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Maserati 3500GT Vignale Spider – AM101.1421

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CHASSISNUMMER:                        AM101.1421

MOTORNUMMER:                         AM101.1180

 

  • The factory order shows the car was ordered on January 18th 1962, by Auto-König, Munich, Germany. The order was confirmed by the Modena factory four days later, on the 22nd. As shown on the test sheet, the car was finally ready for delivery on August 14th, 1962. Six days later the car was delivered to Auto-König. The first owner was Mr Mario Zoelch from Bad Tölz, about 50 kilometres from Munich. Under his ownership, the car drove some 26.000 kms over 2 years ( registration plate: TÖL-R 800).
  • On August 18th, 1964, the car was traded in as part of a deal between Auto-König and Herr Mario Zoelch. Herr Zoelch ordered a Lancia Flavia 1.8 coupé. From then on, the car exchanged hands several times.
  • The dates are featured on page 170 of the Walter Bäumer book – Maserati 3500 GT Spyder by Vignale. A large photograph is on pages 172-173.
  • On August 23rd, 1965, the car was registered again in Munich, Germany. At some time, the car suffered front-end damage due to a collision with a Mercedes.
  • In 1972 the car was owned by Martin E. Maier – (Meistersingerstrasse 106) in Munich, Germany, with licence plate M-RA 1325. It was now painted in yellow and offered for sale in Automobil Revue (issue from August 8th 1972, p.64).
  • August 16th 1973, the car was involved in an accident with damage on the front left- and rear left side. At that time, the car had 82,199 km on the clock.
  • April 8th 1974, sold to Adolf Johann Rail – Wulfertshausen, Germany, registered FDB-C 62.
  • June 4th 1974, Mr Rail did not pay the agreed price. Mr Maier took the car back and out of registration.
  • June 29th 1974, sold by Mr Maier to Manfred Weiss – Puhlheim, Germany, who paid DM 1,400 for the still damaged car.
  • 1999: sold to the owner from Solingen, Germany, via restorer Manfred Strecker – Gottingen, Germany.
  • 2012: is still under long-time restoration.
  • 2015: July 25th, sold to a new owner, Mr Pisker from London, UK.

2016: The new UK owner decided to sell the car via Leo Peschl’s workshop in Köln (further details:

https://www.leo-peschl.de/portfolio/vor-der-restauration-maserati-3500-gt-vignale-spider-am101-1421).

Exterior, interior and hardtop are matching colours.

 

2017-2018: The car’s history was researched, the entire car was audited, and the restoration was planned.

  • 2019: Restoration finished with regular test drives in and around Cologne, Germany.
  • 2020: The car has done its first 1000 kms in Belgium and has been back at the workshop of Leo Peschl for its first maintenance.
  • 2022: The Vignale went to Maserati Classiche for inspection and was awarded their Certification of Authenticity.

 

Today the car is in perfect condition and is an exceptional driver. It will be sold with its original hardtop.

During the research for this car in 2018, we have reached out to the son of the first owner Mr Zoelch who passed away in 2015. The son gave this info: “My father passed

away three years ago and remained a petrolhead till the very end. Unfortunately, at the time when he owned his first Maserati (the one you are talking about), I wasn’t born yet.

The boy sitting in the car was my cousin. I also have this photo in my family album.”

 

Price: TBC