Maserati 3500 GT Vignale Spyder
Maserati 3500 was a 2-door coupe and convertible. It was Maserati’s first attempt at the Gran Turismo market and large-volume production.
In 1959, the Maserati 5000 GT was introduced using the chassis of the 3500GT. Two steel-bodied convertible prototypes by Carrozzeria Vignale and Michelotti were developed in 1959 and shown at the Salon de l'Auto in Paris 1959.
A spyder made by Carrozzeria Vignale went into production in 1960.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in August of 2010 at the Portola Hotel & Spa and Monterey Conference Center, Monterey, California.
220 bhp, 3,485 cc twin overhead camshaft twin-plug inline six-cylinder engine with triple 42 DCOE Weber carburetors, five-speed manual gearbox, four-wheel Girling disc brakes, independent front suspension with coil springs, solid rear axle on leaf springs and tubular shock absorbers. Wheelbase: 94.1"
Source: RM Auctions and Wikipedia, 2011