The history of the 3500GT Spyder Vignale begins in 1957, one of the strongest years for Maserati. In just one year they won the Formula One with the 250F and had an enormous success that followed with the S350.
Giulio Alfieri, the mastermind behind this beautiful creation of the automotive industry, felt that a new engine must be designed in order an iconic car to be created. By 1955 a 3.5 liter engine was created and ready to go. The only thing needed was the chassis.
For Maserati, it was not only racing anymore. In the 30’s and 40’s that’s where they were best. However, money was scarce after the war, so they needed a steady flow of money in order to keep the racing program running.
There was a line of A6 model cars before the 3500GT, that tested the market and helped the brand realize it was feasible, however none of them were a production car.