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1961 Maserati 3500 GT Serial Number 1806

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Lead photograph of 1961 Maserati 3500 GT Serial Number 1806

Specifications

Make   Maserati Model   3500 GT
Year   1961 Serial #   1806
Engine #   #1188 VIN   101.1806
Engine Type   3.5 liter, Tipo 101 Chassis Type   Tubular
Build Sequence #    Number Built   1,981
Body Type   Coupe Body Builder   Touring
First Owner   Signore Albino Current Owner   Current Owner
Build Sheet   No Current Location   California

Features

1961 Maserati 3500 GT Superleggera s/n 1806, a well-documented and fully-restored Weber-carbureted, 5-speed Maserati GT. As per the Maserati Certificate of Origin, s/n 1806 was completed in September 1961 and came to the US in the 1970s.

Maserati 3500 s/n 1806 was purchased as a restoration project in March 1980. The owner spent ten years sourcing an extensive supply of spare parts. In 1989 an eight year restoration was started. All floorboards, the trunk floor and battery-box, the sheet metal box-beam sills and outrigger tubing were replaced. The frame, floors and inner panels structure were rust proofed with epoxy primer and painted in semi-gloss black. The body was repaired and new panels were fitted and metal finished. The inner panels were then epoxy primered and undercoated to duplicate the original “Superleggera” look, although to a standard that was undreamt of when s/n 1806 was originally built. The panel fit and paint are to the highest quality. The brakes, suspension and fuel system were re-installed and new fuel and brake lines, the all-new wiring loom and battery cables were fitted. The engine was rebuilt using the best components from four engines and the many boxes of parts which came with the purchase. New pistons, rings, pins, bearings, seals and gaskets were sourced and went into a pristine block after all reciprocating components had been magnafluxed and balanced. The Webers were stripped to bare castings and then glass-beaded to new condition and all internal components were replaced. The number of the engine block in the car is 1188. Every step of the restoration is photo documented with over 400 digital photos on file and a 102 page self-published book, “The Book of the Car” with photos and explanations of each step in the restoration process. Comes with the Maserati Classiche Certificate #29/2014 and a Maserati Certificate of Origin, #20/2014. Call or e-mail us for notes from the owner or photos of the restoration, we have hundreds!

Maserati 3500 GT s/n 1806 starts perfectly on the first try, runs great, has acres of torque, drives straight, stops straight and is fully sorted, everything works. Although the restoration was completed fifteen years ago, the body fit, the paint, the interior and the mechanical are in near-perfect condition. This is a great running, great driving ready to go car! An exceptional labor of love. Restorations simply do not get much better than Maserati 3500 s/n 1806.

History

S/n 101.1806. Maserati 3500 GT Touring bodied Superleggera. 3.5 litre in-line 6 Cylinder. From new with Weber carbs and the desirable ZF S5-17 5-speed gearbox. From new in white with red leather.

1961, September, build date.

1961, new to a Signore Albino in Italy.

1965, with Gaetano Pavoncelli , a dealer at Via Puccini, 11, Rome, Italy.

1965, August, sold to the second owner, Ferdinando Casantella of Rome, Italy.

1970ish, probaby sold for Ferdinando Casantella by Gaetano Pavoncelli, the same dealer who sold it to Casantella, as Pavoncelli had good contacts to the USA and probably was involved in the sale to the USA, but not confirmed.

1978, 01 Nov., in Seattle, sold to Dean Raught, Seattle WA, 98146.

1980, March, in Seattle as a project car, owned by Dean Raught.

1980, 07 March, sold to Mr. Roland Selby, a Canadian pilot and mechanical engineer. Restored to a very high standard. Paid $3,500.

1989, body-off restoration started, paint stripped, car disassembled, front body, inner structure and floor removed from frame.

1992, May, all new floor panels installed, new inner panels completed, chassis restoration completed.

1992, June, body back on the frame.

1995, May, suspension completely rebuilt and re-installed.

1996, 04 July, rebuilt engine and transmission back in.

1997, 04 July, wiring and plumbing completed, engine running.

1997, 06 Sept., first test drive.

1998, March, paint completed.

1998, June, all new interior installed.

1999, entered in the Vancouver Classic Motoring Show, won “Best Debuting Restoration” and was voted the “Show Favourite” by the spectators from a gallery of 350 cars.

2003, September, 1st in class at the Vancouver collector car and Hot-Rod show.

2011, winner at the Vancouver Concours, “Best in Class Classic Supercars”, and “2014 Top Maserati”.

2014, used as a feature car in the ICBC (Insurance Commission of British Columbia) calendar.

2014, September, winner at the Vancouver Concours, “Best Maserati” class.

2014, 15 Aug., shown at the Maserati 100th Anniversary and participated in the Concorso where the only thing the car was criticized for was an incorrect shift knob which has since been replaced by the correct NOS piece.

2014, September, Roland Selby passed away.

2016, July, for sale by Mike and Colleen Sheehan’s Ferraris Online LLC.

Note: The above vehicle information is complete and accurate to the best of our knowledge at the time it is posted to this website. Corrections or additional information is always appreciated.