"My Maserati does one-eighty-five.
I lost my license, now I don't drive.
I have a limo, ride in the back.
I lock the doors in case I'm attacked."
The Eagles' Joe Walsh wrote those lyrics about his Maserati 5000 GT.
The sheer exhilaration of the 5000 GT, its performance, luxury, design and the sound of its eight cylinders and four camshafts is heady stuff, a lusty experience matched by none of its contemporaries.
Officine Alfieri Maserati described the 5000 GT in its brochure with these terms:
"power and flexibility"
"speed and safety"
"beauty and comfort"
Its summary was, "dissonance is transformed into harmony in the Maserati 5000 G.T."
Maserati understood both its product and its market for the magnificent 5000 GT. The 5000 GT derived directly from Maserati's 450 S V-8 sports racers and while the first two examples followed the 450 S's gear driven camshaft