5 of the Most Expensive Maseratis Ever Made

September 8th, 2020 by

The Maserati Mistral

The storied history of Maserati is flush with classic automobiles ahead of their time. From the Grand Turismos of the 1950s to the MC20 Supercar set to launch in September, very few automobile manufacturers can boast the prestige of the Maserati brand. Cars appreciating after being driven off the lot are tough to find, and those that age like fine wine are even harder to obtain.

The Most Valuable Maseratis

Here is a list of five of the most expensive Maserati classics that have managed to maintain their value.

Maserati 5000GT Touring

The 5000GT series came to fruition after the success of the 3500GT. Customers wanted a Maserati that was even more exclusive. Famously, the Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, made a specific request, and Maserati responded with the 5000GT. 
Giulio Alfieri, the chief engineer, pulled a powerful V8 engine from the 450S racing car and used the chassis from the 3500GT to reinforce the drive train. He added a servo-assisted braking system with four disc brakes. The Shah chose the Touring of Milan to build the body. Finally, the new car debuted at the Turin Motor Show in 1959. Two additional vehicles have debuted since, to match the success.
Hagerty price valuation: $2,500,000

1963 Maserati 5000GT Frua

It is your chance to marvel at another one of the gems from the 34-car 5000GT series. Alfieri decided to make the car easier to drive in everyday situations. He replaced the Weber carburetors with Lucas fuel injectors to create a smoother ride and a vehicle more responsive to his clientele. The first Frua bodied 5000GT increased the glass’s use in the canopy and displayed the Trident badge over the grille. 
Hagerty price valuation: $2,100,000

The 1969 Ghibli Spyder

1969 Ghibli SS Spyder

The Maserati Ghibli is an Italian Gran Turismo that took over the production lines from 1967-1973. It was an instant hit when it debuted at the 1966 Turin Motor Show with its Giugiaro-styled steel body. 
The Spyder models were two-seaters with 335 hp capable of reaching a top speed of 175 mph and going from 0-60 mph in seven seconds. The Ghibli engine is a dry-sump, twin-cam 4.9-liter V-8 with twin-choke Weber carburetors, using four-wheel disc brakes, a double-wishbone suspension, and coil springs to optimize performance.
This vehicle was the fastest produced Maserati of its time.
Hagerty price valuation: $775,000 

1970 Maserati Mistral

The Maserati Mistral replaced the 3500GT. It debuted in Torino in 1963. Its name birthed the Maserati tradition of naming cars after the winds that Italian sailors knew so well. The mistral wind is a cold northwesterly wind that blows through the Rhône Valley and Southern France into the Mediterranean Sea, primarily in winter. It is a cooling breeze. 
Frua designed the Mistral with mathematical precision that created a superb motor vehicle. It would be the last Maserati to use the DOHC twin-plug straight-six engine hailed from Grand Prix racing. After an initial showing with a 3.5-liter engine, it gave way to a 3.7 liter and eventually a 4.0-liter version with 255 hp. It employed Lucas fuel injection and a five-speed ZF transmission. 
Many autophiles today consider the Mistral to be Maserati’s prettiest design. 
Hagerty price valuation: $718,000

1957 Maserati 3500GT Vignale

The 3500GT series was the Maserati vanguard when the company decided to break into the production of a road car. It debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in 1957 after Giulio Alfieri completed this revolutionary design. He aimed for a fast, comfortable vehicle with exhilarating performance and day-to-day functionality. It was a car built out of necessity after the company announced it would end the factory racing program. They needed to stay in business. It turned out to be one of the most significant cars of its era.
Hagerty price valuation: $683,000

Final Thoughts

Now that you’re an expert on the most expensive Maseratis ever made, it’s time to find your perfect car. Maserati is filled with history and we would be pleased to provide further information on these models. 

But for now, please browse our selection of new and pre-owned luxury cars at Maserati of Newport Beach online or in-person. Don’t forget to contact us with any questions or concerns!

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