Maserati 3500 Vignale Spyder
Launched at the 1957 Geneva Salon as the brainchild of Chief Engineer Giulio Alfieri – who had seamlessly shifted from racing to production with equal talent – the 3500 GT became a watershed in the destiny of the Viale Ciro Menotti factory. The spyder version, bodied by Vignale, was introduced in 1960, and only 251 were made from 1959 to 1964 with a shorter wheelbase of 78.74 inches (250 cm).
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in May of 2010 at the Grimaldi Forum, Monaco.
220 bhp, 3,485 cc alloy double overhead-camshaft inline six-cylinder engine, four-speed manual ZF gearbox, independent front suspension, rigid Salisbury rear axle with leaf springs, front and rear hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 2,500 mm (78.74")
Source: RM Auctions
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