1961 Maserati 3500

Vignale Spyder

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1961
  • Mileage 
    40 576 km / 25 213 mi
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Chassis number 
    1011269
  • Electric windows
    Yes
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Interior colour 
    Red
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    4
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Silver
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

The 3500GT debuted in 1957 as Maserati’s flagship Grand Tourer in direct competition of the Italian native, the Ferrari 250 California. The 3.5L twin-cam, twin-plug inline six was adopted from the 350S race car and produced 220-250 horsepower. The 3500GT Coupe and Spyder examples are mechanically almost identical, with a few key modifications to compensate for the lack of roof.

The 3500GT coupe examples quickly became renowned for their ‘Superleggera’ or superlight aluminium body. While Vignale Spyders feature a steel body and doors for added rigidity. The hood and trunk lids were made of aluminum to save weight where possible. The Spyder also featured a 4-inch shorter wheelbase than the coupe to improve handling.

The Spyder examples were not introduced until 1959; Alfredo Vignale produced 242 examples in total. This brilliant silver example is equipped with Borrani wire wheels, front disc brakes, rear aluminum drums, a 5-Speed ZF Gearbox, and three Weber carburetors. The vibrant red leather interior features factory power windows, original Jaeger instruments and a period correct Blaupunkt stereo.

All reasonable offers and trades are always considered. For any additional information, feel free to visit our showroom at 2475 Fairfield Ave, Black Rock, CT 06605, or give us a call at +(203) 335-9555.

Specifications:
- Weber Carburetors
- Rare Borrani Wire Wheels
- 5-Speed ZF Gearbox
- Power Windows
- Blaupunkt Radio
- Production Date: 4/21/1961