1964 Maserati Mistral

by Frua

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1964
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Blue
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Fine Motor Cars
Blenheim Palace,
Woodstock,
Oxfordshire OX20 1PX

Saturday 5th July 2008 at 14.30

In the 1950s Maserati had been one of the keenest exponents of sports car racing, often producing beautiful and successful cars capable of competing on even terms against Jaguar, Aston Martin and local rival Ferrari. More often than not a straight six cylinder, double overhead camshaft engine was employed, a derivative of which found its way into Maserati''s range of road cars, production of which began in 1958 with the glamorous 3500GT, a Touring bodied coupé powered by a detuned version of Maserati''s famed 350S competition engine of 1956.

The 3500 proved to be a great success and represented the pinnacle of Grand Touring cars until it was superseded by the Mistral of 1963. Romantically named after the wind which blows over the French Mediterranean coastline, conjuring up images of speed and beautiful scenery, the M