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1961 Maserati 3500 GT


Chassis number : AM101.1496

Maserati 1961 Maserati 3500 GT History Specifications
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Sold for $302,500 at 2012 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction.
Sold for $660,000 at 2014 RM Auctions at Monterey.
This car is one of two prototype Maserati 'Sebrings' built in 1961 with body by Carrozzeria Frua of Torino. Both looked identical and were built on standard 3500 GT chassis. The second car disappeared. History, of course, shows that the chosen design was the Vignale as the Sebring replacement. This car was first delivered to the Swiss dealer Martinelli and Sonico in May of 1961 and registered in Bern to a Jacques Bordier. The history is then unknown until it turned up in the United States in the early 1970s and pictures of the time suggest it had been involved in an accident as the rear of the car was quite out of shape and a small rear window had been fitted.

The car finally ended up with noted collector John Brookout of the Houston area in the 2001 time period, who then started to rebuild the car back to its original specification. The current owner took over the project in 2007 and the restoration was completed in the early 2010s.

Although this Frua coupe was originally delivered in red, during restoration is was given a light blue metallic finish, a color that matches the brown leather interior. The car has a deeply angled grille and four imposing chrome-surrounded headlights. At the rear, there are lights placed high on the fenders reminiscent of the 5000 GT and the Coupe. Other details include chrome edging on the roof and the small trident emblems at the top of the C pillars.

The engine is a 3485cc dual overhead cam six-cylinder engine fitted with triple Weber 42 DCOE carburetors developing 220 horsepower. There is a five-speed ZF manual transmission with hydraulic front discs and rear drums.

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2018 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $550,000-USD $700,000 
Lot was not sold

2014 RM Auctions at Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $525,000-USD $725,000 
Sale Price :
USD $660,000

2012 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $300,000-USD $375,000 
Sale Price :
USD $302,500

1961 Maserati 3500 GT Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Maserati 3500 GT

(Data based on Model Year 1961 sales)
1961 Maserati 3500 GT Spyder By Vignale
Chassis#: AM101 1295
Sold for USD$896,000
  2022 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
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1961 Maserati 3500 GT Spider
Chassis#: AM101.1317
Sold for USD$698,000
  2021 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours Auction
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1961 Maserati 3500 GT Spider by Vignale
Chassis#: AM101 1129
Sold for USD$525,293
  2019 RM Sothebys : London
 
1961 Maserati 3500 GT Spyder by Vignale
Chassis#: AM101 1333
Sold for USD$743,048
  2019 RM Sothebys : Villa Erba
 
1961 Maserati 3500 GT
Chassis#: AM101904
Sold for USD$164,061
  2018 H & H Auction - Imperial War Museum, Duxford
 
1961 Maserati 3500 GT
Chassis#: AM101 1276
Sold for USD$262,836
  2018 Artcurial : Retromobile
 
1961 Maserati 3500 GT Spyder by Vignale
Chassis#: AM101 1129
Sold for USD$939,180
  2017 RM Sothebys : Villa Erba
 
1961 Maserati 3500 GT Coupe
Chassis#: 101.1580
Sold for USD$156,200
  2017 Bonhams : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1961 Maserati 3500 GT Coupé Touring
Sold for USD$143,808
  2016 RM Sothebys : Duemila Ruote
 
1961 MASERATI 3500 GT COUPE
Chassis#: AM.101.1754
Sold for USD$412,500
  2016 Bonhams : Quail Lodge
 
1961 Maserati 3500 GT Coupe by Touring
Chassis#: AM101 1802
Sold for USD$253,000
  2016 RM Sotheby's : Monterey
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1961 Maserati 3500 GT Spider Vignale avec Hard Top
Chassis#: 101.1221
Sold for USD$950,432
  2015 Rétromobile by Artcurial Motorcars
 
1961 Maserati 3500 GT Spyder by Vignale
Chassis#: AM101.1029
Sold for USD$1,347,500
  2015 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona
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1961 Maserati 3500 GT Coupe 'Speciale' by Frua
Chassis#: AM101.1496
Sold for USD$660,000
  2014 RM Auctions at Monterey
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1961 Maserati 3500 GT
Sold for USD$181,500
  2013 Worldwide Auctions - Auburn
 
1961 Maserati 3500GT Race Car
Chassis#: AM 101 - 2190
Sold for USD$59,371
  2012 Silverstone : Race Retro Classic Car Sale
 
1961 Maserati 3500 GT Coupe Speciale
Chassis#: AM101.1496
Sold for USD$302,500
  2012 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction
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1961 Maserati 3500GT Spyder
Chassis#: 101.1295
Sold for USD$359,000
  2011 Bonhams - Quail Lodge Sale
 
1961 Maserati 3500 GT Series 2 by Touring
Sold for USD$108,006
  2010 Coys Auction -Nurburgring Race Circuit
 
1961 Maserati 3500 GT Vignale Spyder
Chassis#: AM.101.1345
Sold for USD$253,000
  2009 Pebble Beach Auction : Gooding & Company
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Maserati 3500 GTs That Failed To Sell At Auction

1961 Maserati 3500 GT's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1961 Maserati 3500 GT CoupéAM101.15602023 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde à Paris $100,000$150,000
1961 Maserati 3500 GT Spyder10112692022 Worldwide Auctioneers : The Auburn Auction   
1961 Maserati 3500 GT Spyder Coachwork by VignaleAM101.10392018 Bonhams : Quail Lodge $650,000$800,000
1961 Maserati 3500 GT Coupe Speciale by FruaAM101 14962018 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island $550,000$700,000
1961 Maserati 3500 GT Spider101.11212015 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours $850,000$1,000,000
1961 Maserati 3500GT CoupéAM.101.14702012 Bonhams The Monaco Sale 'Les Grandes Marques à Monaco' $90,000$140,000
1961 Maserati 3500GT Vignale SpyderAM 101.12972010 Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed, Chichester, Sussex $130,000$150,000
1961 Maserati 3500 GT Two Door 2003 Houston Classic$30,000  

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1961 Maserati 3500 GT Profiles

1961 Maserati 3500 GT vehicle information
Coupe
Coachwork: Vignale
1961 Maserati 3500 GT vehicle information
Roadster
Coachwork: Vignale
Chassis #: 101.1345
Engine #: 101.1345
1961 Maserati 3500 GT vehicle information
Coupe
Coachwork: Frua
Chassis #: AM101.1496
Engine #: 101.1496
1961 Maserati 3500 GT vehicle information
Roadster
Coachwork: Vignale
1961 Maserati 3500 GT vehicle information
Coupe
Coachwork: Vignale
Chassis #: 101.1362
Engine #: 101.1362
1961 Maserati 3500 GT vehicle information
Coupe
Coachwork: Vignale
Chassis #: AM101.1029
Engine #: AM101.1029
1961 Maserati 3500 GT vehicle information
Coupe
Coachwork: Touring
Chassis #: 101.1788
1961 Maserati 3500 GT vehicle information
Coupe
Coachwork: Touring
Chassis #: AM101 1802
Engine #: AM101 1802
1961 Maserati 3500 GT vehicle information
Roadster
Coachwork: Vignale
Chassis #: AM101.1317
Engine #: 983
1961 Maserati 3500 GT vehicle information
Coupe
Coachwork: Touring
1961 Maserati 3500 GT vehicle information
Roadster
Coachwork: Vignale
Chassis #: AM101.1039
1961 Maserati 3500 GT vehicle information
Roadster
Coachwork: Vignale
Chassis #: AM101 1295
Engine #: AM101 1295