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1959 Maserati 3500GT

Chassis number : AM101 268

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Sold for $605,000 at 2017 RM Sothebys : Monterey.
Coachbuilder Pietro Frua of Torino built five custom bodies for the Maserati 3500 GT chassis. Only one example (this car - chassis number AM101 268) was an open spyder. One-of-a-kind features include headlights set into 'scooped' fenders, chrome strakes, and slightly flared tailfins.

The design was penned in 1958 and may have been intended as a demonstration for Maserati to consider for the eventual production 3500 GT Spyder. The contract, however, was awarded to Vignale.

The car was completed in January of 1959, after which it was test-driven by Maserati chief mechanic and test driver Guerino Bertocchi and German journalist Richard von Franckenberg on the Motodrom of Modena. It was then exported to France via Paris importer Simone et Thenpenier, and in 1960 was used by the actor Roger Pierre in a scene of the film La Francaise et l'amour, 'Love and the French Woman,' before being registered to its first owner, Floret Remy, as RM 27 in Eure.

Bruno Bouvier of Evreux became the car's next owner in 1981 and proceeded to have it fully restored, including a new 3500 GT engine acquired from the Maserati factory. The next owner, Peter Garett of Kent, continued the restoration, including being finished in the present color scheme of pastel yellow with a turquoise and white leather interior, and installing the factory-correct upgrades of a five-speed gearbox and disc brakes.

The restoration was completed in December of 1991.

Subsequent owners include Philippe Olczyk, Ben Huisman, and Alfredo Brener. Mr. Brener had the restoration freshened between 1998 and 2000, with new cream paint.

In 2000 the car appeared at the Concorso Italiano and at the 2002 Los Angeles Auto Show.

The current owner acquired the 3500 GT from the Brener collection in 2003.


By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2017

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2020 RM Sothebys : Shift/Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $750,000-USD $1,000,000 
Lot was not sold

2017 RM Sothebys : Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $650,000-USD $1,000,000 
Sale Price :
USD $605,000

1959 Maserati 3500GT Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Maserati 3500GT

(Data based on Model Year 1959 sales)
1959 MASERATI 3500 GT
Chassis#: AM101.600
Sold for USD$224,000
  2022 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
 
1959 Maserati 3500 GT Spyder Prototype by Vignale
Chassis#: AM101.678
Sold for USD$1,025,000
  2022 RM Sothebys : Monterey
 
1959 Maserati 3500 GT by Touring
Chassis#: AM101 600
Sold for USD$211,331
  2019 RM Sothebys : Villa Erba
 
1959 Maserati 3500 GT Coupe
Chassis#: AM 101*524*
Sold for USD$217,250
  2018 Worldwide Auctioneers : Scottsdale
 
1959 Maserati 3500 GT Spyder by Frua
Chassis#: AM101 268
Sold for USD$605,000
  2017 RM Sothebys : Monterey
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1959 Maserati 3500 GT Coupé
Chassis#: AM101 326
Sold for USD$180,599
  2016 Bonhams : Goodwood Revival
 
1959 Maserati 3500 GT Spyder Prototype by Vignale
Chassis#: AM101.678
Sold for USD$1,072,500
  2014 RM Auctions at Monterey
 

Maserati 3500GTs That Failed To Sell At Auction

1959 Maserati 3500GT's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1959 Maserati 3500 GT Spyder by FruaAM101 2682020 RM Sothebys : Shift/Monterey $750,000$1,000,000
1959 Maserati 3500 GT by TouringAM101 5302020 RM Sothebys : Driving Into Summer $220,000$260,000
1959 Maserati 3500 GT Coupe 2020 Mecum : Glendale$80,000  
1959 Maserati 3500 GT Coupé par TouringAM 101*7422020 Artcurial : Retromobile $150,000$190,000
1959 Maserati 3500 GT Coupé101.3622020 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais $150,000$200,000
1959 Maserati 3500 GT by TouringAM101 5302019 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale Arizona $280,000$340,000
1959 Maserati 3500GT 2018 Coys : Legende et Passion Monaco 2018 $290,000$320,000
1959 Maserati 3500 GTAM101.5302018 Gooding & Company : Scottsdale, Az. $300,000$400,000
1959 Maserati 3500 GT Spyder Prototype by VignaleAM101 5052016 RM Sothebys : Arizona$900,000$1,500,000$2,000,000
1959 Maserati 3500 GTAM101.6862015 Gooding & Company Arizona $325,000$400,000

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1959 Maserati 3500GT Profiles

1959 Maserati 3500GT vehicle information
Roadster
Coachwork: Vignale
Designer: Giovanni Michelotti
1959 Maserati 3500GT vehicle information
Roadster
Coachwork: Vignale
Designer: Giovanni Michelotti
1959 Maserati 3500GT vehicle information
Spyder
Coachwork: Frua
Chassis #: AM101 268
Engine #: 101 268