Classic Car Catalogue

Maserati 1960

3500 GT
5000 GT


American advert.

Disc brakes, a limited slip differential and Borrani knock-on wire wheels are standard for 3500 GT. Vignale Spyder on the shortened chassis went into full production early this year. Mechanically it follows the same upgrades as the 3500GT.

December UK advert.


3500 GT

3500 GT (R6 cyl, 3485 cm³, 220 cv)
   Touring Coupé
   Vignale Spyder

3500 GT Spyder Vignale

Earls Court Motor Show report.

3500 GT Coupe Touring


5000 GT

5000 GT (V8 cyl, 4937 cm³, 325 cv) - discontinued
5000 GT (V8 cyl, 4941 cm³, 340 cv) - new model
   #103.006 Monterosa (08-03-1960)

5000 GT (#103.006) with coachwork by Monterosa.

The only 5000GT built this year has modified engine (stoke and bore, valve timing) with Lucas fuel injection system


Tipo 60 (R4 cyl, 1990 cm³) - discontinued (1959-60 - 6 ex.)
Tipo 61 (R4 cyl, 2890 cm³) - discontinued (1959-60 - 17 ex.)

1st 1000km Nürburgring #5 61 Moss/Gurney
Entries and results:
  Targa Florio 08.05.1960 Entrant: Results:  
#         gen. category class
178 Tipo 60   Govoni/Boffa/Bellucci   fail. - -
180 200 SI   Pisanò / Sirchia Monte Pellegrino 27th 14th - sport 4th - 1601-2000
182 2000   Bellucci / Sorrentino   dns - -
186 2000   Boffa / Tedeschi   fail. - -
200 Tipo 61   Maglioli / Vaccarella   fail. - -
  24h Le Mans 26.06.1960 Entrant: Results: index
#   chassis     gen. class perf. eff.
24 Tipo 61 #2451 Daigh/Gregory Camoradi fail. - - -
25 Tipo 61 #2464 Casner/Jeffords Camoradi fail. - - -
26 Tipo 61 #2461 Scarlatti/Munaron Camoradi fail. - - -

Tipo 61 „Bird-cage” (Chuck Daigh / Masten Gregory) entered into Le Mans by Camoradi (CAssner MOtor RAcing DIvision).

Tipo 61 at Nürburgring.
AFTER ITS WIN in the Nurburgring 1,000km race when driven by Moss, the Camoradi-entered 2,890 c.c. " bird-cage " Maserati, of which three are entered, must rank as one of the pre-race favourites. Also, driven by Moss, this car, it will be recalled, built up a 30-mile lead after eight hours' racing at Sebring, before it was eliminated by gearbox trouble. It is quite one of the ugliest sports cars ever produced, but it has several intriguing features. The space frame is built up of a multitude of small diameter tubes, and a low bonnet height is achieved by installing the engine at an angle of 45deg. This has enabled the regulation height of windscreen to be obtained with a comparatively low overall height. The rear end with the five-speed, transversely mounted gearbox in unit with the final drive and de Dion rear axle is derived from the Maserati 250F Grand Prix car.

Tipo 60 at Targa Florio with Odoardo Govoni, Mennato Boffa and Luigi Bellucci.

Tipo 61 at Targa Florio with Umberto Maglioli and Nino Vaccarella.

200 SI (Monte Pellegrino) driven by Franco Pisanò and Salvatore Sirchia finished 27th overall, 4th in sport category and 4th in 1601-2000 cc class at Targa Florio.