|Maserati - The GT Cars Overview
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Approximately 2000 coupes and 243 spyders built between 1957 and
1964. It was the first real production Maserati car. The coupe is a 2+2
designed by Touring using an aluminum body over a steel frame. The
spyder was designed by Vignale and uses a more traditional steel
construction. Powered by a 3.5 liter Maserati inline 6, initially fed by triple
side draft Webers and later by a Lucas fuel injection. The coupe and
spyder share mechanical components but the bodywork is totally different
; in addition the spyder has a shorter wheelbase. ... they are really two
very different vehicles.
3500 GTIS (Sebring)
Approximately 600 built between 1962 and 1967. Following the success of the 3500 Vignale
spyder, Maserati decided to create a 2+2 coupe version using the shorter wheelbase ... thus
the Sebring was born. Also designed by Vignale the Sebring is a well proportioned car that has
aged well. Power came from either the 3.5, 3.7 or 4.0 liter version of the inline 6 ... all had the
Lucas fuel injection
Approximately 34 built between 1960 and 1964 ... the 5000GT was really not a production car as many of
these were "one off". Power came from a 5 liter V8 derived from the 450S race car. The interior and trim were
very plush and the attention to details superb
Approximately 830 coupes and 120 spyders built between 1964 and 1970. A more sporting alternative to the
Sebring, the Mistral was designed by Frua. The Mistral's coupe rear hatch designed is either loved or hated,
few would argue the spyder was a very attractive car. Powered by the same inline 6 with either 3.7 or 4.0 liter
and Lucas fuel injection. Most Mistrals (except very late cars) came with Borrani wire wheels.
Approximately 675 built between 1963 and 1969 and designed by Frua. As the name indicates, this is a four
door Maserati. Although the exterior is not sporty, the Quatroporte is powered by the Maserati V8 and
performs quite well. Also the interior appointments are first class.
Approximately 485 built between 1965 and 1968 and designed by Vignale. A rather attractive 2+2, most
came with Borrani wire wheels and were powered by either the 4.2 or 4.7 Maserati V8
Approximately 1150 coupes and 125 spyders built between 1967 and 1973.
Designed by a young Giorgetto Giugiaro while at Carrozzeria Ghia, the Ghibli is a very
attractive 2 seat sports car. It has the distinction as being one of the most comfortable
exotics for tall drivers ... this is a big car! Powered by a dry sump version of the
Maserati V8 with either 4.7 or 4.9 liters, performance was more than adequate. The
Ghibli spyder lines are simply perfect from any angle!