1961 Maserati 3500 GT Coupe / AM101.1029 Chassis Information

1961 Maserati 3500 GT photograph

1961 Maserati 3500 GT photograph

1961 Maserati 3500 GT photograph

1961 Maserati 3500 GT photograph

1961 Maserati 3500 GT1961 Maserati 3500 GT1961 Maserati 3500 GT1961 Maserati 3500 GT
Coupe
Coachwork: Vignale
Chassis #: AM101.1029
Engine # AM101.1029
Sold for $1,347,500 at 2015 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona.
By the end of the 1950s Maserati had moved on from motor racing. After decades of being identified with cars intended for the track, the company would turn its full attention to production automobiles and offering track-like performance for the road. Their first Gran Tourismo example would prove a seminal design.

Ferrari would have its Gran Tourismo in the 250GT; Maserati's example would be the 3500GT, and it would prove more than capable of holding up the trident proudly. In fact, the car would be such a momentous creation that it would prove a blessing and a curse for Maserati everyday after its debut.

Following its debut at the Geneva Salon in 1957, the 3500GT would remain in production until 1964. With each and every year, the car's elements and components would be improved and evolved. However, the evocative bodywork would remain relatively unchanged, and for good reason.

Giulio Alfieri would design the car. However, it would be up to Carrozzeria Touring and Giovanni Michelotti of Carrozzeria Vignale to design and build the bodies that would make the 3500GT so clairvoyant. Touring would be left with the responsibility of building the coupe design. Vignale, on the other hand, would be given the task of creating the Spyder.

Over the course of production just 242 examples of the Spyder would be built by Vignale. Chassis AM101.1029 would be one of those having been produced in October of 1960 and finally delivered to its first owner in June of the following year.

Carlo Ostani would be the proud first owner of the 3500GT Spyder. A real estate agent near Torino, Ostani certainly had to turn heads as he combed the Italian countryside looking for his next property. Ostani's car would be delivered rather late as the records would indicate it being used as a demonstrator for a period of time before having been delivered to Ostani.

The car itself would be special, not just because it was used as a demonstrator for a period of time, but also because it would be one of the last to use the Weber DCOE carburetors. Later examples would receive a fuel injection system, but this car would use three Weber carburetors to help the 3.5-liter six-cylinder engine reach its 220hp. Mated to a four-speed ZF gearbox, a limited-slip differential and front disc brakes, 1029 was not just a Spyder that looked good.

Additional history on the car is lacking but it is known that it has recently undergone restoration and has been completed with a dark blue finish that contrasts the touches of chrome and the Borrani wire wheels beautifully. Beige Connolly leather upholstery completes the interior of the car and help to explain why the 3500GT, especially the Spyder, is such a significant design and why Maserati's dreams would be haunted.

This car has even more to offer. The standard soft-top is attractive in its own right. However, the car was also purchased with the optional hardtop, which remains with the car to this very day. The car is the complete picture, a clear statement that would entrench the Maserati name among the very best for all time.

The 2015 RM Auctions event in Scottsdale, Arizona would be the setting for 1029 coming before the public. With its rare hardtop, triple Weber carburetors and rich finish the car would earn strong estimates before the auction. The expected sale price was to fall between $950,000 and $1,200,000.

By Jeremy McMullen


2015 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$950,000-$1,200,000 
Sale Price :
$1,347,500

2019 1
2018 2
2017 2
2016 3
2015 2
2014 1
2013 1
2012 2
2011 1
2010 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2019$743,048$743,0481
2018$194,418$262,8362
2017$547,690$939,1802
2016$269,769$412,5003
2015$1,148,966$1,347,5002
2014$660,000$660,0001
2013$181,500$181,5001
2012$180,936$302,5002
2011$359,000$359,0001
2010$108,006$108,0061

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1961 sales)
1961 Maserati 3500 GT Spyder by Vignale
Chassis#: AM101 1333
Sold for $743,048
  2019 RM Sothebys : Villa Erba
 
1961 Maserati 3500 GT
Chassis#: AM101904
Sold for $126,000
  2018 H & H Auction - Imperial War Museum, Duxford
 
1961 Maserati 3500 GT
Chassis#: AM101 1276
Sold for $262,836
  2018 Artcurial : Retromobile
 
1961 Maserati 3500 GT Spyder by Vignale
Chassis#: AM101 1129
Sold for $939,180
  2017 RM Sothebys : Villa Erba
 
1961 Maserati 3500 GT Coupe
Chassis#: 101.1580
Sold for $156,200
  2017 Bonhams : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1961 Maserati 3500 GT Coupé Touring
Sold for $143,808
  2016 RM Sothebys : Duemila Ruote
 
1961 MASERATI 3500 GT COUPE
Chassis#: AM.101.1754
Sold for $412,500
  2016 Bonhams : Quail Lodge
 
1961 Maserati 3500 GT Coupe by Touring
Chassis#: AM101 1802
Sold for $253,000
  2016 RM Sotheby's : Monterey
1961 Maserati 3500 GT image  1961 Maserati 3500 GT image  
1961 Maserati 3500 GT Spider Vignale avec Hard Top
Chassis#: 101.1221
Sold for $950,432
  2015 Rétromobile by Artcurial Motorcars
 
1961 Maserati 3500 GT Spyder by Vignale
Chassis#: AM101.1029
Sold for $1,347,500
  2015 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona
1961 Maserati 3500 GT image  1961 Maserati 3500 GT image  
1961 Maserati 3500 GT Coupe 'Speciale' by Frua
Chassis#: AM101.1496
Sold for $660,000
  2014 RM Auctions at Monterey
1961 Maserati 3500 GT image  1961 Maserati 3500 GT image  
1961 Maserati 3500 GT
Sold for $181,500
  2013 Worldwide Auctions - Auburn
 
1961 Maserati 3500GT Race Car
Chassis#: AM 101 - 2190
Sold for $59,371
  2012 Silverstone : Race Retro Classic Car Sale
 
1961 Maserati 3500 GT Coupe Speciale
Chassis#: AM101.1496
Sold for $302,500
  2012 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction
1961 Maserati 3500 GT image  1961 Maserati 3500 GT image  
1961 Maserati 3500GT Spyder
Chassis#: 101.1295
Sold for $359,000
  2011 Bonhams - Quail Lodge Sale
 
1961 Maserati 3500 GT Series 2 by Touring
Sold for $108,006
  2010 Coys Auction -Nurburgring Race Circuit
 
1961 Maserati 3500 GT Vignale Spyder
Chassis#: AM.101.1345
Sold for $253,000
  2009 Pebble Beach Auction : Gooding & Company
1961 Maserati 3500 GT image  1961 Maserati 3500 GT image  
1961 Maserati 3500 GT Series 2 by Touring
Chassis#: AM 101-1786
Sold for $116,331
  2009 Coys Auction - Oldtimer Grand Prix Nurburgring
 
1961 Maserati 3500GT Vignale Spyder
Chassis#: AM 101.1319
Sold for $346,050
  2008 The Palace Hotel, Gstaad, Switzerland
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1961 Maserati 3500 GT's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
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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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Maserati 3500 GT1957 Berlinetta Production Prototype
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: AM 101 058
Chassis information for the Maserati 3500 GT1958 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: 101.124
Engine Num: 101.124
Chassis information for the Maserati 3500 GT1958 Coupe
Chassis Num: AM101202
Chassis information for the Maserati 3500GT1959 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Vignale
Chassis information for the Maserati 3500GT1959 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Vignale
Chassis information for the Maserati 3500GT1959 Spyder
Coachbuilder: Frua
Chassis Num: AM101 268
Engine Num: 101 268
Chassis information for the Maserati 3500GT Vignale1960 Spyder
Chassis Num: 101925
Engine Num: AM101*925
Chassis information for the Maserati 3500GT Vignale1960 Spyder
Chassis Num: AM101 971
Engine Num: AM101 971
Chassis information for the Maserati 3500GT Vignale1960 Spyder
Chassis Num: AM101.775
Engine Num: AM101.775
Chassis information for the Maserati 3500GT Touring1960 Coupe
Chassis Num: AM101.930
Chassis information for the Maserati 3500GT Touring1960 Coupe
Chassis Num: AM101860
Engine Num: AM101860
Chassis information for the Maserati 3500 GT1961 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis information for the Maserati 3500 GT1961 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Vignale
Chassis information for the Maserati 3500 GT1961 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Vignale
Chassis information for the Maserati 3500 GT1961 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Vignale
Chassis information for the Maserati 3500 GT1961 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Vignale
Chassis information for the Maserati 3500 GT1961 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Vignale
Chassis Num: 101.1119
Chassis information for the Maserati 3500 GT1961 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Vignale
Chassis Num: 101.1317
Chassis information for the Maserati 3500 GT1961 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Vignale
Chassis Num: 101.1345
Engine Num: 101.1345
Chassis information for the Maserati 3500 GT1961 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Vignale
Chassis Num: 101.1362
Engine Num: 101.1362
Chassis information for the Maserati 3500 GT1961 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Vignale
Chassis Num: 101.1550
Engine Num: 101.1550
Chassis information for the Maserati 3500 GT1961 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: 101.1788
Chassis information for the Maserati 3500 GT1961 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Vignale
Chassis Num: 101.848
Engine Num: 101.848
Chassis information for the Maserati 3500 GT1961 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: AM101 1802
Engine Num: AM101 1802
Chassis information for the Maserati 3500 GT1961 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Vignale
Chassis Num: AM101.1029
Engine Num: AM101.1029
Chassis information for the Maserati 3500 GT1961 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Vignale
Chassis Num: AM101.1039
Chassis information for the Maserati 3500 GT1961 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Frua
Chassis Num: AM101.1496
Engine Num: 101.1496
Chassis information for the Maserati 3500 GTi1962 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis information for the Maserati 3500 GTi1962 Spider
Coachbuilder: Vignale
Chassis information for the Maserati 3500 GTi1962 Coupe
Chassis Num: 101.01505
Chassis information for the Maserati 3500 GTi1962 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: 101.2428
Chassis information for the Maserati 3500 GTi1962 Spider
Coachbuilder: Vignale
Chassis Num: AM 101 1337
Engine Num: AM 101 1337
Chassis information for the Maserati 3500 GTi1962 Spider
Coachbuilder: Vignale
Chassis Num: AM101.1365
Engine Num: AM101.1365
Chassis information for the Maserati 3500 GTi1962 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Moretti
Chassis Num: AM101.1858
Engine Num: 101.124
Chassis information for the Maserati 3500 GTi1962 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: AM101.2102
Chassis information for the Maserati 3500 GTi1962 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: AM101.2360
Engine Num: AM101.2360
Chassis information for the Maserati 3500 GTi1962 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: AM101.2524
Engine Num: AM101.2524
Chassis information for the Maserati 3500 GTi1963 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis information for the Maserati 3500 GTi1963 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Vignale
Chassis information for the Maserati 3500 GTi1963 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: 101-2640
Engine Num: 101-2640
Chassis information for the Maserati 3500 GTi1963 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: 101.2156
Engine Num: 101.2156
Chassis information for the Maserati 3500 GTi1963 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Vignale
Chassis Num: AM.101.1453
Chassis information for the Maserati 3500 GTi1963 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: AM101 2590
Engine Num: 1531
Chassis information for the Maserati 3500 GTi1963 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Vignale
Chassis Num: AM1011457
Chassis information for the Maserati 3500 GTi1963 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: AM1011580
Chassis information for the Maserati 3500 GTi1964 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Vignale
Chassis information for the Maserati 3500 GTi1964 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Vignale
Chassis Num: AM101 2769
Engine Num: AM101 2769
Chassis information for the Maserati 3500 GTi1964 Coupe
Chassis Num: AM1012718

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