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1959 Maserati 5000 GT Coupe / 103-004 Vehicle Information

1959 Maserati 5000 GT photograph

1959 Maserati 5000 GT photograph

1959 Maserati 5000 GT photograph

1959 Maserati 5000 GT photograph

1959 Maserati 5000 GT photograph

1959 Maserati 5000 GT photograph

1959 Maserati 5000 GT photograph

1959 Maserati 5000 GT photograph

1959 Maserati 5000 GT photograph

1959 Maserati 5000 GT photograph

1959 Maserati 5000 GT photograph

1959 Maserati 5000 GT photograph

1959 Maserati 5000 GT photograph

1959 Maserati 5000 GT photograph

1959 Maserati 5000 GT photograph

1959 Maserati 5000 GT photograph

1959 Maserati 5000 GT photograph

1959 Maserati 5000 GT photograph

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The 5000 GT was a custom ordered high speed touring car with a 450 S race engine from the 1957 season, slightly modified for street use. The car is known for its remarkable acceleration and was highly coveted by the most influential people of 1960's society, including The Shah of Iran and the President of Mexico. There were 34 cars built, the first two by Touring. The body styles were designed by the best coach designers of the era, such as Touring, Pininfarina, Michelotti, Allemano, and Frua. This car is one of the last representing an era when Italian car makers built road cars with de-tuned racing engines.

The first Maserati 5000 GT, Tipo 103, was commissioned by the Shah of Iran in 1959. Maserati's chief engineer Giulio Alfieri designed it around the 3500 GT, with a strengthened chassis and suspension to cope with the massive power of the larger 5-liter engine developed form the 450S racing cars. It had a stylish Superleggera body by Touring and when completed, the Maserati 5000 GT was something very special indeed. With a top speed of over 175 mph and classic Italian styling, it quickly became the supercar of the day.

Touring built this identical car on chassis 103.004 for South African businessman and owner of the Kyalami Circuit, Basic Read. This car has since passed through collectors such as Arturo Brenner and Oscar Davis, and is now in the collection of Lawrence Auriana who has owned it since April 2005.

There were 5000 GTs built for men such as Ggiovanni Agnelli, Briggs Cunningham, Stewart Granger, and Ferdinando Innocenti. After the first two were built by Touring, the following 32 were custom built by seven different Italian carrozzeria: Allemano, Frua, Monterosa, Pininfarina, Ghia, Michelotti and Bertone.



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Maserati 5000 GT Coupe

Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: 103-004
Engine Num: 103-004
Model Year: 1959
Profile
Coupe
Maserati 5000 GT Coupe

Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis Num: AM103 018
Engine Num: AM103 018
Model Year: 1961
Profile and Auction History
Coupe
Maserati 5000 GT Coupe

Coachbuilder: Frua
Model Year: 1962

Coupe
Maserati 5000 GT Coupe

Coachbuilder: Allemano
Chassis Num: 103.046
Engine Num: 103.046
Model Year: 1962
Profile and Auction History
Coupe
Maserati 5000 GT Coupe

Coachbuilder: Frua
Chassis Num: 103.060
Engine Num: 103.060
Model Year: 1962
Profile and Auction History
Coupe
Maserati 5000 GT Coupe

Coachbuilder: Allemano
Chassis Num: AM103 040
Engine Num: AM103 040
Model Year: 1962
Profile and Auction History

Coupe
Maserati 5000 GT Coupe

Coachbuilder: Frua
Chassis Num: AM103.064
Engine Num: AM103.064
Model Year: 1963
Profile and Auction History
GT Coupe
Maserati 5000 GT GT Coupe

Coachbuilder: Michelotti
Chassis Num: AM103 016
Engine Num: AM103 016
Model Year: 1964
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