This 1959 Maserati 3500 GT is one of 1,973 Touring-bodied coupes built between 1957 and 1964 and was dispatched to dealer Franco Cornacchia in Milan, Italy two days after its production date of July 25, 1959.
The car later moved to California, where it was purchased in the 1970s by two brothers who kept it in storage for some 30 years before one of them initiated a five-year refurbishment in 2009. Its 3.5-liter DOHC inline-six was rebuilt prior to the long-term storage period and is paired with a ZF four-speed manual transmission that was shipped to Germany for an overhaul during the refurbishment. Additional work included rebuilding the Weber carburetors, a repaint in factory blue, reupholstering the ivory interior, suspension and brake overhauls.
The 3500 GT model was introduced at the Geneva motor show in 1957, and the 2+2 coupe went into production with coachwork by Carrozzeria Touring. The Supperleggera construction utilizes a tubular steel spaceframe with aluminum body panels.
Factory 16? Borrani wheels are painted body color with polished surrounds and branded chrome hubcaps that were re-plated during the refurbishment. Universal Sport tires are mounted. Chrome brightwork was re-plated during the refurbishment, and stainless-steel trim was polished.
The Maserati 3500 GT was one of the company’s first forays into massed produced automobiles. Following a successful racing history in the 50s Maserati needed to create a street car in order to keep.....
The Maserati 3500 GT offered here was originally born in black color and built in Milan by the Carrozzeria Touring.
The first Italian owner decided already in the early 70s to repaint this vehicle.....