|1968 Maserati Mistral spyder
These are photos of the car in the condition I found it, and during the restoration. Luckily the body was in excellent condition.
VIN number AM109SA1691
This is a very late serial number Mistral spyder with the 4.0 liter engine. According to the factory historian, this is one of only 36 Mistral spyders,
from the total of 120 built, with the larger 4.0 liter engine. The Mistral was built in March of 1968, with the first owner being Sig. Rol of Torino,
Italy, the ex-works driver from 1946-1950. He drove a 4CLT and A6GCM.
When I purchased the car some prior owner had it painted a root beer color ... not exactly the most attractive. In May, 2007 I started to restore the
and return it to its original silver color. Photos of the restoration can be viewed below, on this page. The Mistral retains its original Lucas fuel injection
which is actually working quite well. The car also came with the optional factory hardtop, which I will never use. I must admit the Mistral hardtop is
perhaps one of the ugliest ever designed, the top does nothing to the very beautiful lines of this car.
The Mistral is perhaps one of the most under-appreciated of all classic Maseratis. Build quality is excellent with many nice details. The body is
approximately 70% aluminum and 30% steel. This can be seen on the photos when the car was taken down to bare metal. The Mistral has a much
more modern driving feel of a 3500GT, yet retains its classic charm. For me it is one of the best Maserati GT built.
Shows and awards:
2007 Atlanta Italian Car Day - Best Maserati award
2008 Keeneland Concours D'Elegance
2008 Hilton Head Concours D'Elegance
2009 Amelia Island Concours D'Elegance - Amelia award
2010 Atlanta Italian Car Day - Second Place Maserati class
2010 Keeneland Concours D'Elegance - Best in Class
2011 Euro Auto Festival - Best in class
This car is NOT for sale
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