French title - Restored by Piet Roelofs - Disc brakes and ZF gearbox options - Engine derived from competition Produced betweeen 1957 and 1964, the Maserati Tipo 101 3500 GT may well have saved the Trident marque financially. The prototype, a coupé by Touring, was presented in Geneva on 2 March 1957 and orders started to roll in at the Turin Motor Show, held the same year. The in-line six-cylinder engine was derived directly from a competition engine, retaining the twin spark ignition, twelve spark plugs and three twin-choke Weber carburettors. On the 3500 GT, it produced 220 bhp at 5,500 rpm. The example presented was delivered new with the options of front disc brakes and 5-speed ZF gearbox. The styling of this first series is the purest, with the small round, rather than rectangular, indicators, and without the second side-vent window that was a less elegant addition on the series 2. This splendid example was comprehensively restored in 1980 by Piet Roelofs, the renowned Dutch restorer. To look at the car, it is clear that its renovation was carried out with a great deal of talent as this superb Maserati remains in impressive condition today, both the coachwork and the interior as well as mechanically. We invite you to come and covet this car while it is on display, to marvel at its condition and make a bid ! What's more, this great Maserati possesses all the most sought-after options.