Engine: 3.5L (Lucas Injection swapped for triple Weber carburetors)
Transmission: 5 Speed Manual
Production: ~ 2,000
Wheel Base: 100″
Brakes: 4 wheel disc
The Maserati 3500 series was first brought into production in 1957 to compete in the rapidly expanding and exciting European Gran Tourismo market. Maserati hoped to find a niche in the public market to compete against rivals such as Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin and Mercedes Benz. By the time this particular example had been assembled, it rolled out of the plant in Modena with newly added standard features such as power windows, a 5 speed manual gearbox, 4 wheel disc brakes, and a revolutionary Lucas mechanical fuel injection system which brought the naturally aspirated 3.5litre engine’s power up to a very competitive 235 BHP. With the original interior in fantastic patina, this vehicle is simply spectacular. And, with these cars in short supply (just over 2,000 were produced in total), this level of originality is very rare indeed. Recent work has included maintenance on the brakes, new exhaust sections and drivability tests which have delivered a well-deserved spark of excitement. With just over 87,000 miles, this extraordinary vehicle is sure to please the most devoted of Maserati enthusiasts as well as those looking to pursue their dreams of owning one of the most breath-taking marques ever conceived.