1962 Maserati 3500GTi Coupe  Chassis no. AM101.2524 Engine no. AM101.2524

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Matching numbers and presented in original factory delivered livery
1962 Maserati 3500GTi Coupe
Coachwork by Touring

Sold for US$ 286,000 inc. premium
1962 Maserati 3500GTi Coupe
Coachwork by Touring

Chassis no. AM101.2524
Engine no. AM101.2524

3,485cc DOHC Inline Six Cylinder Engine
3 Weber Carburetors
220bhp at 5,500rpm
5-Speed Manual Transmission
Front Independent Suspension - Live Rear Axle
4-Wheel Disc Brakes


*Exceptionally well-presented example of Maserati's legendary GT
*Certified by Maserati Classiche
*Matching numbers and presented in original factory delivered livery
*Desirable late-production example featuring 5-speed ZF 'box and disc brakes
*Extensive history file includes copies of factory built sheets



THE MASERATI 3500

Introduced at the Geneva Auto Salon in 1957, the Maserati 3500 GT was the replacement of the legendary A6G/2000 model of the mid-1950s. Each one a tribute to the racing heritage of one of Italy's most storied car builders, the 3500's engine was a derivative of the world championship-winning Maserati Tipo 250F Formula 1 racer. The 3.5-liter aluminum twin cam six-cylinder engine produced 220bhp in the initial carbureted form, and featured twin plug ignition- a marvel of a machine.

The 3500's alloy body was designed and built by Carrozzeria Touring and utilized the firm's famous Superleggera lightweight construction techniques. The smart pillar-less Coupe featured a sleek profile, with side-vent trim on the lower front fenders.

By the early 1960s, 3500s became equipped with a desirable ZF five-speed manual transmission, replacing the 4-speed used earlier, and disc brakes on all four wheels. The GTi designation arrived in 1962 — the "i" signifying Lucas-sourced fuel injection; this tuning would bump the power to 235bhp.

The 3500 GT remains one of the most iconic Maseratis ever produced, and represents a perfect blend of Italian coach building finesse and sporting GT characteristics.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Offered here is a wonderful Maserati that sits at the pinnacle of 1960's Italian GT cars. Featuring stylish Touring Superleggera coachwork, a potent six-cylinder twin cam twin-plug aluminum engine and five-speed transmission, the 3500 stands tall against Aston Martin's DB4 and other neighboring company, notably Ferrari's 250 GT Lusso.

This exceptional 3500, chassis no. AM101.2524, was completed at the Modena based Maserati factory in November of 1962. Built in the latter part of the model's production run, this sporting GT benefitted from the upgrades and evolutions adopted during the model run, such as disc brakes on all four wheels, a long-legged ZF five speed transmission, and Lucas mechanical fuel injection, although clients could still option their 3500 with Weber carburetors instead of fuel injection if desired.

AM101.2524 was finished as it appears today, fitted with Touring Superleggera Coupe body number 12701, painted in the striking Celeste Ardenza light blue metallic, trimmed in red Connolly leather interior and equipped with silver Borrani disc wheels. The new Maserati found its first owner in March of 1963, a Milanese resident by the name of Sig. Susi Arlandi Gandini. AM101.2524 is believed to have remained in Italy for about a decade, before being exported to the United States, where the elegant blue 3500 is recorded to have been owned by La Jolla, California resident Jeremy Cauley in the mid 1970s. From here, AM101.2524 traveled north to the Los Angeles area in the early 1980s, before ending up in the northwest part of the country with Seattle, Washington resident F. Mandarano in the late 1980s.

In 1995, AM101.2524 returned to Europe, where it would form part of several German collections for the next decade and a half. From 2005, the Maserati was owned by Michael Wachsmann of Haan, Germany. While in Mr. Wachsmann's ownership, AM101.2524 was treated to a light restoration, during which the original Lucas fuel injection was removed and boxed up, while a trio of period-correct Weber carburetors was installed. It should be noted that the fuel injection system is still with the car, and will be included in the sale of this car, should its new owner wish to bring the Maserati back to its fuel injected specification. The work performed during its German ownership period was carried out by Bergmann Motorentechnik and included cylinder head refurbishment, brake work and an overhaul of several electrical components. Again in 2010 and 2011, Bergmann Motorentechnik attended to the Maserati; this work included replacement of the clutch, and a re-commissioning of the transmission.

AM101.2524 retuned to the United States in 2012, when Mr. Wachsmann sold the car to Virginia Beach resident Mr. Olivier Perrault. During this time, AM101.2524 was researched by Maserati S.p.A.'s Classiche Department, and certified by them as the genuine article. Maserati Classiche supplied a copy of AM101.2524's original Caratteristiche Dell' Autotelaio Tipo (Technical and Aesthetic Characteristics or factory built sheet), the Avviso Spedizione (Delivery Note) and the Certificate of Origin, all of which can be found in AM101.2524's extensive history file.

Today, this splendid Maserati GT shows incredibly well inside and out. AM101.2524 is finished as it appeared when new in 1962, in the smart Celeste Ardenza, beautifully complimented by a red interior – a color combination that fits the elegant Touring coachwork tremendously well. Light tan 'oatmeal' carpets further set the interior apart, and the large black Maserati steering wheel finishes things off nicely. The dashboard layout is a piece of art in itself, painted the same Celeste Ardenza color as the exterior, and housing a full complement of gauges with chrome trim rings, and a period Becker radio. The car's kilometers-per-hour speedometer is still present, and it is believed that the 65,000-odd recorded kilometers is in fact the actual distance traveled during its lifetime. The engine compartment is beautifully detailed, and the massive 3.5-liter twin cam, twin sparkplug straight six makes you aware that these cars were in fact some of the most capable cars of the era. The original chassis and body plates are still in situ, as is the German chassis plate mounted in the 1980s.

AM101.2524's extensive history file includes an instruction/workshop manual, a parts manual, old Road and Track articles featuring Maserati 3500s, repair and maintenance records, the car's German registration paperwork, and most importantly, the files and certification from Maserati Classiche. Furthermore, a tool kit and jack is included, as well as the factory fuel injection system.

A great Italian GT car for high-speed motoring on rallies and driving events, the Maserati 3500 is a sophisticated Italian thoroughbred that combines usability with Touring-clothed elegance. From the golden era of GT car production, AM101.2524 is ready for the next connoisseur.


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1962 Maserati 3500GTi Coupe  Chassis no. AM101.2524 Engine no. AM101.2524
1962 Maserati 3500GTi Coupe  Chassis no. AM101.2524 Engine no. AM101.2524
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1962 Maserati 3500GTi Coupe  Chassis no. AM101.2524 Engine no. AM101.2524
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