Monday, December 2, 2019

1961 Maserati 5000 GT Coupe by Ghia - $530k

Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran, approached Maserati to build him a road car with the powerful five-liter V-8 that was developed for the 450S sports racing car. Maserati, keen to please, reinforced a 3500 GT chassis and dropping in one of the unused 450S motors. The 5000 GT was born.
Chassis AM103 018, was the ninth of 34 cars built. Ghia displayed 018 at the 1961 Turin Auto Show, finished in its original silver over black.

After decaying for nearly 50 years, AM103 018 is in remarkably complete condition and would be worthy to restore to its former glory.
It has never been vandalized, disassembled, or stripped of parts. Even the unused spare tire is still in the trunk.

In 2016 a concours quality 1961 Maserati 5000 GT Coupe brought $1.6m at Gooding.
The car crossed the block in August.