Maserati Mistral Spyder 3.5

Maserati Mistral Spyder

1964 to 1970

The Mistral’s supremely elegant design was further enhanced in a convertible form. The coupé’s styling, came courtesy of Giovanni Michelotti pen, and Vignale was the coachbuilder. It was offered with a choice of either the 3.5 litre engine from the 3500 GT or the 3.7 litre variant, to which a further enhanced 4 litre unit was added a couple years later (see separate descriptions).

In the first year of coupé production the car was still called simply “2 Posti” spyder before it was christened the more poetic Mistral. Even in 3.5 litre guise, performance was much more than simply poetic, as a healthy 235 hp was on tap. Mistral roadsters were predominately steel-bodied, with the bonnet, doors and boot lid in alloy. A very rare optional hardtop was designed for the car and was also produced in light alloy.

Technical specifications

Model Mistral Spyder 3.5
Maserati internal code Tipo AM109.S
Production start 1964
Number Produced 12
Ignition twin-plug, coil ignition
Lubrication forced with delivery pump
Transmission 5-speed + reverse
Reduction 1:3.54 (3.77 on request, 3.31 with automatic gearbox)
Gear ratios I=3.0; II=1.705; III=1.24; IV=1; V=0.85; R=3.17
Chassis tubular steel ladder-frame platform chassis
Front suspension double wishbones, coil springs, telescopic dampers and anti-roll bar
Rear suspension leaf springs, hydraulic telescopic dampers and anti-roll bar
Brakes discs, servo-assisted, hydraulic, independent dual circuit
Steering worm and sector
Cooling system water-cooled
Length 177.16 inches (4,500 mm)
Width 65.75 inches (1,670 mm)
Height 51.18 inches (1,300 mm)
Wheelbase 94.49 inches (2,400 mm)
Front track 54.7 inches (1,390 mm)
Rear track 53.5 inches (1,360 mm)
Dry weight 3,152 lbs (1,430 Kg)
Tyres front/rear 185x16 Pirelli
Wheels wire wheels, 600x16
Top speed 152-158 mph (245-255 kmh)
Bodywork two-door, two-seater spyder
Fuel tank two tanks, total 15.40 Imperial gallons (70 litres)
Production dates 1964-1970
Engine straight 6
Bore and stroke 86x100 mm
Total displacement 3,485 cc
Displacements (unitary) 580.88 cc
Compression ratio 8.05.01
Maximum power 235 bhp at 5,500 rpm
Maximum torque 36 Kgm (261 lbs/ft) at 3,600 rpm
Timing gear two valves per cylinder, twin overhead camshafts
Fuel feed Lucas indirect fuel injection
Fuel & lubricant N.O 98/100 RM