1962 Maserati 3500


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Italian title Engine # 101 2432 - Nice former race preparation - Suitable for road/circuit/rallying - Known history always at Maserati - FIA/CSAI papers The example on offer, as stated in a letter from Ermanno Cozza, a former mechanic for Fangio and a historic automobile consultant for the Maserati factory, was built in September 1962 and delivered by the Milan dealer, Cornacchia Auto to a certain Francesco Cima from Como. In 1965, it changed hands and became the property of Aldo Tagliaferri, who had the car serviced by the factory at 40,000 km. It would then have been race-prepared in Italy by Orfeo Ferasin, the Maserati dealer in Vicenza, and was sold in 1970 to Edoardo Bertola, of the Brescia Maserati dealership, Golden Car. He decided to prepare it again with the help of a former ATS mechanic and the specialists Brescia Racing. He competed in numerous races through until 1984, and then put the car away until 2006. The car competed at Magione, Monza, Coppa Intereuropa, and Vallelunga, and won the Monte Campione race driven by Flaminio Varseriati. The comprehensive preparation work carried out by GTM Motorsport in Montanova in 2009 focussed on the engine which, according to the owner, produces 300 bhp (good oil pressure when idling cold, 6kg and compression 12/13 : 1), as well as the body and the suspension. A radiator, fuel and oil tanks, all in aluminium, were fitted. A six-point roll-cage, Sparco bucket seat and perspex windows compete the competition set-up, with customary diamond-stitched fabric lining the interior. It is fitted with 6.50 x 15 Dunlop Racing tyres. This is a highly desirable car, a great Maserati classic, powerful and rare, with just three known examples prepared this way, one of which has taken part in the Ferrari / Maserati Historic Challenge.