1959 Maserati 3500 GT Spyder (Vignale)

Maserati 3500 GT Spyder (Vignale), 1959-64
Maserati 3500 GT Spyder (Vignale), 1959-64
Maserati 3500 GT Spyder (Vignale), 1959-64
Maserati 3500 GT Spyder (Vignale), 1959-64
Maserati 3500 GT Spyder (Vignale), 1959-64
Maserati 3500 GT Spyder (Vignale), 1959-64
Maserati 3500 GT Spyder (Vignale), 1959-64
Maserati 3500 GT Spyder (Vignale), 1959-64
Maserati 3500 GT Spyder (Vignale), 1959-64
Maserati 3500 GT Spyder (Vignale), 1959-64
Maserati 3500 GT (Vignale), 1962 - Hardtop
Maserati 3500 GT (Vignale), 1962 - Hardtop
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MASERATI 3500 GT CONVERTIBILE, 1959-1964
THE VIGNALE SPYDERS

From the inception of the 3500 GT, Maserati intended to create a spyder version, but as was often the case with Italy’s boutique automakers of the time, considerations of capacity and choice of carrozzeriere were always challenging issues. During 1957 and 1958, Frua and Touring individually bodied at least three of the early 3500 GT Spyders, but Maserati was clearly not convinced by any of these designs. By 1959, the marque selected for production was a variation on the three that had been posed by Vignale, which officially debuted at the Turin Motor Show later that year. The Vignale Spyders were constructed on a slightly shorter wheelbase than the coupes, and they soon became the premium open Italian sports cars of their day, rivaling Ferrari’s 250 GT Cabriolets as the most elegant and exclusive sporting convertibles on the road. Just 242 examples of the luxurious Vignale Spyder were eventually produced, adding a degree of rarity to their distinctive style.

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Spyder became the official designation for foreign markets as of 1961. Master coachbuilder Alfredo Vignale of Turin won the contract to produce the open-top version of Maserati´s first full-production GT car. The car’s styling – penned by Giovanni Michelotti – differed from that of the Touring coupé with a slightly more angular and muscular design language. Touring had also proposed a drop-top version of its coupé, of which just three were produced; while Vignale built several pre-production prototypes showing differences in various details before the final production design was settled. In six years, some 243 spyders were sold.

Mechanically, the car shared its design with the coupé but its wheelbase was shortened by 10 cm. Lucas direct injection and 5-speed-gearbox available for both the spyder and the coupé from 1961 onwards, all round disc brakes from 1962. The body was made of steel, but the doors, bonnet and boot lid were in light alloy, as was the optional hardtop. Electric windows came as standard. Performance was perfectly suited to open air motoring with a top speed of 220 kph (138 mph) for the 3500 GTi version.

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Maserati 3500GT: Самый красивый Мазерати всех времен

Первенцем стала модель Maserati 3500GT, над кузовом которой славно поработали дизайнеры из ателье Touring, а дизайн открытой версии Spyder (по сей день считается самым красивым Maserati всех времен) разработали специалисты из Vignale. Под капотом автомобиля трудился очень высокотехнологичный и мощный, по тем временам, шестицилиндровый двухраспредвальный двигатель. С 1961 года на машинах серии 3500 стал применяться механический впрыск топлива, что стало прорывом.

Следом в свет вышли такие легендарные автомобили, как Maserati 5000 GT, кузова для которого делались исключительно под заказ самыми авторитетными дизайн-ателье того времени, Maserati Sebring с кузовом работы Vignale, сменивший модели линейки 3500.

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Разработки студии Vignale
1950 Abarth 205A Berlinetta (Vignale), 1952 Cunningham C3 Coupe (Vignale), 1952 Volvo Elizabeth I (Vignale), 1953 Alfa Romeo 1900 Sprint (Vignale), 1953 Alfa Romeo 1900 SS (Vignale), 1953 Fiat 8V Coupe (Vignale), 1953 Fiat 8V Spider (Vignale), 1954 Aston Martin DB 2/4 (Vignale), 1954 Fiat 8V Coupe Corsa (Vignale), 1954 Fiat 8V Demon Rouge (Vignale), 1954 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Special Saloon (Vignale), 1955 Alfa Romeo 1900 SS 'La Fleche' (Vignale), 1955 Nardi Raggio Azzurro I (Vignale), 1956 Fiat 1100 Desiree (Vignale), 1956 Fiat Multipla Spiaggetta (Vignale), 1957 Abarth 750 Coupe Goccia (Vignale), 1957 Lancia Appia Convertible (Vignale), 1957 Triumph TR3 Speciale (Vignale), 1958 Nardi Raggio Azzurro II (Vignale), 1958 Triumph Italia 2000 Coupe (Vignale), 1959 Fiat 1800/2100 Coupe (Vignale), 1959 Maserati 3500 GT Spyder (Vignale), 1960 Fiat 600D Speciale (Vignale), 1961 Chevrolet Corvette Kelly (Vignale), 1962 Fiat 600D Record (Vignale), 1962 Lancia Flavia Convertible (Vignale), 1962 Maserati Sebring (Vignale), 1963 Daihatsu Sport (Vignale), 1963 Ford Cougar II (Vignale), 1963 Maserati 3500 GTI Spider (Vignale), 1964 Fiat 850 (Vignale), 1965 Fiat 850 Coupe Sportivo (Vignale), 1965 Opel Kadett Convertible (Vignale), 1965 Opel Kadett Coupe (Vignale), 1966 American Motors Vignale AMX Prototype (Vignale), 1966 Maserati Mexico (Vignale), 1967 Fiat 124 Coupe Eveline (Vignale), 1967 Fiat 125 Samantha (Vignale), 1967 Jensen Nova (Vignale), 1968 Ferrari 330 GT Shooting Brake (Vignale), 1968 Matra M530 Sport (Vignale), 1969 Fiat 850 Dart (Vignale), 1969 Maserati Indy (Vignale), 1969 Tatra T613 (Vignale), 1970 American Motors AMX/3 (Vignale), 1970 DeTomaso Studio City Car (Vignale)
Автомобили марки Maserati
1932 Maserati V4 Sport (Zagato), 1934 Maserati 1100 Tipo 4CS, 1947 Maserati A6 1500 Berlinetta Speciale (Pininfarina), 1949 Maserati A6G 1500 Panoramica (Zagato), 1954 Maserati A6G (Zagato), 1954 Maserati A6GCS Berlinetta (Pininfarina), 1955 Maserati A6G Spider (Zagato), 1956 Maserati A6G/2000 Spyder (Frua), 1957 Maserati 3500 GT (Allemano), 1957 Maserati 3500 GT Coupe (Touring), 1957 Maserati 450S Coupe (Zagato), 1959 Maserati 3500 GT Coupe (Bertone), 1959 Maserati 3500 GT Spider (Frua), 1959 Maserati 3500 GT Spyder (Vignale), 1959 Maserati 5000 GT (Touring), 1960 Maserati 5000 GT (Monterosa), 1961 Maserati 3500 GTI Coupe (Frua), 1961 Maserati 5000 GT (Ghia), 1961 Maserati 5000 GT Coupe (Bertone), 1961 Maserati 5000 GT 'Gianni Agnelli' (Pininfarina), 1961 Maserati 5000 GT Indianapolis (Allemano), 1961 Maserati 5000GT (Michelotti), 1962 Maserati 3500 GT (Touring), 1962 Maserati 3500 GT 'Tight' (Boneschi), 1962 Maserati 3500 GTI Coupe (Frua), 1962 Maserati 5000 GT (Frua), 1962 Maserati Sebring (Vignale), 1963 Maserati 3500 GTI Spider (Vignale), 1966 Maserati 3500 GT Coupe (Moretti), 1966 Maserati Ghibli (Ghia), 1966 Maserati Mexico (Vignale), 1968 Maserati Ghibli Spider (Ghia), 1968 Maserati Simun (Ghia), 1969 Maserati Indy (Vignale), 1971 Maserati Bora, 1972 Maserati Boomerang (ItalDesign), 1972 Maserati Khamsin (Bertone), 1974 Maserati Coupe (ItalDesign), 1974 Maserati Quattroporte II (Bertone), 1984 Maserati Biturbo Spyder (Zagato), 1988 Maserati Karif (Zagato), 1995 Maserati Auge (Castagna), 2000 Maserati Buran (ItalDesign), 2001 Maserati 320S (ItalDesign), 2003 Maserati Kubang GT Wagon (ItalDesign), 2003 Maserati Quattroporte (Pininfarina), 2005 Maserati Birdcage 75th (Pininfarina), 2007 Maserati GS (Zagato), 2008 Maserati A8 GCS Berlinetta (Touring), 2008 Maserati Bellagio (Touring), 2008 Maserati Chicane (IED), 2011 Maserati Kubang, 2014 Maserati Alfieri, 2015 Maserati Mostro (Zagato)
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