Classic Car Catalogue
3500 GT / GTI
3500 GTI Sebring - Turin
Mistral - Turin
Quattroporte - Turin
Bearing a famous name, the Maserati 3500 GT and 5000 GT are now manufactured by the Orsi family, and are Grand Tourers in the best tradition, although carrying a little too much weight for the cut and thrust of true G.T. racing. They are international cars in the truest sense, with German ZF five-speed gearboxes, British Girling brakes and Lucas electrical equipment. The Italian six-cylinder engine is a 3,485 c.c. development of the famous twin camshaft 250F formula 1 unit, which in production form develops 235 b.h.p. at 5,800 r.p.m. The 5-litre vee-8 originated as a sports racing engine and is still used in the birdcage frame "Type Le Mans" cars. Weber carburettors are normal equipment, but Lucas fuel injection is available for an extra £269, bringing the total price of the car in the U.K. is £5,366.
Autocar, April 1963
5 of 5000 GT were made this year: 4 with Allemano and 1 with Frua body.
Quattroporte was unveiled at the Turin Motor Show in November, along with the
Mistral coupé, also designed by Frua.
Production version of Sebring presented in Turin.
3500 GT and GTI
3500 GT (R6 cyl, 3485 cm³, 220 cv)
3500 GTI (R6 cyl, 3485 cm³, 235 cv)
5000 GT (V8 cyl, 4941 cm³, 340 cv)
# 103.050 103.050 11-07-1963 Allemano
# 103.052 103.052 05-03-1963 Allemano
# 103.056 103.056 09-05-1963 Allemano
# 103.058 103.058 14-02-1963 Allemano
# 103.064 103.064 1963 Frua
5000 GT Allemano
3500 GTI (R6 cyl, 3485 cm³, 235 cv) - new model
Mistral (R6 cyl, 3485 cm³, 245 cv) - new model
at Turin Motor Show.
Quattroporte (V8 cyl, 4136 cm³, 260 cv) - new model
Entries and results:
| 24h Le Mans 15-16.06-1963
Maserati 151/1, chassis #151.002 (André Simon / Lucky Casner), Maserati France / Johnny Simone; 24h Le Mans.