The Maserati Mistral was a two-seater sports car unveiled at the Turin show in 1963 for the coupe model, and the convertible was later introduced in Geneva. The very first models were fitted with the popular 3.5-liter twin cam engine that was developed from Maserati’s racing units and powered the Maserati 3500, and was replaced by more powerful versions in later models. The body was styled by Pietro Frua, who used softer and rounder shapes than the previous Maserati models. The car was based on an improved version of the Maserati 3500 GTI’s chassis, with a shorter wheelbase. The body was built by Maggiora of Turin, using a steel shell and aluminum panels for the doors, hood and trunk lid.
At the time of its introduction, the performance of the Maserati Mistral was rather impressive, with one hp per cu. Only 125 convertible Mistrals were made throughout the production run, which makes the model even more sought-after nowadays. If you are looking to purchase a 1963 Maserati Mistral Spyder, you might already know a lot of the car’s history and specificities. One of the things to remember with this model is to look for rust damage, especially at the points of contact between the steel and aluminum panels, around the wheel wells, at the base of the windshield and in the frame. Classic cars from the era are prone to rust and restoration work can be quite onerous. Moreover, it is important to keep in mind that the Lucas fuel-injection system requires precise knowledge when being tuned. A classic Maserati specialist will be able to give you great information about the condition of the car you are looking at.
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