Maserati 5000 GT
34 models constructed
|Body style||2-door, 2+2-seat coupé|
|Length||187.4 in (4760 mm)|
|Width||66.9 in (1700 mm)|
|Height||52 in (1320 mm)|
|Wheelbase||102.4 in (2600 mm)|
|Weight||3527.4 lb (1600 kg)|
|Transmission|| ZF 4 speed manual and reverse, RWD
ZF 5-speed manual (from 1963), RWD
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
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.