1964 Maserati 3500 GTI Coupé  Chassis no. 101-2808 Engine no. 101-2808

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Lot 66
1964 Maserati 3500 GTI Coupé
Coachwork by Carrozzeria Touring Registration no. HYX 2C Chassis no. 101-2808 Engine no. 101-2808

Sold for £ 96,700 (US$ 126,035) inc. premium
1964 Maserati 3500 GTI Coupé
Coachwork by Carrozzeria Touring

Registration no. HYX 2C
Chassis no. 101-2808
Engine no. 101-2808

*Landmark Maserati road car
*Delivered new in Italy
*Left-hand drive
*Lucas fuel infection

Footnotes

  • By the end of the 1950s Maserati was facing a bleak future. Its parent company's financial difficulties forced a withdrawal from racing, and Maserati's survival strategy henceforth centred on establishing the company as a producer of road cars. The Modena marque's new era began in 1957 with the launch of the Touring Superleggera-bodied 3500 GT, its first road car built in significant numbers. A luxury 2+2, the 3500GT drew on Maserati's competition experience. A tubular chassis frame was used and the suspension was independent at the front by wishbones and coil springs, while at the back there was a conventional live axle/semi-elliptic arrangement. The 3500 GT's designer was none other than Giulio Alfieri, creator of the immortal Tipo 60/61 'Birdcage' sports-racer and the man responsible for developing the 250F into a World Championship winner. The twin-overhead-camshaft, six-cylinder engine was a close relative of that used in the 250F and developed around 220bhp initially, later examples producing 235bhp on Lucas mechanical fuel injection. Built initially with drum brakes and four-speed transmission, the 3500 GT was progressively updated, gaining five speeds, front disc brakes and, finally, all-disc braking. By the time the 3500GT was discontinued in 1964, around 2,200 of all types had been made.

    The 2nd Series example offered here represents the pinnacle of the model's development, featuring the five-speed ZF gearbox, twin-plug ignition and Lucas mechanical fuel injection, hence the name change to '3500 GTI', the first time the now common 'GTI' appellation had ever been used. Manufactured in July 1963, chassis number '2808' was sold new in Milan, Italy and was originally finished in Grigio Albany with Nero leather interior, as confirmed by the accompanying (copy) build sheet extract.

    According to the old-style continuation logbook on file, the car has been in the UK since 1965. The logbook lists the following owners: North Gentaal Finance (Station) Ltd, Canterbury (1967), North End Car Sales, Preston (1968), Douglas Nabb, Bolton (1968) and North of England Lard Refinery Ltd (1970); then John Cowell of Blackpool, Donald Barnes of Lancashire and Rodney Mann of Hexham (dates unknown). The Maserati has been in the current ownership since 2006.
    There are invoices on file from marque specialist Bill McGrath from the period 2006 to 2010 for parts and works to the engine, steering, brakes and suspension totalling circa £4,000. The car also comes with sundry other invoices, a V5C registration document and numerous expired MoT certificates dating back to the 1970s, the most recent of which expired in February 2013 (at 76,935 kilometres); it would have seen little use since then. Not run since 2012, the car requires re-commissioning and thus is sold strictly as viewed.
    Unquestionably one of the best looking models to leave the Modena factory, the 3500 GT continues to represent good value when compared to contemporary offerings from Newport Pagnell and Maranello.
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1964 Maserati 3500 GTI Coupé  Chassis no. 101-2808 Engine no. 101-2808
1964 Maserati 3500 GTI Coupé  Chassis no. 101-2808 Engine no. 101-2808
1964 Maserati 3500 GTI Coupé  Chassis no. 101-2808 Engine no. 101-2808
1964 Maserati 3500 GTI Coupé  Chassis no. 101-2808 Engine no. 101-2808
1964 Maserati 3500 GTI Coupé  Chassis no. 101-2808 Engine no. 101-2808
1964 Maserati 3500 GTI Coupé  Chassis no. 101-2808 Engine no. 101-2808
1964 Maserati 3500 GTI Coupé  Chassis no. 101-2808 Engine no. 101-2808
1964 Maserati 3500 GTI Coupé  Chassis no. 101-2808 Engine no. 101-2808
1964 Maserati 3500 GTI Coupé  Chassis no. 101-2808 Engine no. 101-2808
1964 Maserati 3500 GTI Coupé  Chassis no. 101-2808 Engine no. 101-2808
1964 Maserati 3500 GTI Coupé  Chassis no. 101-2808 Engine no. 101-2808
1964 Maserati 3500 GTI Coupé  Chassis no. 101-2808 Engine no. 101-2808
1964 Maserati 3500 GTI Coupé  Chassis no. 101-2808 Engine no. 101-2808
1964 Maserati 3500 GTI Coupé  Chassis no. 101-2808 Engine no. 101-2808
1964 Maserati 3500 GTI Coupé  Chassis no. 101-2808 Engine no. 101-2808
1964 Maserati 3500 GTI Coupé  Chassis no. 101-2808 Engine no. 101-2808
1964 Maserati 3500 GTI Coupé  Chassis no. 101-2808 Engine no. 101-2808
1964 Maserati 3500 GTI Coupé  Chassis no. 101-2808 Engine no. 101-2808
1964 Maserati 3500 GTI Coupé  Chassis no. 101-2808 Engine no. 101-2808
1964 Maserati 3500 GTI Coupé  Chassis no. 101-2808 Engine no. 101-2808
1964 Maserati 3500 GTI Coupé  Chassis no. 101-2808 Engine no. 101-2808
1964 Maserati 3500 GTI Coupé  Chassis no. 101-2808 Engine no. 101-2808
1964 Maserati 3500 GTI Coupé  Chassis no. 101-2808 Engine no. 101-2808
1964 Maserati 3500 GTI Coupé  Chassis no. 101-2808 Engine no. 101-2808
1964 Maserati 3500 GTI Coupé  Chassis no. 101-2808 Engine no. 101-2808
1964 Maserati 3500 GTI Coupé  Chassis no. 101-2808 Engine no. 101-2808
1964 Maserati 3500 GTI Coupé  Chassis no. 101-2808 Engine no. 101-2808
1964 Maserati 3500 GTI Coupé  Chassis no. 101-2808 Engine no. 101-2808
1964 Maserati 3500 GTI Coupé  Chassis no. 101-2808 Engine no. 101-2808
1964 Maserati 3500 GTI Coupé  Chassis no. 101-2808 Engine no. 101-2808
1964 Maserati 3500 GTI Coupé  Chassis no. 101-2808 Engine no. 101-2808
1964 Maserati 3500 GTI Coupé  Chassis no. 101-2808 Engine no. 101-2808
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