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Revision as of 19:14, 14 December 2006

Maserati 5000GT
800px-5000GT.jpg
Manufacturer Maserati
aka Tipo 103
Production 1959–1965
34 models constructed
Class Grand Tourer
Body style 2-door, 2+2-seat coupé
Length
Width
Height
Wheelbase 102.36 in (2600 mm)
Weight 3527.4 lb (1600 kg)
Transmission ZF 4 speed manual and reverse, RWD
ZF 5-speed manual (from 1963), RWD
Engine 4.9 litre (4937.8 cc) 90º V8, Four twin-choke 45 IDM Weber carburettors
4.9 litre (4941.1cc) 90º V8, Lucas indirect fuel injection (1960)
Power 340 hp @ 5500 rpm (from 1960 325 hp @ 5800 rpm)
Similar Ferrari 250
Aston Martin DB4
Designer Carrozzeria Touring
Carrozzeria Allemano
Frua
Carrozzeria Monterosa
Pininfarina
Ghia
Michelotti
Bertone

Maserati 5000 GT (1959 - 1965) were thirty-four 2-door coupé automobiles, made by Maserati of Italy.

The first car in the Tipo 103 series, was the Scia of Persia, delivered to Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, who had been impressed by the Maserati 3500. He commissioned Maserati's chief engineer Giulio Alfieri to utilize a slightly modified 5-litre engine from the Maserati 450S on the 3500GT's chassis. Carrozzeria Touring developed the superleggera tubing and aluminum body of the two-seater coupe. The second car, also by Touring, was displayed at Salone dell'automobile di Torino 1959. Specifications were

  • Maserati 450S-derived V8 cylinder, four-OHC, 4937.8 ccm litre,
  • four 45 DCOE Weber carburetor engine (340 bhp at 5500 rpm),
  • mechanical Magneti-Marelli ignition, dual spark plugs and dual fuelpump
  • 4-speed ZF (later 5-speed)
  • Front discs, rear drums (later all-discs)

In 1960 the engine got Lucas fuel injection (325 bhp). After three bodies by Touring, the main body partner since 1960 became Carrozzeria Allemano which did 22 of the cars. Other builders were Frua (3), Carrozzeria Monterosa (2), Pininfarina (1), Ghia (1), Michelotti (1) and Bertone (1). At least one convertible Allemano was made.

The 5000 GT was sold at prices around USD 17000 (twice the cost of a Maserati 3500), and in many respects individualized to the desires of its celebrity buyers, including Aga Khan, Italian industrialist Gianni Agnelli, sportsman Briggs Cunningham, actor Stewart Granger, Ferdinando Innocenti, Basil Read, Count Giuseppe Comola, and president Adolfo Lopez Mateos. Over time, some of the cars were added to Alfredo Brener's collection, that was auctioned in 2003.

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Literature

  • Maurice Khawam, Maserati 5000 GT - A Significant Automobile.

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