1964 Maserati 3500 GT Série II Touring " Superleggera " For Sale by Auction
For sale in our forthcoming auction in Paris, on 8 february 2019.
Chassis n° 1012348
- Elegant and discreet, the jewel of the "Gran Turismo".
- Running-in motor, box 5, Weber 45, 4 discs
- Same owner for 28 years
The 2nd series, which ran from 1961 to 1964, is distinguished by side windows equipped with front and rear deflectors, three-part headlights, rectangular turn signals and repeaters on the front fenders. The grille is slightly tucked in and some, like this one, are without chrome rings on the rear fenders.
The car presented was imported from California in 1990 by the current owner and a professional restoration from frame up was undertaken. A new numberless chassis had been previously installed, without stamped numbers. The engine and its peripherals, the 5-speed ZF gearbox, the axle, Alford & Adler suspensions, Koni shock absorbers and brakes have been rebuilt. It is equipped with 4 disc brakes and an oil cooler. The steel exhaust was made by the students of the Cholet Technical High School. The engine received a new total overhaul in 2014 by the Performance Plus establishments, whose boss is a former Peugeot F1 driver, and is still running in and the compressions are between 9 and 11. This noble twin-ignition, dual overhead camshaft engine, directly derived from that of the 350 S competition and F1 250 F, except for a chain timing system rather than a sprocket cascade, propels this GT at 210 km/h. The bare bodywork has been painted in a very beautiful and well-executed way, matching perfectly with the blue leather seats and blue wool carpets as well. The windows are in excellent condition and the bimetal rims are fitted with Michelin Pilot tires with inner tubes. It is equipped with a battery switch and a large invoice file since its importation. The 3500 GT remains a sports car, rigorous, efficient, powerful and fast, heir to more than thirty years of competition.
Auction estimate: €170 000 - €200 000
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