This very special Maserati Spider only three examples were ever built. These three early-production 3500 GTs, chassis 101.010, 101.124, and 101.126, were all built in 1958 as prototypes for a limited run of production Spiders. The styling of the cars foreshadowed Aston Martin's DB4 Drophead Coupe. The 3500 GT Spiders were built using Carrozzeria Touring's patented superleggera method. Nevertheless, Maserati ultimately decided in favor of Carrozzeria Vignale's proposal and, beginning in 1960, 243 production Spiders were built on the shortened 3500 GT chassis.
This is the last car of the three Touring bodied 3500s: 101.126. Up until recently this car was never seen in public since the 1990s. Few is known about this car, except that it appeared in full glory, and painted red, in the 1963 movie 'Love is a ball' starring Glenn Ford and Hope Lange. Enjoy this very special ride.