1957-1964, 2227 produced.
Coupe,2 doors,2 seats
Sports,2 doors,2 seats
The first serious production Maserati, the 3500GT, entered production in 1957. The 3500GT came with a 3485cc straight six engine which produced around 235bhp and gave the car a top speed in excess of 140mph. Early cars had drum brakes and a four speed gearbox, later cars had all-round disc brakes and a five speed transmission.
For a luxury sports car with no established pedigree the 3500GT was certainly a beautifully styled car. Its handsome lines were the work of Touring (for the coupe) and Vignale (for the spyder) and both bodies were built on a tubular chassis. Compared to other similar rivals (such as the Aston DB4) sales for the 3500GT were excellent, by 1964 2,227 examples had been built.
|3485cc||S6 DOHC||Maserati S6 DOHC||86mm x 100mm||8.8|
|Lucas port-type petrol injection|
|Top Speed||0-60||SQM||MPG||Engine Pwr||Comment|
|127 mph||8.1 s||15.8 s||19 mpg||235 bhp 5800|
|ISBN||Title||Publisher||Buy this book|
|1855206021||Maserati Cars Performance Portfolio 1957-98. Hard Bound||Brooklands Books|
Against all odds 2 - How did they do?
|Publication||Practical Classics November 2002|
|Against all odds 2 - How did they do? - Three years ago Practical Classics ran a story on five hopeful restorers and the tragically decayed vehicles they planned to revive. Martin Buckly checks their progress. Bristol 409, Monica Prototype, Maserati 3500 GT, Mazda Cosmo 110S, ISO Rivolta.|
Maserati's forgotten Masterpiece
|Publication||The Automobile February 2006|
|Maserati's forgotten Masterpiece - The elegant 3500GT arrived just in time to save the company from oblivion.|