1966 Maserati 3500GT Moretti Coupe
Chassis Number: AM101.1858
This One-Off example was the 1966 Geneva Show Car!
220bhp 3,485cc. carbureted dual overhead camshaft inline six-cylinder engine, five-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, live axle rear suspension with semi-elliptical leaf springs, four-wheel hydraulically actuated disc brakes. Wheelbase 2,600mm (102.3"). The Maserati 3500 GT provided the basis for many coachbuilders, both small and large, to demonstrate their skills and their inspiration. Maserati’s twin main tube chassis, which contained all the 3500 GT’s functional mechanical systems, was ideal for coachbuilders. Simple and well built, with a strong and powerful engine and excellent handling, the 3500 GT had many positive attributes that commended it to coachbuilders, their clients and potential clients. The subsequent history of Moretti’s 1966 Geneva show car is unknown until, it was found in Germany and acquired for a Mr. Alfredo Brener’s collection of singular Maseratis in 2000. Finished in red (its original color), the original interior has at some point been redone. This unique, mysterious and very attractive Maserati 3500 GT has not been restored. Opportunities to acquire one-off examples of attractive and sporting Italian coachwork on superb gran turismo chassis, like the Maserati 3500 GT, come along only rarely and offer collectors a fleeting opportunity to acquire an automobile that will be welcomed and the center of attention at the most enjoyable shows, tours and concours.
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