Maserati 3500 GTI by Touring Carrozzeria 1962
- 1972 cars built from 1957 to 1964 by Touring Carrozzeria.
- 441 GTI’s built from 1961 to 1964.
Specific information on car
Build year: 1962
Chassis number: 101 2392
Touring number: 12436
Color: Silver (Argento) exterior with blue (blu) leather interior
Top speed: 220km/h for the GTI and 215km/h for the GT
Horsepower: 225hp@5500rpm, from 1961: 230hp@5500rpm
Engine: 6 cylinder in-line
Transmission: rear wheel drive
Gearbox: 5-speed (as of model 1961)
Dry weight: 1466kg
- Electric windows
- Jaeger timeclock
The 3500GT was a significant model for Maserati, as it was the first road car to be built in relatively large volume. In 1957, Maserati
had officially withdrawn from motorsport, and full attention was now on the production of Gran Turismo automobiles. The elegant
design of the 3500GT was the creation of Milanese coachbuilder Carrozzeria Touring, whose Superleggera (Superlight) patent
used aluminum panels wrapped over a thin, tubular steel frame that described the body shape. The inline-6 engine, characterized
by excellent torque output at low engine speed, came from the 350S racing car of 1956. In 1961, triple Weber carburetors were replaced
by a Lucas mechanical fuel-injection system, boosting the power to 235 hp in the 3500GTI. ZF supplied the four-speed
gearbox (five-speed from 1960 and three-speed automatic on request), with other components sourced from the best suppliers
of the day. Front disc brakes became available as an option from 1959. Braking was by hydraulically operated 12-inch
drum brakes. The front suspension was by coil-springs and wishbones with a torsion anti-roll bar and rear suspension by
semi-elliptical leaf-springs and live rear axle.
The overall design of the 3500GT remained largely unchanged until early 1961 during which time numerous minor modifications
were made, many of which were optional. In 1959 optional front disc brakes were available (standard equipment in 1960), a limited slip
differential (standard equipment in 1960) and Borrani knock-on wire wheels. Our 3500 It is fitted with three Weber 42 DCOE
carburettors, a common modification considered superior to the original Lucas fuel injection system.
The 3500 GT and GTI achieved great commercial success, establishing Maserati as one of the world’s most exclusive high-performance
The 1961 fuel-injected version of 3500GT, the 3500GTI, received some minor exterior cosmetic changes: a lower roofline, longer
nose, shallower front radiator grille, revised front rectangular-shaped indicators replaced the small round ones, the front foglights were
removed, redesigned rear light clusters and rear quarterlights were added to the doors. The letter 'I' was added to the 'Maserati 3500 GT' chrome
script above the rear number plate and a Trident badge was added with the word 'Iniezione' written on it.
A very nicely restored car, paint is overall in very good condition. A nicely retrimmed interior with sympathetic patina. Mechanically
very well maintained. The car was bought in 2003 by previous owner from a Dutch dealer, and then sold by German dealer
Koch Klassik Automobil gmbh, Heilbronn Germany, in 2014 to current owner who uses it regularly and keeps it in good working order.
Documents/Accessories that accompany the car
- Technical control documents
- Car-Pass with official mileage
- Belgian registration
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