Designed by Giovanni Michelotti while at Carrozzeria Vignale, the Maserati 3500GT Vignale spyder is considered one of the most attractive open cars of the 1960's. It is important to note that different from most models from which the spyder is simply a convertible version of the coupe (Mistral, Ghibli, Ferrari Daytona, Jaguar e-type, etc) the 3500GT Vignale spyder is a unique coachwork in itself. In other words, you cannot take a 3500GT coupe and convert it into a spyder. Only 242 Vignale spyders were built, with very few still in existence.
This particular car is very unique in that it is one of the first Vignale spyders made and still carries some of the pre production features. In particular is the elongated hood which extends to the windshield. The car has triple Weber carbs (which are original to this car) and still retains the oval air cleaner. It also has the optional Borrani wire wheels, which are a very desirable option.