With Monterey RM auctions coming i have some issue with Maserati 3500 GT Spyder Prototype’s description.
RM states that:
“One of a believed three Vignale-bodied prototypes”
But of all Convertible prototypes and one-offs, there were 5 Vignale creations, including one Special and 4 prototypes:
I have contacted Maserati Classiche and awaiting reply
3500 GT Convertible prototypes:
AM101.010 Touring ’58
AM101.124 Touring ’58
AM101.126 Touring ’58
AM101.268 Frua ’59
AM101.504 Vignale ’59
AM101.504/C Vignale Speciale ’59
AM101.505 Vignale ’59
AM101.623 Vignale ’59
AM101.678 Vignale ’59 (Offered by RM Auctions)
Still check out all of their offerings, amazing compilation:
Maserati Heritage was unable to answer my questions because they are still researching their history.
Lancia Lybra paint code stickers are needed, please send pictures. jborzdynski at wp.eu
This little thing was based on the Pininfarina production records and my deduction.
Produzione di 14.012 Fiat 124 Spider, 19 Fiat 130 Coupé, 478 Fiat Lancia Beta Montecarlo Cabrio, 740 Fiat Lancia Beta Montecarlo Coupé, 4.183 Alfa Romeo Spider, 1.006 Lancia Gamma Coupé, 163 Ferrari Coupé, 306 Peugeot Cabrio e 1.194 Peugeot Coupé, per un totale di 22.101 vetture.
I had a hard time figuring out what coupés this is about, the only data was production figures and years, nothing more. At first i thought about 308/328 range and Mondials, but… added 1985 to 1989 production and… came out 576, exactly the number of Ferrari 412 GT and Automatica combined! Coincidence? no… I retro engineered the 400i and 400 with same results, although the begin/end years were shared for both models, then I came upon year 1975 and earlier. What to do? Obviously 365 GT4 2+2, the precursor to 400/412 range, but what else? There was still years 1970-1972. There was only one Ferrari left: 365 GTC/4, but… I’m still left with almost 200 bodies accounted for but nor distributed.
Testarossa and 512 TR too gave some problems as their combined production was more than their combined body production. I imagine that 512 TR production was moved to Ferrari as F512 M was, to Pininfarina acounts, not bodied by Them, same with the other half of 456 GT.
I a meantime this table will be cut and distributed on wikipedia accordingly.
Just updated wikipedia’s entry on Brera production
Source: Pininfarina’s 2005-2010 Annual Reports
Now the tough part will be to find engine/version production records