The definitive Gran Turismo of its era, the Maserati 3500 GT debuted in 1957 and was the company’s first genuine series-production road car. Maserati’s three decades as constructors of perhaps the world’s finest racing cars showed in every detail of the elegant Touring-bodied coupe, from its exquisite, race-derived 3.5-liter engine through its impeccable road manners, fine brakes and faultless build quality. Here was a car to rival the best that Stuttgart, Newport Pagnell and Maranello had to offer.
This Norwegian-owned Maserati 3500 GT is an older US restoration, described by the vendor as a totally reliable driver in presentable but not perfect cosmetic condition. The owner has driven the car three times from Norway to the south of France and the only problem he has ever encountered is a windshield wiper blade falling off during a British rainstorm. The car is ideally specified, with carburetors, front disc brakes and a five-speed ZF gearbox. It has alloy Borrani wheels, black carpets and leather upholstery and gunmetal gray paintwork. In 1999 the car successfully completed the Monte Carlo Challenge and is offered here in full working order, with the minor exception of its radio.