3500 GT Spyder
1959 – 1964
After designing the 3500 GT, Maserati’s first grand tourer ever, Touring showcased a convertible prototype at the 1958 Turin Motor Show. But the very first spyder to go into production was an open-top version designed by Giovanni Michelotti, the leading stylist at the renowned coachbuilders Vignale: it was the spectacular 3500 GT Spyder, launched at the 1959 Paris Motor Show. No wonder it was immediately described by journalists as a “rolling work of art”. It had a steel body, but the doors, the bonnet and the boot lid were in light alloy. The grille design was slightly more angular and geometric.