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1960 Maserati 3500GT Vignale

Chassis number : AM101.775

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The Maserati 3500 GT was the company's first volume-production road car. It proved to be a tremendous success, with over 1,200 examples built through 1964. The 3500 GT Spider was unveiled in 1959, riding on a short-wheelbase chassis and wearing two-seat coachwork by Carrozzeria Vignale of Torino to a design by Giovanni Michelotti. Just like their Touring-bodied counterparts, the Vignale Spiders received updates and improvements during its production lifespan. In total, Maserati built 242 examples of the Vignale Spider between 1960 and 1964.

This particular example has a history that dates to November 10th of 1959, when Dott. Alberto Fassio viewed the Vignale Spider's international debut at the Torino Motor Show and placed an order with the factory for a car of his own. Dott. Alberto Fassio ordered his car with pigskin upholstery, a cream soft top, a black exterior, and a special exhaust system. In March, Dott. Fassio revised his initial order and requested the car be painted Verde Pavone (Peacock Green) and trimmed in black leather with a matching canvas soft top. At that time, he also requested the car be fitted with an Autovox radio, Champion spark plugs, Gerico horns, and Lucas headlights.

Dott. Fassio's car was completed on June 8th of 1960 and is an early production 'pre-series' example. It has unique features that include a long hood extending to the base of the windscreen.

The car remained in Dott. Fassio's care until April of 1962, when it was sold to a resident of Rome. It then passed through a succession of Italian owners and was eventually re-discovered in unrestored condition in 1983, while in the ownership of Luigi Chilò of Castelfranco. In the late 1980s, the car was given a comprehensive resotraiton and re-finished in its original color and trimmed in tan leather.

The car has been in the care of its current owner since 2003. From 2015 to 2016, the Vignale Spider was re-finished in Verde Pavone.


By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2016

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2017 Bonhams : The Chantilly Sale

Pre-Auction Estimates :
€800,000-€1,000,000 
Lot was not sold

2016 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $900,000-USD $1,200,000 
Lot was not sold

Recent Sales of the Maserati 3500GT Vignale

(Data based on Model Year 1960 sales)
1960 Maserati 3500 GT Spyder
Chassis#: AM101 1013
Sold for USD$743,812
  2017 Bonhams : The Padua Auction
 
1960 Maserati 3500 GT Spyder by Vignale
Chassis#: AM101 971
Sold for USD$850,000
  2016 RM Sotheby's : Monterey
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1960 MASERATI 3500 GT SPYDER Coachwork by Vignale
Chassis#: 101925
Sold for USD$880,000
  2016 Bonhams : The Amelia Island Auction
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1960 Maserati 3500 GT Vignale Spyder ' Capot Long '
Chassis#: AM 101 879
Sold for USD$613,994
  2016 Rétromobile 2016 by Artcurial Motorcars
 

Maserati 3500GT Vignales That Failed To Sell At Auction

1960 Maserati 3500GT Vignale's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1960 Maserati 3500 GT Spyder par VignaleAM101*1033*2019 Artcurial : Retroobile $600,000$700,000
1960 Maserati 3500 GT Spider Prototype101.5052019 Gooding & Company : Scottsdale Arizona $1,000,000$1,200,000
1960 Maserati 3500 GT Vignale SpyderAM 101.10272018 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais $670,000$780,000
1960 Maserati 3500 GT SpyderAM101.7752017 Bonhams : The Chantilly Sale $800,000$1,000,000
1960 Maserati 3500 GT SpiderAM101.7752016 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach $900,000$1,200,000
1960 Maserati 3500GT Vignale SpyderAM10114152016 Coys : Monaco $750,000$850,000
1960 Maserati 3500GT Vignale Spyder Coachwork by Carrozzeria VignaleAM101 9792015 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais   
1960 Maserati 3500 GT Spyder Vignale avec hard-top dusine 2012 Artcurial Motorcars at Rétromobile   
1960 Maserati 3500 Spyder by Vignale 2010 RM Auctions Sporting Classics of Monaco$190,000$250,000$300,000
1960 Maserati 3500GT Vignale1017612008 Gooding & Company $275,000$325,000

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1960 Maserati 3500GT Vignale Profiles

1960 Maserati 3500GT Vignale vehicle information
Spyder
Designer: Alfredo Vignale
1960 Maserati 3500GT Vignale vehicle information
Spyder
Designer: Alfredo Vignale
Chassis #: 101761
1960 Maserati 3500GT Vignale vehicle information
Spyder
Designer: Alfredo Vignale
Chassis #: 101925
Engine #: AM101*925
1960 Maserati 3500GT Vignale vehicle information
Spyder
Designer: Alfredo Vignale
Chassis #: AM101.775
Engine #: AM101.775
1960 Maserati 3500GT Vignale vehicle information
Spyder
Designer: Alfredo Vignale
Chassis #: AM101 971
Engine #: AM101 971