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Maserati 3500 GT
Maserati 3500 GT

In 1957, Maserati was in a very difficult financial situation due to the high costs in the racing program. Adolfo Orsi (company owner) gives a command to focus on smuggle having success in the market. And the market at the time required a lot pastors, combining the properties of high-end racing design with elegance, luxury and quality. Thus was born the model Maserati 3500GT. Debut at the Geneva Motor Show. The car was positioned as the successor model A6G and was a mixture of road and racing car pastors. With its creation, the company has been involved experience gained in many years of work on the sports models.

Maserati 3500GT came with a magnificent 6-cylinder in-line engine capacity of 3485 cm ³. This power plant was taken from the racing model Maserati 350S, but it derated for use on the road versions, as well as to improve the reliability. Two camshafts in the cylinder head had a chain drive, whereas for conventional racing engines are more expensive and noisy timing. Fuel supply system graced battery of three-chamber carburettor Weber, and ignition reliability ensured by a pair of candles in each cylinder.

When paired with a four fully synchronized transmission ZF German-made engine was placed in a specially designed tubular chassis. The chassis was a classic for this type of pastors: welded frame of round tubes of different diameters, which was set tubular same farm that served as power-framed body. The front suspension - independent, linkage with coil springs and shock absorbers. Rear - rigid axle of the British company GKN-Salisbury semi-elliptic leaf springs and shock absorbers.

Unlike all previous road car nines, Maserati 3500GT had a high-quality interior design and elaboration of all construction details. To this end, the chief designer of Giulio Alfieri spent a lot of time studying the best models of British manufacturers. As a result, the concept of a two-door body that has sufficient internal space for two full-size front seats and two child seats in the rear. Salon different functionality and moderate luxury. One of the main advantages was its excellent all-round visibility.

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