-disc clutch.

Regarding suspension, for Maserati’s first GT, a double-wishbone configuration with independent wheels is chosen, coupled with telescopic hydraulic shock absorbers with coil springs at the front and a more traditional rigid axle at the rear.

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