Maserati 3500 GT Superleggera

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The Maserati 3500 GT was first shown to the public at the 1957 Geneva Motorshow. As a joint development between Guido Alfieiri and Carrozeria Touring, well known for its Superleggera construction. This 2+2 Coupe was powered with a DHOC straight six of pure Maserati origin, displacing 3485 cc to deliver 220 or later 240 hp at 5500 rpm. Presented as a less costly alternative to the 250 Ferrari and dedicated principally to the US market, the 3500 GT was a true success for a struggling manufacturer with around 1970 exemples manufactured from 1959 to 1964.

This particular exemple is one of the last Serie 2 to be delivered new in July 1964. The car has been given a nuts and bolts retoration in Germany between 2006 and 2009 starting from a bare châssis. The original engine was fully overhauled, crankshaft balanced, new pistons fitted and all oil conducts drilled. New timing chain and all new gaskets. The original Lucas injection system was replaced by a set of Weber carbs. The gearbox was restored by ZF. All parts of châssis and suspension were sanded and epoxy coated, after being detached from the aluminium bodyshell. The bodyshell itself was sanded to metal, repaired when necessary , then properly isolated from the superleggera structure . All new bushes, gaskets and fixations. New instruments. New leather seats and carpets. New airconditioning.

This gorgeous classic Maser is now in a better than new condition, perfectly reliable and ready to go. All restoration works documented with invoices and detailed pictures. A true gem.