1969 Maserati Mistral 4.0 liter Spyder chassis number AM109SA1717 finished in Silver over a Red interior, and black factory hardtop. A very rare and desirable Mistral as Maserati only produced 125 of these open GT cars. Maserati having to replace the outgoing 3500 series GT cars, went to Coachbuilder Frua to create the next generation of coupes and Spyders.
Production started in 1964 and these new GT cars from Modena featured Maserati’s bullet proof 4.0 liter dual overhead camshaft twin spark inline 6 cylinder engines. Lucas fuel injection systems, twin distributers, four wheel disc brakes, and 5-speed transmissions were carry overs from the series two, and three 3500GTs.
This Mistral Spyder is chassis number AM109SA1717 was delivered new in Bologna, Italy on the 27th June 1969. The car was exported temporarily to Germany on 3rd April 1974, it is believed for some maintenance work, before being UK registered in August 1975 by Jerome Harrington, of London. Mr. Harrington kept the car in the UK for one year, after which he took it to Cannes and sold it to Mr. Jurg Weber, of Bern, Switzerland who kept it for 25 years. In 2000 Mr. Weber sold it to a Mr. Girardin, of Bienne, Switzerland, who fitted a new soft-top and had the interior re-trimmed by Claude-Alain Boss, of Neuchatel. Some mechanical refurbishment was carried out by M & R Beutler, of Bienne before Mr. Girardin sold it (at auction) to the current owner in 2003. The latter gave the car to Bjarsch in Zurich, Maserati specialists since the 1950s, who carried out extensive refurbishment which was completed in 2005 at a cost of 13,700 CHF (detailed invoice available). Possessing continuous and documented history from new.
Recent complete repaint.
In 2017 we here at Aston Martin of New England rebuilt the 4.0 liter engine, and fuel injection system.
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Metal Hard Top.