Chassis # AM 101*742
Engine #AM 101*742
- Carburettor version
- An early series 2 car
- Matching numbers as verified by Maserati Classiche
- The prettiest early body style
Manufactured between 1957 and 1964 it could be said that the Tipo 101 3500GT saved Maserati from financial ruin. The prototype, a coupé by Touring, was presented in Geneva in March 1957 and orders started to flow in after the Turin motor show the same year.
The example on offer is a very early series 2 car, a so called "4-window car" which left the factory on 14 January 1960. Delivered to Turin in "Grigio Albany" a metallic grey paint along with a sand interior, it was imported to Sweden by Swedish car importer Rolf Haider who registered the car in his company's name in Stockholm on 1 April 1970. The second owner was a Mr P. in the town of Lund. He retained it until September 1973 when Mr J. in Malmö bought it. The latter subsequently sold it to its latest Swedish owner. When he purchased this Maserati 3500 GT, it needed to be fully restored. Being a collector with a lot of cars to restore, it him took more or less 20 years to get this done. During the last 10 years the car has been through a conservative restoration retaining many parts which could be re-used and the car still shows some patina. The engine was fully restored by a Swedish specialist around 2007 and the car has recently been re-painted in its original silvergrey and the car runs well. The car retains its original beautiful interior as well. This very usable, beautiful top-level Maserati with the more attractive early 4-window body and with the Weber carburrettors, presents a truly great opportunity to acquire one of the great Maseratis, at a price which is still affordable.
For more information and photos: https://www.artcurial.com/fr/lot-1959-maserati-3500-gt-coupe-par-touring-3980-144