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Lot 108

2014   |   Pebble Beach Auctions 2014

1963 Maserati 1963 Maserati

Coachwork by Touring

SOLD $154,000

Estimate

$150,000 - $200,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

AM1011580

Car Highlights

A Desirable Carbureted Example
Unrestored, Largely Original 3500
Carefully Stored by a Collector for 25 Years
A Perfect Restoration Candidate or Charming Driver
A Uniquely Untouched Maserati GT

Technical Specs

3,485 CC DOHC Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
3 Weber Carburetors
265 BHP at 5,500 RPM
5-Speed Manual Transmission
4-Wheel Disc Brakes
Independent Front Wishbone and Coil-Spring Suspension
Rear Live Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs

Saleroom Addendum

*Please note that corrosion has been detected in the floorboards of this car.

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Collector in Chicago (acquired circa 1980)Consignor (acquired from the above)

The Maserati 3500 GT went into production in late 1957 after being exhibited as a prototype at the Geneva Auto Salon in March that same year. This popular body style, reminiscent of the Aston Martin of the same era, was constructed in the superleggera style by Touring of Milan. Approximately 2,225 examples of the 3500 GT were produced between 1957 and 1964, making it Maserati’s first high-production model.

This true triple-carbureted GT model was built in 1963 and, while its early provenance is unknown, it was purchased in the late 1980s by a collector in Chicago who stored the car for approximately 25 years. It appears that the black leather upholstery and carpets were refreshed or replaced at some point, but the car remains largely unrestored. The current owner acquired this desirable GT from the long-term storage facility and had it mechanically serviced this past year.

This Maserati 3500 GT presents in what could very well be its original red paint. The current owner has driven the car and maintains it in fine condition for a pure GT of the early 1960s. An honest and charming example, this 3500 GT could be enjoyed by those who prefer the patina and character of an unrestored car. Its current presentation is unmistakably cool with today’s growing trend toward barn-find appeal. Alternatively, if fully restored, this Maserati promises to be a prestigious and highly sought-after showpiece for the most discerning collector of high-end sports cars.