Coys Auction - Fine Motor Cars
Oxfordshire OX20 1PX
Saturday 5th July 2008 at 14.30
In the 1950s Maserati had been one of the keenest exponents of sports car racing, often producing beautiful and successful cars capable of competing on even terms against Jaguar, Aston Martin and local rival Ferrari. More often than not a straight six cylinder, double overhead camshaft engine was employed, a derivative of which found its way into Maserati''s range of road cars, production of which began in 1958 with the glamorous 3500GT, a Touring bodied coupé powered by a detuned version of Maserati''s famed 350S competition engine of 1956.
The 3500 proved to be a great success and represented the pinnacle of Grand Touring cars until it was superseded by the Mistral of 1963. Romantically named after the wind which blows over the French Mediterranean coastline, conjuring up images of speed and beautiful scenery, the M