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1962 Maserati 5000 GT Coupe / 103.060 Vehicle Information

1962 Maserati 5000 GT photograph

1962 Maserati 5000 GT photograph

1962 Maserati 5000 GT photograph

1962 Maserati 5000 GT photograph

1962 Maserati 5000 GT photograph

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Sold for $1,100,000 at 2007 Gooding & Company.
Thanks to the desires of the Shah of Persia (now Iran), the legendary Maserati 5000 GT came into existence. At the time, Maserati's model line was not exclusive, nor was it powerful enough, to satisfy the demands of the Shah. He wanted a road-going GT car powered by a V8 engine conceived from racing.

The tubular frame of the 3500GT was strengthened, the independent suspension was retained, and leaf springs and a live axle were placed in the rear. Disc brakes were placed in the front and drums in the rear. The V8 engine was courtesy of Maserati's racing program which was left with a surplus of units once racing regulations changed and made them obsolete. The engine in the 5000 GT had a displacement size of five liters, breathed through Weber carburetors, and offered an impressive 400 horespower. Top speed was achieved at 178 mph. Touring was tasked with creating the coachwork. The Shah paid $15,000 for this exclusive masterpiece, and the car would become known as the 'Shah of Persia.'

At the time, this was a one-of-a-kind model, but it would not retain that distinction. A second example soon followed, also bodied by Touring, and shared many of the same design cues as the first car. It was brought to the Turin Motor Show where it attracted the attention of other potential buyers. Additional examples soon followed, with coachwork by Monterosa, Pininfarina, Bertone, Allemano, Michelotti and Ghia.

The last carrozzerie commissioned to create a body for the 5000 GT chassis was Frua. In total, only three cars were given bodies with Frua designs and each was uniquely different. The first example was chassis number 103.048 and it was shown at the Geneva and Paris shows. This car was later renumbered to chassis 064. The second chassis, number 103.060, was created for the Aga Khan. The final Frua example was 103.100 and it had a 4.7-liter V8 engine.

Other owners of the 5000GT series included the president of Mexico, American movie star Stuart Granger, Sig. Agnelli of Fiat, and American sportsman Briggs Cunningham.

Allemano made 20 nearly identical cars of the total 32 examples produced. The later cars, also known as the Series II, had many new mechanical refinements such as four-wheel disc brakes, a reworked engine and a five-speed gearbox. Improvements to the engine included a longer stroke and Lucas fuel injection system, resulting in a increase in torque.

103.060
This car is chassis number 103.060 and wears a body by Frua. It is a later series car that has the 4-wheel disc brakes, five-speed gearbox, and 4.9-liter V8 engine with Double Overhead Camshaft and two-valves per cylinder.

The car was delivered to Karim Aga Khan on August 8th of 1962. He was the spiritual leader of the Ismaili Shiite sect at the time and resided in France at the time.

The frontal area of this car is very unique. It is built around a centrally positioned trident on the front of the hood and has rectangular headlamps and parking lights. It has a low belt-line and a tall roofline.

It is painted in a gray hue that shifts from purple to nearly pink depending on the lighting and the angle of view. The interior is cream and accented by a generous amount of chrome trim. In the center of the dashboard is a 300 kph speedometer. There is a 45 RPM record player that sits in front of the passenger's seat. The wood-rimmed steering wheel features trident-shaped spokes.

This car has been awarded a Second in Class at Pebble Beach. It has been well maintained over the years and is a fully documented example. In 2007 this car was offered for sale at the Gooding & Company auction held in Pebble Beach, CA where it was estimated to sell for $650,000 - $850,000. Bidding soon surpassed those estimates and when the gavel fell for the third and final time, the lot had been sold for $1,100,000.


By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2011



2007 Gooding & Company

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $650,000-USD $850,000 
Sale Price :
USD $1,100,000

1962 Maserati 5000 GT Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1962 sales)
1962 Maserati 5000 GT by Allemano
Chassis#: AM103 040
Sold for USD$885,000
  2018 RM Sothebys : Monterey
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1962 Maserati 5000 GT Coupe by Allemano
Chassis#: AM103 040
Sold for USD$1,540,000
  2016 RM Sothebys : Arizona
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1962 Maserati 5000GT Coupe
Chassis#: 103.046
Sold for USD$557,000
  2011 Bonhams - Quail Lodge Sale
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1962 Maserati 5000 GT
Sold for USD$1,100,000
  2007 Gooding & Company
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1962 Maserati 5000GT Allemano
Chassis#: AM103.028
Sold for USD$225,000
  2004 Bonhams - MOTOR CARS
 
1962 Maserati 5000 GT Coupe
Sold for USD$176,000
  2003 Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction
 
1962 Maserati 5000 GT Coupe
Sold for USD$319,000
  2003 Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1962 Maserati 5000 GT's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1962 Maserati 5000 GT by AllemanoAM103 0262018 RM Sothebys : London $1,000,000$1,200,000
1962 Maserati 5000 GT103 0462010 Gooding and Company : The Amelia Island Auction $575,000$675,000
1962 Maserati 5000GT CoupéAM103.0442009 Bonhams Automobiles d'Exception à Retromobile $350,000$450,000
1962 Maserati 5000 GT103.0462008 Gooding & Company $600,000$800,000
1962 Maserati 5000 GT CoupeAM103.0602004 Bonhams The Goodwood Revival $160,000$200,000

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Maserati 5000 GT Vehicle Profiles
Coupe
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
Profile and Auction History


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