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

ModelMistral Spyder 3.5
Maserati internal codeTipo AM109.S
Production start1964
Number Produced12
Ignitiontwin-plug, coil ignition
Lubricationforced with delivery pump
Transmission5-speed + reverse
Reduction1:3.54 (3.77 on request, 3.31 with automatic gearbox)
Gear ratiosI=3.0; II=1.705; III=1.24; IV=1; V=0.85; R=3.17
Chassistubular steel ladder-frame platform chassis
Front suspensiondouble wishbones, coil springs, telescopic dampers and anti-roll bar
Rear suspensionleaf springs, hydraulic telescopic dampers and anti-roll bar
Brakesdiscs, servo-assisted, hydraulic, independent dual circuit
Steeringworm and sector
Cooling systemwater-cooled
Length177.16 inches (4,500 mm)
Width65.75 inches (1,670 mm)
Height51.18 inches (1,300 mm)
Wheelbase94.49 inches (2,400 mm)
Front track54.7 inches (1,390 mm)
Rear track53.5 inches (1,360 mm)
Dry weight3,152 lbs (1,430 Kg)
Tyresfront/rear 185x16 Pirelli
Wheelswire wheels, 600x16
Top speed152-158 mph (245-255 kmh)
Bodyworktwo-door, two-seater spyder
Fuel tanktwo tanks, total 15.40 Imperial gallons (70 litres)
Production dates1964-1970
Enginestraight 6
Bore and stroke86x100 mm
Total displacement3,485 cc
Displacements (unitary)580.88 cc
Compression ratio8.05.01
Maximum power235 bhp at 5,500 rpm
Maximum torque36 Kgm (261 lbs/ft) at 3,600 rpm
Timing geartwo valves per cylinder, twin overhead camshafts
Fuel feedLucas indirect fuel injection
Fuel & lubricantN.O 98/100 RM